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)

Copyright:

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.

Library Corner: 12-11-2015

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

US Library News:

Waukegan’s shuttered Carnegie library may reopen as Ray Bradbury museum (Chicago Tribune)

Cleveland Public Library releases free new card designed by artist Amy Casey (Cleveland)

Map Believed Stolen More Than a Decade Ago From Boston Public Library Found in New York City and Returned (Infodocket)

International Library News:

Australia: New website allows youth to report cyber bullying at ACT libraries (Canberra Times)

UK: More than 100 libraries shut in 2014-15 (BBC)

Policy and Privacy:

Librarians in uproar after borrowing record of Haruki Murakami is leaked (The Guardian)

Copyright:

Video and Prepared Statements From Recent U.S. House Hearing on Improving Customer Service for the Copyright Community (Infodocket)

State of the Commons Report Highlights Milestone of Over 1 Billion Creative Commons Works Shared Online (CC)

Reference and Statistics:

New Data: U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates (Infodocket)

Plume Labs launches a live map of air pollution (Plume Labs)

Digital Collections:

OverDrive Begins Offering More Than 400 Kodansha Comics’ Manga eBooks to U.S. and Canadian Library Partners (Infodocket)

StoryCorps adds thousands of stories to national archive (STL Post-Dispatch)

Cool! NIH Manuscript Collection Now Optimized and Available for Text-Mining and More (Infodocket)

FDR’s speeches available online for 1st time (AP)

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.

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)

Copyright:

Understanding the Turnitin/Wikipedia Collaboration (Plagiarism Today)

Reference and Statistics:

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

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.

Library Corner: 11-24-2015

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Beneath New York Public Library, Shelving Its Past for High-Tech Research Stacks (NYT)

Beinecke Library acquires ‘treasure trove’ of medieval manuscripts from a famed ‘book breaker’ (Yale)

New York Public Library Acquires Archive of The New York Review of Books (NYT)

In city elementary schools, a campaign for libraries (Philly.com)

DPLA and Pop Up Archive partner to make audiovisual collections across the U.S. searchable (DPLA)

Interesting Library Facts: A Vermont Board of Libraries Subcommittee is in Charge of Geographic Naming Decisions in the State (Infodocket)

Brooklyn Public Library deal reportedly falls short of market value, leaves NYC shortchanged (NY Daily News)

A Legacy of Librarians (LOC)

International Library News:

Will Libraries Outlive Books?: A Future Tense Event Recap (Slate)

Ireland: €10m investment for National Library of Ireland (RTE)

Poland: New Copyright Law in Poland Heralds New Era for Libraries (EIFL)

Policy and Privacy:

Price on Privacy | Charleston Conference 2015 (Infodocket)

Citing Right To Privacy, New Hampshire Library Offers Untraceable Web Browsing (Vermont Public Radio)

Copyright:

Creative Commons Toolkit for Business (Creative Commons)

Law: 

Law librarians come through to archive NY’s regulatory history (Buffalo Law Journal)

Reference and Statistics:

Suicide Attack Database (CPOST)

Reference: Lists and Rankings: Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress Index 2015 (Richest and Poorest Members) (Infodocket)

Looking for Open Data from a different country? Try the European Data portal (Europa)

2014 Hate Crime Statistics Summary (FBI)

Transportation and Health Tool (DOT)

Digital Collections:

Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts (Digital Commonwealth)

Australia: State Library makes public up to 70,000 never-seen photos of Melbourne and country Victoria (ABC.net)

UK: Royal College of Music Digitizes Musical Instruments (RCM)

Beautiful, Color Photographs of Paris Taken 100 Years Ago—at the Beginning of World War I & the End of La Belle Époque (Open Culture)

Women’s Liberation Movement Print Culture (Duke)

 

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.

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)

Copyright:

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 (CMS.gov)

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.

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:

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

Reference and Statistics:

Measuring Race And Ethnicity Across The Decades: 1790-2010 (Census.gov)

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.

 

Library Corner: 11-4-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

San Diego Central Library To Expand Popular 3D Printer Lab (NBC San Diego)

Massachusetts Residents Now Have Borrowing Privileges From UMass Amherst Libraries, Select Materials Online and Pick Up at Local Library (Infodocket)

Hispanic heritage acquisitions: Constitutions of 19th-century Spain (Yale)

Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions for Digital Age (NYT)

Municipal Archives offer rare glimpse into NYC’s nearly 400-year history most people will never know (NY Daily News)

International Library News:

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City library attracts local youth with newly-opened Library 2.0 (TUOI TRE NEWS)

India, France Enter MoU On Digitization Of Old Manuscripts (iGovernment India)

Employees of raided Ukrainian library in Moscow say they were framed (Reuters)

Policy and Privacy:

Library Journal’s 2015 Survey of Library eBook Usage is Friendly to Self-Pub (The Digital Reader)

“Freedom on the Net 2015″ Report Released, Internet Freedom Declines For Fifth Consecutive Year (Infodocket)

Copyright:

PDF of Section 1201 Rule (Copyright.gov)

Reference and Statistics:

Monthly Climate Conditions – Interactive Map (Climate.gov)

Tracking Corporations’ Bad Behavior: Introducing Violation Tracker (Dirt Diggers Digest)

Ancestry Mexico Launches with more than 220 Million Searchable Mexican Historical Records (Ancestry.com)

New online tool reveals terrorist networks and behavior over time (START)

Second Half of Knoedler Gallery Stock Books Database Now Online (Getty Iris)

Digital Collections:

Zoom in to 9.3 Million Internet Archive Books and Images– through IIIF (Internet Archive)

The Iowa Review Launches Free Full Text Digital Archive & “Walt Whitman Quarterly Review Goes Open Access” (Infodocket)

Historypin Gets An Upgrade (Historypin)

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches Online Reading Room Making Historical Public Media Content Available to the Public (LOC)

Massive archive of Yukon aerial photos now online (CBC)

McGregor Library Offers Rare Digital History of the Americas (UVA)

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.