December 22, 2014

California: Libraries: "The Califa eBook Journey: Introduction"

The Califa Group, based in San Mateo, California, brokers services for 220 muti-type libraries throughout the State of California. The organization recently announced that they’re going to adopt the e-book business model first developed by the Douglass County Library System in Colorado. A new blog post titled (what will likely be the first of a […]

Columbia University Libraries Releases Intro Video to CLIO Beta Library OPAC

A 1:26 promo video was posted on YouTube earlier today. Direct to CLIO Beta (http://cliobeta.columbia.edu). The CLIO Beta Blog points out that Version 4.0 of the OPAC was also released today. From the FAQ: CLIO Beta is based on the open-source Blacklight search and discovery engine in use at many peer institutions including Stanford, University […]

The Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) Gains Co-Sponsors, Hearing Scheduled For Next Week

Live Today Hearing Information (via House.gov) Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Live Web Stream Be Available Hearing Begins at 9:30 A.M Direct to Live Video Stream or Live Video Stream #2 Opening Statements S&O Subcommittee Chairman Paul Broun (R-GA) Witnesses Mr. H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director and Chief Executive […]

NY Times: Repairing the Damage at India’s National Archives & India’s Archives: How Did Things Get This Bad?

From NYTimes.com: When he took charge of the National Archives of India in May 2010, Mushirul Hasan inherited a rudderless institution. The job of director general had been vacant for several years, and past directors had been bureaucrats. Mr. Hasan became the first scholar in 30 years to oversee an institution that contained a dazzling […]

Now Available: Archived Video From 2012 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital Age

The conference took place in Baltimore earlier this month and was sponsored by IMLS. Archived video of conference sessions is now available. Sessions Include: Pre-Con: “Engaging 21st Century Learners” Sharing Public History Work: Crowdsourcing Data and Sources New Ways of Seeing Old Collections: Data Visualizations Keynote: John Palfrey: Digital Public Library of America” Digital Voices: […]

JSTOR Posts List of Recent Content Updates to Multidisciplinary and Discipline-Specific Collections

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New: Temple University Historical Dental Museum Collection

From a Temple University News Release: The collection highlights the history of dentistry and the Kornberg School, beginning with its origins as the Philadelphia Dental College in 1863. It includes the cornerstone of the original building; a 19th century Victorian dental office outfitted with period objects and furniture; a varied collection of photographs, posters, dental […]

U.S. Copyright Office: "A Virtual Copyright Card Catalog? Tell Us What You Think"

From the Copyright Matters Blog: Of the 25,723 drawers in the Copyright Card Catalog, more than 12,000 have already been scanned resulting in more than 17 million card images safely tucked away in Library storage.  The long term plan is to capture index terms from the card images using OCR and keyboarding and to build […]

New Article: "Fair Use in Academic and Research Libraries"

Title “Fair Use in Academic and Research Libraries” Author Patricia Aufderheide, American University Source EDUCAUSE Review March/April (2012) From the Article: Understanding fair use as an affirmative, free-speech right—which it assuredly is—helps everyone in higher education avoid one of the worst traps in this area: fact-free risk analysis. Until the codes of best practices emerged, […]

Getty Gets NEH Grant to Organize Huge Contemporary Art Archive

From The Los Angeles Times: The Getty Research Institute landed a huge (literally) prize last year when it bought the Harald Szeemann Archive and Library — one of the world’s leading private collections of books, pictures and documents concerning modern and contemporary art. But with the trove compiled by Szeemann, a Swiss museum director and […]