December 17, 2017

Slides From a Recent Conference Presentation About the American Archive of Public Broadcasting Now Online

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The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (based at the Library of Congress) is a project we’re interested in and have been posting about for several years. Links to a few of these posts at the very bottom of this post. The presentation, titled “Keeping the Broadcast Historic Record: An Archive of Public Media in the […]

UK: “British Library Will Lend World’s Oldest Bible To British Museum”

From The Guardian: The British Library is to lend one of its greatest treasures, the world’s oldest bible, to the British Museum for an ambitious and groundbreaking exhibition exploring 1,200 years of Christian, Islamic and Jewish faith in Egypt after the pharaohs. The Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world […]

Statistics: Global Mobile Data Traffic Up 55% Between Q2 14 and Q2 15, Mobile Broadband Passes 3 Billion Subs Worldwide

From an Update to the Ericsson Mobility Report: The latest update to the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that mobile broadband subscriptions surpassed the 3 billion mark in Q2, 2015, and in that quarter, 55 percent growth in data traffic was recorded year-on-year. The updates outlined in the report focus on two particular areas: namely broadband […]

Registration Now Open For Upcoming NISO Forum on the Future of Library Resource Discovery

The two-day NISO Fall Forum, “The Future of Discovery” is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on October 5 and 6, 2015. From Today’s NISO Announcement: This meeting will engage the library and vendor community in discussions that will be used to set future standardization priorities in the discovery landscape. This engaging program will […]

Renovation and Expansion of UCSB’s Davidson Library Ahead of Schedule With Plan to Open Mid-November

From The Daily Nexus (Student Newspaper at UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara)): The Davidson Library Addition and Renovation Project is ahead of schedule, set to be complete November 2015 with increased computers, outlets, information technology resources and study spaces. The project is intended to update the library to accommodate growing student enrollment and maximize […]

Reference: Statistics: CDC Releases New Data on Vaccination Rates For Infants and Children (19-35 Months)

From the Centers for Disease Control: Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The first report looked at vaccination coverage and exemption levels among children entering kindergarten for the […]

Oxford Dictionaries Adds New Words (August 2015 Update)

Some of the new entries added to the dictionary can be found in this blog post Oxford Dictionaries blog post. New entries include: Awesomesauce Brexit Butt-Dial Cheffy Fur Baby MacGyver Manspreading Mic Drops Mx Pwned SJW Read the Complete Blog Post For More New Entries Note: Oxford Dictionaries (where the words listed above and in […]

New York City Public Schools “Delays” Ebook Deal With Amazon.com Over Accessibility Issues Raised by National Federation of the Blind

For background see our July 30, 2015 post, New York City Dept. of Education Partnering with Amazon.com to Create E-Book Storefront From the NY Daily News: …Department of Education officials said Tuesday they were delaying the plan [worth $30 million] after advocates complained that readers with visual impairments could have trouble accessing its design. The […]

Business Research: Statistics: “Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015″ Published by OECD, Access Online

A recently published full text report from the OECD. Title: Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015 Source: OECD Entrepreneurship at a Glance presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship, along with key facts and explanations of the policy context. The 2015 edition features a special chapter on the international activities of […]

Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications For Architecture Firms Interested in Designing Obama Presidential Center (Library and Museum)

From the Barack Obama Foundation: Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The RFQ outlines the goals of the OPC and asks for submission of credentials, references, examples of prior work, and additional materials to […]