October 17, 2017

Video: The Evolving Library Organization (Seminar Presentation)

The embedded video was recorded at Elsevier’s Library Connect seminar that took place in Kuala Lumpur on July 11, 2012. The speaker is Gerald Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Schafer discusses how the UMass library evolved in response to a dramatic change in budget and also changes in technology. This evolution included […]

MyLibraryNYC Initiative to Connect Schools Citywide to Millions of Books, Other Materials Announces Expansion Plans

From NYPL: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, New York Public Library President Tony Marx, Brooklyn Public Library President and CEO Linda E. Johnson, Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante and Citi Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit today [Friday, September 29, 2012) announced the expansion of MyLibraryNYC, an initiative that […]

Researchers Receive $400,000 Award From National Science Foundation (NSF) to Study Linked Data Privacy

From a UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Announcement: Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi have received a $400,000 research award from the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program for a three year project to investigate how to better manage security and privacy constraints while querying semantically annotated linked data sources. The project, Policy Compliant […]

Archivist of the U.S. Shares A Large Collection of Metrics About NARA (Facility Visits, Web Site Usage, and More)

In a new blog post Archivist of the U.S. (and librarian) David Ferriero shares a sizable helping of NARA usage metrics. He Writes: I am especially interested in trends as we focus more and more on digital access. Is the investment paying off in terms of numbers of eyeballs on our content? What impact does […]

The Library of Congress Begins Posting Videos of Author Talks at 2012 National Book Festival

The first 4 videos from last week’s 2012 National Book Festival became available earlier today via YouTube. Presentations from Walter Isaacson, Robert Caro, Patricia Cornwell, and Douglas Brinkley.

Just Released: “2012 Best Practices for Government Libraries: Pushing Boundaries: Mobility, Community, Accessibility”

Kudos to Marie Kaddell at Government Info Pro for once again putting together another wonderful edition of the 298 page report that’s sponsored by LexisNexis. By the way, don’t let the title fool you. It’s likely that some of the articles will be of interest to all info pros. Here’s a very small sample of […]

New Report From JISC: Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education

A draft version of Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education was released today by JISC, a UK organization. Final version scheduled for publication in about a month after comment period. From an Introductory Blog Post: This report updates previous work researching the usage and adoption of ebooks within academic institutions and […]

Washington: Yakima County Libraries Begin Filtering Out Adult Websites

From KAPP-TV: 18 libraries in Yakima County adopt a new internet policy that restricts users from accessing adult content — and many library goers are happy it is finally happening. [Clip] The Yakima Valley Regional Library Board voted to restrict online content earlier this week. Read the Complete Article Video Report From KNDO/KNDU Primary Documents […]

A Look at the Acquisition and Preservation of Video Games at The Library of Congress

Here’s a very small portion of a very interesting in-depth Q&A interview with David Gibson, a moving image technician at The Library of Congress (via The Signal) about collecting and preserving video games at the library. Trevor Owens (NDIIPP): First up, can you tell us a bit about the extent of the collection. Roughly, how […]

Dell and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Create Preservation Archive with Open Source Fedora Repository Software

From a News Release: Working with Dell, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created a new digital archive for its university system that simplifies how it manages digital assets, including rare books and faculty intellectual property output such as research documents, papers and lectures — content typically produced in multiple digital formats. The new […]