Library Corner: 9-22-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

PEW Report: Libraries at the Crossroads (Pew)

Library of Congress Acquires Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis’ Personal Archive (LOC)

Stanford Health Library, in new digs, celebrates 25th anniversary this year (Stanford)

Spoke-n-words Bike Library (Madison Public Library)

Tennessee mom calls Henrietta Lacks book ‘pornographic,’ seeks to have it banned in school (LA Times)

Community Biology Lab Opens In La Jolla Library (KPBS)

International Library News:

Scotland: Library staff ‘increasingly forced to deal with antisocial behaviour’ (STV)

Policy and Privacy:

Privacy – Who Needs It? (Library Freedom Project)


Ninth Circuit “Dancing Baby” Copyright Decision: A Quick Read for the Busy Practitioner (Trademark and Copyright)

Georgia’s legal battle with public records advocate deepens (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Reference and Statistics: 

Reference: New Data, Reports, Statistics on Poverty, Income and Health Insurance Coverage Released Today (Infodocket)

Data: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases Medicare Part D Prescriber Look-up Tool (Infodocket)

Visualize the Topography of Wages in America with the Living Wage Map (The American Surveyor)

Reference: Census Bureau Releases New Online Data Tool For Entrepreneurs and Small Business Researchers (Infodocket)

Updated Interactive Reference Resource: Vegetation Map For Africa (Infodocket)

An Analysis of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States by Country and Region of Birth (Migration Policy)

Digital Collections:

A Film Festival of Kick Ass Kung Fu/Martial Arts Films in the Public Domain (Open Culture)

Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (LOC)

CIA to Release Declassified President’s Daily Brief Articles from Kennedy and Johnson Administrations CIA)

British Movietone Digital Archives Online (Eastman’s Online Genealogy)

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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