September 30, 2014

Archives: George Eastman House Receives Donation From Kodak Allowing For Increased Digitization and Preservation of Motion Pictures

From the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY: George Eastman House announced today that it will operate a digital laboratory as part of its Moving Image Department, thanks to Eastman Kodak Company’s donation of state-of-the-art digital equipment. The gift will enhance George Eastman House’s in-house capabilities in film preservation, allowing broader access to the museum’s […]

Publishing: AIP, ACM, Elsevier, Wiley and Others Join CHORUS

The eight new members of CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) members are: American Chemical Society AIP Publishing American Physical Society Association of Computing Machinery Elsevier Hindawi Silverchair Wiley Source: CHORUS Blog See Also: CHORUS Membership Roster Direct to CHORUS Search Tool

New Tip Sheet From ALA Looks at Public Policy Implications of 3D Printing in the Library

New introductory brief online today from three ALA divisions: United For Libraries, Public Library Association, and ALA’s Office of Info Tech Policy. “As the percentage of the nation’s libraries helping their patrons create new objects and structures with 3D printers continues to increase, the legal implications for offering the high-tech service in the copyright, patent, […]

Just Released: “Europeana for Research: Final Policy Recommendations”

From a Europeana News Release: Safeguarding our digital cultural heritage requires increased collaboration and greater cross-fertilisation of ideas and approaches between the culture and research sectors, ministries and funders, aimed at increasing its impact and reducing the duplication of costs, according to recommendations released today by the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT) and Europeana […]

News Roundup

1. OCLC: WorldCat Discovery Adds Chat Widget 2. 200+ ProQuest Databases Now Indexed and Discoverable through the Central Index of Ex Libris Primo 3. Library Sales, Timely Metadata, and the Canadian Publisher (via Booknet Canada) 4. Jordan Eschler and Olivia Dorsey Receive Paul Evan Peters Fellowships

FindAway World Gets $500,000 U.S. Air Force Contract For Preloaded, Secure E-Reader Devices

Let’s Review: 1. In August, the U.S. Air Force wanted to learn more about companies that could provide them with a secure, pre-loaded e-readers for use by USAF libraries. In many respects, similar to what the Navy offers with their new NeRD ereader. 2. Later in the month, the USAF published a synopsis saying they […]

Release of Open Access Online Encyclopedia of First World War Coming Soon

Details about the upcoming launch of the International Encyclopedia of the First World War follow. The web site about the project is live at: http://www.1914-1918-online.net/ From Freie Universität Berlin A comprehensive, English-language, open access encyclopedia of the “Great War” will be presented and released on October 8, 2014, in Brussels. The project “1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia […]

News Roundup

1. Interactive Tool: Fun With Spotify Metadata: The Most Dramatic Part of a Song 2. Access to Information: Little Rock to stream police dispatches on Web (via AP) 3. Learn About the Dept. of Homeland Security’s “Infrastructure Protection Digital Library” Two Articles are Available: A. From The Post Register in Idaho Falls, ID B. From […]

Tennessee: “Trips taken by Chattanooga Public Library director, top aides took them across U.S., globe Chattanooga Public Library Director, Top Aides Took them Across U.S., Globe”

Here’s a nearly 1400 word article by Joy Lukachick Smith from the Chattanooga Times Free Press looks at the domestic and international travel that Chattanooga Public Library Executive Director, Corinne Hill, and two members of her staff took during FY 13 and FY 14. The report includes a chart and map. From the Article A […]

Oregon: Multnomah County Library Celebrates Sesquicentennial at Day Long Birthday Party

From Oregon Public Radio: The Multnomah County Library celebrated its 150th anniversary Saturday with birthday hats and a marching band. It’s the oldest library west of the Mississippi. Director Vailey Oehlke said the library began as private subscription collection called The Library Association of Portland. It was founded by a small group of Portland merchants, who each […]