July 24, 2014

Three Organizations Collaborate and Release New Online Edition of U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

From a LII Blog Post: This new online edition of the CFR is the result of an unprecedented two-year collaboration between the Government Printing Office (GPO), the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School (LII), and the Cornell Law Library. The project implemented features that have been often requested by government regulators, corporate counsel, and […]

Cornell U.: "Collections, Access Key to Library's Future"

From Ezra (Cornell’s Quarterly Magazine) by Gwen Glazer: Faculty members, as well as students and staff, are using Cornell’s library more than ever. In 2011, the library posted its highest-ever use statistics: Physical facilities saw more than 4 million visits and digital resources were accessed more than 7 million times. [Clip] “In the digital age, […]

"Cornell Library Collections Lag Behind Peers’, Professors Say"

From The Cornell Daily Sun: From 2005 to 2010, the median increase in funding for digital and print collections for the top 10 research libraries in the U.S. was 35.6 percent. At Cornell, however, funding for these expenditures increased by only 1.7 percent, according to a report by Cornell’s University Faculty Library Board. At a […]

"Building arXiv’s Self-Sustaining Future", Simons Foundation Awards arXiv $60,000 Planning Grant

From the Cornell University Library: Thanks to a generous award from the Simons Foundation, Cornell University Library will take a major step toward building a permanent governance model for arXiv, the free scientific repository that has revolutionized the way scientists share information. The Simons Foundation, which is based in New York City, has provided a […]

Cornell University: Library Digitization Projects Span Multiple Millennia (From 17th C. Japanese Woodblocks to Hip Hop)

From the Cornell Chronicle: Cornell University Library and the College of Arts and Sciences have awarded six new grants to create new digital content of enduring value. Treasures ranging from Bronx-born hip-hop posters to ancient Greek and Roman coins will hit the Web in the near future as part of the Grants Program for Digital […]

College Press: Cornell: "New Law Library Head Adapts to Change"

From the Cornell Daily Sun: Femi Cadmus was appointed head of the Law School Library and associate dean for Library Services this August. She said that as libraries nationwide face an uncertain future she is not afraid to adapt to a digital age. “My vision is for a transformative, innovative, forward-thinking, library. I’m not afraid […]

Web Archiving: Cornell Selects Archive-It to Capture and Preserve 8 Million University Web Pages

From The Cornell Daily Sun: Internet Archive will begin preserving Cornell’s online content starting this month after the University signed a contract with the Internet archiving company in March. Internet Archive will create an archive of Cornell’s entire web space — approximately eight million documents — by capturing HTML coding, images, PDFs and links to […]