December 14, 2017

Conference Paper: Digitization to Avoid Intellectual Content Loss From Natural Disasters (World Digital Library)

The following paper will be presented this August at the 2015 IFLA Annual Meeting/World Library Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Title Digitization to Avoid Intellectual Content Loss From Natural Disasters Authors Jeanne Drewes Library of Congress Alan Haley Library of Congress Sandra Bostian Library of Congress Eve Ferguson Library of Congress Source IFLA […]

Mellon Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million Grant to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library

From UNC-Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant of $986,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant will help the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library advance digitization of rare audio, video and motion picture films for preservation and access. […]

Info Tech: The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition Released Today

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From the New Media Consortium: The NMC and CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition in a special session at the annual ISTE Conference. This edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies […]

National Library of the Netherlands Appoints New Director

From Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands): The Board of Governors of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, has appointed Lily Knibbeler as the new Director General of the National Library. Following the departure of Bas Savenije last year, dr. E.J.B. Knibbeler has served as the acting Director General, and she […]

Innovative Library Collection Stimulates Japanese Language Learning at UCLA

From UCLA: A student sits at a table across from her friends. She is reading a colorful manga and losing track of time as she becomes absorbed in the story. After finishing one volume, she eagerly returns to the bookshelf to pick up the next and returns to her seat. It’s a scene that would […]

Texas Launching Digital Archive Project for Government Files

From Texas Weekly: It may be a bit unusual for some to hear the words “exciting” and “archives” in the same thought, but that’s exactly what Texas’ archivists are saying these days. “It’s a very exciting time for the agency,” said Jelain Chubb, the Texas state archivist. That’s because the Texas State Library and Archives […]

Research Resources: What’s New With ERIC? (2015 Video Update)

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Embedded below is a 13 minute video review of new developments with ERIC (Education Resource Information Clearinghouse), a key research tool for education-related topics and issues. The video is a version of the update that ERIC shared/is sharing the 2015 SLA and ALA annual conferences. See Also: Call for Feedback: Proposed Changes to How ERIC […]

The Wikipedia Library Project Launches French-Language Branch With Three Content Partners

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From the Wikimedia Blog: As part of the new French-language Wikipedia Library branch, 3 new donor partners join the ranks of dozens of already established partnerships. The new French-language partnerships include: Cairn.info is a site for the publication and dissemination of humanities and social science journals from several publishers. This project offers publications on several […]

June 2015 Update: About 500 New Words, Phrases, and Senses Added to Oxford English Dictionary

From OED: Around 500 new words, phrases, and senses have entered the Oxford English Dictionary in this quarter’s update. Additions this June include twerk, FLOTUS, yarn-bombing, and crowdfund. You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries. The June 2015 update […]

Unglue.it and GITenberg Join Together to Form Free Ebook Foundation

From the Free Ebook Foundation Launch Announcement: Two projects that have been building towards a sustainable ecosystem for free ebooks have joined together in a new non-profit corporation. The Free Ebook Foundation envisions a world where ebooks will be funded, distributed and maintained for the benefit of all, by coordinating the efforts and resources of […]