Library Corner 1-13-2016

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

US Library News:

Missouri town of just 304 residents supports a public library (Missourian)

Indiana: Library program has children creating their own books (NWITimes)

Nevada: A Day in the Life of a Bookmobile Librarian (Medium)

New York Public Library Releases New Promo Video For Their Education Programs (Infodocket)

International Library News:

Canada: Toronto Public Library gives commuters a ticket to read (The Star)

Canada: The legislature library: books and documents plus a hamburger, tin of caviar and bag of dirt (Edmonton Journal)

Worldreader: Top Books Read In 2015 (Worldreader)

Canada: Halifax Public Libraries says it can manage with less city funding (CBC)

UK: New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future (SCL)

Policy and Privacy:

2015-2016 edition of Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory available (ALA)


What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2016? (Duke University’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain)

Article: “Time For a Single Global Copyright Framework For Libraries And Archives” (Infodocket)

Reference and Statistics:

NYPD releases Internet database that gives details about all major New York City crimes (New York Daily News)

NOAA Annual 2015 U.S. Climate Report (NOAA)

Digital Collections:

Paramount Now Streaming 175 Free Movies Online, Including Westerns, Thrillers & Crime Pictures (Open Cuture) 12-23

Shakespeare Documented, coming soon (Folger)

British Library to put very big royal atlas online (The Art Newspaper)

New York Public Library Makes 180,000 High-Res Images Available Online (NPR) 1-6

U Libraries receives $224,450 to digitize African American collections (Continuum)

Library Receives Grant to Digitize Early Twentieth-Century Folk Music – (Duke University Libraries)

National Library Posts 220 High Resolution Jerusalem Maps on Wikimedia (The Jewish Press)

Digital Archive Launched, Chronicles 100 Years of Aerospace Achievements (Aviation Week)

Descriptions of 10,000+ Brazilian Chapbooks at AFC now Online (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.

Daily Links: We Talked to a Witch Who Casts Viruses Out of Computers With Magic

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, January 13, 2016:

We Talked to a Witch Who Casts Viruses Out of Computers With Magic (Motherboard) – Anybody out there tried this? Asking for a friend…

The first alpha release of Remix OS puts Android onto your PC (Android Central) – This is a fascinating evolution. I frequently find myself wanting some of the apps on my phone on my computer.

Skype Brings Group Video Calls To Mobile Devices (Techcrunch) – Skype is finally bringing this feature to mobile.

Yahoo settles e-mail privacy class-action: $4M for lawyers, $0 for users (Ars Technica) – What’s wrong with this picture? And the problem their sued over is still going on.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes an interesting selection of  biographies, histories and non-fiction works.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Dewey Decimal System by Nathan Larson for 99 cents. Books two and three three in the series, The Nervous System and  The Immune System are also 99 cents each. This is a near-future crime thriller about a man trying to restore order to the New York Public Library system after it has been decimated by terror attacks. What’s not to love? 🙂

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The New Basics Cookbook by Sheila Lukins and  Julee Rosso for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking for $3.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.