December 12, 2017

Discoverability: CHORUS Sign Memorandum of Understanding With ORCID

From a CHORUS Announcement: CHORUS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ORCID to support discoverability in scholarly communications. [Clip] ORCID Executive Director Laurel Haak said, “Creating and supporting authoritative connections between researchers and their works, funding sources, and affiliations, is essential for delivering public access to scholarly content. Together, CHORUS and ORCID have an important […]

New Research Article: How Do Digital Humanities Scholars Use Twitter?

The following full text article appears in the SAGE journal, Big Data and Society. Title Networks of digital humanities scholars: The informational and social uses and gratifications of Twitter Authors Anabel Quan-Haase The University of Western Ontario Kim Martin The University of Western Ontario Lori McCay-Peet The University of Western Ontario Source Big Data and […]

New From Boston Public Library: Rare Chronique Anonyme Universelle Manuscript Now Viewable Online

From Boston Public Library: Today, the Boston Public Library announced that the Chronique Anonyme Universelle, or “Genealogy of the Bible,” a 35-foot scroll and manuscript dating from approximately 1470-1479 is now available online. The ornate manuscript depicts the history of the world from Creation to 1380, tracing the genealogy of individuals from the Bible to […]

New Opinion Paper from Science Europe Calls for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output

From Science Europe: A new Opinion Paper has been published today by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences. The publication, entitled ‘The Need for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output’, addresses two audiences: scientists, especially those who have been traditionally more resistant to the OA approach, and policy makers. […]

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Acquires Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) Service

From Today’s AAAS Announcement: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the Science family of journals, today announced the acquisition of “Peer Review Evaluation” (PRE), a web-based service that promotes public trust in science by making the review of original research more transparent and verifiable. [Clip] Offering benefits to readers, publishers, […]

Michigan: Grosse Pointe Public Library’s Calder Mobile Valued at $10 Million

Two reports. From the Grosse Pointe News: When the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation announced the establishment of its Breuer Preservation Fund during a gala last year, many patrons were left with eyebrows raised. “A lot of people said they never noticed the artwork before,” said Jennifer Bingaman, executive director of the foundation. “The same amount […]

Videos: Two Interviews with Harper Lee Documentary Director Mary McDonagh Murphy

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UPDATE February 19, 2016 We are saddened to learn of the death of Harper Lee today. The New York Times has published an approx. 3000 word obituary. Here’s an announcement from her publisher. Embedded below are two 2015 interviews with Mary McDonagh Murphy, author of Scout, Atticus and Boo and the director of Harper Lee: […]

Social Media: “Taking a Page From the New York Public Library’s Approach To Instagram”

From Tech Republic: The New York Public Library has a lively Instagram account with 80,000 followers, and for those who don’t pass by the building by on the regular, that might just be the best place to get a daily dose of the historic institution. Chad Felix handles the Instagram account for the New York […]

A Look Inside the Design of Cornell’s Ho Fine Arts Library (Scheduled to Open in 2017)

From Metropolis: As public libraries and media organizations turn increasingly away from books and other print publications, devoting funding instead to technology-based resources—access to databases, coworking spaces, and the like—it seems strange for an institution to reaffirm the centrality of the printed word. Cornell University is doing just this with its new Ho Fine Arts […]

Simon Fraser University Digitizes a World-Class Selection of Aldines

From Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia: As SFU celebrates 50 years in 2015, it will also mark a much earlier historical milestone—the 500th anniversary of famed Venetian printer Aldus Pius Manutius’ death. Publishing@SFU and SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books are commemorating the occasion by digitizing 21 books that were printed at […]