March 19, 2018

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum Launches Online Digital Collection of 125,000 Masterpieces

From As a prelude to its reopening on April 13, 2013, one of the world’s leading museums, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, will launch Rijks Studio, a new online presentation of 125,000 works in its collection which will go live today. Rijks Studio invites members of the public to create their own masterpieces by downloading […]

Research Data: Five Major UK Research Institutions Join British Library’s DataCite Programme

From The British Library: Five major research centres have expanded their commitment to make data more accessible through the British Library’s DataCite service, a global initiative which addresses the problem of how to find, access and re-use the results of research. The Archaeology Data Service, the UK Data Archive, the Natural Environment Research Council, the […]

The Netherlands: “New Coalition to ‘Modernise’ Copyright Law”

From the Future of Copyright: Yesterday, a new coalition agreement between Labour (PvdA) and the Liberal party (VVD) was presented in the Netherlands. [Clip] The agreement entails a fiercer stand against cybercrime, better protection of online privacy and an extension of the retention period for telecom data. In addition, the parties agreed upon ‘modernising copyright’ […]

California Digital Library Debuts Print-on-Demand & Sales Service for eScholarship OA Publishing Platform

Say hello to eScholarship PLUS from the California Digital Library. From the eScholarship Web Site and CDLINFO News: This service will enable publishing units within UC [University of California] to develop hybrid OA business models for their publications. Books and journals enrolled in this service will be freely accessible via eScholarship while simultaneously offered for […]

Video: Library and Archives Canada Migrates Audio and Video Recordings

From the YouTube Blurb: In late 2009, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) implemented a ten-year Audiovisual Migration Strategy to preserve valuable historical content on the audio and video recordings in its collection. This video highlights that work. As of 2012, approximately 40,000 hours of content has been migrated. <iframe width=”577″ height=”325″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

New Report: Bringing Users into the Picture: Lessons from Projects in Participatory Design in Academic Libraries

A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Title Bringing Users into the Picture: Lessons from Projects in Participatory Design in Academic Libraries Author Nancy Fried Foster (Introduction) Source CLIR Abstract Participatory design is an approach to building spaces, services, and tools where the people who will use them participate centrally […]

View Online: Google’s Art Project Adds 29 New Projects from 14 Countries

Here’s a list of the collections that were recently added to the Google Art Project web site and officially announced today. From the Official Google Blog: A wide range of global institutions, large and small, well-known and less traditional, are represented. Explore contemporary works at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, admire works from the Art […]

National Library of France (BnF) Launches iPad App, More Than 2 Million Digitized Items Available

If you read French or know someone who does here’s a new iPad (free) from the National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France) that might be of interest. The app provides access to more than 2 million digitized items (240,000 books, 880,000 pamphlets and news magazines, 470,000 images, and more) from the library’s collection […]

Oral Arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons (Text Transcript and Press Roundup)

UPDATE 11/2/12: Audio of Oral Arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is now available online. Stream or download. [ca_audio url=”″ width=”500″ height=”27″ css_class=”codeart-google-mp3-player”]   Although most of DC was shut down yesterday (including the Federal Government) because of storm, oral arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc first sale case did […]

Milestones: The American Antiquarian Society Celebrates Its 200th Birthday

From National Public Radio: Located in Worcester, Mass., the American Antiquarian Society houses the largest collection of materials printed in the United States. Its library has books, newspapers, letters, even board games dating from 1640 to 1876. Its members include some notable characters, including 14 presidents. Ellen Dunlap is president of the American Antiquarian Society. […]