August 20, 2014

IMLS Announces Recipients of Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grants (2011)

From an IMLS Announcement: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 24 awards totaling $11,227,761 matched with 25,398,758 of non-federal funds for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grants. IMLS received 119 applications requesting $55,826,525 in funds. “We know that the most valuable asset of any library is its staff, and we […]

New York Public Library & Bibliocommons Partner To Build a New Online Catalog; Test Version Now Available

Congrats to the entire Bibliocommons team in YYZ (Toronto). From a NYPL Announcement: The New York Public Library has partnered with Toronto-based software company Bibliocommons to completely transform its current online catalog, making it easier to discover the Library’s vast collections while also giving users the power to create reading lists, rate the latest books, […]

California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) Announcens Plans to Add California Weekly Newspapers

From the University of California Riverside News Room: California’s weekly newspapers will be preserved in a searchable archive as UC Riverside expands its massive California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) to include the community chronicles of political, business and social history. Born Digital, a project of UCR’s Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, launched in the […]

New: Users of NARA's Online Public Access Prototype Catalog Can Now Add Tags to Database Records

From the NARAtions Blog: As you search the Online Public Access (OPA) prototype catalog, we now invite you to tag any archival description, as well as person and organization name records, with the keywords or labels that are meaningful to you. Our hope is that crowdsourcing tags will enhance the content of our online catalog […]

Personnel Changes at Library Journal Announced

“Library Journal Announces Staff Changes” (via LJ) Congrats to all. Two congrats and kudos “shout outs” to a couple of INFOdocket pals who have new positions at LJ. First, Josh Hadro has been promoted into the newly created position of Executive Editor, Digital Products, effective July 1. Josh has been with LJ since 2008. Second, […]

Library and Archives Canada Marks the Opening of the New Nitrate Film Preservation Centre

From LAC: Library and Archives Canada today marked the official opening of the new Nitrate Film Preservation Centre in the west end of Ottawa. The Centre, located on the Communications Research Centre Canada campus, was constructed on time and within budget, resulting in measurable long-term benefits and savings. The “state-of-the-art” facility features a range of […]

Serials Solutions Summon Service Plans to Add Full-Text Indexing of Elsevier Content

From a ProQuest News Release: Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products, today announced their intention that the full-text of SciVerse ScienceDirect content will be indexed within the Summon web-scale discovery service. Researchers will be able to search the full text of […]

Nice! OverDrive Will Distribute Entire O'Reilly eBook Catalog DRM-Free

Kudos to the always experimental and forward thinking O’Reilly for going DRM-Free. Will other publishers follow O’Reilly’s lead? From OverDrive: OverDrive is announcing that booksellers, libraries, and schools in its global network will soon have access to DRM-free eBook titles from O’Reilly Media. The publisher’s entire eBook catalog will be available to OverDrive’s channel partners, […]

New Report: "Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2010-2011"

The overview and links to the complete report are below. We e want to call your attention to a few useful resources that might be useful but could be overlooked. 1.  Statistical Summaries For All 50 States and the District of Columbia are Available HTML  (Separate Document For Each State and DC) PDF (One PDF […]