March 18, 2018

Karen Jaffe Named as New Head of Library of Congress Young Readers Center

From LC: Karen Jaffe, manager of education projects for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producers of the PBS Newshour, is the new head of the Library of Congress Young Readers Center. In her new role, she will manage the day-to-day operations of the center, which opened in 2009 as the first Library space devoted to the needs of […]

New York Public Library Shares Latest On The Central Library Plan: Barcoding and Storing Stack Materials

From a NYPL News Release: As described in recent public meetings, among the next steps for the renovation of the 42nd Street library is preparing the research collection that resides in the stacks underneath the Rose Main Reading Room. Specifically, we need to make sure that the books and other materials in the stacks are properly […]

New Article: “Millions of Magazines Hidden in Google Books Library Project Endanger U.S. Copyright”

Here’s a link to an article in the latest issue of AALL (American Association of Law Libraries) Spectrum. The article might be of interest to some of you. Title Millions of Magazines Hidden in Google Books Library Project Endanger U.S. Copyright Author Barbara Kevles Source AALL Spectrum (Vol. 17 No. 7; May 2013) From the […]

Deleted Doesn’t Mean Inaccessible: Search and Access Deleted Tweets By Politicians

Politwoops - Deleted tweets from politicians

Once you click post/publish and the material becomes publicly accessible, you’ve lost full control of the item. Today, I want to point out a free online resource that makes deleted tweets from elected politicians from around the globe searchable and accessible named Politwoops.

Fujitsu Awarded £25m Contract With Northern Ireland Library Authority To Replace and Manage ICT Infrastructure in All Libraries

UPDATEMay 11: SirsiDynix Selected by NI Library Authority From Fujitsu: Fujitsu has announced that it has won the £25m [$38.7 million/USD] managed services contract for Libraries NI, the single Public Library Service for Northern Ireland. Under the five year contract, Fujitsu will replace and manage the entire ICT [information and communications technologies] infrastructure in every public […]

Public Statement: German Librarians Show Support for Dale Askey

The Canadian Library Association has shared the full text of a statement by Library and Information in Germany (BID) (umbrella organization for library asssociations in Germany) that expresses their support from McMaster University associate librarian Dale Askey and asks for Mellen Press* to drop the lawsuit against him.  The full text of the statement in English can […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Handwritten Ledger Digitized and Now Online From University of South Carolina Libraries

From the AP: Researchers from the University of South Carolina’s Thomas Cooper Library put a digital version of the famed author’s handwritten financial ledger on their website last week, making it available for the first time for all readers, students and scholars. “This is a record of everything Fitzgerald wrote, and what he did with […]

Video: CBS Sunday Morning Airs Segment About Library of Congress “Preserving the Past of Present for the Future”

Martha Teichner from the CBS Sunday Morning program spent time here in DC at the Library of Congress and shares some of what she saw and learned about in a five minute report that was broadcast earlier today. The video is embedded below. A text version of the report is also available.  Teichner begins by talking […]

Internet Archive/Archive-It Continues Building Boston Marathon Bombing Web Archive

The Internet Archive (IA) and their wonderful Archive-It service is continuing to build and make searchable a collection of materials/news reports/social media about the Boston Marathon Bombing. In Their Own Words: This collection is comprised of contributions from curators and subject matter experts; and includes news articles, blogs, social media sites, and organizational websites related […]

ILS: How Some New Hampshire Libraries are Using Open Source Software

From The Telegraph (Hudson, NH): “With proprietary (software), if you want an enhancement, a new feature, you’ll have to wait until demand builds for it. With Evergreen and Koha, you have access to a developer network worldwide that can work on it,” said Charlie Matthews, director of the Rodgers Library in Hudson. It is about […]