December 15, 2017

U.S. History: Civil Rights Movement: Stanford U. Makes Audio Interviews and Transcripts From 1965’s “Project South” Available Online

From Remix: Stanford U. Libraries Newsletter: During the summer of 1965, eight students from Stanford University (sponsored by KZSU, Stanford’s student radio station) spent ten weeks in the southern states tape-recording information on student participation in the Civil Rights Movement. The tapes gathered during that summer comprise the only library of recorded information on this (or any other) ongoing social movement […]

Dean of Libraries at University of North Georgia Collaborates With English Professor to Develop Open Source Textbook

From the The Gainesville Times: Two University of North Georgia faculty members are working closely together to make college a little more affordable. “Over the coming year, we’ll develop this textbook and then make it available to students at low or no cost,” said Dean of Libraries Deborah Prosser. The world literature textbook will be […]

Reference: The Top 100 Most-Revised Wikipedia Articles

The list was compiled by Mona Chalabi from the 538 DataLab. Make sure to read the article to learn what articles were excluded from the list. Direct to Complete Top 100 List What is On the List? Four Examples: At 100: Avatar (14,581 edits) At 50: Anarchism (16,789 edits) At 10: Britney Spears (23,106) At […]

View Online: British Council Completes Digitization Project Featuring Documentary Films About Britain Shot During 1930s and 1940s

From The British Council: In the 1940s, here at the British Council we made a unique Collection of short documentary films in order to tell a story about Britain then. [Clip] During the 1940s, the British Council was charged to promote an idea of ‘Britain and British-ness’ by becoming an enthusiastic commissioner of over 120 […]

Texas Tribune and Oyez Launching Texas Courts Online Archive This Summer

From a Texas Tribune Article: Here at The Texas Tribune, we’re committed to covering Texas courts and to providing our readers with great sources of public data. This summer, we’ll merge those two interests, rolling out an online archive for Texas’ two highest courts in partnership with Oyez — a free law project at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law — and […]

HighWire Press Becoming Standalone Biz: Private Equity Firm Accel-KKR Will Own Majority Interest, Stanford Will Have Minority Position

Update: Along with the news below Highwire Press has just launched a redesigned homepage with a new URL. The “old” homepage URL (highwire.stanford.edu) will automatically redirect to you to the “new” one (home.highwire.org). Just in. Stanford U./Stanford University Libraries will no longer be in control of the HighWire Press business. HighWire Press, Inc. will be […]

An Interview With Judith Nadler, University Librarian at the University of Chicago

The May/June 2014 issue of The University of Chicago Magazine includes a Q&A style interview with UC’s University Librarian, Judith Nadler. On March 18, 2014, Nadler announced that she will retire at the end of June (one month from today). Here’s a small portion from the interview where Judith Nadler shares a bit about why […]

State Library of South Carolina Announces New “Digitization in a Box Project” For Public Libraries

From the State Library of South Carolina: Libraries often have photographs, local histories, maps, family papers and/or genealogical documents that could reach a wider audience if digitized and made available online.  The South Carolina State Library’s new Digitization in a Box Project allows South Carolina’s public libraries with limited resources an opportunity to highlight their […]

Comics & Graphic Novels: View Online: Neil Gaiman and Tori Amos Speak at British Library Special Event

New today on BL’s YouTube Channel. The video runs 85 minutes. From the Blurb: Writer Neil Gaiman’s contribution to the world of modern comics and graphic novels is immense, with magnificent achievements such as The Sandman series celebrated even in the highest cultural circles. At this special event in May 2014 he talks about his […]

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Area High School Library Purges 13,000 Books in High-Tech Overhaul” (Video Report)

From Pittsburgh’s WTAE: Students at Penn-Trafford High School [Harrison City, PA] made 96,000 trips to the library this school year. But as the school makes renovations, school leaders are getting rid of a lot of bookshelves, and the books they held. “Our library is being used now more than it ever has been,” said Principal Scott […]