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.

Daily Links: Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves

daily_links_1Today’s interesting links:

Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves (NYT) – You can tell so much about someone by their book or record collections. And when all that is private?

Study confirms that ending your texts with a period is terrible (Washington Post) –  I am doomed! I can’t help it because, um, grammar.

The Battle for the Second Screen (ReCode) – From your mobile to your TV – how do we make it happen?

Creative Commons boasts more than 1 billion works available for use (The Next Web) – One billion? So much for the idea that copyright would totally kill the public domain. That’s a lot of freely-given content.

Finds and Deals:

Amazon Kindle Daily Deals include Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer for $1.99 and She’s Leaving Home and The Kings of London, the first two of the Breen and Tozer mysteries for $1.99 each.

For the NOOK: Daily find is a book bundle of Mark Dawson’s John Milton Series (Books 1-3) for only 99cents. The Nook Romance Daily Find is Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs #3) by Emily March for $1.99.

The Kobo Daily Deal is Tim Ferriss’ bestseller The 4 Hour Body for $1.99.

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.

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.