Library Corner: 11-4-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

San Diego Central Library To Expand Popular 3D Printer Lab (NBC San Diego)

Massachusetts Residents Now Have Borrowing Privileges From UMass Amherst Libraries, Select Materials Online and Pick Up at Local Library (Infodocket)

Hispanic heritage acquisitions: Constitutions of 19th-century Spain (Yale)

Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions for Digital Age (NYT)

Municipal Archives offer rare glimpse into NYC’s nearly 400-year history most people will never know (NY Daily News)

International Library News:

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City library attracts local youth with newly-opened Library 2.0 (TUOI TRE NEWS)

India, France Enter MoU On Digitization Of Old Manuscripts (iGovernment India)

Employees of raided Ukrainian library in Moscow say they were framed (Reuters)

Policy and Privacy:

Library Journal’s 2015 Survey of Library eBook Usage is Friendly to Self-Pub (The Digital Reader)

“Freedom on the Net 2015″ Report Released, Internet Freedom Declines For Fifth Consecutive Year (Infodocket)


PDF of Section 1201 Rule (

Reference and Statistics:

Monthly Climate Conditions – Interactive Map (

Tracking Corporations’ Bad Behavior: Introducing Violation Tracker (Dirt Diggers Digest)

Ancestry Mexico Launches with more than 220 Million Searchable Mexican Historical Records (

New online tool reveals terrorist networks and behavior over time (START)

Second Half of Knoedler Gallery Stock Books Database Now Online (Getty Iris)

Digital Collections:

Zoom in to 9.3 Million Internet Archive Books and Images– through IIIF (Internet Archive)

The Iowa Review Launches Free Full Text Digital Archive & “Walt Whitman Quarterly Review Goes Open Access” (Infodocket)

Historypin Gets An Upgrade (Historypin)

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches Online Reading Room Making Historical Public Media Content Available to the Public (LOC)

Massive archive of Yukon aerial photos now online (CBC)

McGregor Library Offers Rare Digital History of the Americas (UVA)

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.