March 24, 2019

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, […]

Bodleian Libraries Digital Collaboration with Herzog August Library Brings Rare German Manuscripts From Medieval Monasteries to Life

From the Bodleian Libraries (U. of Oxford): The University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and the German library, Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, have announced a new collaborative digitization project that will open up repositories of medieval manuscripts from German-speaking lands. The three-year project will ensure that more than 600 western medieval manuscripts from both libraries’ […]

Research Article: “Knowledge and Attitudes Among Life Scientists Towards Reproducibility Within Journal Articles” (Preprint)

The following preprint was recently shared on bioRxiv. Title Knowledge and Attitudes Among Life Scientists Towards Reproducibility Within Journal Article (Preprint) Authors Evanthia Kaimaklioti Samota University of East Anglia / Earlham Institute Robert P. Davey Earlham Institute Source bioRxiv Posted March 20, 2019 DOI: 10.1101/581033 Abstract We constructed a survey to understand how authors and […]

New Research Article: “Open Access Journal Publishing in the Nordic Countries”

The following article was recently published by Learned Publishing. Title Open Access Journal Publishing in the Nordic Countries Authors Bo‐Christer Björk Hanken School of Economics Helsinki, Finland Source Learned Publishing DOI: 10.1002/leap.1231 Abstract The number of open access (OA) journals and their share of all scholarly journals are usually estimated based on indexing in the Directory […]

Digital Preservation: Team Receives Grant to Recreate the ‘Sound Signature’ of Cultural Heritage Sites

From the National Endowment for the Humanities: Advanced audio technologies being developed are helping to preserve the unique sounds of historic sites from recording studios in Nashville, Tenn., to a pre-Columbian archeological site in Peru. Sungyoung Kim, an associate professor of audio engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, is leading a team of researchers to […]

Library of Congress Announces 2019 National Recording Registry Inductees

From the Library of Congress: The classic radio western “Gunsmoke”; Ritchie Valens’ groundbreaking 1958 sensation “La Bamba”; Sam & Dave’s 1967 hit single “Soul Man”; the revolutionary 1968 Broadway musical “Hair”; and Neil Diamond’s 1969 “Sweet Caroline,” which became a popular sports anthem, are the newest recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library […]

Latest Data Shows Increase to U.S. Economy from Arts and Cultural Sector

From the National Endowment for the Arts (Full Text): The arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion or 4.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. This represents an increase of .1 percent from 2015 when economists reported that the sector added 4.2 percent or $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy. The […]