Library Corner 7-21-2015

Library corner imageOverDrive launches the first two public library digital collections in Japan (Overdrive)

The Real Value of $100 in Each State (Tax Foundation)

Taking a page from the New York Public Library’s approach to Instagram (Tech Republix)

Cornell University’s planned Ho Fine Arts Library will feature a technology-driven design that hopes to balance digital databases with the printed word (Metropolis Mag)

OverDrive Expands into Japan, But Why No Kobo Tie-in Yet? (The Ebook Reader)

Where are the books? Libraries under fire as they shift from print to digital (Washington Post)

ALA 2015: On E-books, Libraries Pushing For Options (Publishers Weekly)

Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County (CBLDF)

Rare Kafka manuscripts to go to Israel’s national library, court rules (Guardian)

The Open Library of Humanities Awarded Three-Year $774,000 Mellon Grant (Infodocket)

DHS Launches eFOIA App (DHS)

How To Guide: “Google Stores Your Voice Search History—Here’s How to Delete & Prevent It for Good” (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Reference: New Updates Available at the Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger (Infodocket)

NLM Digitizes Unique Early English Books, Allowing Free Online Access (NLM)

New From Boston Public Library: Rare Chronique Anonyme Universelle Manuscript Now Viewable Online (Infodocket)

National Library of Ireland Releases Digitized Collection of Catholic Parish Registers Dating Back to 1740 (Infodocket)

Bodleian Libraries invite scholars, teachers and the public to explore its digital collections on new online portal, Digital.Bodleian (University of Oxford)

Ransom Center Initiative Provides Free Access to More Than 22,000 Images of Collection Materials (Harry Ransom Center)

Reference: CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel) (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 on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Library Corner: 7-16-2015

Library corner imageCFPB Publishes Over 7,700 Consumer Complaint Narratives About Financial Companies (CFPD)

New Data From Pew: Internet Adoption in US Among Lower-Access Groups Hits Record Levels, But Digital Gaps Persist (Infodocket)

Los Angeles Public Library And Read Conmigo Team Up To Give 10,000 Free Bilingual Books To Kids During Summer Vacation (PRnewswire)

Digital Public Library of America makes push to serve all 50 states by 2017 with $3.4 million in grants (DPLA)

In Warren Buffet’s own backyard: Underfunded Omaha libraries. National digital library endowment, anyone?

US authorities return stolen books to Sweden’s National Library (Radio Sweden)

EFF Report Charts Companies on Next Frontier of User Privacy (EFF)

Spanish Language E-Book Provider e-Libro Adds 10,000 New Titles and Releases Two New Collections (Infodocket)

Extending the Europeana Data Model for richer descriptions of sounds materials (Europeana Pro)

Digital Collections:

James A. Michener Art Museum & Indianapolis Museum of Art Launch Newly Digitized Collections Online (Infodocket)

OpenAIRE Portal Now Includes Over 11.5 Million Open Access Documents From Over 600 Data Providers (Infodocket)

Scottish explorer David Livingstone’s writings, drawings now available through online archive (Oregon State University)

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2012 (NCES)

AIDSVu Annual Launch: Interactive online maps with the latest available data for HIV prevalence and new HIV diagnoses in the U.S (AIDSVu,org)

Reference: U.S. State Dept. Releases 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Infodocket)

NOW AVAILABLE: The Papers of Andrew Jackson – Digital Edition (University of Virginia Press

What’s New in the National Archives Catalog: British Photographs of World War I (AOTUS)

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 on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.