April 18, 2014

An In-Depth Interview: "Unlocking HathiTrust: Inside the Librarians' Digital Library"

Many questions about what HathiTrust does, how they do it, and how some use it, etc. they’re very likely going to be answered in this 2800 word interview published by Library Journal. Title: “Unlocking HathiTrust: Inside the Librarians’ Digital Library” An Interview by Char Booth, Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian at the Claremont Colleges […]

New FCC/Knight Commission Report Looks at the Info Needs of Communities in a Broadband Age; Includes Chapter About Libraries

Report Homepage Title: The Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age (478 pages; PDF) Authors: Steven Waldman and the Working Group on Information Needs of Communities A 2 Page Chapter is Devoted to Libraries (Chapter 18, Page 216 of the PDF). Plus, many mentions of libraries throughout the report. Chapter […]

Day 2: LIVE STREAM Available From OCLC Research Meeting “FutureCast: Shaping Research Libraries in a Networked Age”

Day 2 of the OCLC Research meeting is taking place in Washington DC right now. Presentations will be streamed live today and tomorrow. All current OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to join us for an important glance at the future environment that will impact our work: higher education, electronic publishing, and consumer technology. We’ll […]

News About LC's Twitter Archive: Gnip is Working With LC and Twitter to Provide Access to Tweets

For the first time in over a year we have a new piece of information about the planned LC/Twitter archive. Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide any dates about a possible launch, info about what’s needed to be a “qualified researcher”, and if  the archive be accessible outside of an LC building. However, at this point we’re […]

Three Ways to Improve @WhiteHouse (or Any Large Communications-intensive Organization)

Three Ways to Improve @WhiteHouse (or Any Large Communications-intensive Organization) Three suggestions that would improve @WhiteHouse – or any other communications-intensive organization: Use more hashtags, respond to followers, allow guest/ghost tweeters. Source: IMB Center for the Business of Government