July 17, 2019

Reference Resource: International Energy Agency (IEA) Launches New Tool for Tracking Oil and Gas-Related Methane Emissions Worldwide

From the IEA: The International Energy Agency has launched a new online tool that tracks oil and gas-related sources of methane, a major and often overlooked greenhouse gas. The new “methane tracker” offers the most comprehensive global picture of methane emissions, covering eight industry areas across more than seventy countries. This new and unique tool provides the […]

City College of New York (CCNY) Libraries Awarded $20K From GRAMMY Museum to Preserve Oral-History Recordings Recordings with Notable African American Artists

From CCNY: The City College of New York Libraries will digitize its archival collection of 221 oral-history recordings which capture interviews and panel discussions with notable African American artists from a variety of disciplines including theater, dance, visual arts, music as well as writers, playwrights and historians. The preservation of the recordings is due to a […]

Textbooks: “All Future Releases of Pearson’s 1500 Active U.S. Titles Will Be “Digital First” and Updated on an Ongoing Basis”

From a Pearson Announcement: Pearson [announced] today it is breaking from the traditional education publishing model of lengthy and expensive print revisions, which has defined U.S. college publishing since the 1970’s. Instead, all future releases of Pearson’s 1500 active U.S. titles will be “digital first” and updated on an ongoing basis driven by developments in […]

Report: Historic Ebony and Jet Photo Archive to Be Auctioned Off to Pay Creditors

From The USA Today: The historic photo archive of Ebony and Jet is being sold by the magazines’ now-bankrupt former publisher Johnson Publishing Company. The auction, organized by Hilco Streambank, is scheduled for Wednesday in Chicago. Richelle Kalnit, senior vice president at Hilco Streambank, called the collection, which also includes thousands of hours of video and […]

Apollo 11: Primary Documents & Other Materials

A small collection of links to primary documents, reports, other materials available from NASA. Apollo 11 Flight Plan: Final (PDF) ||| Flight Plan Index Apollo 11 Press Kit, Part 1 (PDF) Apollo 11 Press Kit, Part 2 (PDF) Apollo 11 Onboard Voice Transcription (PDF) Apollo 11 Flight Mission Rules (PDF) Launch Operations Checklist – Index (Including […]

Library E-Books: “Simplify, Unify, Diversify: an Interview with Jessica Want, New York Public Library”

A new interview with NYPL’s Jessica Want, Director, Digital Products at New York Public Library, published by the Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee, International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). From the Introduction to the Interview: Alongside growing concern in the United States and Canada about the conditions imposed on libraries looking to […]

Roundup (July 16, 2019)

ARL Awarded IMLS Grant to Support Research Library Impact Framework Initiative Christine Orr Joins BioOne as Director of Sales and Marketing CO-OPERAS IN Kick-Off Digital Archive Aims to Preserve Jordan’s Past For Future Generations (via MENAFN) Evite Invites Over 100 Million People to Their Data Breach (via Bleeping Computer) Historic African American Newspaper Recently Added […]

UCLA Film & Television Archive Releases Online Archive Featuring TV News Coverage of Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley

From UCLA: UCLA Film &Television Archive has created a digital portal showcasing local news footage of former Los Angeles Mayor and UCLA alumnus, Tom Bradley. Bradley, who was the first African American to lead the city, was also Los Angeles’ longest-tenured mayor, serving from 1973 to 1993. Bradley died in 1998. Made up of news footage […]

Report: FCC Pledges $524 Million to Expand Rural Broadband

From CNET: The Federal Communications Commission on Monday said it authorized more than $524 million to expand broadband in 23 states. The funding will support more than 205,000 rural homes and businesses over the next 10 years, the FCC said. Providers will start to get funding this month. This is the FCC’s third wave of funding for rural broadband as part of […]

Ohio University Libraries and 13 Other Institutions Awarded $1.2 Million, Five-Year Grant From Henry Luce Foundation to Develop Southeast Asia Digital Library

From Ohio University: Ohio University Libraries has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Southeast Asia Digital Library in collaboration with 14 other institutions. The five-year grant was awarded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The project will update the Southeast Asia Digital Library with a new generation of digital initiatives and expand its […]