September 20, 2020

NYT Report: “Macmillan C.E.O. John Sargent Is Departing”

From The NY Times: John Sargent, Macmillan’s longtime chief executive, will leave the publishing company in January because of disagreements over its direction, according to an announcement from its parent company, Holtzbrinck, on Thursday. [Clip] Macmillan’s president, Don Weisberg, an industry veteran, will step in as chief executive of Macmillan’s English-language trade publishers, which include […]

Report: “The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web”

From an Internet Archive Blog Post by Mark Graham: Cloudflare and the Internet Archive are now working together to help make the web more reliable. Websites that enable Cloudflare’s Always Online service will now have their content automatically archived, and if by chance the original host is not available to Cloudflare, then the Internet Archive […]

U.S. History: Papers of John Jay Added to Founders Online

From the National Archives National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC): In celebration of Constitution Day, the National Archives National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), in collaboration with The University of Virginia (UVA) Press, is pleased to announce that the Selected Papers of John Jay have been added to Founders Online. Jay’s papers join the […]

Roundup (September 17, 2020)

B.C. First Nations Council is Moving to Indigenous-Developed Library System (via CBC) Preprints With The Lancet are Here to Stay

New International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Study Estimates US$ 428 Billion are Needed to Connect the Remaining 3 Billion People to the Internet by 2030

From the ITU (International Telecommunication Union): The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has published Connecting Humanity – Assessing investment needs of connecting humanity to the Internet by 2030, a comprehensive new study that estimates the investment needed to achieve universal, affordable broadband connectivity for all humanity by the end of this decade. Connecting Humanity posits that […]

CARL-LAC Report Proposes National Shared Print Network for Canada

From the Canada Association of Research Libraries: A joint working group of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) today released its final report, laying the groundwork for a collective shared print program across Canadian libraries. Launched in July 2018, the Canadian Collective Print Strategy Working Group (CCPSWG) brought […]

Broward County Library’s Online “Virtual African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC)” Gallery Now Open, Features 3D Models of African Masks, Carvings, Figurines, and More

From the Broward Library: Broward County Library’s Virtual AARLCC,a virtual exhibition of 20 important acquisitions from the Special Collections of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is now open for visitors! Virtual AARLCC  is a specially curated exhibit, which “lives” online and features 3D models of African masks, carvings, figurines […]

Research Tools: Google and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Launch New Big Data Tool For All

From the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): Anyone anywhere can access multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are, thanks to a new tool developed by Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Earth Map is an innovative and free-to-use Web-based […]

PACER: “U.S. Court Records Would Be Free Under House Judiciary Bill”

From Bloomberg Law: The electronic database of federal court records known as PACER under bipartisan legislation approved Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee. The Open Courts Act (H.R. 8235) is sponsored by Georgia Reps. Hank Johnson (D) and Doug Collins (R). [Clip] While there isn’t a companion bill in the Senate, lawmakers introduced a similar […]

Roundup (September 16, 2020)

From Public to Academic Libraries: Changing Jobs During COVID-19 (via CLIR) New York Historical Society Receives $7.5 Million For Archive Storage (via AP) The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Trisha Brown Archives ||| NY Times Coverage The New York Times to Publish AR-First Journalism on Instagram; Launches AR Lab (via NYTCO)