December 15, 2017

President Obama Announces New Digital Content Program (Ebooks) & ConnectED Library Challenge

UPDATE: The White House has posted a “fact sheet” about the two programs/initiatives announced today 1. Access to eBooks 2. “ConnectED Library Challenge” We will update this post with more info as it becomes available. From an Email by Roberto J. Rodríguez: Deputy Assistant to the President for Education (via DPLA): Through greater access to America’s […]

A New Issue of Library Technology Reports is Online: “Coding for Librarians: Learning by Example”

Congrats and kudos to Andromeda Yelton, author of all six chapters in the April 2015 (Vol. 51 No. 3) issue of Library Technology Reports. A shoutout also goes to the 50+ librarians who shared their knowledge in interviews with Andromeda. The full text of all six chapters is available to read (free) online and/or download. Blurb This issue […]

University of Virginia to Publish Rare Letters of First Lady Martha Washington & Video: George Washington Bibliography Project

From the U. of Virginia: After President George Washington’s death, Martha Washington – America’s original first lady and one of the most important women in the history of the United States – burned most of her correspondence with her husband. Nevertheless, thousands of letters to and from her still remain, a substantial body of her […]

Canada: Interview With Vancouver Public Library’s Chief Librarian Sandra Singh

A new interview (including video) with Sandra Singh, Chief Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library, was published earlier today with Georgia Straight/Straight.com. From the Interview: In an interview with the Georgia Straight in her seventh-floor office in the VPL’s central branch, she said that 20 years ago, people would visit libraries to study or work […]

Video: Presentations From Center For Research Libraries 2015 Global Collections 2015 Now Online

Video recordings of presentations from the 2015 Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Collections Forum: “Shared Resources / Common Vision” that took place on  April 24, 2015 are now available online. Here’s the list of presentations (via CRL web site) along with embeds of the video recordings. This year’s virtual forum will feature new developments […]

National Library of Medicine Debuts OAI-PMH Service for its Images from the History of Medicine Database

From the National Library of Medicine: NLM is pleased to announce an Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) service for its Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) database, which provides access to over 70,000 images from the NLM’s world-renowned historical prints and photographs collection that illustrates the social and historical aspects of […]

New Research Article: “Networks of Reader and Country Status: An Analysis of Mendeley Reader Statistics”

The following article (preprint) was recently posted by the lead author on the arXiv site. Title Networks of Reader and Country Status: An Analysis of Mendeley Reader Statistics Authors Robin Haunschild Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Lutz Bornmann Division for Science and Innovation Studies, Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society Loet Leydesdorff […]

Research Article: “Four Facets of Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in Licensing Contracts for Electronic Journals.”

The following article was published today in the May 2015 issue of College & Research Libraries. A preprint version was released one year ago. Title Four Facets of Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in Licensing Contracts for Electronic Journals  Authors Alan Rubel University of Wisconsin, Madison Mei Zhang University of Wisconsin, Madison Source College and Research Libraries […]

UPDATED Resource: Media & News Indicators Database From Pew Research Center

Note: The following searchable database has been updated and is part of the The State of the News Media 2015 report released on April 29, 2015 by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project. This is the 12th edition of the report. Media & News Indicators Database This database includes detailed data on trends in the […]

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Announces 2015-2016 Independent Privacy Research Projects

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is a government agency. Some very important topics are included in the list of projects. From Today’s Announcement: Independent research and knowledge translation projects supported through the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s 2015-2016 Contributions Program will explore a wide range of emerging privacy issues, such […]