Library Corner: 11-17-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

Wisconsin’s Libraries Embrace New Ways To Meet Public’s Needs (WPR)

Arizona: Walking while you work: Phoenix library adds treadmills to computers (Arizona Republic)

Indiana: IU to Restore Massive Media Collection (Inside Indiana Business)

Time Inc. is donating its colossal archive to New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library (NY History)

Seattle: King County Library System book-sorting crew reclaims ‘national’ title (Seattle Times)

Minnesota: Library story times for children with autism growing in popularity in Minnesota (Star Tribune)

Learn Guitar, Final Cut Pro, Project Management Online Courses Offered Free Through the Boston Public Library (BPL)

NYPL is proud to announce a new partnership with Bookshare, making 370,000 accessible e-books free to patrons with print disabilities (NYPL)

International Library News:

Denmark: Free e-books from Danish public libraries are a smashing hit (Copenhagen Post)

Ireland: Is move to ebooks in secondary schools a good idea? (Irish Times)

Japan: Getting ready for the next generation – Renewal of the International Library of Children’s Literature (National Diet Library)

Ireland: National Library warns of deteriorating collections, seeks extra funding (RTE)

Sweden: National Library of Sweden joins Open Library of Humanities (Open Access)

Canada: Vancouver Public Library hit by low Canadian dollar and expensive ebooks (Straight)

The Library’s Global Future (Slate)

Policy and Privacy:

Are school librarians going way of the milkman? (Charlotte Observer)

Digitizing The World’s Libraries Using Smartphones (Forbes)

It’s your duty to keep up with technology, librarians told (Columbus Dispatch)


Authorship Credit for Scholarly and Creative Works: The Elusive American Attribution Right (Trademark and Copyright Law)

Anne Frank’s Diary Gains ‘Co-Author’ in Copyright Move (NYT)

Reference and Statistics:

New Medicare Part D Opioid Drug Mapping Tool Available (

New Resource: USGS Releases Searchable Database Featuring Geo-Referenced Copyright and Royalty-Free Field Photographs (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Historical Statutes at Large Added to the Law Library’s Website (LOC)

Political speeches, puns and putdowns go online (University of Glasgow)

RIBA Makes 90,000 Archival Images Available to View Online (Arch Daily)

Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Launches Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Online (Columbia)

Historic American Newspapers (Chronicling America – LOC)

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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