Library Corner 9-15-2015

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US Library News:

Little Free Libraries Felled by Arson, Bureaucracy (The Digital Reader)

10,000 zines and counting: a library’s quest to save the history of fandom [Updated] (The Verge)

Texas Library Launches a Digital-Only Library Card  (The Digital Reader)

Michigan Public Radio Publishes Series of Articles on the “Public Library in an Internet Age” (Infodocket)

International Library News:

Wales Plans National Library Card (The Digital Reader)

Toronto: A City in 100 Libraries (Torontoist)

Funding cuts had ‘savage impact’ on National Library of Ireland (Irish Times)

Windsor: Fewer books, more digital: $7.9 million helps create new library system (Windsor Star)

Literacy: Worldreader and Opera Software Partnership Reaches 5 Million Readers in Africa via Mobile Phones (Infodocket)

Policy and Privacy:

EFF Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readers’ Right to Be Free of NSA’s Online Surveillance (EFF)

Library Groups Seek to Support FCC in Net Neutrality Case  (Associations Now)

Just why can’t the news media understand the digital divide–especially the Associated Press? (Library City)


EFF, Creative Commons, Authors Alliance, KEI, and New Media Rights Send Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Re: Orphan Works (Infodocket)

Reference and Statistics: 

Reference Resources: U.S. Census Adds New Features to World Population Clock Site Including International Map Viewer (Infodocket)

From Fee to Free: USA Trade Online Database From U.S. Census Will Become a Free Resource Beginning on October 15th  (Infodocket)

Slide Presentation: State of Old Dominion University Libraries, 2015 (Infodocket)

2014 Texas Public Library Statistics Available! (Library Developments)

Digital Collections:

Hear Blade Runner, Terminator, Videodrome & Other 70s, 80s & 90s Movies as Novelized AudioBooks (Open Culture)

First digital geological map of the world’s ocean floor (Lab News)

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Launches First of-its-Kind Criminal Justice Open Data Initiative (California Department of Justice)

New Online: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Publicly Releases Unclassified Data About the Arctic (Infodocket)

National Archives of Thailand: Going digital with online search (Bangkok Post)

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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