November 14, 2018

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Selects Technology From Preservica and TeraMach For New Digital Platform Project

From Preservica: Library and Archives Canada (LAC), one of the world’s largest library and archival institutions, has embarked on a large-scale, multi-stream initiative to move its extensive collection of digital records to a new digital platform to make it easier for Canadians to access published and archival records of historical and modern-day significance. The project […]

Reference: New Data: 2017 Hate Crime Statistics Report Released by FBI

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From the FBI: The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report, released today. Law enforcement reported 7,175 hate crimes to UCR in 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. Although the numbers increased last […]

A Group of 34 Civil Rights, Consumer, and Privacy Organizations Release Principles for Privacy Legislation

Note: As of today (November 13) no library groups are have signed this document.  From a Joint News Release (via New America Foundation): Today, 34 civil rights, consumer, and privacy organizations join in releasing public interest principles for privacy legislation, because the public needs and deserves strong and comprehensive federal legislation to protect their privacy and […]

News Roundup (November 13, 2018)

1. FTC Submits Comments to NTIA on Consumer Privacy ||| Direct to Filing 2. De Gruyter and University of California Press Enter Partnership For International Distribution of E-Books and Digitization of About 2,250 Titles 3. Europe Needs A Broad & Mandatory TDM Exception (via LIBER) 4. ICYMI: Flickr Announces Changes to Fee and Free Services, Soon Free Service Will […]

U. of New Mexico University Library Launches Project to Preserve Zuni Language

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From The Daily Lobo: The University of New Mexico’s College of University Libraries project is working to preserve the Zuni language and culture by using modern digital technology. The Zuni Language Materials Collection (ZLMC)is comprised of materials donated by the Zuni Public School District to UNM in 2016. According to their website it is a […]

Stan Lee’s Papers are Held at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center

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From the Casper Star-Tribune: This article originally ran in a May 2012 edition of the Star-Tribune. In light of Stan Lee’s death Monday, we are re-publishing the article. [Clip] Lee challenged the image of the prototypical superhero by giving his characters humanistic flaws. He created the serialized comic, stories continuing from one issue to the next. […]

Audio and Video: Remembering Stan Lee: A Collection of Interviews and Presentations

Below, a small collection of interviews and presentations featuring the legendary comic book writer, editor, and publisher, Stan Lee. Lee passed away today at the age of 95. We begin with a video recording from the 2014 ALA Annual Convention in Las Vegas. From ALA Annual Conference, 2014 —– —– From UCLA Extension 2017 Graduation […]

New Report/Data: FOIA Lawsuits Reach Record Highs in FY 2018

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From the Transactional Records Clearinghouse (TRAC)/Syracuse University: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits continued to break record highs in FY 2018. According to case-by-case court records, 860 FOIA lawsuits were filed in FY 2018 against government agencies. In addition, the backlog of FOIA suits waiting to be decided rose to 1,204 cases, an all-time high. […]

Research Article: “Differences Between Health Related News Articles from Reliable and Unreliable Media” (Preprint)

The following research article (preprint) was recently shared on arXiv. Title Differences Between Health Related News Articles From Reliable and Unreliable Media Authors Sameer Dhoju The University of Mississippi Md Main Uddin Rony The University of Mississippi Naeemul Hassan The University of Mississippi Source via arXiv Abstract In this study, we examine a collection of […]

Firefox Launches Two New Experimental Resources: Price Change Alerts From Online Retailers & Tool to Make Sharing Easier

From The Mozilla Blog: Today, just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Firefox Test Pilot team is introducing Price Wise and Email Tabs — the latest experimental features designed to give users more choice and transparency when shopping online. These game-changing desktop tools are sure to make shopping a breeze with more options […]