March 20, 2018

Privacy: Supreme Court Frets Over Erosion of Privacy in Digital Age

UPDATE December 1, 2017 Audio Recording Of Oral Argument Now Available (via Oyez) UPDATE: Transcript of November 29, 2017 Oral Argument Before U.S. Supreme Court Now Available From the AP: Worried about the erosion of privacy amid technological advances, the Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it might restrain the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements through collection […]

New Online: GPO Releases Digitized Issues of the Federal Register (1970-1979)

From the GPO: The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) digitally release historic issues of the Federal Register from 1970-1979. The complete collection of issues of the Federal Register from 1970 to present is now available digitally on GPO’s govinfo.  This project is digitizing a total […]

News Roundup (November 29, 2017)

1. Now Available: Video Recordings of Presentations From the Smithsonian Digitization Fair 2017 (Playlist) 11 videos (More to Come). The 2017 Digitization Fair took place on October 18-19, 2017.  Conference Program. 2. At the British Library: Crowdsourcing Using IIIF and Web Annotations (via BL Digital Scholarship Blog) 3. Chalmers University of Technology Named First FOLIO Beta […]

New Online: A British Museum and Google Partnership Allows Users to Explore the Heritage of the Maya of Central America


From The British Museum Blog: Over the past year, the British Museum has been collaborating with Google Arts and Culture on a project to digitally preserve the Museum’s collection of casts and glass plate photographs of ancient Maya sites and monuments. This unparalleled repository of Maya writing and iconography is the legacy of Alfred Percival Maudslay, a […]

AAU-APLU Working Group Releases Report, Recommendations on Ensuring Public Access to Research Data


From the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU): The Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a report that details actions universities and federal agencies can take to ensure public access to federally-sponsored research data. “Ensuring that research data are more […]

MIT Engineers at Develop New 3-D Printer That’s 10 Times Faster than Commercial Counterparts

From MIT News: MIT engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts. Whereas the most common printers may fabricate a few Lego-sized bricks in one hour, the new design can print similarly sized objects in just a few minutes. The key to the team’s […]

New Journal Article: “Use of Louisiana’s Digital Cultural Heritage by Wikipedians”

The following article was published online today by the Journal of Web Librarianship. The full text is available to all (no paywall). Title Use of Louisiana’s Digital Cultural Heritage by Wikipedians Author Elizabeth Joan Kelly Loyola University New Orleans ORCiD ID: 0000-0002-7306-3331 Source Journal of Web Librarianship Abstract Analysis of how cultural heritage institutions’ (CHI) […]

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Launches “Discovery Virginia” Digital Archive Featuring More than 6,000 Assets, Projects


From Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH): On Monday, November 20, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) launched one of the nation’s first digital repositories created by a humanities council to preserve its own content. Titled, Discovery Virginia, the digital archive contains more than 6,000 of VFH’s preserved assets and projects since the organization’s founding in […]

Say Hello to allofPLOS: Public Library of Science Announces Unrestricted, No Conditions Text and Data Mining Access to Entire PLOS Corpus

Source:  Slogan on PLOS Text and Data Mining Page (Nov. 28, 2017)

From an Official PLOS Blog Post by Sheryl Denker: A study posted on bioRxiv found that text mining full articles gave significantly better information that mining abstracts only, as expected. However, the authors of this study described challenges in the way content was presented and in the need to obtain copyright permissions. In addition to content availability and license status, […]

CRL Releases Videos From “New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: An International Symposium”


New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: An International Symposium organized and sponsored by the the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) took place on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. From the Symposium Web Site: What challenges confront 21st- century research libraries in Europe and North America? How can libraries more deeply engage and […]