December 16, 2017

Web Archiving: Stanford Libraries Unearths the Earliest U.S. Website

From Stanford University News: Some of the earliest pages from the World Wide Web have been restored and are once again browsable, providing a glimpse of how the web once operated.  Stanford Libraries has made these pages available with Stanford Wayback, a customized version of an open source platform that enables long-term access to archived […]

LYRASIS Selects Participants of the HBCU Library Alliance Photographic Preservation Project

From Today’s Announcement from Lyrasis: LYRASIS and its partners, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), HBCU Library Alliance, Image Permanence Institute (IPI), and University of Delaware (UD) Art Conservation Department, have selected five Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to participate in the third HBCU Preservation Project. The 28-month project, funded with […]

Full Text Article (Free): “E-books in Academic Libraries: Challenges for Sharing and Use”

The June 2014 issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science includes the article, “E-books in Academic Libraries: Challenges for Sharing and Use” by William H. Walters. At the present time this article is the most read article (online) published in the journal. The Journal of Librarianship and Information Science is a subscription-based publication […]

Nature Publishes Lists of the Top 100 Cited Articles of All Time (in Cooperation With Thomson Reuters and Google)

A new article (over 3000 words) by Richard Van Noorden, Brendan Mahe & Regina Nuzzo and published on Nature News takes a look at the Top 100 most cited articles of all time (specifically back to 1900). The complete lists are also available as XLS files. The article begins: Fifty years ago, Eugene Garfield published […]

“Recommendations for the Role of Publishers in Access to Data”

The following recommendations appear in a perspective published the other day by PLOS Biology. Title Recommendations for the Role of Publishers in Access to Data Authors Jennifer Lin PLOS Carly Strasser California Digital Library Source PLoS Biol 12(10): e1001975 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001975 Abstract As appeals for public access of research data continue to proliferate, many scholarly publishers—alongside […]

Legal Research: Cornell Law’s Legal Information Institute (LII) Adds IRS Written Determinations (Private-Letter Rulings)

From the LII Blog: We’ve added a new feature especially designed for tax types. We’ve linked the IRS Written Determinations ( a/k/a the private-letter rulings) to the sections of the Code to which they apply. For example, go to http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/79; just below the yellow how-current-is-this banner you’ll see a tab labelled “IRS rulings”. Click on […]

Michigan: Traverse Area District Library is Publishing a Digital Local History Magazine

Another addition for you library as publisher file. From the Grand Traverse Insider and TADL Web Site A new digital local history magazine, the Grand Traverse Journal, has emerged from a collaborative venture spurred by local history buffs and their access to self-publishing tools provided by the Traverse Area District Library (TADL). “The goal of […]

Brown University: Union Pushes For Increased Benefits For Library Workers

From The Brown Daily Herald: Unionized workers are seeking to gain more opportunities for professional development, lower health insurance contributions, higher wage increases and union growth, multiple sources said. The contract under which library workers are employed officially expired Sept. 30, and “has been extended so that negotiators from both sides can continue to work […]

Association of Research Libraries Publishes Three 2012-2013 Statistical Reports

ARL has published announcements that three new statistical reports are available (fee-based). Below find links to the publication announcements and ordering info along with a few highlights from each publication. 1. ARL Statistics 2012–2013 ARL has released the ARL Statistics 2012–2013, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, […]

Brewster Kahle Discusses The Internet Archive’s “New Direction”

From a Blog Post by Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle titled, “Building Libraries Together: New Tools for a New Direction”: Let’s work together to save all human knowledge.  Today the Internet Archive is announcing a new beta site and new tools to encourage everyone to lend a hand. We were founded in 1996 as an […]