December 12, 2017

Research Tools: U. of California’s Web Archiving Service Makes 8 New Public Collections Available Online

The University of California Web Archiving Service (WAS) works with a growing number of institutions to “collect, manage and preserve websites”. A new blog post points to eight new collections of archived web content that WAS and partners recently launched. All are publicly accessible and can be searched by keyword. Titles and links follow. Details by visiting […]

Version 4.0 of Creative Commons License Released

From the CC Blog: The 4.0 licenses — more than two years in the making — are the most global, legally robust licenses produced by CC to date. We have incorporated dozens of improvements that make sharing and reusing CC-licensed materials easier and more dependable than ever before. We had ambitious goals in mind when […]

Milestones: Europeana Celebrates 5th Birthday and Access to 30 Million Objects

Happy Birthday to Our Friends at Europeana. From Today’s Announcement/Blog Post: This November, Europeana – Europe’s digital library, archive and museum – celebrates two significant milestones – its fifth birthday and the arrival of its 30 millionth cultural object, [our emphasis] two years ahead of the 2015 target. Today Europeana brings together the online collections […]

A Big Five Publisher, a Major Airline, and a Bookseller Partner on Book/eBook Discovery Promotion

New for the holidays from HarperCollins, American Airlines, and Hudson Booksellers. Btw, another airline/publisher partnership was announced in May when we learned about how Qantas and Hachette were creating “Stories for Every Journey” custom titles. HarperCollins, American Airlines, and Hudson Booksellers Announcement HarperCollins Publishers today announced a program with American Airlines and Hudson Booksellers to […]

Public Library News Roundup (30 Stories from U.S. and Canada)

Here’s our latest public library news roundup with a selection of 30 stories from the past 11 days. Reports come from 17 states and 2 provinces. We hope you find it useful. Thanks to Matt Weaver for his contributions. infoDOCKET’s Public Library News Roundup British Columbia Vancouver City Council Approves New Library (via Vancouver Sun) California […]

Resources: Massive Online Archive of AIDS Posters Completed in Time for World AIDS Day

From the University of Rochester Libraries: In time for World AIDS Day on Sunday, Dec. 1, one of the world’s largest collections of AIDS posters is now complete and available online, marking the culmination of a multiyear project launched in 2011 during the 30th anniversary year of the identification of HIV/AIDS. Thanks to catalogers at the University of Rochester, […]

Research Libraries: ARL Releases 2011-2012 Statistics

The Association of Research Libraries has released three new statistical reports. Highlights below. ARL Statistics 2011-2012 From the Association of Research Libraries: ARL has released the ARL Statistics 2011–2012, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of ARL’s 125 member libraries. Of these, 115 are university libraries […]

BBC Signs Four MOU with Europeana, Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Data Institute, and Mozilla

From the British Broadcasting Company: The BBC today signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) supporting free and open internet technologies with the Open Data Institute, the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Mozilla Foundation and the Europeana Foundation. These agreements will enable closer collaboration between the BBC and each of the four organisations on a range of […]

Video: CBS Evening News Airs Segment About BiblioTech All-Digital Public Library in Bexar County, Texas

The 2:54 segment (embedded below) about the BiblioTech Digital Public Library aired on the CBS Evening News on Sunday, November 25, 2013. Worth Noting: On November 15th, BiblioTech tweeted that they now have 10,000 registered patrons. See Also: A Roundup of Some of Our Previous Posts about BiblioTech Includes primary documents (contracts with 3M and […]

MOOCs: Coursera Raises Another $20 Million in Funding

From AllThingsD: After being founded just last year, online education startup Coursera turned heads this summer when it raised a $43 million Series B round. Coursera’s current business model is selling verified certificates that students have completed its classes. Turns out the final amount of the round was actually $63 million. The company created by […]