Library Corner: 1-20-2016

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

US Library News:

Penn Libraries’ OPenn Manuscript Portal to Host the Country’s Largest Regional Collections of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts (Penn Libraries)

Wisconsin: Bill: Overdue library book? Police notified. (Fon du Lac Reporter/USA Network)

A playful turn for libraries (Harvard Gazette)

International Library News:

UK: Access to Research given green light to continue (Publishers Licensing Society)

Canada:Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada working together on new central branch (CBC News)

UK: Snooper’s charter: cafes and libraries face having to store Wi-Fi users’ data (The Guardian)

Italy: 4.5 Million Italians Have Read an eBook in the Past Three Months (The Digital Reader)

Russian minister vows investigation after ‘book burning’ at college libraries (The Telegraph UK)

Policy and Privacy:

Aspen Institute Launches Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library (Aspen Institute)

Copyright:

Flickr Commons – Going Strong! (LOC)

How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain (Priceonomics)

Reference and Statistics:

Economics: FRASER Database Adds Browse by Subject Feature, 1000+ Subjects Available (Infodocket)

Launch and Learn: Our New History Hub Pilot Project (National Archives AOTUS)

A New U.S. House Oversight and Gov Reform Committee Staff Report Says FOIA is “Broken” (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

U.S. Homophile Internationalism: Archive and Exhibit (Out History)

29 Sketchbooks by Renowned Artist Richard Diebenkorn, Containing 1,045 Drawings, Now Freely Viewable Online (Open Culture)

Camden, Maine Public Library Joins the Flickr Commons (Infodocket)

815 Free Art Books from World Class Museums: The Met, the Guggenheim, the Getty & LACMA (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.

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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)

Copyright:

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.

Library Corner: 1-5-2015

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

US Library News:

North Carolina: State program helps public libraries share books (The News & Observer)

Tennessee: For Internet To Go, Check The Library (NPR)

International Library News:

UK: British Librarians Are Suing Government Over Library Closings (AdWeek)

New Zealand: ‘Born-digital’ records a minefield for archivists (ZD Net)

Policy and Privacy:

New report looks to future of libraries building digitally inclusive communities (ALA News)

Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging (OCLC)

191 million voters’ personal info exposed by misconfigured database (Databreaches)

Copyright:

Authors challenge Google’s book copying project (SCOTUS Blog)

Anne Frank’s diary can be copied for scientific research: court (Dutch News.NL)

US Copyright Office Wants Your Input on the DMCA Rule-Making Process (The Digital Reader)

Reference and Statistics:

Lists: Top Book Check Outs of 2015 at the New York Public Library (Systemwide, by Borough, by Branch) (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Archives: Fascinating finds in National Library of Israel Jewish newspaper archive (Jewish Heritage Europe)

Bronx Black History Archives Open to Public (Fordham News)

New Manuscripts From the National Library of Greece (Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts)

Researchers building digital archive on WWI poetry by American immigrants (KU)

FILLING IN DIGITAL BLANKS OF HISTORIC TEXTS: Engineering students fix common glitch in digitization of books published before 1700 (Northwestern)

Osher Map Library at University of Southern Maine digitizes its rare globe collection (Portland Press Herald)

Literary Journal: Complete, Searchable Digital Archive of the “Jewish Book Annual” Now Available Online (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: 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

Library corner imageUS Library News:

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.