October 23, 2017

Recovering from a Major Library Disaster at the University of Wisconsin-Superior

From the U. of Wisconsin-Superior: The UW-Superior community and a disaster recovery company are working hard to save thousands of volumes from Jim Dan Hill Library that were damaged in the massive flooding that struck the Twin Ports of Superior, Wis., and Duluth, MN June 19-20. The company, BMS Cat, is managing the campuswide recovery, […]

Religion: Millions of LDS Documents, Images Now Online

From an Article in The Deseret News: Millions of documents and images in the extensive archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are now more accessible to anyone with a computer and Internet access, according to an announcement made Friday during the 47th annual conference of the Mormon History Association convening for […]

Charts: “5 Years Later: A Look Back at the Rise of the iPhone”

From a New comScore Blog Post: Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the first iPhone release, an important milestone not only for Apple but for the entire mobile industry. In July 2007, barely 9 million Americans owned a smartphone – representing just 4 percent of the entire mobile market. Today nearly 110 million Americans […]

Boo! “Twitter Unlinks From LinkedIn”

We’re not very happy about this one. LinkedIn and Twitter have worked together since 2008. From the LinkedIn Blog: As Twitter shared earlier today in a blog post from Michael Sippey, they are increasingly focused on “providing the core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools.” Consistent with Twitter’s evolving platform efforts, […]

Reference: 1940 U.S. Census: Ancestry.com Makes Names From Six More States Searchable

From the Ancestry.com Blog: What do Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia all have in common? Early this morning, fully indexed census records for each those six states were put online. All images for the 1940 census have been online and fully available to you since the first week of April. But, the completion […]

Canadian Library Association Posts Update About Upcoming Cuts at Library and Archives Canada

Posted Today on the CLA Web Site: As part of CLA’s ongoing discussions with senior management at Library and Archives Canada, today CLA has received an update on LAC’s plans for implementing the cuts announced in the 2012 federal budget. LAC is working on options for its ILL/Document Delivery service, with location searching no longer […]

Nancy Tessman, Former Executive Director of Salt Lake City Public Library, Named New Director at Ft. Vancouver Public

Vancouver, Washington borders Portland, OR. From The Oregonian: The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District’s board of trustees has unanimously approved hiring Nancy Tessman, former executive director of Salt Lake City’s public library system, as the district’s new executive director. During a special meeting on June 25, the board approved a one-year contract, typical of small […]

Majority of Funding Restored for New York City Public Library as City Budget Approved

From the New York Public Library: The New York City budget for Fiscal Year 2013 was approved on Thursday, June 28. The City’s three library systems will receive an $89.5 million restoration to the $96 million cut proposed to libraries. The adopted city budget restores $39.6 million of the $42.6 million proposed cut to The […]

USC Shoah Foundation Completes Preservation/Digitization of Nearly 52,000 Holocaust Testimonies

From the USC Shoah Foundation (via PR Newswire): The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. [Clip] The Institute recorded the testimonies on 235,005 Betacam SP videotapes between 1994 […]

Reference: Fast Facts: Fastest Growing U.S. Cities Since 2010 Census

From the U.S. Census: Texas had eight of the 15 most rapidly growing large cities between Census Day (April 1, 2010) and July 1, 2011, according to population estimates for all of the nation’s incorporated cities and towns and minor civil divisions released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. “These estimates provide our first look […]