December 17, 2017

Accessible Archives Signs Digitization Deal with Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

From AA: Accessible Archives has signed an agreement with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to preserve in digital format a number of primary source collections relating to President Lincoln and the State of Illinois. Once the materials have been digitized and made fully searchable, they will be available to genealogists, scholars, students, and those studying […]

FTC Publishes Report on Internet of Things Privacy and Security Concerns

As we suggested a couple of weeks ago we’re hoping that librarians and library organizations are involved in Internet of Things discussion and policy moving forward. From an FTC Summary of the Report: The Internet of Things is already impacting the daily lives of millions of Americans through the adoption of health and fitness monitors, […]

Former Oregon State University Student Investigated For Filming Adult Video In Library

From The Oregonian: A 19-year-old former Oregon State University student has been charged with public indecency in connection with allegations that she recorded an adult film on the sixth floor of the main campus library [The Valley Library], university officials said. Steve Clark, a spokesman for OSU, said the university learned about the video on Tuesday but […]

Former Detroit Public Library Contractors Sentenced on Bribery Charges

From the AP via Detroit Free Press: Two former Detroit Public Library contractors are going to federal prison and have to pay $1.5 million in restitution for paying bribes to a former library official, the U.S. Attorneys office announced today. James Henley, 44, of Detroit, and Ricardo Hearn, 32, of Royal Oak, were sentenced to […]

News Briefs (Items from Baker & Taylor, ProQuest, e-Libro, Europeana Tech, and Others)

1. Baker & Taylor Releases New Axis 360 App (Ver. 2.0) for iOS and Android 2. BitLit Will Offer Ebook Bundles From Wiley (Free or Heavily Discounted Ebook If You Own the Print) 2. Spanish Language eBook Provider e-Libro Adds New Titles, Collections, and Publishers 3. ProQuest Digitized Approximately 12 Million Pages During 2014 4. […]

District of Columbia: DC Public Library Board Adopts Resolution Supporting Stand-Alone Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with Fifth Fl. Addition

From the DC Public Library: Wednesday, Jan. 28, the DC Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library modernization design approach as a stand-alone library with a fifth-floor addition. The board recommended the fifth-floor addition approach instead of the three-story, mixed-use addition after considering the requirements […]

Social Media: Facebook Users Share the Most Content vs. Users of Other Social Networks

From eMarketer: Despite rumors popping up every so often that some people may be cutting back on Facebook usage, the social network reigns supreme. Given its huge audience, its not that surprising that the site dominates content sharing activity, too, accounting for 81% of all shares among US internet users in Q4 2014, according to […]

Secrets of The Wayback Machine: “Save Page Now”

Note From infoDOCKET Gary Price, infoDOCKET Founder and Editor: In addition to my work on infoDOCKET I am now contributing to the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). I’m excited to not only share useful resources, databases, tools, new documents, etc. with journalists located around the world but also serve, when needed, as a conduit to […]

New Video: Meet the Robots (aka Mechanical Curators) In Use at the British Library’s New Newspaper Building

We posted about the British Library’s new National Newspaper Building earlier this week with links to background, photos, etc. Today, a new video from the British Library introducing the robots (mechanical curators) in use at the facility.

News Briefs: Items from ALA, 3M Cloud Library, ORCID, and ACRL

Four items follow. 1. NISO Executive Director Todd Carpenter on “Why Assessment Needs Persistent Identifiers Like ORCID” (via ORCID Blog) 2. ALA Launches Got E-Rate Initiative (via ALA) 3. 3M Cloud Library Checkouts Grew By 121 Percent In 2014 4. 2015 ACRL Excellence In Academic Libraries Award Winners Announced (via ACRL)