October 23, 2017

A Digital Library of Documentary Watercolors From Around the World Will Launch in March 2018

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From Digital Arts: A wealth of historical watercolours from across the globe will soon be available for you to use in your own projects, through a digital library backed by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. Before photographs existed, let alone massive online stock libraries designers have come to rely on, there were watercolour paintings, […]

Illinois: “Immigration Rights Program Canceled After Arlington Heights Library Officials Receive Threats”

Two Reports Below. Report from Friday, September 29, 2017 1. From The Arlington Heights Post/Chicago Tribune: A program at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library intended to inform undocumented residents about their rights was canceled this week after officials received phone threats, including some callers who suggested that ICE agents might be present at the event. […]

Roundup: New and Updated Local/State/Regional Research Tools and Digital Archives

1.  Notable Kentucky African Americans Database Undergoes Upgrade (via University of Kentucky) 2. Greater North Miami Historical Society ||| About the Collection (via Florida Intl. University) 3. DC Dept. of Transportation Releases Digital Archive with Thousands of Photos MORE TO COME

New Article: “The Preprint Dilemma”

The following article was published today by Science. Title The Preprint Dilemma Author Jocelyn Kaiser Source Science  29 Sep 2017: Vol. 357, Issue 6358, pp. 1344-1349 10.1126/science.357.6358.1344 Abstract In the past 4 years, a movement has begun sweeping across the life sciences: the practice of sharing draft papers, known as preprints, online before they are […]

Report: New Data Analysis Shows Fewer Copyright Infringement Lawsuits Being Filed in U.S. Federal Courts

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A new analysis of released today by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. From the Report: The latest available data from the federal courts show that fewer copyright infringement suits are being filed. During August 2017 the government reported 261 new lawsuits over alleged violations of copyright statutes. According to the case-by-case […]

News Roundup

1. Elsevier Announces Availability of SciVal API 2. Clarivate Analytics Announces Annual “Journal Citation Reports Data Refresh” 3. 10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far) 4. Purdue University: Reading Room at New Learning Center Named For Retiring Dean of Libraries James L. Mullins

Over 1000 New Words, Senses, and Subentries Added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) (September 2017 Update)

From the OED Website: More than 1,000 new words, senses, and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including worstest, fungivorous, and corporation pop. [Clip] This update also includes an exciting antedating of white lie by almost two centuries, found because of the work of our Shakespeare’s World volunteers. Find out more about the antedating, and […]

Holocaust: USC Shoah Foundation Adds ‘Lala’, a New VR Film to Collection of Virtual Reality Resources

From the USC Shoah Foundation: USC Shoah Foundation is announcing the release of Lala, a virtual reality film and educational resource that tells the true story of a dog that brightened the lives of a family interned by the Nazis in a ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust. Lala is both an immersive film for general audiences and […]

National Archives (NARA) Releases “Federal Agency Records Management: 2016 Annual Report”

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From NARA’s “Records Express” Blog: In 2016, we required Federal agencies to submit three reports: The annual Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Report, the annual Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA), and a supplemental Federal Email Management Report. We consolidated these reports from agencies into the Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report. 2016. This report […]

Library of Congress Announces Debut of Federal Courts Web Archive

From a Guest Post on the “In Custodia Legis” Blog by Andrew Winston, Senior Legal Reference Librarian at the Law Library of Congress, and Brian Kaviar, an intern at the Law Library of Congress: The Federal Courts Web Archive