August 30, 2014

More than 1.4 Mllion Marquis Who’s Who Biographies Will Soon Be Searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service

From an EBSCO Announcement: (.doc) Marquis Who’s Who content will soon be available via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) for mutual customers. The new agreement will add metadata from the Marquis Who’s Who database into the Base Index of EDS and provide seamless access and full text searching for mutual customers, enabling […]

Mobile: SirsiDynix Releases BookMyne 3.0 & Releases Android Version of App

From the SirsiDynix Web Site: What’s New? BookMyne 3.0 Offers: Barcode scanning capability, so library users can scan the barcode of a book at a bookstore or friend’s home and retrieve availability information on the book at the patron’s library of choice; Social recommendation engine powered via Goodreads, enabling iOS and Android users to search […]

New: Official Book Industry Study Group Policy Statement on Assigning ISBN's to Digital Products

From the Book Industry Study Group: The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement detailing best practices for assigning ISBNs to digital products. Developed over the past 18 months within BISG’s Identification Committee, BISG Policy Statement POL-1101 addresses the critical need to reduce product identification confusion in the […]

New: A Large Collection of Mobile Web Stats and Charts (Mobile Web in Numbers)

An large and impressive compilation of stats and charts from the folks at Royal Pingdom. You’ll find statistics and charts in the following categories: Smartphones Mobile Data Mobile Web Browsing Mobile-specific or general-purpose sites Mobile websites versus apps Social Networking Mobile Commerce Tablets Almost all statistics include direct links to sources making the resource even […]

ALA Creates Federal Depository Library Program Issues "Community and Resources Page

From the ACRL Insider Blog: ALA has created a community within ALA Connect so that ALA members from any interested unit or division can discuss the issues surrounding the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This is a way toward aiding the ALA in reaching consensus on the future of the FDLP or at the very least, […]

LBJ Library Undergoing Year-Long Renovation & New LBJ "Time Machine" Launches on Tumblr

From the AP (via Austin American-Statesman) The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum is getting a new look. Library officials say they’re starting on a year-long renovation, which will include a bigger store and more interactive features and technology. The library will remain open through the project, though some parts will close temporarily. After […]

Newspaper Digitization: University of Delaware Library Makes the Newark Post Available Online

From the Newark Post: The University of Delaware Library announces that the Center for Digital Collections has begun an exciting project to digitize the Newark Post, the weekly newspaper serving greater Newark and western New Castle County in Delaware. The issues for years 2006, 2007 and 2008 have already been completed and are accessible online […]

Boston Public Library Assisting With Area Digitization Projects

From the Boston Globe: The digitization of 50 editions (1960-2009) of The Torch [East Bridgewater High School] was made possible with a $100,000 federal grant awarded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to the Boston Public Library, to help provide broad access to records and documents of cultural institutions across the state by making […]

Lists: Top Facebook Memes, 2011

From a Facebook Blog Post by  Jonathan Chang: Each year, millions of people post on Facebook to share what’s important to them, discuss world events, or just catch up with friends. With more than 800 million people connected around the globe on Facebook, news about the world’s triumphs and tragedies spreads fast. Memology takes the […]

History: New Online Database: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Daily Schedule (via FDR Presidential Library)

From the FDR Library and Museum Blog: On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin Roosevelt Library officially unveils a new online database of President Roosevelt’s daily schedule: “Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day.” This interactive chronology documents Roosevelt’s daily activities as President, […]