February 22, 2018

Columbia University: Beta Release of New Digital Library Collections Website Goes Live

From Columbia University Libraries: Columbia University Libraries / Information Systems is pleased to announce the beta launch of our new Digital Library Collections website. The new site combines into one platform the digital content and metadata from many of our digital special collections projects and online exhibitions. Until now, all of our digital projects’ content […]

A New Guide From Digital Curation Centre: “Five Steps To Decide What Data To Keep: A Checklist For Appraising Research Data”

Although Five Steps To Decide What Data To Keep: A Checklist For Appraising Research Data (published online today by the Digital Curation Centre) was developed for the higher education community in the UK we think it will also be of interest elsewhere. At the moment the guide is available as an HTML web page. PDF […]

Reference: “IPI Guide to Preservation of Digitally-Printed Photographs”


A 10 page guide (PDF) written by Daniel Burge from the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at the Rochester Institute of Technology. From the Introduction to the Guide: This guide provides basic information on the storage and preservation of digitally-printed photographs in scholarly and cultural collections. While there are many printing technologies for output from computers, […]

Public Library News From DC and New York City

Two items. Washington, DC 1. DC Public Library Needs Entire Building in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation (via DCPL): The DC Public Library has revised its space estimates for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library renovation. The entire building, plus a fifth floor, will be used to offer District residents a renovated […]

EDUCAUSE Publishes “Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2014″

This report was released yesterday by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). Selected Findings From the Report: For the 2014 student technology use study, ECAR also collaborated with 213 institutions to collect responses from 75,306 undergraduate students about their technology experiences. Technology is embedded into students’ lives, and students are generally inclined to […]

NTIS Expands Free Access to Federal Technical Reports

From NTIS: The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) is now offering the American public free public access to a searchable online database of approximately three million federal science and technology reports. The library is a service of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service. NTIS, a federal agency that does not receive appropriations from […]

“Digital Humanities Go Vogue” at Yale University

From a Yale Daily News Article: This fall, Librarian for Digital Humanities Research Peter Leonard and Public Services Librarian Lindsay King released results from an ongoing project that aims to employ data mining tools — algorithms that extract information from digital sources — in the analysis of Vogue magazine’s sprawling digital archives. The project is […]

National Libraries: A Brief Look at What They’re Up to the National Diet Library Lab in Tokyo

The lab at the National Diet Library opened on May 7, 2013 and is currently focusing on three projects: A Digital Reading Support System Hondigi 2014 (Crowdsourcing Platform) NDL Lab Search A new article (in English), “Welcome to the Laboratory: the birth, present, and future of the NDL Lab” published in the October issue of […]

Text and Data Mining: Video Recording of CRL’s “Mining Big Economic Data” Webinar

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) “Mining Big Economic Data” webinar took place on October 28, 2014 and runs one hour. Here’s how the event was described by CRL: Previous CRL webinars on text and data mining revealed high interest among librarians in how researchers are using big data and large bodies of text. This […]

Project MUSE Launches 2015 UPCC Book Collections, New Offerings Include Collected Works of Marx and Engels

From Today’s MUSE/UPCC Announcement: Project MUSE is now accepting orders for its forthcoming 2015 UPCC Book Collections on MUSE. Books from three new participating publishers are included in the collections, which include a number of new offerings for the upcoming year. Over 37,500 book titles, from more than 100 not-for profit publishers, will be available […]