Library Corner 1-28-2016

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

US Library News:

DPLA Adds New “Primary Source Sets” For Grades 6-12 and Higher Education (Infodocket) – These sets are designed for students and teachers in grades 6-12 and higher education.

S.F. library rolls out Biblio Bistro for lessons on cooking (SF Gate) – Yes,  you can incorporate cooking healthy food into a library program. This is inspiring!

California: LA Public Library Launching a Two-Week Valentine’s Day Themed Amnesty Program For Overdue Materials (Infodocket) – This is an innovative library amnesty program.

*UPDATE* Wisconsin: Committee OKs bill expanding library powers (KSL) – Bill allowing police involvement for overdue books clears another hurdle.

Iowa: In Dubuque, no ‘Appraisal’ worth losing Wood’s works (TH Online) –  Library turns down $6 million for painting in collection.

International Library News:

Canada: What happens when you find a long-lost violin concerto in a library basement? (CBC) – A concerto is by the Norwegian found in the collection of Canadian violinist Kathleen Parlow.

Policy and Privacy:

Amid Controversy, Scholastic Pulls Picture Book About Washington’s Slave (NPR) – This article discusses the other side of history that exists amidst claims of whitewashing the topic of slavery.

Penguin Random House Ebooks Now Licensed for Perpetual Access (American Library) – No more limits on the time period or number of circulations for Penguin Random House content. But the pricing is a different story.


U.S. Department of Commerce Recommends Amendments to Statutory Damages Provisions in Copyright Act (USPTO) – A new white paper looks at some of the issues connected with current copyright law such as remixes, first sale doctrine and the complicated issues of infringement and statutory damages.

Reference and Statistics:

Education: An International Database of Learning Assessments (Infodocket)

Introducing New Hampshire Public Radios’s Election Database (NHPR)

New “State of the Climate” Report/Data: “2015 is Earth’s Warmest Year by Widest Margin on Record” (Infodocket)

American Cancer Society Launches New Cancer Statistics Web Site  (American Cancer Society)

Digital Collections:

Games to Learn By: National Library of Medicine Announces Three New Resources for Students (NLM)

Making the Work of Florence Nightingale Available (BU Today)

View Online: A Film From 1963 Provides a Look at “Inner Workings” of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (Infodocket)

Shakespeare Documented: Largest Online Shakespeare Resource Launches (PR News)

New “Europeana Collections” Website (Beta) Now Live (Infodocket)

The Internet Archive’s New “Political TV Ad Archive” Launches Tomorrow (Infodocket)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Digital Archive (Texas State Library)

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: 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.




Library Corner 4-26-2015

Library corner imageThe State of America’s Libraries 2015 (American Libraries)

The REAL Purpose of Libraries, by Ferguson Library Director Scott Bonner (Reading Rainbow)

eBooks and Libraries: 3M Cloud Library Expanding Into UK and Australian Markets (Infodocket)

Queens Library Fills Void After Closure of City’s Last Sheet Music Store (DNA Info)

Digital Public Library of America’s (DPLA) Collection Now Provides Access to 10 Millions Items From More Than 1600 Institutions (Infodocket)

Turkey’s National Library archives renovated (Daily Sabah)

Expanded Initiative Brings Free Samples of E-Books by Quebec Authors to Montreal-Trudeau Airport (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Listen Online: Getting to Know the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (Infodocket)

A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress (Washington Post)

Roundup: New Historical Maps Made Available Online by Library of Congress Geography & Map Division (February/March 2015) (Infodocket)

The Library of Congress Is Uploading 75 Years of Poetry and Literature Recordings (Hyperallergic)

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches New Website/Database, Streaming Video Coming This Fall (Infodocket)

Ottawa Museums & Archives Collections (Ottawa City)

Science: NASA Creates Open Database of Space Station Research (International Space Station Information System) (Infodocket)

UMD-Led Team Creates U.S. Database of Food Safety Inspections (UMD)

About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post links of interest on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.