June 27, 2017

Resources For Upcoming Solar Eclipse Available From Star_Net

Resources From STAR_net, Space Science Institute (SSI) Direct to Eclipse Resource Center Some of the Resources Available Include: The “All-American” Eclipse: A Guide for Public Libraries and Their Communities (24 pages; PDF) Eclipse Website Roudup Activities Guide Free Online Course/MOOC) Eclipse FAQ Video Note: 2 Million Free Eclipse Glasses Coming to US Libraries (via Space.com) […]

News Roundup

OASAPA to Hold July 12th Twitter Chat on Future of Open Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences See Also: Recording/Slides From Last Week’s OASPA Webinar on Open Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Knowledge Unlatched Partners with LM Information Delivery and Igroup to Reach Out to Libraries

Voyager Search Launches Open Data Network with Searchable Geospatial Catalog of Publicly Accessible Data

From Voyager Search: Voyager Search unveiled VoyagerODN today, a single point of search for publicly available data. VoyagerODN makes the most of Voyager Search’s core software capabilities by providing public access to millions of free, geospatial pieces of content. Companies, entrepreneurs, analysts, nonprofits, government agencies, hobbyists, and more who need free location-based data can use VoyagerODN to […]

Harry Potter 20 Years: The New York Academy of Medicine Library Launches Hogwarts-themed Digital Collection

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From the NYAM Library: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The New York Academy of Medicine Library has launched a special digital collection, “How to Pass Your O.W.L.s at Hogwarts: A Prep Course.” Featuring rare books dating back to the 15th century, the collection […]

Funding: New Report Summarizes IMLS Support for Museums and Libraries in Each State

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From the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS): The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released reports with detailed views of IMLS funding for the past six years (FY 2011 through FY 2016) for every state across the nation and the District of Columbia. It is the first time the agency has compiled […]

News Roundup

1. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Announce Formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism 2. Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries Will Receive $1 Million Matching Grant From Cabell Foundation 3. Tweeten 2 Updates the Best Tweetdeck Replacement with Filters and Better GIF Support (via The Next Web) Hat Tip:@secou

WGBH Awarded $1 Million Grant by Mellon Foundation to Support American Archive of Public Broadcasting

From the AAPB: WGBH Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded WGBH a $1 million grant to support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). The AAPB, a collaboration between Boston public media station WGBH and the Library of Congress, has been working to digitize and preserve nearly […]

New Research Article: Mining Features Associated with Effective Tweets (Preprint)

Title Mining Features Associated with Effective Tweets Authors Jian Xu University of Notre Dame Nitesh V. Chawla University of Notre Dame Source via arXiv Abstract What tweet features are associated with higher effectiveness in tweets? Through the mining of 122 million engagements of 2.5 million original tweets, we present a systematic review of tweet time, […]

“TALint at the University of Toronto: Bridging the Gap Between iSchool and Academic Librarianship” (Conference Paper)

The following paper will be presented at the 2017 IFLA World Library and Information Congress scheduled to take place in Wrocław, Poland in August. Title TALint at the University of Toronto: Bridging the Gap Between iSchool and Academic Librarianship Authors Julie Hannaford University of Toronto Siobhan Stevenson University of Toronto Source via IFLA Repository Abstract […]

Why The Future of Tech Will Be Female: A Report (+Video) on Reshma Saujani’s ALA 2017 Keynote on

From a Publishers Weekly article by Andrew Albanese: In a powerful opening keynote at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Reshma Saujani, founder of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code, told librarians that getting young girls interested in technology is the key to better future—and she urged them to help her change a culture […]