December 12, 2017

New York: New Technology Including Video Game Consoles, IPads, TVs, and More Arrives at All 60 Brooklyn Public Library Branches

From the Brooklyn Public Library: Assemblyman Joe Lentol, chair of the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York State Assembly, and other Brooklyn Assemblymembers joined Brooklyn Public Library today to celebrate the delivery of new technology and equipment to every public library in the borough. The Assemblymembers’ secured $3 million to provide BPL with televisions, video […]

News Roundup

1. Research Data: RSpace (Research Space) Electronic Lab Notebook Integrated Into Dataverse 2. Research Data: University of California/California Digital Library Announces “Significant New Release of  “Dash” Data Publication System 3. Scott Walter, University Librarian at DePaul, Announces Candidacy For ALA President  4. ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries Offers New Fellowship Opportunity

Report: The Internet Archive Wants to Build a Canadian Copy to Protect Itself From Trump

From The Verge: The Internet Archive, a digital library nonprofit that preserves billions of webpages for the historical record, is building a backup archive in Canada after the election of Donald Trump. Today, it began collecting donations for the Internet Archive of Canada, intended to create a copy of the archive outside the United States. […]

Library of Congress to Become a DPLA Content Hub Partner, MOU Signed Today

From Today’s LC/DPLA Announcement: The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records. The first batch of records will include 5,000 […]

Open Access Repositories: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Awards $445,000 Grant for arXiv Upgrade

Exciting news. arXiv is a resource that we use almost daily when compiling/curating infoDOCKET. From Cornell University: arXiv.org, the influential open access repository for global scientific research, will begin the first phrase of a three-year overhaul and modernization with the help of a $445,000 grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Sloan Foundation grant […]

New Report (Survey Findings) From SPLC: “The Trump Effect: The Impact of The 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation’s Schools”

The following report was published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Title The Trump Effect: The Impact of The 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation’s Schools Author Southern Poverty Law Center Highlights From the Report The survey asked respondents a mix of easily quantifiable questions and also offered them a chance to describe what […]

New Report/Data: “A Look at New Americans: Immigrants and the Children of Immigrants in U.S. Schools”

The following report was published today by the National Center for Education Statistics. From a NCES Summary: A new report shows that the percent of undergraduate students who were immigrants remained stable (8 to 10 percent) between 1999-2000 and 2011-12. In that same period, the percentage of students who were second-generation American students increased from […]

New Online Collection: Digitized Editions of Historical Congressional Record for the 1980s on GPO’s GovInfo

From the Government Publishing Office (GPO): The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress (LC) to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1981-1990 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers debates and proceedings of the 98th thru the 101st Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: […]

Preservation: British Film Archive (BFI) Announces Plan to Digitise Thousands of British TV Programmes

From the BBC: Thousands of British TV programmes are to be digitised before they are lost forever, the British Film Institute says. [Clip] The initiative was announced as part of the BFI’s five-year strategy for 2017-2022. “Material from the 70s and early 80s is at risk,” said Heather Stewart, the BFI’s creative director. [Clip] The […]

Italy: Florence’s National Central Library to Receive 15 Million Euro Investment from Italian Government

From The Florentine: The Italian State has pledged an investment of 35 million ($33 million/USD) towards the country’s libraries. Following approval by the recent State-Regions Conference and the Upper Council of Cultural Heritage, culture minister Dario Franceschini announced that the state funding would be put towards restoring and restructuring the National Libraries in Florence and […]