Library Corner 11-10-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

US: National Archives Announces Digitization Partnership with the National Collection of Aerial Photography (National Archives)

San Francisco: Reinventing study spaces for tech savvy students (SF Gate)

Massachusetts: Temporary Injunction Keeps Affordable Internet Access at Libraries (American Libraries)

Libraries in New York and Seattle Staging a Battle of the Sorters (NYT)

Daily Report: The Entrenched Digital Divide in Our Own Backyards (NYT)

EveryLibrary Posts Roundup of Library-Related Election Results (Infodocket)

International Library News:

Japan: Gibberish book draws fire for inclusion in national library at taxpayer’s expense (Asahi Shimbun)

Phillipines: National Library modernization pushed (ABS-CBN News)

Canada: Saskatoon Public Library waives nearly $1 million in overdue fees (The Star Phoenix)

Canada: Fighting for fair pricing of e-books (Niagara This Week)

India: Tamil eBooks grow on mobile devices (The Hindi)

Policy and Privacy:

Britain Seeks Greater Access to Citizens’ Online Activity (AP)

As U.S. Libraries Are Outsourced, Readers See Public Trust Erode (Bloomberg)

ProQuest Introduces “Access-to-Own” Demand-Driven Ebook Acquisition Model (PR Newswire)

Editors of the Journal Lingua Protest-Quit in Battle for Open Access (Wired)


Copyright: Complete Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Released Online (Infodocket)

Reference and Statistics:

Measuring Race And Ethnicity Across The Decades: 1790-2010 (

Academic Search Tool: Say Hello to Semantic Scholar Launching Today From the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) (Infodocket)

New Data Tables: Census Bureau Reports at Least 350 Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Milner Library introduces new interactive digital collection (Vidette Online)

A digital portrait of Colonial life (Harvard Gazette)

Chicago Collections brings city-related archives under one digital roof (Chicago Tribune)

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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