Library Corner 10-6-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

Video: Librarian, Developer, and Entrepreneur, Jason Griffey Discusses LibraryBox and Other Projects at Harvard’s Berkman Center (Infodocket)

The Public Library’s New Role As Community Center (KNPR)

International Library News:

National Library facing insolvency unless jobs are slashed with ‘financial fragility a major risk’ to future (Wales Online)

The British Library Outlines Plan to Create a National Radio Archive (Infodocket)

Patrons’ data not kept in U.S.: Regina Public Library head (Leader-Post)

Banned Books Roundup:

Yes, We Still Need Banned Book Week (The Digital Reader)

I’m a librarian who banned a book. Here’s why. (The Conversation)

Band Books Week 2015! (Library Journal)

How do libraries get away with banning books? (The Conversation)

Policy and Privacy:

Privacy is doomed, warns incoming university librarian (Berkeley News)

Google Will Target Ads Using Email Addresses (WSJ)


Open Licensing Policy Toolkit (DRAFT) (Creative Commons)

Reference and Statistics:

New corporate spending database (Politico)

NLM Releases New Research Resource for Domestic Violence (NIH)

Digital Collections:

The Guggenheim Puts Online 1600 Great Works of Modern Art from 575 Artists (Open Culture)

Open Library of Humanities Officially Launched (OLH)

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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