Library Corner 11-10-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

US: National Archives Announces Digitization Partnership with the National Collection of Aerial Photography (National Archives)

San Francisco: Reinventing study spaces for tech savvy students (SF Gate)

Massachusetts: Temporary Injunction Keeps Affordable Internet Access at Libraries (American Libraries)

Libraries in New York and Seattle Staging a Battle of the Sorters (NYT)

Daily Report: The Entrenched Digital Divide in Our Own Backyards (NYT)

EveryLibrary Posts Roundup of Library-Related Election Results (Infodocket)

International Library News:

Japan: Gibberish book draws fire for inclusion in national library at taxpayer’s expense (Asahi Shimbun)

Phillipines: National Library modernization pushed (ABS-CBN News)

Canada: Saskatoon Public Library waives nearly $1 million in overdue fees (The Star Phoenix)

Canada: Fighting for fair pricing of e-books (Niagara This Week)

India: Tamil eBooks grow on mobile devices (The Hindi)

Policy and Privacy:

Britain Seeks Greater Access to Citizens’ Online Activity (AP)

As U.S. Libraries Are Outsourced, Readers See Public Trust Erode (Bloomberg)

ProQuest Introduces “Access-to-Own” Demand-Driven Ebook Acquisition Model (PR Newswire)

Editors of the Journal Lingua Protest-Quit in Battle for Open Access (Wired)

Copyright:

Copyright: Complete Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Released Online (Infodocket)

Reference and Statistics:

Measuring Race And Ethnicity Across The Decades: 1790-2010 (Census.gov)

Academic Search Tool: Say Hello to Semantic Scholar Launching Today From the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) (Infodocket)

New Data Tables: Census Bureau Reports at Least 350 Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Milner Library introduces new interactive digital collection (Vidette Online)

A digital portrait of Colonial life (Harvard Gazette)

Chicago Collections brings city-related archives under one digital roof (Chicago Tribune)

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 10-13-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

Article: “Meeting Patrons Where They Are: Experimenting With Shelf Arrangement, Community Service Points, and Non-traditional Collections” (Infodocket)

San Diego: Library fines exceed $7 million (San Diego Union Tribune)

Bibliotheca announces purchase of 3M (Bibliotheca)

International Library News:

The International Coalition of Library Consortia: origins, contributions and path forward (Insights)

Ottawa Public Library fights the high price of e-books (Ottawa Citizen)

Policy and Privacy:

OCLC prints last library catalog cards (OCLC)

Announcing NARA’s Digitization Priorities (National Archives Narration)

Audio Interview: “Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle on Preserving Knowledge and Affordable Housing” (Infodocket)

New Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization (DPLA)

Copyright:

The Final Leaked TPP Text Is All That We Feared (EFF)

Reference and Statistics:

Canada’s population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2015 (Statistics Canada)

AIDSource: A Redesigned, Mobile-Optimized HIV/AIDS Information Web Site from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Updates to Congress.gov Website Go Live (Infodocket)

What We Can Learn From the Epic Failure of Google Flu Trends (Wired)

New Reference Resource From U. of Texas at Austin: “Digital World Map Broadens Scope for Middle Ages Teaching and Research” (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

High-Res Photos from NASA Moon Missions Added to Flickr (Flickr)

Milestones: 100,000 Digitised Books Now Available in the Medical Heritage Library (Infodocket)

Yale Showcases 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America (Gizmodo)

French Language Version of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Goes Live (Infodocket)

Project Gutenberg Newsletter: Project Gutenberg eBook #50,000 (Project Gutenberg)

ITS places documents on Nazi persecution and its aftermath online (International Tracing Service)

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.