December 13, 2017

From the AP: "Mystery Surrounds Loss of Records, Art on 9/11"

Note: A congrats to AP librarian/researcher/writer, Randy Herschchaft who recevied a byline for his work on this report. From the Associated Press: Letters written by Helen Keller. Forty-thousand photographic negatives of John F. Kennedy taken by the president’s personal cameraman. Sculptures by Alexander Calder and Auguste Rodin. The 1921 agreement that created the agency that […]

New: "University of Oregon Website Holds Archive of Historic Newspapers"

From the Register-Guardian (Eugene, OR): Professional historians and amateur history buffs — or folks simply wanting to research their family tree — now can search digitally more than 75 years worth of archived Oregon newspapers through a new University of Oregon website. With the Historic Oregon Newspapers archive, researchers no longer have to head for […]

A Look at the Rare Books Collection at the National Library of Singapore

From TODAYonline: High above Singapore’s Central Business District, there is a secret room. With virtual anonymity it stands over the heads of the unsuspecting public below, preoccupied as they pound up and down the busy streets. I scan a bustling Victoria Street but none of the office workers who race past the futuristic National Library […]

Montreal: "Jewish Public Library Turns a Page"

From the Montreal Gazette: The [Jewish Public] Library has been many things to many people since Yiddish-speaking immigrants founded it 97 years ago as a place to learn, to read and borrow books, gather to discuss them and meet their authors. Along the way it has grown considerably, developed a thriving children’s library, assumed an […]

New Follow-Up Study: "Flash Cookies and Privacy II: Now with HTML5 and ETag Respawning"

Follow Up Study: “Flash Cookies and Privacy II: Now with HTML5 and ETag Respawning” Auhors: Mika Ayenson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Dietrich James Wambach, University of Wyoming Ashkan Soltani, University of California, Berkeley – School of Information Nathan Good, Good Research Chris Jay Hoofnagle, University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, Berkeley Center for […]

Data Analysis: "Who Hates Google+ the Most: 16 Views from 16 Networks"

From the From a Conversition Blog: First, the standard Conversition methodologies were applied including collecting thousands of comments about Google+, Google Hangouts, and Google Circles from across the internet. Whether the comments were written within the Twitter, Facebook, or Google networks, or from thousands of other forums, blogs, and websites, a wide sample of opinions […]

Virginia’s Rare Book School Attracts the World’s Bibliophiles

From a Column Appearing on TheRecord.com: Welcome to Rare Book School, summer camp for bibliophiles. Tucked in the basement of the cavernous main library at the University of Virginia, the school is an annual five-week homage to the printed page. Or is it an elegy? [Clip] Founded at New York’s Columbia University in 1983, Rare […]

"Librarians Release Online Survey of Digitized Rare Catholica"

From a Seton Hall University Announcement: Marta Deyrup and Martha Loesch, catalogers at Walsh Library and Pat Lawton, digital project librarian for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, have released the results of their Survey of Digitized Rare Catholica held by Catholic universities, colleges, seminaries and archives in the U.S. and Canada. Direct to a Summary […]

The Journal of eScience Librarianship To Launch In the Fall

From the Journal’s Web Site: The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JESLIB) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly that advances the theory and practice of librarianship with a special focus on services related to data-driven research in the physical, biological, and medical sciences. The journal explores the many roles of librarians in supporting eScience and welcomes articles […]

"US Department of Energy Launches Clean Energy Database"

From a Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production Article The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program has launched an online searchable database of project profiles on recycled energy projects across the US. The database contains 130 project profiles and counting, all put together by the eight US DOE Regional Clean Energy Application Centers. Each project profile, typically […]