Library Corner 8-25-2015

Library corner imageThe Rise of Phone Reading (WSJ)

Did technology kill the book or give it new life? (BBC News)

Outrage as city with new £188m library ask readers for help buying books (The Telegraph)

Are Americans falling in love with censorship? (Guardian)

Jimmy Wales Says Wikipedia Is Losing Traffic From Google (Search Engine Land)

Women’s Groups and the Rise of the Book Club (JSTOR)

Up From The Ashes, A Public Library In Sri Lanka Welcomes New Readers (NPR)

OverDrive Working on PDF Conversion, Faster Cloud-based Platform (Infodocket)

ALA Calls for an End to Mandatory Filters (The Digital Reader)

Digital Collections:

Research Tools: City of New York Launches Expanded and Enhanced City Record Online (CROL) Database, More Data and Now Searchable (Infodocket)

State library relocates genealogical collection (Daily Courier)

DataQ, a New Collaborative Platform for Answering Research Data Questions in Academic Libraries Formally Launches (Infodocket)

UO, OSU join forces to produce Web app that brings Oregon history alive (Register-Guard)

Audio Recognition App “Warblr” (Shazam For Birds) Launches in UK (Infodocket)


Research Tools: Population Reference Bureau Releases 2015 World Population Data Sheet, Visualizations, and Interactive World Map (Infodocket)

Minneapolis Releases Archive Of Historic Images Online (CBS Minnesota – WCCO)

Update: U.S. Census Adds 2013 Data to OnTheMap Interactive Web App (Infodocket)

The New York Times Makes 17,000 Tasty Recipes Available Online: Japanese, Italian, Thai & Much More (Open Culture)

Reference: ProPublica’s Non-Profit Explorer Database Updated (990 Filings) (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 daily on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.


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