October 20, 2014

Colorado: Library 21c Debuts Video Production Studio In Colorado Springs

From the Colorado Springs Gazette: Library 21c [Pikes Peak Library District] debuted its Center for Public Media on Saturday in hopes of helping future filmmakers, video producers, musicians and more produce their own high-quality videos. Staffers at Library 21c unveiled a studio with video cameras, lights and editing programs. They will offer classes on studio […]

National Archives of Australia Director-General David Fricker Now President of International Council on Archives

From the Sydney Morning News Herald: National Archives of Australia director-general David Fricker has become the president of the Paris-based International Council on Archives. He started his four-year term on Thursday. [Clip] Mr Fricker, in Paris on Thursday, released a statement saying information was the economic resource of the 21st century. “The vast amount of […]

Special Collections: Papers of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Will Reside at Princeton University Library

From Princeton University: The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collections of Princeton University, where the renowned author served on the faculty for 17 years. The announcement was made today by Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber to a packed audience in Richardson Auditorium, addressing attendees of the conference […]

First Collaboration Between a Canadian GLAM Institution and Wikimedia Canada Now Underway

From the Wikimedia Blog: The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and Wikimedia Canada are announcing a pilot project to upload public domain images from the Conrad Poirier collection at BAnQ Vieux-Montréal. Freelance photographer Conrad Poirier (1921-1968) sold his photographs to various newspapers and magazines including The Montreal Gazette, La Patrie and La Presse. […]

Winthrop University: “The Book vs. E-Book: E-Book Survey Report”

Note: The following article appears in the inaugural issue of South Carolina Libraries, the official journal of the South Carolina Library Association. Congratulations to all those involved with making the publication a reality. infoDOCKET looks forward to sharing word of other articles from SCL in future posts. Title The Book vs. E-Book: E-Book Survey Report […]

Omaha, Nebraska: Mayor’s Office Proposes Letting Police Check Out Library Patron Information

More privacy issues in the library world. From the Omaha World-Herald: The Omaha Mayor’s Office would like law enforcement officials to be able to access personal information from Omahans’ library cards in emergencies, setting off a debate over patrons’ privacy. Mayor Jean Stothert’s chief of staff, Marty Bilek, appeared before the Omaha Public Library’s board […]

Flickr Launches New Version of App That’s Optimized for iPad

From the Flickr Blog: This version of the Flickr iOS app [3.2] is optimized to take full advantage of the larger screen on iPad. On iPad, Flickr can now display images in high resolution by pushing up to 3,000,000 pixels per photo. [Clip] The new Flickr for iPad app will be available globally in eleven […]

Appellate Court Reverses District Court Judgment in Publishers v. Georgia State U. Fair Use Case

Note; Since Our First Post About the Court’s Decision We’ve Updated With Several Items about the Court’s Ruling. All Links are in the UPDATE Section Below. Duke University Scholarly Communications Officer Kevin Smith shares the breaking news and some initial analysis of today’s appellate court [U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Atlanta] ruling in […]

Digital Humanities: Mellon Grant Will Support Development of New Online Platform To Study Ancient Chinese Texts at Yale University

From YaleNews:  Yale will be home to a new digital humanities project for the study of the Chinese textual tradition, supported by a three-year, $430,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Spearheaded by principal investigators Tina Lu and Mick Hunter of Yale’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, with technical development provided by […]

Altmetrics: “Tweets as Impact Indicators: Examining the Implications of Automated ‘Bot’ Accounts on Twitter”

Here’s a new preprint from researchers in Canada, Finland, and the U.S. that will likely be of interest to many infoDOCKET readers. Title Tweets as Impact Indicators: Examining the Implications of Automated “Bot” Accounts on Twitter Authors Stefanie Haustein Université de Montréal Timothy D. Bowman Université de Montréal Kim Holmberg University of Turku Andrew Tsou […]