October 20, 2014

Interview: Martin Gomez (Formerly Director at LA Public) on "Creating the Public Library of the Future"

Martin Gomez spoke at the U. of Toronto last week and also chatted with Michael Posner from The Globe and Mail about the Digital Public Library of America. From the Interview: For several years, Martin Gomez has been actively promoting the Digital Public Library of America – a campaign to digitize inventories of cultural and […]

The Internet Archive's "Physical Archive" Profiled in New York Times

From the NY Times Article, “In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books”: Forty-foot shipping containers stacked two by two are stuffed with the most enduring, as well as some of the most forgettable, books of the era. Every week, 20,000 new volumes arrive, many of them donations from libraries and […]

New Online Database from NIH: Genetic Testing Registry, Video Tutorials Available

From Science Magazine: [NIH recently] unveiled a new database that lists thousands of tests voluntarily submitted by companies and non-profit labs. Genetic tests now exist for some 2500 diseases, from cystic fibrosis to APOE, which raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. NIH created the Genetic Testing Registry for physicians, patients, and researchers after experts suggested […]

National Library of Israel, Germany Partner to Digitize and Put Historic Papers Online

via Haaretz: Soon you’ll be able to read the personal archives of Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem online. Hundreds of medieval manuscripts, scores of personal archives and many other materials retained at the National Library in Jerusalem will be digitized, as part of a joint project by the Israeli and German governments. The materials will […]

OCLC and Bibliotheek.nl to Include Complete Collections of Dutch Public Libraries to WorldCat.org

From OCLC: OCLC and Bibliotheek.nl, the organisation of Dutch public libraries, have signed an agreement to include the complete collections of public libraries in the GGC, the Dutch shared cataloguing system. The agreement to include collections of Dutch public libraries, signed during the OCLC EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Birmingham, United Kingdom, will serve as […]