Library Corner: 6-30-2015

Library corner imageHigh ebook prices ‘unsustainable,’ says city’s top librarian (Toronto Star)

Library Braille and Talking Book Program Releases App for Android Devices (LOC)

Trash to treasure: Retro computer, software collection helps National Library access digital pieces (

Bishop Museum unveils new online database of Hawaiian fishhooks (Hawai’i Magazine)

UNESCO Publishes New Study: “Countering Online Hate Speech” (Infodocket)

LGBT Collections moving to new call number area (Los Angeles Public Library)

Arizona: City of Nogales Closes Libraries Out of Frustration With County (Infodocket)

Rare Recordings of Music Greats Come to Southern Folklife Collection (UNC)

New York City Council Provides an Additional $39 Million in FY 2016 Budget For NYC Libraries (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Free the Data: FEMA’s New Data Visualization Tool (FEMA)

Primary Documents: U.S. State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 (Infodocket)

Smithsonian Releases More Than 4 Million Historic Freedmen’s Bureau Records Online, Crowdsourcing Project Begins (Infodocket)

James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection of pulps, fanzines, convention materials, and science fiction books spanning 1930s-2010s, now part of the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives (Tumblr)

Consumer Safety: VINs of Affected Vehicles in Massive Airbag Recall Now Searchable Using NHTSA’s Lookup Tool (Infodocket)

History: “Seven Sisters Partners Launch New Archives Project: College Women” (Infodocket)

About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post other links of interest about the digital life on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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