September 28, 2016

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 […]

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. […]

Soundtracks For Ebook Reading: “Booktrack Pulls In Another $5 Million To Put Audio To E-Books”

From TechCrunch: Booktrack, a startup out of New Zealand that creates soundtracks to accompany e-books, has raised another $5 million in funding to make sure that reading is no longer a quiet activity. [Clip] Each booktrack — think movie soundtrack for your book — consists of music, ambient audio and sound effects that automatically sync […]

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 […]

IFLA “Concerned” By Extension of Copyright Terms in Canada and Jamaica

From the International Federation of Library Associations: In recent weeks, IFLA members have become concerned as they observed copyright changes in Jamaica and Canada that extend the term of copyright protection. A rich public domain and fair access to copyright protected material enhances creativity and the production of new works. Longer copyright terms withhold material […]

Data: EPA Releases Updated Environmental and Public Health Indicators in Online Database

From the Environmental Protection Agency: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated environmental and public health indicators in an online database, making information about the current and historical condition of the nation’s environment and human health more accessible to the public. This is an online update to EPA’s Report on the Environment. Users […]

The Smithsonian Heads to Kickstarter to Crowdfund Preservation and Digitization of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

The following Kickstarter campaign is the first in a series of crowdfunding campaigns from the Smithsonian Institution. From the Kickstarter Blog: The Smithsonian’s first project, from the National Air & Space Museum, focuses on the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong as he stepped off a ladder and became the first person on the moon. The […]

2015 National Book Festival Will Feature Graphic Novels Pavilion, Youth Poetry Slam, & First-Time-Ever Romance Fiction Pavilion

From LC: The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will offer, for the first time, a pavilion devoted exclusively to romance novels. “Romance fiction is the second-best-selling genre in the publishing industry, generating more than $1 billion in publisher revenues in 2013,” said Guy Lamolinara, the festival’s co-director. “Romance accounts for 21 percent […]

Research Paper: “The Social World of Content Abusers in Community Question Answering”

The following paper by researchers from Yahoo Labs and the University of South Florida was presented at the 24th International World Wide Web Conference. Title The Social World of Content Abusers in Community Question Answering Authors Imrul Kayes University of South Florida Nicolas Kourtellis Yahoo Labs Daniele Quercia Yahoo Labs Adriana Iamnitchi University of South […]