December 13, 2017

Stony Brook University Libraries Releases Digital Collection of Medieval Manuscripts

From Stony Brook University Libraries in NY: “Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts” is a digital collection published by Stony Brook University Libraries in November 2017. An educator and book seller, Otto F. Ege (1888-1951) is perhaps best known for separating and systematically removing pages or leaves from books. A self-proclaimed biblioclast […]

News Roundup (November 30, 2017)

1. Wyoming: Cody High School Urged to Keep Acclaimed Book in School Library (via NCAC) 2. Library Publishing Coalition Joins Public Knowledge Project as Strategic Partner 3. Sunshine State Digital Network Brings Florida’s Collections to DPLA 4. De Gruyter to Acquire Deutscher Kunstverlag 5. SCOSS: New​ ​Coalition​ ​Aims to ​Secure​ ​the​ ​Future​ ​of​ ​Open​ ​Science (via LIBER) 6. […]

Office of Information Policy, U.S. Dept. of Justice Issues New Guidance re: Federal Agency FOIA Websites

From the Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice: Today, OIP published updated guidance for agency FOIA websites. This new guidance, Agency FOIA Websites 2.0, encourages agencies to review their FOIA websites to ensure they contain essential resources, and are informative and user-friendly. [Clip] The FOIA Websites 2.0 guidance establishes standard minimum requirements for FOIA websites, while recognizing that […]

New Report: The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures

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From a Knowledge Exchange Introductory Post and an Abstract (via Zenodo): In 2016 the Knowledge Exchange Research Data expert group identified a need for better understanding of the nature and consequences of research and data infrastructure being more and more federated. Work was designed to find answers to questions such as ‘Which are the main drivers for federating […]

Today is the First International Digital Preservation Day, “Bit List” of Most At-Risk Digital Materials Released

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From the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) 30th November 2017 marks the very first International Digital Preservation Day. Designed to raise awareness of digital preservation and to link a large, growing and widely dispersed digital preservation community, the day will bring together individuals and institutions from across the world, celebrating and profiling our work. Digital materials are […]

ALA Announces Winners of the 2017 “I Love My Librarian Award”

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From ALA: Today 10 librarians were honored with the prestigious 2017 I Love My Librarian Award for their outstanding public service contributions. Selected from more than 1,100 nominations submitted by library users nationwide, including educators and members of the public, the winning librarians are being recognized for their leadership in transforming lives and communities through […]

College Basketball: Coach Dean Smith’s Personal Papers Come to UNC Libraries

From UNC Libraries: A new addition to the University Libraries now paints a fuller portrait of the man off the court. Smith’s family recently donated to UNC-Chapel Hill 12,000 items from Smith’s early years and post-basketball life. They will be part of the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library. The collection contains school projects and […]

Research Libraries: ARL Leadership Fellows 2018–2019 Selected

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From the Association of Research Libraries: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows program facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. The Association has selected 30 individuals to participate in the 2018–2019 cohort of this executive leadership program. In response to a continued need to develop future leaders of ARL member […]

University of Florida: LibraryPress@UF Launches a New Open Books Series Providing Free Classic Works on Florida and the Caribbean

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From The Florida BookShelf Blog: The LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of the University of Florida Press and the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, is proud to announce the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series. This series makes available for free 39 classic out of print books on the region under an Open Access model. […]

“Populism” Chosen as 2017 Cambridge Dictionary “Word of the Year”

The Cambridge Dictionary is published by the Cambridge University Press. From the Cambridge Dictionary Blog: On 22 January 2017, as a polarizing candidate was being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, searches for the word inauguration on the online Cambridge Dictionary spiked. But so did searches for the word populism because, on that same day, Pope Francis […]