December 14, 2017

Report: “Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit”

From Re/Code: Twitter is building a new product that will allow users to share tweets that are longer than the company’s 140-character limit, according to multiple people familiar with the company’s plans. It’s unclear what the product will look like, but sources say it would enable Twitter users to publish long-form content to the service. […]

New Webinar Recording: “How to Protect the Freedom to Read in Your Library”

Here’s a recording of a Banned Books Week 2015 webinar that took place earlier today. The “How to Protect the Freedom to Read in Your Library” webinar was organized and sponsored by SAGE and featured three presentations. Part I: How to use open communication to prevent book challenges FeaturingKate Lechtenberg, Teacher Librarian at Iowa’s Ankeny […]

New Resource Provides Healthcare Cost Estimates For California Residents

From the California Dept. of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, together with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Consumer Reports, [recently] announced today the launch of California Healthcare Compare, a web-based tool that offers quality and price information in a consumer-focused, easy-to-use website. [Clip] California Healthcare Compare allows consumers to compare hospital and […]

News Roundup: Items From the DC Public Library, Altmetric, Publishing Technology, and Adam Matthew

1. Feedback Requested: DC Public Library to Develop Strategic Plan 2. Publishing Technology and Altmetric Announce New Partnership 3. Publishing History: Adam Matthew to Digitize The Stationers’ Company Archive

Brown University Students Launch Textbook Lending Library for Low-Income Students

From The Brown Daily Herald: The First Generation Low Income Partnership library, which launched at the beginning of the semester, aims to make textbooks accessible to those who are unable afford the cost of books, said coordinators Jonathan Jaramillo ’18 and Kevin Melendez ’16. The library, located in the Sorensen Family Reading Room on the […]

Statistics & Data: New Canadian Population Estimates (by Age and Sex) Released by StatsCan

From “The Daily” (Statistics Canada):  On July 1, 2015, Canada’s estimated population was 35,851,800, up 308,100 or 0.9% over the last year (2014/2015). Although this was the lowest population increase since 1998/1999, it was the largest increase among the G7 countries over the most recent comparable annual period. For the first time, the number of persons aged 65 years and older exceeded the number of […]

Data/Statistics: OECD Releases “International Migration Outlook 2015″ Report

The full text report can be accessed and read online for free. PDF and EPUB versions are available for purchase. From OECD This publication analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries as well as the evolution of recent labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries. […]

Canada: “Patrons’ Data Not Kept in U.S.: Regina Public Library Head”

The article reports on a questions about where servers housing patron data are physically located after a Regina Public Library (RPL) patron received an automated telephone call from a U.S. number about a book he had reserved. The library, part of the Saskatchewan Information and Library Services (SILS) Consortium, migrated to a new ILS last […]

October 2015 Issue of IFLA Journal Now Available Online, Special Issue on Cultural Heritage

The complete IFLA Journal (Volume 41, No.3; October 2015) is available online (108 pages; PDF). This issue focuses on cultural heritage. IFLA Journal is published by the International Federation of Library Associations. Contents Guest editorial IFLA Journal special issue on Cultural Heritage 191 Douwe Drijfhout and Tanja de Boer Articles Indigenous cultural heritage preservation: A […]

The British Library Outlines Plan to Create a National Radio Archive

From the BL: The British Library already has a valuable archive of some 200,000 hours of radio going back to the 1920s, from pre-war Radio Luxembourg to commercial stations such as Capital Radio, and a full decade’s output by the radical London arts station Resonance FM. This resource is used by historians, academics and the […]