February 21, 2018

Rare Harriet Tubman Photo Among Album Treasures Acquired Through Collaboration of National Cultural Institutions

From a Joint Announcement: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress today announced the joint acquisition of an album of 44 rare photographs, including a previously unrecorded portrait of abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman and the only known photograph of John Willis Menard, the first […]

Reference: China’s Global Energy Finance Database Now Available From Boston University

From BU: Since 2000, China’s global development banks have provided roughly $160 billion across the world.  These estimates stem from a new interactive database—the China Global Energy database— and inter-active web portal created and published by the Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) at Boston University. The China Energy Finance database allows those interested to search […]

News Roundup

1. Arizona State University Library Partners with Phoenix Pride to Preserve LGBT History of Arizona 2.  Newspapers: Univ. of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library Digitizes 12 Decades Of Michigan Daily History (Now Available Online) ||| Direct to Michigan Daily Digital Archive 3. University of Maryland Libraries Joins Open Textbook Network 4. UC Irvine Book Featured as HathiTrust’s 15 […]

Save the IMLS! Gale, ALA Launch New Advocacy Website


From the Website: The White House budget proposes to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and cut $186.6 million in federal funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the only direct federal library funding. Gale, a Cengage company, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and other publishers, has […]

Now Available: Research Data is the Focus of New, Special Issue of IFLA Journal

The latest issue of IFLA Journal, Volume 43, Number 1 (March 2017) is available online as a PDF. The complete issue is available (136 pages) and there is no charge to access. Articles in this Issue Guest Editorial Libraries tackle the challenge of research data management Wolfram Horstmann and Michael Witt Articles Research data management in […]

Earliest Editions of the UK’s Radio Times Magazines (From the 1920s) Now Available Online

From the BBC Blog: For the first time, we are now releasing the complete 1920s magazines online to the public, as part of the BBC Genome Project. The BBC has in the last few years used the scanned and processed listings from the issues of Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 to create the BBC […]

Research Data: Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network Launches “Dataverse North”


From Dataverse: The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network is a national, library-based research data management network that coalesces initiatives in research data management to build capacity and coordinate activities. Under the auspices of the Portage Network, Dataverse North is a Canadian research library initiative created to develop a community of practice for libraries […]

Washington: King County Library System’s Director Resigns Amid Conduct Review

From the Seattle Times: The director of the King County Library System has resigned after officials said he violated the library system’s code of conduct. Gary Wasdin, 50, stepped down Wednesday during a meeting of the library’s board of trustees after more than two years with the library system. He had been asked Tuesday to […]

New Report From OCLC: “Tour of the Research Data Management (RDM) Service Space: The Realities of Research Data Management”


Below, info about and a link to the first report in a new series from OCLC. From the OCLC Web Site: The Realities of Research Data Management is a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. Research data management (RDM) has emerged as […]

Listen Online: Radio Interview with Debbi MacLeod, Director of the Colorado Talking Book Library

Below is a link to a Colorado Public Radio interview with Debbi MacLeod, Director of the Colorado Talking Book Library. It runs about 7.5 minutes. From a Text Summary  “We provide free audio, braille, and large print books,” explains Debbi MacLeod, director of the Colorado Talking Book Library. Those materials are sent to people with visual impairment, […]