April 23, 2017

Journal Article: “The E-Book War in Denmark”

Note: Thank you to SAGE for opening their paywall to infoDOCKET so we can share the full text article linked below. The article will be available for free for the next month. Just click to access (both HTML and PDF versions). Registration is not required. Title The E-Book War in Denmark Author Lisbeth Worsøe-Schmidt Royal School […]

Northern Ireland: Budget Cut Will Force Public Libraries to Reduce Hours, Acquisitions

From the BBC: Libraries NI said the move was due to a 5% reduction in its budget allocation compared to 2016/17. The baseline budget has been cut from £27.7m in 2016-17 to £26.3m in 2017-18. As a result, it plans to make savings of £1.4m this year by reducing the amount of money spent on […]

A Letter in Support of the NEH, IMLS and NHPRC From the Directors of Independent Research Libraries

A letter from the directors of several important independent research libraries appears in full on The Iris (a Blog from The Getty in Los Angeles). From the Letter: Independent research libraries preserve books, manuscripts and other precious materials that sustain the national conversation about who we are as Americans and also who we have been. […]

New Issue Alert: Code4Lib Journal (Issue 36) is Now Available Online


Issue 36 of The Code4Lib Journal (April 20, 2017) was made available online today. Here’s the TOC with links to the full text articles. Editorial: Reflecting on the success and risks to the Code4Lib Journal by Peter E. Murray Linked Data is People: Building a Knowledge Graph to Reshape the Library Staff Directory by Jason […]

US History: Mapping Early American Elections Project Website Launches

The Mapping Early American Elections project is now underway at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) located at George Mason University. From a RRCHNM Blog Post: RRCHNM is pleased to announce the launch of the Mapping Early American Elections project website. During this three-year project, funded by the Division of Preservation and Access at the […]

New Journal Article: “Developing Web Archiving Metadata Best Practices to Meet User Needs”

The following article was recently published in The Journal of Western Archives. It’s a special issue devoted to web archiving. Title Developing Web Archiving Metadata Best Practices to Meet User Needs Authors Jackie M. Dooley OCLC Research Karen Stoll Farrell Indiana University Tammi Kim UNLV Jessica Venlet MIT Source The Journal of Western Archives Vol. […]

News Roundup

1. Leslie Reynolds Named Interim University Libraries Dean at University of Colorado Boulder 2. 3,500 Teachers To Receive Grants For Classroom Libraries From James Patterson & Scholastic As Part Of School Library Campaign 3. Judge Upholds Removal of Controversial Student Painting from U.S. Capitol; Appeal Planned (via NCAC) 4. North Carolina: “Independent Bookstores Find an Unlikely […]

ALA: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Wins 2017 Melvil Dewey Award

From the American Library Association: Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden is the winner of the 2017 Melvil Dewey Medal.  This annual award, presented by the American Library Association (ALA) and sponsored by OCLC, recognizes “creative leadership of high order, particularly in those fields in which Melvil Dewey was actively interested:  library management, library training, […]

American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Launches a Crowdsourcing Game


From the AAPB: WGBH, on behalf of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is excited to announce today’s launch of FIX IT, an online game that allows members of the public to help AAPB professional archivists improve the searchability and accessibility of more […]

Iowa City Public Library May Soon Need to Remove Bathroom Cameras

From KCRG: Iowa lawmakers have said yes to a bill that bans cameras in restrooms and locker rooms at government buildings. It applies to schools, libraries, and other government buildings but has an exception for public hospitals There was some debate in the House on Wednesday, but the bill received an overwhelming majority of support, […]