March 24, 2018

NARA Releases Preservation Week Poster + Talks from 2011 Preservation Conference

From a Guest Post by on the NARAtions Blog by Aimee Primeaux, Preservation Program Officer at the National Archives: Preservation is at the heart of what we do here at NARA: Preservation Programs has joined forces with SAA’s Preservation Section to create an e-poster in recognition of Preservation Week. This poster outlines basic strategies to […]

Full Text Documents: The Royal Wedding Official Programme & Wedding Facts

Because the Royal Wedding is only a few hours away and it’s likely some of you will be watching either a live or via a recorded broadcast/stream, we’ve decided to share these two reference items with you. If nothing else, you’ll be able to wow your friends and neighbors with your thorough knowledge of the […]

Karen Coyle on "Visualizing Linked Data"

Metadata/linked data and semantic web expert, Karen Coyle (she’s also an award winning author), has published an informative item  on her blog for anyone wanting to learn more about linked data. The post comes a few weeks before Coyle participates in the RDA and the future of library metadata webinar. Three part series  (one session […]

Highlights Only: BISG Study Reveals E-Book Buyers Are Accelerating Their Move Away From Print

From the Book Industry Study Group: The surge in sales of e-reading devices like Amazon’s Kindle during the 2010 holiday season launched a turning point in e-book history according to the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). The second installment in VOLUME TWO of BISG’s closely watched Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey shows the percentage […]

Media/Social Media: "Five of the Best Tumblr News Blogs"

On Sarah Marshall has posted about five favorites Tumblr blogs from large news organizations. Really impressive looking on a laptop and they also look great on an iPhone. It seems everywhere we turn these days we’re reading or hearing mentions of Tumblr. Direct to the Complete List Our Two Favorites: 1. The National Post […]

"ARL Suggests Privacy Oversight for Google Books"

In a post on the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Policy Notes blog, ARL’s Brandon Butler points out that on Tuesday the association filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that suggest the it, “require strong protection for reader privacy in the Google Books service.” Butler also points out that anyone file comments with […]

Reader Privacy Legislation Continues Journey Through California Legislature

Here’s a quick update about an interesting and important piece of legislation for readers, Reader Privacy Act, that we first posted about two weeks ago. Since then the bill (SB No. 602) was amended for the third time (April 25, 2011) and a hearing by the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled for May 2, 2011. […]

Project Muse: Back Issues For 14 More Titles Added to Database

From Muse News: MUSE just added back issues for 14 more titles. Five of the fourteen now have their complete run in MUSE. This batch of back issues added depth to MUSE’s growing collection of Asian Studies journals. All archival content is made available to current subscribers at no additional charge. The 14 titles and […]

Database News from Credo Reference, Salem Press, EBSCO, and Accessible Archives

1. Credo Reference Debuts Salem Press Publisher Collection Joining a growing list of 33 other Publisher Collections, all available stand-alone or alongside a subscription to Credo General Reference, the new Salem Press Collection will be offered as perpetual purchase or on a subscription basis. This new Collection features key titles from both the Critical Surveys […]

A Must See! U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library

Terrific material with more to come. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Central Regional Library maintains a collection of over 400,000 photographs taken during geologic studies of the United States and its territories from 1868 to the present. These images provide a visual history of the discovery, development, and sciences of the United States and its […]