June 25, 2019

Interview: “Mary Walsh on ‘Cinderella’s Legacy & How the Animation Research Library Keeps Disney History Alive”

From a “Collider” Interview by Haleigh Foutch: With a cinematic history of animated classics as long and esteemed as Walt Disney Animation Studios, how do you safely, securely, and conveniently store and archive those immense collected works? Where do the sketches, backgrounds, and concept art pieces retire to when the project is complete? In the […]

Report: “How a Team of Editors and Librarians Saved Sunset Magazine’s Archives—and Helped Preserve the History of the American West”

From Stanford Magazine: Four years ago, on a serene campus in Menlo Park, a group of longtime editors for Sunset Publishing Corporation, whose magazine touted such halcyon coverlines as “Can’t-Miss Pies” and “Other Things to Do in Newport Beach,” huddled together, panic-stricken. Since 1898, Sunset—publisher of Sunset magazineand more than 800 books—had chronicled life in the West. […]

Sloan Foundation Awards Harvard’s Wolbach Library Over $390K to Launch Space Library, First Project Will Develop and Prototype an Open Metadata Schema

From Harvard University: The Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics and the Libre Space Foundation recently received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to create new infrastructure to support small satellite missions and enable public engagement with space technology. These efforts are part of the “Space Library,” a new multicomponent initiative at Wolbach that is working to fuel new […]

New From the Washington Post: The Fact Checker’s Guide to Manipulated Video

From WaPo: The Internet is increasingly populated with false and misleading videos. These videos — spread by politicians, advocacy groups and everyday users — are viewed by millions. The Fact Checker set out to develop a universal language to label manipulated video and hold creators and sharers of this misinformation accountable. We have found three main ways […]

ISI/Web of Science Releases “The Annual G20 Scorecard – Research Performance 2019”

From the Institute for Scientific Information/Web of Science/Clarivate Analytics: The Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group today launched a new report which examines the research performance of the G20 with a visual comparative snapshot for each G20 nation, ahead of the Osaka summit in Japan from 28-29 June.  The Web of […]

The White House Announces Withdrawal of GPO Director Nominee, Robert Tapella

From the Government Publishing Office (GPO): The White House announced the withdrawal of the nomination for Robert C. Tapella to be Director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).  Tapella was initially nominated by President Donald J. Trump for the position in June 2018 and then re-nominated in January 2019. Direct to White House Announcement […]

Roundup (June 25, 2019)

ACT Releases “ACT Assistant” (New Voice-Activated Info Resource For Amazon Alexa) EPIC Files Court Papers for Release of Complete Mueller Report Idaho School Bans the Walking Dead Comics (via CBLDF) The Other Census Question: How Private is Your Data? Three Universities Join the OCLC Research Library Partnership Research: Hate Speech on Twitter Predicts Frequency of […]

University of Michigan: Clements Library Receives $10 Million Gift to Name Directorship, Rare Book Room

From Clements Library/University of Michigan: For nearly 100 years, the University of Michigan William L. Clements Library has housed one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of early American History in the world. Its rise to international prominence is largely due to the guidance and vision put forth by the library’s founding director, Randolph […]

Research Resources: Updated Guide to Posted Documents Regarding Use of National Security Authorities

From the Director of National Intelligence: On September 19, 2017, we posted a guide with links to certain officially released documents related to the use by the Intelligence Community (IC) of national security authorities. Today, we have once again updated that Guide to include links to additional officially released documents. These documents have been published […]

Roundup (June 24, 2019)

An Update on Library Search at the U. of Michigan Library (via Library Tech Talk) De Gruyter and La Sapienza University in Rome Sign Open Access Book Agreement ScienceOpen and Future Science Group Expand Their Partnership to Include Latest Biomedical Research on the Platform