August 27, 2016

Full Text Article: “A Library in the Palm of Your Hand: Mobile Services in Top 100 University Libraries”

The following full text article appears in the current issue of Information Technology and Libraries. Title A Library in the Palm of Your Hand: Mobile Services in Top 100 University Libraries Authors Yan Quan Liu Southern Connecticut State University Special Hired Professor at Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, China Sarah Briggs Library/Media Specialist at Jonathan […]

Oxford University Press Adding 20 New Titles to OUP Journals Collection for 2016

From an Oxford University Press Announcement: We are delighted to announce final confirmation that 20 prestigious journals will be joining the Oxford Journals Collection for 2016, 14 of which are brand new to OUP. This brings our total Collection offering to 311 journals. These include highly regarded titles such as Pain Medicine and the Journal […]

ALA Opens Nominations For 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

From the American Library Association: The American Library Association (ALA) asks library users to nominate librarians that have transformed lives and communities through education and lifelong learning for its coveted 2015 I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the public service of exceptional public, school, college, community college or […]

Qur’an Manuscript Held by University of Birmingham Dated Among the Oldest in the World

From the University of Birmingham: A Qur’an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods. Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the period between AD 568 and 645 with 95.4% accuracy. The test was carried […]

New Digital Collection: Rare Elizabeth Gaskell Manuscripts Go Digital for the First Time

From the University of Manchester: The only known complete handwritten manuscript of one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels will feature in the world’s largest online collection of her works which went live this week – giving the public free unlimited access to it for the first time. Highlights from the collection are the unedited ‘warts and […]

Projects: “EARTHSERVER: Big Earth Data at Your Fingertips Becomes a Reality”

From the European Commission: The earth sciences, like geology, oceanography and astronomy, generate vast quantities of Big Data. Yet without the right tools scientists either drown in this sea of Big Earth Data or it sits in an archive, barely used. The vision of the EARTHSERVER project is to offer researchers ‘Big Earth Data at […]

Awesome! Film Archives: AP and British Movietone Make Nearly 17,000 Hours of Historical Footage Available on YouTube

The entire Associated Press film archive and much more is now available on YouTube. Wow! From the Associated Press: The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape […]

New Agreement Brings Springer Content (Eight Million Items) to ReadCube

From Springer: Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings via ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile applications. [Clip] “More than eight million scientific documents on SpringerLink have been indexed by ReadCube’s Discover service.” [Clip] All Springer journal […]

Overview: Accessing HathiTrust on Mobile Devices

A recent CDLINFO News post by Renata Ewing post available on the California Digital Library website, has a useful overview post about using the mobile interface to search and access material from the HathiTrust database. Ewing writes: The mobile site offers a dressed down reading interface without the bells and whistles of the regular site. […]