May 21, 2018

Presentation Slides: "Intro to Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums"

Here’s an EXCELLENT intro presentation about linked data by Jon Voss, founder of LookBackMaps, that’s also full of links to explore. Voss delivered the presentation on April 29, 2011 at the LODLAM (Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums) Bootcamp prior to the opening of the Great Lakes THAT Camp taking place in East […]

Emory University Tracks Slave Origins via Online Database, Crowdsourcing"

Here’s another example of a database being built with the help of crowdsourcing. It is becoming clear that crowdsourcing is moving from an experiment in the use of online social networking to a useful and relatively inexpensive way to assist in the creation of a database. As you’ll read, this project is looking for people […]

LITA Election Results Released: Congrats to David Lee King, Bobbi Newman, Andrew Pace and Many Others!

LITA (Library & Information Technology Assn.) has released results from their recent elections and at the same time we’ve learned that several members of the association have been elected as ALA Councilors-at-Large. Congrats, kudos, mazel tov and all the rest to those elected. Newly Elected LITA Board Members (via a LITA Blog Post) Zoe Stewart-Marshall, […]

Maureen Sullivan Elected 2012-2013 ALA President

Congratulations Maureen! From ALA: Maureen Sullivan, an organization development consultant, has been elected to the 2012-13 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA). Sullivan defeated Susan Stroyan, information services librarian at the Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. Sullivan received 5,259 votes. Stroyan received 3,642 votes. [Clip] “I am humbled and honored to have been […]

The Modern Language Association (MLA) Announces Plans to Open Office of Scholary Communication

From a MLA Announcement: The Executive Council has approved the creation of the office of scholarly communication. This new office will be responsible for a range of activities intended to promote scholarship among our members and within the larger academic community and will incorporate and expand the work of the book publications unit. Kathleen Fitzpatrick […]

CLIR Issues (March/April 2011) Posted Online

Direct to CLIR Issues (March/April 2011) Articles Include: Symposium Focuses on Deep Collaboration CLIR Holds First of New Participatory Design Workshops DLF Joins National Digital Stewardship Alliance Medical Heritage Library Awarded NEH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant Sloan Foundation Awards CLIR Grant for Research on Building Data Curation Skills CLIR and Stanford Receive Mellon Grants for […]

Market Projections: "2011 Global eBook Reader Shipments to Reach 27 Million Units"

New Research From DigiTimes: Demand for e-book readers remained strong in first-quarter 2011, with global shipments soaring 236% on year to 4.8 million units. Digitimes Research believes global e-book reader shipments will reach 27 million units in 2011. Among the brand-name vendors, Amazon will continue to be the market leader with an 60% share of […]

New: Westchester County (New York) Launches Online Digital Archives

From More than 9,000 historical photographs and maps stored in archival vaults have been digitized and placed online as part of the newly launched Westchester County Archives’ Digital Collections. “Every aspect of government needs to be continually improving,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “This digitization project is an example of how technology can […]

New Report: "U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies 2010"

A new report from the Colorado Library Research Service. by: Zeth Lietzau and Jamie Helgren Direct to Full Text (56 pages; PDF) From a Report Summary (With Charts): Libraries’ online presence is a constant topic of conversation, with anecdotal insights dominating the discussion. A broader picture of what libraries across the country – and throughout […]