February 21, 2018

Library Journal Editor in Chief Francine Fialkoff Leaves Publication

Note: Our very best wishes to Francine.  It has been both an honor and pleasure to work with her. As you might imagine, Francine was key in helping infoDOCKET become LJ infoDOCKET. I look forward to talking with her at library events in the future. –Gary From a Library Journal News Release: Today, Library Journal […]

New Agreement: National Library of Norway’s “Bokhylla” Digital Bookshelf Expands, Database Will Continue to Include Books With a Valid Copyright

From the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO): The National Library of Norway and Kopinor have signed an agreement on August 28th for the permanent continuation of the digital Bookshelf. As a result, 250 000 books from the entire 20th century will become accessible online. The Bookshelf (www.bokhylla.no) [English translation] was launched in 2009, […]

Largest Private Map Collection of ‘California as Island’ Comes to Stanford Libraries, Maps To Be Digitized

From The Stanford Report: California is an island. Always has been. Always will be. A new Stanford Libraries acquisition of 800 maps from one of the nation’s top map collectors, Glen McLaughlin, bolsters the claim: California was portrayed as an island on maps for well over a century. “To my knowledge, it is the largest […]

Archiving Milestone for Western Regional Storage Trust Journal Repository Program

From the University of California Newsroom: The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), a partnership to create a distributed retrospective print journal repository in the western United States, has completed its first round of print journal archiving under a three-year program jointly funded by WEST members and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In this first cycle […]

A New Service from Wolfram|Alpha: Personal Analytics for Facebook

If you’re a Facebook user, even a casual one, it’s very likely that you’ll also quickly become a Wolfram|Alpha user. Those of you who teach about social media here’s something else that will grab the attention of students. The following new service is free. Wow! From an Extended Wolfram|Alpha Blog Post by Steven Wolfram: Today […]

Milestones: LibraryThing Turns Seven!

Happy 7th birthday to Tim Spalding, Abby Blachy, and the rest of the LibraryThing team. Tim reflects on his past seven years in this blog post. The post includes these facts and stats: We’re stable, profitable and growing, with over 1.5 million members using LibraryThing.com and the other language sites, and over 400 library systems […]

Gov Docs: NARA’s Information Security Oversight Office Releases Report on Classification Guidance Reviews

From a NARA Announcement: The National Archives Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) today released the first Executive branch-wide Fundamental Classification Guidance Review covering 25 Federal agencies with significant classification programs. Agency summaries are online. The review serves as a guide and benchmark for Federal agencies to ensure proper classification of information vital to national security, […]

Is This What the New Amazon Kindle Fire Looks Like? Leaked Image Posted

The Verge was sent a couple of images of what the new Kindle Fire is “purported to look like”. A few details and the image are available here.      

E-Readers Will Shrink in Popularity But Not Disappear, New Report Says

From Jeremy Greenfield at Digital Book World: While tablet growth surges and annual e-reader shipments decrease, there will be a place for the latter device in the foreseeable future, according to a new report. “There still remains an audience for a dedicated device that replicates the print reading experience,” said Jeff Orr, senior practice director […]

Upcoming Conference in NYC: In Re Books (Law and the Future of Books)

Law Professor, noted Google Book Search legal expert, and proprietor of The Laboratorium blog, James Grimmelmann, shared details with us about an upcoming conference taking place in New York City at the end of October. The “In Re Books” conference is scheduled to take place at the New York Law School on October 26th and […]