December 12, 2017

Reference: New Database Provides Info About More Than 17,000 New Zealand Artists Past and Present

From FindNewZealandArtists.com: Find New Zealand Artists is a new website that directs people to information sources on exhibiting New Zealand artists past and present. The Find New Zealand Artists website results from a joint project between Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tâmaki and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, and offers access to the databases […]

German Court Ruling Says Wikimedia Liable for Contents of Wikipedia Articles

From IDG News Service: The Wikimedia Foundation is liable for the contents of Wikipedia articles but does not have to fact check the contents before they are published, the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart ruled, a spokesman said Wednesday. The appeals court ruled against Wikimedia in a libel case in early October but the detailed verdict was […]

New FDLP Working Paper Focuses on Preservation/Digitization of U.S. Government Documents

A new working paper in the FDLP Forecast Study series from the GPO Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Direct to Full Text: “Preservation: An FDLP Forecast Study Working Paper” About the Working Paper Series The U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO’s) Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Library and State Forecast Study Questionnaires requested responses related to […]

Presentation Slides: “Opportunities and Challenge of Text Mining HathiTrust Digital Library”

On November 15, 2013 Professor Beth Plale from the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University and Director of IU’s Data to Insights Center spoke at the National Library of the Netherlands. Plale’s presentation, “delineates current system architecture, future potentials, use cases, and metadata enhancement work, etc.” HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by […]

Massachusetts: MA eBook Project Launches Six-Month Pilot, 51 Libraries From Around the State Participating

A six-month pilot of statewide ebook in Massachusetts project got underway the other day. This announcement (dated 11/25) from the Massachusetts Library System (PDF) has details about the project including details about more than 30,000 ebook titles being made available on an unlimited multi-­­user basis to pilot libraries by BiblioBoard. Along with the ebooks/platform from […]

Now Available: Abstracts for CNI 2013 Fall Membership Meeting Project Briefing Sessions

The CNI Fall 2013 Membership Meeting will take place in Washington, DC on December 9-10. Cliff Lynch will deliver the opening plenary, “Overview Of The 2013-14 CNI Program Plan”. A researcher that we’ve mentioned several times on infoDOCKET, Eszter Hargittai from Northwestern University will speak at the closing plenary. Her talk is titled, “Digital Natives […]

National Archives (NARA) Awards $2.3 Million In Grants For Historical Records Projects

From the National Archives and Records Administration: Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero has awarded 44 grants totaling $2,283,079 in Federal funds for archives and publishing projects in 32 states, territories, and the District of Columbia. The National Archives grants program is carried out through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). […]

Dallas-Fort Worth TV Station Donates 30 Years of Historical News Film Footage to University of North Texas Libraries

From  NBC 5 / KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth: NBC 5 / KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth announced today the donation of three decades of historical news film to The University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas. Thousands of donated film reels from the 1950s, 60s and 70s offer a moving picture history of newsworthy events to North Texas audiences through the years.  NBC […]

Research Tools: A New App For iOS and Android From the U.S. Census

Say hello to dweller, a new (and free) app from the U.S. Census. From Today’s Announcement Release dweller [is] a new mobile app that delivers on-the-go access to key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. Powered by American Community Survey statistics, dwellr can pull up a list of U.S. […]

Partnerships: EBSCO Database Integration Option Coming to Follett’s One Search

From Follett: Libraries subscribing to any of the more than 130 EBSCO databases included in the initial release will be able to integrate the databases using Follett’s One Search, a complimentary service for users of Follett’s Destiny Library Manager, Follett Shelf Classroom Connections and Aspen Instructional Management System. Follett’s One Search organizes more than 550 […]