November 26, 2014

Indiana: Public Libraries: "Bloomington Library Battles Rising Crime Rate"

From the AP (via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette): Arrests at the Monroe County Public Library in downtown Bloomington have tripled in the past six years, as have the number of reported assaults, The Herald-Times reported. The number of people considered “trespassers” rose from one in 2006 to 14 in the last year, according to Bloomington […]

NY Times: Repairing the Damage at India’s National Archives & India’s Archives: How Did Things Get This Bad?

From NYTimes.com: When he took charge of the National Archives of India in May 2010, Mushirul Hasan inherited a rudderless institution. The job of director general had been vacant for several years, and past directors had been bureaucrats. Mr. Hasan became the first scholar in 30 years to oversee an institution that contained a dazzling […]

Google and Facebook Comply with Indian Court Orders

UPDATE: Google and Facebook Comply with Indian Court Orders (via OpenNet Initiative) From the The Wall St. Journal (via Google News): A person familiar with the matter said Google removed content from its search service, YouTube video site and Blogger after receiving an order to do so from Judge Mukesh Kumar of a New Delhi district […]

A DSpace Powered Digital Library Opens in India With Four More Launching Soon

From the The Times of India: Society was in need of youths who were ready to take the reins of the nation and transform themselves into global leaders, D Purandeswari, minister of state for human resources and development, said on Thursday. She was inaugurating the Dspace digital library at St Albert’s College, Ernakulam. [Clip] The […]

New Reference Resources: India: Statistics Ministry Releases Year Book 2012 and DevInfo 3.0

From The Economic Times: Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister Srikant Kumar Jena today launched two new statistical products, ‘DevInfo India Version 3.0′ and ‘The Statistical Year Book 2012′, offering socio-economic data and a range of analytical tools. “These two statistical products are our attempt to keep in tune with the latest technology so as to […]

India: Delhi Announces Plans to Digitize City Archives

From Asian Age: In an attempt to digitalise the archives in Delhi, the city government has signed an agreement with the National Institute of Smart Governance, Hyderabad, on Tuesday. The records includes 10 crore documents such as CID records, Gazettes, maps, manuscripts, photographs, negatives and records of eminent personalities. It will also include transfer of […]

New York Times: India Asks Google, Facebook to Screen User Content

From an India Ink Blog Post: The Indian government has asked Internet companies and social media sites like Facebook to prescreen user content from India and to remove disparaging, inflammatory or defamatory content before it goes online, three executives in the information technology industry say. Top officials from the Indian units of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo […]

Roundup: Jimmy Wales Speaks at Wikipedia Conference in India & Other Wikipedia Items

Reports from Wiki Conference India. Wikipedia rivals traditional encyclopedias in accuracy (Q & A Interview with Jimmy Wales, via Livemint) Wikipedia hosts India conference amid expansion push (via BBC News) Outside the campus a small group of protesters demonstrated against the depiction of the map of India on Wikipedia, which they say is an inaccurate […]