October 1, 2014

Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and […]

Missouri: Kansas City Public Library Announces $1.5 Million Grant from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

From the KCPL: The Kansas City Public Library announced this week it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant over three years from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which will support the Library’s general operations. “The very generous ongoing operating support of the Kauffman Foundation has made possible the Library’s programming, which we believe to […]

New Video: “Inside the New York Public Library: The Maps Collection”

Here’s one of several new “Inside the NYPL” videos online from the New York Public Library. We will share more in the coming days. The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division is one of the world’s premier map collections in terms of size, scope, unique holdings, diversity and intensity of use. Established in 1898, […]

Digital Public Library of America Receives $1 Million in Funding From IMLS

From a Joint IMLS/DPLA Announcement: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $999,485 grant to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for a major expansion of its infrastructure. [Clip] This IMLS award builds on a 2012 IMLS grant to DPLA. With new funding DPLA will pursue a major expansion of its […]

Free Resource Alert: EBSCO Launches the Database American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955

From EBSCO: The print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU), is now available digitally as American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. This […]

Public Library News Roundup From the U.S. and Canada

Connecticut Westport: “Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots” (via WSJ) Delaware New Castle: Editorial: Don’t foul up innovative library plan (via Delaware Online) Idaho Video Report: Librarians around Idaho go high tech Illinois Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID (via AP) Michigan Brandon Township charges ex-librarian lied about skills (via Detroit News) Missouri […]

Association of European Research Libraries Issues Statement on Enabling Open Science

From the LIBER (Association of European  Research Libraries) Blog: On the eve of the closing of the European Consultation on Science 2.0, LIBER has issued a statement both welcoming the Consultation as a step towards strengthening the competitiveness of European research, and calling on the European Commission to take measures towards enabling Open Science. In […]

National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on Flickr

From the NLM Circulating Now Blog: The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce its partnership with Flickr as a new member of The Commons.  Public domain images from the History of Medicine Division’s historical collections are now accessible through The Commons on Flickr via a photostream, where visitors are encouraged to contribute information about images by adding comments […]

Off-Site Storage: A Look Inside the Harvard Depository

The Harvard Gazette offers an in depth look at the Harvard Depository (home to 10 million volumes) in a new article, “Where books (and more) go to wait.” The article includes several images and aninfographic with facts and stats about the depository. From the Article: This is patron service and stewardship at a massive yet […]

Reference: Two New Interactive ESRI Maps Explore U.S., Global Poverty

From GPS World: Esri has created two maps that explain how poverty affects billions of people around the world. Poverty in America More than 50 million people in the United States live in poverty. Explore the Poverty in America maps to learn more about the levels of poverty in your state and city. Global Poverty […]