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)


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.