Library Corner 10-28-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

Media: Rovi Donates Nearly One Million CDs, Blu-Rays, DVDs, and Video Games to Michigan State University Libraries (Infodocket)

Ohio: KnowItNow24x7 Service Ends December 31 (State Library of Ohio)

Grant to Develop the Next Generation Wayback Machine (Internet Archive)

Seattle: Survey: Thumbs down on proposed Seattle Public Library name change (Seattle Times)

Gabriel García Márquez Archive Opens for Research on October 21 (University of Texas at Austin)

International Library News:

New Zealand: National library duped by $75k forgery (TVNZ)

Spain: National Library of Spain Announces 5 Million Euros ($5.6 Million) Digital Preservation Partnership (Infodocket)

Policy and Privacy:

Reinventing the Library (NYT)

The Ebook Pricing Wars: A former publisher’s perspective (American Libraries)

The future of encryption (National Science Foundation)


What the Google Books Victory Means for Readers: Is a universal library finally within reach? (The Atlantic)

Reference and Statistics:

Data: Statistics on U.S. Driver Electronic Device Use 2014 (Texting While Driving, Etc.) (Infodocket)

New African mining law database promotes transparency and investment (Mining Review)

Digital Collections:

Science: New NASA Website Provides Daily Views of Earth Taken From One Million Miles Away (Infodocket)

New Primary Source Sets for Education (DPLA)

NASA: Access Near Real Time Satellite Imagery using The Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker (EONET), Version 2 of API Released (Infodocket)

Library of Congress Places Lomax Kentucky Recordings at Berea College (Berea College)

ANS Launches Online Catalog with Egyptian National Library (Coinweek)

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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