December 13, 2017

"Carnegie Mellon Report Finds Internet Privacy Tools are Confusing, Ineffective for Most People"

From a Carnegie Mellon University Announcement: Internet users who want to protect their privacy by stopping advertisers and other companies from tracking their online behavior will have great difficulty doing so with commonly available “opt-out” tools, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report. User testing found that privacy options in popular browsers, as well as online […]

From Primary Research: Survey of Use of RFID in Libraries

The complete report is fee-based but a few selected findings, table of contents, and a list of sources in this news release. In libraries that have already employed RFID, a mean of 85.27% of all physical collection items are tracked with this technology Libraries with budgets between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 spent a mean of $96,517 […]

New Issue Alert: CLIR Issues #83 (September/October 2011)

Direct to:CLIR Issues (#83, September/October 2011) Direct to Articles: New Survey and Report on Linked Data Available Supporting Doctoral Student Success in the Humanities DLF/DCC BetaSprint Prototype Presented at DPLA Plenary Moments to Reflect in Milwaukee: CLIR/CIC Future of the Liberal Arts College Library Symposium Frye Leadership Institute Application Period Open Source: Council on Library […]

New from the Library of Congress: A Bibliographic Framework for the Digital Age

From LC: The Working Group of the Future of Bibliographic Control, as it examined technology for the future, wrote that the Library community’s data carrier, MARC, is “based on forty-year-old techniques for data management and is out of step with programming styles of today.”  The Working Group called for a format that will “accommodate and […]

Video: Lecture: "Wikipedia, WikiLeaks and Wiccans: Historical Accuracy Online"

From Vanderbilt University News: Watch video of John Seigenthaler, a nationally recognized advocate for the First Amendment also known for his criticism of Internet vandals who post false information on user-created sites like Wikipedia, speaking Oct. 21 at Vanderbilt’s Central Library. Seigenthaler is the founder of the First Amendment Center, former president of the American […]

Newspaper Digitization: "Over 100 Years of Daily Iowan Archives Launch Today"

From The Daily Iowan: Launching today, The Daily Iowan newspaper archive provides greater access to personal and national history — beginning in 1868. [Clip] The DI partnered with the University of Iowa Library in a four-year project to preserve the history of the newspaper. “If you actually went to Special Collections and looked at the […]

Preprint: "A Framework for Studying Organizational Innovation in Research Libraries"

Title: A Framework for Studying Organizational Innovation in Research Libraries Author: Ronald C. Jantz Digital Library Architect Rutgers University Libraries Source: College and Research Libraries (C&RL) Abstract: The objective of this paper is two-fold: to propose a theoretical framework and model for studying organizational innovation in research libraries and to set forth propositions that can […]

Iowa State Univesity Library Reinvents Itself for the Digital Age

From the Ames Tribune: The special collections department is a microcosm for a broader trend happening at ISU’s Parks Library and public university research libraries nationwide, according to David Gregory, ISU’s associate dean of research, access and administration. Instead of replacing patrons’ use and the library’s need for physical space, digital resources are simply growing […]

List of .gov.uk domain names

List of .gov.uk domain names The UK Government manages the .gov.uk domain name registry in order to signify digital services that are part of the administration of the state, so that they can be identified as authoritative and trustworthy. The rules governing which organisations are eligible to register .gov.uk domain names and those names that […]

Preprint: "Forget the Desk Job: Current Roles and Responsibilities in Entry-Level Reference Job Advertisements"

Title: Forget the Desk Job: Current Roles and Responsibilities in Entry-Level Reference Job Advertisements Authors: Robert Detmering, Assistant Professor, Teaching and Reference Librarian in the Humanities Ekstrom Library University of Louisville Claudene Sproles, Associate Professor, Government Information Librarian, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville Source: College and Research Libraries (C&RL) Abstract: This study examines the evolving […]