March 25, 2019

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Innovation Library Has Helped Over 1,100 Students Since Opening in 2015

From the Vernon Morning Star: The University of British Columbia Innovation Library has served over 1,100 students since its opening in 2015. In part of a partnership between the university and the Okanagan Regional Library, the facility provides a home away from home for students across the province. “In a nutshell people in the Innovation […]

European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Association (EBLIDA) Joins Other Groups and Signs Library Manifesto For Europe

From EBLIDA: We want that the next Parliament takes libraries into consideration and pursues ideals such as freedom of expression, free access to information, reading, literacy, social inclusion and other values that are at the core of the library’s missions. EBLIDA has co-signed a Library Manifesto for Europe – an activity that is coordinated by IFLA and finds partners […]

Oregon’s State Art Collection Now Available to Search and View Online

From the Oregon Arts Commission: Oregon’s public collection of more than 2,400 artworks acquired and commissioned since 1975 is now featured on a searchable website for all to view. The State of Oregon Percent for Art Collection includes paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, mosaics, murals, textiles and both site-specific and structurally integrated […]

Stanford University Press Publishes New Interactive Scholarly Work, Latest Title in Digital Scholarship Series

From a Stanford University Libraries Blog Post by Glenn Worthey: The Stanford Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) is proud to share in the announcement of a new publication, by the Stanford University Press, of The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China, a longstanding, major collaboration with Professor Thomas S. Mullaney of the Department of […]

Library of Congress Announces Acquisition of a Trove of Letters From Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

From the Library of Congress: The Library of Congress has acquired a trove of letters from American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and art promoter Alfred Stieglitz, shedding new light on art history as the correspondence is being made available to the public for the first time. The collection is a set […]

Research Article: “Assessing Data Management Support Needs of Bioengineering and Biomedical Research Faculty”

The following article was recently published by the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Title Assessing Data Management Support Needs of Bioengineering and Biomedical Research Faculty Authors Christie A. Wiley University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Margaret H. Burnette University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Source Journal of eScience Librarianship Volume 8 Issue 1 DOI: doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2019.1132 Abstract Objectives This study […]

The Connecticut Historical Society is Digitizing Historical Footage on the Brink of Being Lost to History

From Connecticut Magazine: Tasha Caswell was walking between the shelves containing the film collection of the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford three years ago when she got a strong whiff of vinegar. Caswell, who is CHS’s research and collections associate, with a background in films and photography, knew immediately what that odor meant: vinegar syndrome. She alerted the […]

Roundup (March 21, 2019)

Data Curation/Publishing: California State University – East Bay and Montana State University Join Dryad The Ohio State University Libraries Makes Some Design Changes to Discovery Search Database Reprints Desk Inc. Integrates with EBSCO Discovery Service University of Houston Libraries Announces Opening of  New “One Button” Video Recording Studio University of Technology Sydney Selects Ex Libris Alma And Leganto

National Comedy Center, Carl Reiner Announce Preservation of Historic “Dick Van Dyke Show” Archive

From the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY: The National Comedy Center and legendary producer, director, and writer Carl Reiner announced today, on Carl Reiner’s 97th birthday, an initiative to digitally preserve Reiner’s extensive personal collection of production-used scripts from “The Dick Van Dyke Show” – one of the most iconic, innovative, and beloved comedy series […]

Finland Again is the Happiest Country in the World (2019 World Happiness Report Published)

From the WHR News Release: As in 2018, Finland again takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world according to three years of surveys taken by Gallup from 2016-2018. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are countries that have consistently ranked among the happiest. They are in order: Denmark, Norway, […]