From a California Digital Library Announcement: CDL is pleased to announce the recent addition of 33 digitized sound and video recordings to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere, as part of a pilot project to investigate hosting and providing access to A/V media. These recordings were digitized by the California AudioVisual Preservation Project (CAVPP), [...]
33 Digitized Historic Audio and Video Recordings Added to Online Archive of California and Calisphere
Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation (the organization that “powers” Wikipedia) was interviewed last week at ALIA’s 6th New Librarians Symposium in Brisbane, Australia. Richard Fidler from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation conducted the interview. An audio podcast of the conversation is now available online. Stream online or download (mp3).
From UNESCO: The theme for this year’s celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011 is “Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear, and Learn.” [Clip] UNESCO has adopted 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to better focus global attention on the issues at stake, in cooperation with the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives [...]
Kurt Anderson from PRI’s Studio 360 talks with Jason Boog, Editor of GalleyCat. The audio runs 5:30. Here’s a 5:30 minute report from PRI’s Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson talking about Amazon.com, the publisher. From a text summary: “Jason Boog, editor of the book industry blog GalleyCat, said Amazon is poised to become the next [...]
This paper will be presented at the World Library and Information Congress : 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly on August 17, 2011. Title: “Public Performance Rights Management in Academic Libraries” Author: Laura Jenenmann; George Mason University Libraries, Fairfax, VA From the Abstract: This paper will provide an overview of public performance rights for using [...]
LC Announces the National Jukebox: Largest Collection of Recordings Ever Made Available To Public (Free)
The National Jukebox launch announcement was made today by the Librarian of Congress, James Billington and singer/songwriter, Harry Connick, Jr. The National Jukebox is Now Live at: http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/ Fast Facts: At Launch Jukebox Contains 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. “Recordings in the Jukebox were issued on record [...]
New Internet Resources Guide: "Resources For Your Rhymes: Sites For Slam/Spoken Word/Performance Poetry"
“Resources For Your Rhymes: Sites For Slam/Spoken Word/Performance Poetry” appears in the March 2011 (72.3) issue of College & Research Library News. The extensive list of resource was compiled and written by Maureen Perry, a reference librarian at University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College. Resources are organized into six categories: + Dictionaries/glossaries/terminology resources + Recording [...]
The Government Printing Office is expanding the number of historic documents you can access online. They’re partnering with the Library of Congress to digitize all sorts of records, some dating to the 1800s. This includes official congressional debates and laws like the Freedom of Information Act. Mary Alice Baish, GPO’s Superintendent of Documents, explains the [...]