December 11, 2017

Programmable Web Releases List of Top Mashups of 2011

Programmable Web, a superb news resource and directory of mashups, api’s, and more has just posted their list of the top new mashups from the past year. More than 900 mashups were added to the directory in 2011. It now includes links to more than 6300 mashups. Some really cool/interesting resources are included on the […]

Resources For Public Domain Day 2012

Not only does January 1st mark the beginning of a new calendar year (Happy New Year!!!) but it’s also Public Domain Day. Here are a few resources to learn more and to also learn about some of the authors entering the public domain on Jan. 1, 2012. To take a look at some of the […]

Lake Superior State University Releases 37th Annual List of Banished Words

From the LSSU News Release: Lake Superior State University released its 37th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness a day early this year, on Dec. 30. It’s an amazing list that is bound to generate some blowback. “Worn-out words and phrases are the new normal this […]

Special Libraries: Canada: Human Resources Library Closure Part of Troubling Trend

From the Ottawa Citizen: The announcement that the departmental library at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada will be closed in little more than a year is “a generic problem,” says the member of a group protesting recent cuts and changes to the Library and Archives of Canada. “The federal government is really cutting back […]

Archives: A New Online Photo Collection Provides Glimpses Into Delaware's Past

From the Newark Post: Over 2,000 images of Delaware life in the 1920s and 1930s are now only a couple of clicks away, thanks to an initiative by the   to digitize its entire Board of Agriculture glass negative collection. This collection includes much more than just agricultural photos, however. By visiting, you can also […]

Rare Books: AbeBooks’ Most Expensive Sales in 2011

From the AbeBooks Blog: It was a bumper year for rare bookselling. The combined total of AbeBooks’ top 10 most expensive sales during 2011 is $220,330. The November sale of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital for $51,739 was the year’s most significant transaction on AbeBooks and one that sparked many wry smiles. The sale of a […]

New Research Paper: The Economics of Personal Information Online

via arXiv. Title “Your browsing behavior for a Big Mac: Economics of Personal Information Online” (11 pages; PDF) Authors Juan Pablo Carrascal, UPF and Telefonica Research Christopher Riederer, Columbia University Vijay Erramilli, Telefonica Research Mauro Cherubini, Telefonica Research Rodrigo de Oliveira, Telefonica Research Abstract “Most online services (Google, Facebook etc.) operate by providing a service […]

New from the Council on Library Resources: CLIR Issues (#84)

Direct to Full Text Articles Include: + Mapping a New Partnership An emerging partnership between Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and private map collectors to digitize collectors’ holdings is making unique and interesting maps available for broad viewing online. + DPLA Workstreams Underway CLIR’s DLF Program is coordinating and cochairing the Content & Scope Workstream for […]

Video: A Brief Look at the Apple Collection, Part of the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford

The AP video runs 2:23. Direct to Video See Also: Record of Steve Jobs’ early career lies boxed in Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Archives (via SU News) Includes another video (runs 2:33) direct from Staford. The Stanford Silicon Valley Archives’ Apple collection provides a unique window onto the early years of the Apple epoch. The […]

Government Info: GPO Releases Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) Annual Report

From a Summary: The 4th annual Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) Year in Review has been released. It addresses topics such as the Digitization Projects Registry, Needs & Offers 2.0, the GPO Access transition to FDsys, the Cataloging Record Distribution Project, the PACER: Access and Education Program, the FDsys Training Initiative, and more. Titled, […]