December 19, 2014

Louisiana: A New Orleans Weekly Says, “Save the Libraries” in New Editorial

From Gambit New Orleans: Last week, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, flanked by city officials and Charles Brown, city librarian and executive director of the New Orleans Public Library, reopened the Algiers Regional Library, which had been closed since Hurricane Katrina. It was the fifth library opened by the city in the last four months, the others […]

Reference: New USGS Topographic Maps for California, Louisiana, and Mississippi Rolling Out

Maps are free to download online. Links below. From the USGS: In response to the need for up to date map coverage of the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a national map series named the US Topo. With approximately 48,000 new digital maps currently available for free download, more than 4,300 […]

Reference: New Orleans: Online Tool Allows Research of French Quarter Properties

From The New Orleans Times-Picayune: The Historic New Orleans Collection has unveiled a new online tool for researching information on all French Quarter properties. The Collins C. Diboll Vieux Carré Digital Survey, available at www.hnoc.org/vcs/, is an electronic version of the Vieux Carré Survey, which has information on every block of the French Quarter, including […]

Louisiana Libraries Sign Statewide Licensing Agreement with Credo Reference

From Credo Reference: LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS) and the State Library of Louisiana have signed a new statewide agreement to partner with Credo Reference (www.credoreference.com) in their efforts to promote information literacy and research effectiveness. Both organizations are pleased to announce this joint effort to support library users across the state. “The agreement […]