September 1, 2015

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. […]

Coming Online This September: “The Impact of Access to Information on Our Societies” E-Forum

From a COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) Announcement: The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations  and COAR, are organising an e-forum on “Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies” which will take place from 7-18 September 2015. This […]

Indiana State Library Launches New Version of Indiana’s Virtual Online Library (INSPIRE)

Note: INSPIRE is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). From the Indiana State Library: The Indiana State Library (ISL) recently launched a new version of Indiana’s Virtual Online Library INSPIRE.in.gov. A collection of online academic databases, INSPIRE.in.gov has proven a vital tool for K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, and Hoosiers across the state that accumulated over […]

News Roundup

1. HarperCollins Publishers Sells More Than 1.1 Million Copies of Go Set a Watchman in Print, e-Book and Audio Format 2. Emory’s Literary Archives Inspire Next Generation of Poets (via Emory News Center) 3. German Consortium Baden-Wuerttemberg Signs Agreement with Scientific Publisher Elsevier 4. Open to Employed Librarians and Para-Professionals in US and Canada: Apply […]