December 10, 2017

New Preprint from Information Technology and Libraries: "Selecting a Web Content Management System for an Academic Library Web Site"

Title: “Selecting a Web Content Management System for an Academic Library Web Site” (10 Pages; PDF) Author: Elizabeth L. Black, Ohio St. University Source: Information Technology and Libraries (Published by the Library & Information Technology Assn) The article has been accepted for publication. However, an anticipated publication date is not provided. Abstract This article describes the […]

Preservation: "Library of Congress Announces Agreement with Small Press Expo For Acquisition of Independent Comics and Cartoon Art"

From LC: The Library of Congress [recently] announced an agreement with Small Press Expo that will allow the Library to acquire independent comics and cartoon-art forms—material that it does not receive through copyright deposit. The Small Press Expo (SPX) is an annual festival in Bethesda, Md., for alternative comic creators. The festival brings together more […]

DC Relaunches All Comics Including Simultaneous Digital and Print Publication

From DC Comics: DC Comics is making history today as it relaunches its entire line of comic books with all new first issues, which, for the first time, will all be available for purchase digitally on the same day they are released in print. [Clip] The release of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 officially kicks off “The […]

Sony Formally Announces World's Lightest 6" eReader + Dedicated "Public Library" Wireless + Harry Potter eReader & Free E-Book Promo

A lot of news from Sony all in one product announcement about a product the gadget crowd has been talking about since a recent leak. Here we go with the details. 1. Release of World’s Lightest 6″ Touch Screen eReader The new Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) builds on the popularity of last year’s line, while reducing […]

Nonprofit Startup Map: Nonprofit Startup Resources by State

Nonprofit Startup Resources by State The Nonprofit Startup Map provides links to helpful state resources such as nonprofit associations, legal support organizations and government agencies. Source: Foundation Center

Photobucket Survey: Video Uploads from Mobile Devices on the Rise

From a Photobucket News Release: Responses from more than 2,500 survey participants, as well as data garnered from Photobucket’s 100 million users and their nine billion image uploads, helped to illustrate the current attitudes and habits of those capturing photos and videos this summer. Among the findings are that video uploads are increasing rapidly on […]

Preprint: "A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University"

Title: “A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University” Source: C&RL (College and Research Libraries) Authors: Jeanine Marie Scaramozzino, Marisa L. Ramirez, and Karen J. McGaughey Affiliation (All Authors): Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Accepted for Publication: August 2011 Anticipated Publication Date: May […]

Digital Preservation: Portico Announces New Agreements to Preserve E-Journals

Six announcements from Portico today announcing new e-journal preservation agreements. 1. Modern Humanities Research Association to preserve e-journals with Portico 2. Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University to preserve e-journal with Portico 3. Evolutionary Psychology to preserve e-journal with Portico 4. Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies to preserve e-journal with Portico 5. […]

Apple iPad News Reader Zite Sold to CNN for Just Over $20 Million

By Kara Swisher at AllThingsD: Zite, the magazine-style reading app for the Apple iPad, has been sold to news giant CNN for $20 million to $25 million. The arena for news readers on tablets and smartphones is competitive, with high-profile efforts such as Flipboard, Livestand from Yahoo, AOL’s Editions and start-ups such as Pulse and […]