March 19, 2018

Conference Paper: Puzzling Over Digital Preservation – Identifying Traditional and New Skills Needed for Digital Preservation

This paper will be presented at the World Library and Information Congress : 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly scheduled to take place in about a month in San Juan. Title Puzzling Over Digital Preservation – Identifying Traditional and New Skills Needed for Digital Preservation (14 pages; PDF) Authors Thomas Bahr (German National Library of […]

"Feds: Tell Us Which Government Websites To Close" & A Complete List of U.S. Government Domains

From Information Week: The White House is seeking advice from the public on which websites it should shut down as part of a broad campaign by President Obama to eliminate unnecessary federal IT spending. [Clip] On Tuesday, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and Sheila Campbell, director for the Center for Excellence for Digital Government at the […]

Digital Preservation: GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) Provides Access To NOAA Collection

From a GPO Announcement: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is providing permanent public access to the Coastal Zone Information Collection (CZIC) through the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). In collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, GPO is providing digital access to more than 5,000 coastal related documents. The […]

Statistics: "Daily Deluge of Digital Data Expected to Get Even Worse"

Resources From (Sponsors of the Report) 1. Summary/News Release/Findings 2. Infographic: The Digital Universe Study 3. Infographic: Data Management Increase, Need for IT Workers From a San Francisco Chronicle/Bloomberg Article: A study released [on Monday] quantifies how quickly the digital universe is expanding. The world’s information is doubling every two years, with an astonishing […]

New HathiTrust Member: Lafayette College Becomes First Liberal Arts School to Join Organization

From a Lafayette College Announcement: Lafayette College [located in Easton, PA] has become the first liberal arts college to join HathiTrust, a cooperative of academic and research libraries seeking to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. “Lafayette’s membership in HathiTrust is an investment in the preservation of our own collections […]

President Obama Says There are Too Many .Gov Web Sites

From a White House Blog Post: As the President points out in this video, our government doesn’t need a website dedicated to foresters who play the fiddle. We also don’t need multiple sites dealing with invasive plants (here and here).  And I‘m pretty sure the website dedicated to the Centennial of Flight can come down… particularly […]

Web Design: A Look at the "Digital Archaeology" Exhibition Taking Place in NYC

From a Post on the Web Site: Digital Archaeology, the exhibition that charts the disruptive moments of web design and celebrates the characters behind its radical evolution is to be shown in New York for the first time in June as a key part of Internet Week. Originally debuting at Internet Week Europe in […]

JSTOR: 9 New Journals Added & Taylor and Francis Increases Moving Wall to 7 Years For 24 Titles

The following info is via a JSTOR web page. You can access the complete page here. Here’s a List if the 9 New Titles Added to JSTOR: American Periodicals (Arts & Sciences VIII) Coverage: Vol. 1 (Fall, 1991)–Vol. 17, No. 2 (2007) Moving Wall: 3 years Publisher: Ohio State University Press ISSN: 1054-7479 The […]

Crowdsourcing; Future of Academic Libraries; Nat’l Approaches to Digital Preservation Discussed in New CNI Podcast

From the Coalition For Networked Information: In this 13 minute podcast, recorded June 1, 2011, CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott recaps the recent symposium “The Future of the Academic Library” held at McMaster Univ., and she also talks about some of the learning spaces within the University. CNI Director Clifford Lynch mentions a symposium […]