Library Corner 9-29-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

An Introduction to Law Library Services (Pro Se)

BPL assessing rare book section after mold outbreak (Bostone Globe)

New LA libraries program turns ‘story time’ into hands-on ‘coder time’  (KPCC)

International Library News:

UK and China sign MoUs on sport, libraries, fashion and tourism (GOV.UK)

National Library of Scotland Releases New Strategy Document, Includes Plan to Place One-Third of Collection Online During Next 10 Years (Infodocket)

Policy and Privacy:

Libraries File Amicus Brief Supporting Net Neutrality (ARL)

Copyright: 

Happy Birthday IS in the public domain (The 1709 Blog)

Reference and Statistics:

OpenLandContracts.org: A Database of Publicly Available Land, Agriculture and Forestry Contracts (CCSI)

New USPTO Tool Allows Exploration of 40 Years of Patent Data (USPTO)

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015 (DOT)

New interactive application showcases habitat and wildlife restoration underway on the Great Lakes (Great Lakes Commission)

IPI launches new online media laws database (IPI)

Scientists create the first digital ‘tree of life’ for 2.3 million species (Christian Science Monitor)

Digital Collections:

How Esquire built Esquire Classic, a new standalone digital archive (Nieman Labs)

The 550,000 miles of undersea cables that power the internet (The Kids Should See This)

Paper Museum” Goes Digital (Getty)

Introducing a Great New Experience for Reading Books on NAP.edu (NAP)

New Digital Archive at University of Utah Examines the Complicated and Multi-dimensional Sides of Suicide (University of Utah)

American Numismatic Society Introduces Digital Library (Coin Week)

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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