December 14, 2017

Reference: The Trust for Public Land Announces Launch of ParkServe Database

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From the City Parks Blog: The Trust for Public Land is pleased to introduce ParkServe. [Clip] The Trust for Public Land’s ParkServe® builds on the success of ParkScore, taking the measure of 10-minute walk park accessibility to cities and towns across America. Upon completion of phase one in the spring of 2018, the first-of-its-kind ParkServe® platform will include the locations […]

Rhode Island: Librarians at South Providence Branch Train for Opioid Emergencies

From WJAR: Librarians in South Providence took part in training Friday to learn how to administer an opioid overdose antidote. [Clip] “Libraries are public spaces. They’re open and accessible to everyone. I think because of that it’s really important that staff be prepared,” said Protect Families First [training provider] Executive Director Annajane Yolken. Yolken told […]

New Report From ACT: Checking What High School Students Know About Checking the News

From ACT: This issue [real news vs. fake news] is illustrated in a new ACT report, Checking What Students Know about Checking the News, by Michelle Croft and Raeal Moore. It’s based on a survey of high schoolers who took the ACT test earlier this year and were asked where they get their news, how accurate […]

Digital/Online Archive From Ireland’s National Broadcaster (RTÉ) Begins Rollout of TV News Collection

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From RTÉ: Thousands of news reports from the 1980s and 1990s are to be made available for viewing on the RTÉ website. The RTÉ Archives News Collection goes live today, with almost 1,500 news stories filmed between 7 March and 31 December 1985. New material will then be posted to the site daily, covering the period up […]

Friday Roundup

1. Baltimore Library Project Celebrates 14th New Library in Baltimore City Public Schools 2. VIDEO: SSRN Announces Launch of Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) ||| Direct to WGSRN 3. Ubiquity Press to Pilot Open Source Repository Services 4. Identifiers: ORCID Releases 2017 Public Data File Now Available The data file is a snapshot of all information on […]

Privacy: The New York Times Now Available as a Tor Onion Service

Direct to NY Times on Tor: https://www.nytimes3xbfgragh.onion From a Post by Runa Sandavik, Director of Information Security at the NY Times (via Times Open/Medium) Today we are announcing an experiment in secure communication, and launching an alternative way for people to access our site: we are making the nytimes.com website available as a Tor Onion Service The […]

Conference Presentation: “Unlocking References From the Literature: The Initiative for Open Citations”

The following slide deck was shared at the Force2017 Conference today (October 27, 2017) by Dario Taraborelli (Wikimedia) and Mark Patterson (eLife). Direct to Slides Presentation Abstract The idea of creating a freely accessible repository of citation data—representing how scholarly works cite each other—has been hampered until recently by restrictive licenses and by the lack of […]

NARA Releases Approx. 2800 JFK Assassination Records

UPDATED November 17, 2017 Latest Group of JFK Assassination Records Available to the Public (10,744 Records) UPDATED November 10, 2017 Latest Group of JFK Assassination Records Available to the Public (13,213 Records) UPDATED November 3, 2017 National Archives Releases 676 More JFK Assassination Records — Direct to Documents Released on October 26, 2017 and July 24, 2017 Note From […]

Global Engagement: Immersive Audiovisual Technology Will Be a Part of New Cornell Library On-Campus Portal Made From a Shipping Container

From Cornell Library: In fall 2018, Cornellians will be able to engage deeply with people all over the world – from international entrepreneurs to Syrian refugees – through an on-campus portal equipped with immersive audiovisual technology. The portal, which will be located just outside Olin Library for three months, is part of a global public art […]

YIVO Announces Discovery of 170,000 Lost Jewish Documents Thought to Have Been Destroyed During the Holocaust

From YIVO: The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research today [Tuesday] announced the discovery of a trove of lost Jewish materials thought to have been destroyed during the Holocaust. The new Vilna Discovery contains never before published literary manuscripts from some of the most famous Yiddish writers as well as numerous religious and communal works. It […]