Library Corner: 12-19-2015

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The Library News Corner will be on vacation until the first week in January 2016. Happy Holidays!

Here is this week’s roundup of library news:

US Library News:

After Closed-Door Negotiations, Brooklyn Heights Library Will Likely Become Luxury Condo-Library (Gothamist)

In Another Giant Leap, Apollo 11 Command Module Is 3D Digitized for Humankind (Smithsonian Magazine)

Michigan: New Space: DMC’s Personal Studio (University of Michigan)

International Library News:

UK: PRH Expands UK Library eBook Pilot to Schools, Sabotages it With Restrictions (The Digital Reader)

Canada: Memorial University to cancel thousands of journal subscriptions (CBC)

UK: Pearson woes deepen over UK ebook price row (The Telegraph)

Sweden: New Issue of Scandinavian Library Quarterly Available Online (All Articles in English) (Infodocket)

Policy and Privacy:

ALA: Policymakers: 3D printing in libraries advances education and entrepreneurship (ALA)

NISO Releases User Data Privacy Principles Related to Use of Library and Library-Related Systems (Infodocket)


Federal Jury Finds Cox Communications Guilty of Willful Copyright Infringement (Digital Music News)

Reference and Statistics:

All About the FDA’s “Drug Trials Snapshots” Database, Demographic Data About U.S. Trials (Infodocket)

New Filters for Creative Commons Articles for PubMed Central and PubMed articles (NLM)

Local Business Data Now Available for Entire Nation and Every Industry as 2012 (Infodocket)

New Data: Number of American Homes with Only Wireless Telephones Continues to Grow (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Hoover Archivists Innovate For The Preservation And Access Of Rare WWII Recordings (Hoover)

2015 National Film Registry: “Ghostbusters” Gets the Call – “Top Gun,” “L.A. Confidential” and Edison’s “Sneeze” Among Film Additions (LOC)

Jane Austen’s family music books digitised and online (University of Southhampton)

16 Great Star Wars Fan Films, Documentaries & Video Essays to Get You Ready for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Open Culture)

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.