March 17, 2018

New Conference Presentation: Digital Curation for Modern Universities

The following presentation is scheduled to take place tomorrow (September 28, 2012) at the MURG  (Modern Universities Research Group) September Workshop in London. Title Digital Curation for Modern Universities Presenter Dr. Liz Lyon Director, UKOLN, Associate Director UK Digital Curation Centre, University of Bath, UK Source Presenters Web Site Slide Deck Direct to Presentation (30 […]

ALA President Talks to Publishers at AAP Event in NYC

American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan spoke to about 100 publishers this week during an Association of American Publishers event in New York. The presentation struck a more placatory tone than Sullivan’s open letter to publishers regarding the current state of ebook access in libraries. Sent just days earlier, it began by arguing that “it’s […]

Full Text Resource: Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies in Parliamentary Libraries

From a Web Page Blurb: The Handbook on “Information and Communication Technologies in Parliamentary Libraries”, prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament provides in a concise manner an overview […]

Startups: BriefMine Launches New Legal Research Resource

From VentureBeat: BriefMine, a startup launching today, wants to make access to legal research more cost-effective. It is one of only a handful of legal tech companies using technology to push the boundaries of legal practice. [Clip] For legal tech entrepreneurs, this is an opportunity for a simpler, cheaper alternative. “It has historically proven a […]

New Report From Google Looks at What Users Want Most from Mobile Sites Today

Although this report is targeted at those who market commercial products online we think a lot of what Google is sharing in the document will be of interest to many of you. From the Think With Google Web Site: While nearly 75% of users prefer a mobile-friendly site, 96% of consumers say they’ve encountered sites […]

New Jersey: School Librarians are Reduced in Volume

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Once a staple of nearly every school, the school librarian/media specialist is feeling underappreciated these days, if not under siege. Over the last five years, the number of certified library/media specialists in New Jersey public schools has dropped by almost 15 percent, according to the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, […]

New Interactive Reference Resource: Visualizing Language Knowledge in Europe

via an Open Knowledge Foundation Blog Post: Launching on the 2012 European Day of Languages, is a new website that visualizes language knowledge in Europe based on the latest European Commission survey data, published this summer in the “Europeans and their languages” Eurobarometer. The interactive website allows visitors to find out which languages are […]

Access: National Federation of the Blind and DAISY Consortium Concerned that State Department May Not Require Fully Accessible E-readers

From a DAISY Consortium News Item: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the DAISY Consortium have submitted a response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the U.S. State Department regarding its planned e-reader initiative. The RFI follows the rescission of the State Department’s June 7, 2012 sole source proposal for a program […]

Vancouver: Protecting Digitally Preserved Knowledge is Focus of UNESCO Conference

From The Province: More than 700 digital knowledge experts have converged on Vancouver at a UNESCO conference — entitled The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation — in order to try to prevent just such a crisis. Their goal is to find ways to fight against the “highly ephemeral” nature […]

New Draft Document From PLOS, SPARC, and ARL Asks, “How Open is It?”

From a PLOS Blog Post: Not all Open Access is created equal. To move beyond the seemingly simple question of Is it Open Access?” PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to develop a resource called HowOpenIsIt?” This resource identifies the core components of open access (OA) and how they are implemented across the spectrum between […]