February 23, 2018

New Digital Archive of Images of Pre-Holocaust Jewish Life in Eastern Europe Now Available Online

From the AP: The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday announced the joint creation of a digital database to facilitate access to photographer Roman Vishniac’s archive. Vishniac was a Russian-born Jew who moved to Berlin in 1920. He documented the rise of […]

Pennsylvania: Oldest Public Library in the Nation in Danger of Closing (Video)

From NBC Philadelphia: For more than two centuries, the Darby Free Library has remained both a vital part of its community as well as a historical landmark. Built in 1743 by Quakers, it remains the oldest public library [in continuous service] in the nation. But a financial crisis has left it in danger of shutting […]

A Review of Linked Open Data Projects at the National Library of the Netherlands (KB)

From the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) Research in KB Blog: While the work on linking our metadata continues, the library’s Research department is currently involved in an effort to link named entities in our full text collections. The purpose of this project is to contribute to a fully Linked Open Data-enabled library, entailing […]

News Roundup: Items From BioOne, EBSCO, and Others

Social Media: A New Web App Named Picdeck (aka Tweetdeck for Instagram) Altmetrics: PlumX Adds Further Book Support with Goodreads Metrics BioOne Announces 2015 Title Additions EBSCO eBooks Will Indicate Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Rice’s OpenStax College will add 10 new titles by 2017

Legal Research: PACER Official Comments on Removal of Archives From Five Courts

The lack of advanced notice about the records being taken offline is troubling. Plus, why wasn’t any sort of an explanation as to why they were taken offline provided in the first place? From a Report by Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post: Charles Hall, a spokesperson for the Administrative Office [of the U.S. Courts], told […]

New Full Text Article: “On the Evaluation of Thesaurus Tools Compatible with the Semantic Web”

Note: We would once again like to thank the team at SAGE for opening up their paywall and allowing infoDOCKET to provide free, full text access to the journal article listed below. It was recently made available via the SAGE OnlineFirst program and will appear in print in an upcoming issue of the Journal of […]

Ohio: Columbus Metropolitan Library Expanding Book Delivery Program to Public Schools

From the Columbus Metropolitan Library: Tomorrow, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will begin delivering bins of carefully selected books to 16 elementary schools in the Columbus City Schools (CCS) district. This new service is part of a larger CML effort to impact early literacy and third grade reading. CML piloted the book delivery program with Groveport-Madison’s […]

Denver Public Library’s “Volume Denver” Project Now Live Online, Streaming DRM-Free Music From Local Artists

Note: We’ve posted about the Volume Denver project from the Denver Public Library last December and again in April of this year. Links to those posts at the bottom of this one. Congrats to DPL on the launch. Finally, full access to Volume Denver is only available for Denver Public Library cardholders. From Westword: Back […]

College Freshmen: Beloit College Publishes Annual Mindset List (Class of 2018)

From Beloit College: The College class of 2018, starting their first year on campus this fall, arrives with a grasp of their surroundings quite distinct from that of their mentors. Born in 1996, they have always had The Daily Show to set them straight, always been able to secure immediate approval and endorsement for their […]

New Research Article: “Issues in Teen Technology Use to Find Health Information”

The following full text article was published online by the The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults from the Young Adult Library Services Association (a division of ALA). Title Issues in Teen Technology Use to Find Health Information Author Lesley Farmer, Ed.D. California State University Long Beach Source The Journal of Research on […]