December 16, 2017

GPO Begins Process to Obtain ISO Trusted Digital Repository Certification For FDsys (Federal Digital System)

From the GPO (via Federal Depository Library Program): The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has begun the initial process to seek certification for its Federal Digital System (FDsys) [officials source/database for U.S. government information] as a Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR), from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 16363). This certification will validate that FDsys, its […]

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Board Elects Ingrid Parent; Appoints New Executive Committee

From CLIR’s Announcement: The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingrid Parent to the CLIR Board of Directors. Ms. Parent is university librarian at the University of British Columbia, a post she has held since July 2009. That same year, she won the Canadian Association of Research […]

The Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) Acquires Gabriel García Márquez Archive

UPDATE November 26 Statement From National Library of Columbia (in Spanish) UPDATE November 26 Colombia to Receive Some García Márquez Effects (via NY Times) From The Harry Ransom Center: The archive documents the life and work of García Márquez, an author who obtained nearly unanimous critical acclaim and a worldwide readership. Spanning more than half a […]

New Online: Cambridge Digital Library Launches Darwin Manuscripts Collection, More than 12,000 Papers Released Online

The Cambridge Digital Library is a part of the Cambridge University Library. From the Cambridge Digital Library November 2014 Update: Our November release sees the launch of our Darwin Manuscripts collection, with a selection of papers charting the development of Darwin’s evolutionary theory – from early theoretical reflections made while on board HMS Beagle to […]

Colorado: Library 21C (Pikes Peak Library District) Posts Makerspace Promo Videos

Library 21C [21st Century Library] is a branch of the Pikes Peak Library District that opened earlier this year in Colorado Springs uploaded two new videos today that we thought we would pass along. 1. Maker Space Promo Video (30 Seconds) The C3 makerspaces and Public Media Center at Library 21c offer a place to create […]

Special Collections: La Salle University’s Connelly Library is Building a Bob Dylan Collection

From The Valley News*: The question has lingered in song since it was first posed in the 1960s: How many roads must a man walk down — before he becomes the subject of a major university archive devoted to helping researchers discern the meaning of his every move and utterance? The answer, my friends, is […]

Ebooks on a Plane: HarperCollins and JetBlue Announce Partnership

From HarperCollins: HarperCollins Publishers today announced they will offer a selection of bestselling titles to JetBlue customers as the exclusive book content partner for the launch of JetBlue’s Fly-Fi content platform. Beginning today, customers on JetBlue flights equipped with Fly-Fi, the inflight Wi-Fi, will be able to read excerpts from more than twenty bestselling books […]

Research Tools: North American Transportation Statistics Online Database Updated

The North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) Online Database contains data for Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. and is free to use. Along with being able to view data online, tables can also be downloaded in .xls and .csv formats. From the Bureau of Transport Statistics: New three-country data was added to the North American Transportation […]

Six Month Review of Public Library e-Lending Pilot in UK Published

Note: The year-long pilot was launched on March 3, 2014. See: “Ebook Lending Pilot Project Launching Today in UK” From a News Release Posted on the Publishers Association (UK) Web Site: The year-long pilot project, being run in partnership by the Society of Chief Librarians and The Publishers Association, into remote lending of ebooks by […]

New Article: “The Researcher Librarian Partnership: Building a Culture of Research”

The following article appears in the latest issue of Library and Information Research. Title The Researcher Librarian Partnership: Building a Culture of Research Authors Helen Partridge Queensland University of Technology Insa Haidn Queensland University of Technology Terry Weech University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign Lynn Silipigni Connaway OCLC Research Michael Seadle Berlin School for Library and […]