Library Corner: 12-3-2015

Library corner imageHere is this week’s roundup of library news:

US Library News:

Nebraska: Can Fewer Books On The Shelf Improve Nebraska Libraries? (Net Nebraska)

Pennsyvania: County may absorb library system, give more money to member libraries (The Lancaster Online)

A Slippery Number: How Many Books Can Fit in the New York Public Library? (NYT)

MU library looks for new ways to improve after fee failed (The Maneater)

International Library News:

Luxembourg libraries roll out ebook rental service  (Wort)

Australia: New mobile library unit lands at Rockhampton Airport (The Morning Bulletin)

Policy and Privacy:

The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory (Fast Company)

Campus Libraries Rethink Focus as Materials Go Digital (Chronicle)

Google: No, We’re Not Snooping on Students With Our Chromebooks, Apps (ReCode)

Penguin Random House Announces New Ebook Terms of Sale for Libraries (Library Journal)

ALA Responds to Penguin Random House Ebook Licensing Announcement (American Libraries)

Japan librarians cry foul over leaked Murakami reading list (Yahoo)


Understanding the Turnitin/Wikipedia Collaboration (Plagiarism Today)

Reference and Statistics:

New Statistics Reveal a Variety of Characteristics About U.S. Families (

Digital map shows spread of KKK across United States like ‘a contagion’1915-40 (VCU)

New Research Hub Launches to Focus on Digital Asia (Harvard)

Digital Collections:

Free Images: National Library of New Zealand Adds More Than 3500 Hi-Resolution Images to Flickr Commons (Infodocket)

45,000 Works of Art from Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center Now Freely Viewable Online (Open Culture)

Educational Resources (Free): Oxford University Press Launches “Illuminating Shakespeare” Website (Infodocket)

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.