January 21, 2019

Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #9 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

This selection of curated, full text documents. and other reference material is updated daily with new entries. Please bookmark this page and visit again. All of the linked items are free to access and download. This roundup began on December 28, 2018.   TAKE A LOOK! Eight previously curated roundups featuring hundreds of reports, datasets, etc. can be accessed here, here, here, here. here, here, […]

Now Available: HathiTrust 2018 Member Meeting Summary Report


The HathiTrust 2018 Member Meeting took place in Rosemont, IL on October 30, 2018. From the Report’s Overview Section: In October, more than 100 individuals from 89 institutions gathered outside Chicago for the annual HathiTrust Member Meeting. Attendees honored HathiTrust’s 10 years as an organization, reflected on the past year’s success in laying a meaningful […]

The Jan/Feb 2019 Issue of Library of Congress Magazine Focuses on the Library’s Film Collections and Film Preservation Work


From LC: With a new look for 2019, this issue features the robust film collections of the Library of Congress and our efforts at preserving historical and contemporary cinema of all kinds for generations to come. Articles in this issue include: Happy Birthday, Film Registry Red Tape to The Rescue Reel Treasure Saving Film in […]

Now Available Online: UCSB Library Digitizes Works by Renowned Chinese Author Kenneth Pai


From the University of California, Santa Barbara Library: Original, handwritten manuscripts by an author who has been called a Nobel Prize contender and compared to Ernest Hemingway are now available for everyone around the world to see. Pai Hsien-yung, also known as Kenneth Pai, was a professor of Chinese literature at UCSB from 1965 to […]

Report: “Wikipedia Has a Diversity Problem, But These Librarians Want to Help” (Interview with USC’s Elizabeth Galoozis)

From PC Magazine: Wikipedia, which turns 18 this week, is now viewed 6,000 times every second and more than 200,000 editors contribute every month. Before Wikipedia came along, information cataloging and dissemination used to be a matter of rigorous scholarship. Encyclopedia editors were revered and respected academics, mostly from privileged backgrounds, who focused on the “official canon” […]

16 Consumer Organizations Announce New Framework for US Privacy Protection, Propose Privacy Agency

From EPIC: EPIC joined 16 organizations in support of a “A Framework for Privacy Protection in the United States.” The consumer groups outlined a new approach to privacy protection: (1) enact baseline federal legislation; (2) enforce fair information practices; (3) establish a data protection agency; (4) ensure robust enforcement; (5) establish algorithmic governance; (6) prohibit […]

Ithaka S+R Releases Report on the Research Practices of Civil and Environmental Engineering Scholars


From an Introductory Blog Post by Rebecca Springer: The latest installment in Ithaka S+R’s series of Research Support Services projects investigates the research practices and support needs of civil and environmental engineering scholars. Today we are excited to publish the project’s capstone report. [Clip] This project was carried out with the generous support of the […]

Report: “Ebooks Seem Like ‘Netflix for Libraries,’ But They’re a Drain on Budgets”


From The Philadelphia Inquirer: The book-crammed Free Library of Philadelphia has found a way to stay relevant in the 21st century: ebooks. Last year, 28 percent of the Free Library’s total circulation of more than five million books came from ebooks and other digital content. But it hasn’t been nirvana for the library and its […]

Israel: “New Legislation Allows Israeli Cultural Institutions Greater Freedom to Digitize Their Archives – Without Fear of Lawsuits”

From The Jerusalem Post: Now, following an amendment to the Copyright Law passed in the Knesset on January 1, the library and other cultural institutions in Israel will have much greater freedom to digitize and share their vast holdings without the fear of lawsuits. Those who lobbied for the amendment – including the National Library […]

Roundup (January 17, 2019)

1. Hack Brief: An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach (via Wired) 2. New Market Research Shows Amazon Exceeds 100 Million US Prime Members (via CIRP) 3. In the UK: Jisc Helps The Higher Education Sector Save Almost Half a Million, Thanks to Affordable Digital Archive Collections 4. Court Rejects FCC Request To […]