June 24, 2018

New Conference Paper: The SolarSPELL Offline Digital Library

The following paper will be presented at the IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Title The SolarSPELL Offline Digital Library Authors Kristen Linzy Arizona St. University Laura Hosman Arizona St. University Source Library.IFLA.org Abstract The role of technology and the Internet has significantly influenced learning opportunities and environments. However, for resource-constrained regions that lack […]

New Video: Biblionet Turns Public Libraries in Romania into Digital Hubs For Local Communities


From the EU Digital Single Market YouTube Channel: The project has turned public libraries throughout Romania into digital hubs for local communities. The projectinstalled technology into libraries and trained librarians to provide ICT-based services. Libraries now contribute to Romania’s digital development while introducing more people to the benefits of technology. See Also: Background Info Page […]

New Online: Comic Books Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) Releases New Guide and Resrarch on Developing a Graphic Novel Collection


From a CBLDF Blog Post: CBLDF is proud to release Comics — Start Here! This resource for librarians provides an introduction to developing a graphic novel collection, including brand new research on cataloging graphic novels undertaken by Staci Crouch, Hallie Clawson, and Allison Bailund at University of Washington iSchool, Comics — Start Here! will be available from CBLDF at […]

Ireland: New €31 Million ($36 Million/USD ) Library Opens at University of Limerick

From RTE: The biggest campus library in the country and one of the most digitally advanced in the world has opened at the University of Limerick. The €31m ($36 million/USD) Glucksman Library has been named after the Glucksman family, the philanthropic family of Lew and Loretta Glucksman, long time supporters of the university and who […]

Duke University Libraries Posts Findings From 2018 Biennial User Satisfaction Survey


From the Duke University Libraries “Bitsteams” Blog: This spring, Duke University Libraries conducted the 2018 biennial user satisfaction survey, a large survey of students and faculty at Duke. The goal of the survey is to gauge overall user satisfaction and to gather specific ideas for improvements to DUL materials, services, and spaces. In this post, we’ll […]

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Bolsters Mobile-Phone Privacy Rights (Carpenter v. United States)

From Bloomberg: Law enforcement officials need a warrant to get mobile-phone tower records that show someone’s location over an extended period, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that bolsters digital privacy rights. Voting 5-4, the court ruled in favor of Timothy Ivory Carpenter, who said prosecutors violated the Constitution when they obtained four months of […]

New Digital Collections From UNLV Libraries: “Raising the Curtain”: A Large-Scale Digitization Project Featuring Historical Photos, Records of the Las Vegas Entertainment Industry


From the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Special Collections Blog: Fabulous production shows were a staple of the Las Vegas entertainment industry and made the showgirl a Las Vegas icon. Today, researchers from around the world can explore this glamorous world and see behind the scenes via new digital collections from UNLV Special Collections and […]

News Roundup (June 22, 2018)

1. University of Alabama Teams Up With EBSCO Information Services as an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partner 2. Drexel University Is First to Join Ex Libris Esploro Early Adopter Program 3. France: APC Data from Five More Couperin Consortium Institutions Now Available 4. Sarah Houghton Appointed Director of the Discovery & Delivery (D2D) Program at the California Digital Library […]

Microsoft Launches a New Repository Featuring Open Data From Microsoft Research


From Microsoft Research: Today we are excited to launch Microsoft Research Open Data – a new data repository in the cloud dedicated to facilitating collaboration across the global research community. Microsoft Research Open Data, in a single, convenient, cloud-hosted location, offers datasets representing many years of data curation and research efforts by Microsoft that were used in […]

Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program (RSS) Releases Report on the “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Asian Studies Scholars”


Today. Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program (RSS) published Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Asian Studies Scholars. The report was written by Danielle Cooper and Katherine Daniel in collaboration with research teams at 11 academic libraries. From the Report’s Executive Summary: Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program investigates how the research support needs of scholars vary by discipline […]