January 28, 2022

Research Article: “Linking Social Networking Sites to Scholarly Information Portals by ScholarLib”

Title Linking Social Networking Sites to Scholarly Information Portals by ScholarLib Authors Peter Mutschke GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Mark Thamm GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Source WebSci 2012 June 22–24, 2012, Evanston, Illinois, USA (via arXiv) Abstract Online Social Networks usually provide no or limited way to access […]

Digital Library Building in Indonesia

From the Jakarta Post: In a progressively digitalized world with ever-advancing systems of information management, the rows of bound volumes stacked on library shelves could soon make way for virtual three-dimensional books that could be used by multiple readers at once. The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is developing a digital library to host these […]

A DSpace Powered Digital Library Opens in India With Four More Launching Soon

From the The Times of India: Society was in need of youths who were ready to take the reins of the nation and transform themselves into global leaders, D Purandeswari, minister of state for human resources and development, said on Thursday. She was inaugurating the Dspace digital library at St Albert’s College, Ernakulam. [Clip] The […]

UNESCO Endorses the IFLA Manifesto for Digital Libraries

From International Federation of Library Associations: UNESCO has endorsed the IFLA Manifesto for Digital Libraries at its General Conference .2011The Manifesto provides principles to assist libraries in undertaking sustainable and interoperable digitisation activities to bridge the digital divide –a key factor in achieving the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Digital libraries are essential […]

New Issue Alert: D-Lib Magazine (November/December 2011) Released

D-Lib Magazine Direct to Complete Table of Contents (Vol. 17, No. 11/12) Direct to Articles and Abstracts + Extending the Scope of Trove: Addition of E-resources Subscribed to By Australian Libraries by Rose Holley, National Library of Australia + A Semantic Registry for Digital Library Collections and Services by James E. Powell, Krista Black, and […]

Digital Public Library of American: Beta Sprint Projects From Boston-area (Video Interviews)

From a National Digital Public Library Announcement by John Palfrey, Steering Committee Chair John Palfrey on the DPLA: I wanted to share with you a video about some of the Boston-area Beta Sprint projects that was created this summer by two Berkman Center interns, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey and Meredith Whipple.  In their words: “We’re interns at the Berkman […]

"Rwandan Libraries Go Digital"

From the The Korea Herald: The Korea Internationel Cooperation Agency and the Rwanda Development Board recently launched a digital library to be used in 30 Rwandan business development centers. Libraries at telecenters will be equipped with several tablet computers to create an environment for developing digital content and facilitate the access of information. In the […]

Now Available: D-Lib Magazine (July/August 2011; 17.8)

Here are links to articles in the new issue of D-Lib (July/August 2011). The editorial, conference reports, and news/events section are available at the bottom of the table of contents. Articles Services for Academic Libraries in the New Era Article by Michalis Gerolimos, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece and Rania Konsta, Ionian University, […]

The NLI Blog from the National Library of Ireland Debuts

Congrats to everyone at the National Library of Ireland on the debut of your new blog. The first post was written by by Fiona Ross, the Director of the NLI. She writes: The National Library of Ireland was established in 1877 and the doors of our magnificent building on Kildare Street were first opened to […]

Bloomberg: "Digital Libraries May Include More Book, Music Copyrights Under EU Overhaul"

From Bloomberg: Digital libraries may be able to include more copyrighted works under European Union rules proposed [on Tuesday]. The European Commission is seeking to bolster the EU-funded Internet library Europeana, a rival to the Internet book service operated by Google Inc., owner of the most popular Internet- search engine. Some so-called orphan works, including […]