November 27, 2015

DPLA Partners with Pop Up Archive to Make Audiovisual Content Keyword Searchable & Try For Podcast Search

Note: About six weeks ago infoDOCKET posted this roundup looking at several companies, projects, and tools that can make audio and video content keyword searchable. One of the projects we mentioned was Pop Up Archive that DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) announced a partnership with today (see below). Btw, if you want to see […]

Boston Public Library’s Renovated Johnson Building Will Include a Satellite TV Studio and Cafe


From the BPL: Today, the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees, voted in favor of a joint proposal from the Catered Affair and the WGBH Educational Foundation for a new retail space in the Johnson building, part of the Central Library Renovation in Copley Square. The unique collaboration will feature The Newsfeed Café and a […]

Illinois: “Chicago Collections Brings City-Related Archives Under One Digital Roof”

From the Chicago Tribune: …Chicago Collections, a new entity bringing old entities together, is about much more than that. Call it one-stop shopping for researchers, from high school students to wizened academics. Call it a case study in inter-institutional cooperation. Call it a free website where those curious about the story of Chicago can poke […]

ProQuest Will Pilot New “Access-to-Own” Ebook Acquisition Model Beginning in Mid-2016

From PQ: ProQuest will pilot a new ebook acquisition model called “Access-to-Own.” Access-to-Own facilitates title ownership by applying budget dollars spent on rentals to perpetual purchases. The model, which utilizes Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA), addresses short-term loan (STL) pricing concerns and provides access to more front list content than may be available with short-term loans, and […]

EveryLibrary Posts Roundup of Library-Related Election Results


John Chrastka, EveryLibrary’s Founder/Executive Director, has done a superb job providing a thorough roundup and analysis of library-related election results from yesterday’s elections in the U.S. in this new “first look” blog post. EveryLibrary began in 2012 helping, public, school, and college libraries win bonding, tax, and advisory referendums.” Chrastka writes: Library elections are ‘evergreen’ […]

Russia: “Employees of Raided Ukrainian Library in Moscow Say They Were Framed”

UPDATED November 2: Russian Libraries Put Under House Arrest as She Awaits Trial (via Human Rights Watch) Late at night on October 30, a court in Moscow ruled to have the library director, Natalia Sharina, put under house arrest pending trial. Russian authorities have detained the director of the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature, apparently […]

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Launching Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

From RIT: A bachelor’s degree in digital humanities and social sciences – the first of its kind in the nation – will combine core liberal arts studies with technical courses such as computer programming to better prepare graduates for employment. Students will be registered in Fall 2016. [Clip] The students majoring in digital humanities and […]

Washington: Seattle Public Library Board Votes Against New Logo and Name Change

Note: For background on this story, see these two infoDOCKET posts: Thumbs Down on Proposed Seattle Public Library Name Change (October 21, 2015) The Seattle Public Library Considers Name Change (September 19, 2015) From The Stranger (October 29, 2015): Last night, the Seattle Public Library’s board of trustees—these five people—met to take a vote on […]

Massachusetts Residents Now Have Borrowing Privileges From UMass Amherst Libraries, Select Materials Online and Pick Up at Local Library

From UMass Amherst Libraries: Massachusetts residents can now check out resources from the UMass Amherst Libraries online and pick them up at their local library. With the advent of the Commonwealth Catalog all Bay State residents can borrow materials from the largest public research library in New England, directly through their local library. New libraries […]

U.S. Copyright Office Will Publish Final Rule on DMCA Exemptions Tomorrow, Full Text Copy Available Now

UPDATE 3: Analysis of the Final Rule by Krista Cox, Director of Public Policy, Association of Research Libraries UPDATE 2: Statement by Library Copyright Alliance (ACRL, ALA, ARL) UPDATE 1:  Introduction to the Copyright Office Recommendations Can Be Found Here (8 pages; PDF via U.S. Copyright Office) The U.S. Copyright office received more than 40,000 […]