March 2, 2021

Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds Two Partners & Makes Some Content Available on iTunesU

From the Smithsonian Institution Libraries: Two new members have joined the Biodiversity Heritage Library: Cornell University Library (Ithaca, N.Y.) and the U.S. Geological Survey Library (Reston, Va.). These two institutions will contribute to the digitization of historical science literature in the BHL collections. All material will be online, free and available to the public. Cornell […]

Smithsonian: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Library in NYC Moves Into New Spaces

From the Smithsonian Libraries Blog: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, in the Carnegie Mansion on 5th Avenue, is closed for the next two years to undergo extensive renovations so that the entire mansion can be converted to exhibition galleries.  The library, began in the 1890s by the Hewitt Sisters at Cooper Union, occupied the Carnegie […]

Video: LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman Speaks at MIT About the Growing Amount of Data, Mashups, Online Profiles, and More

Direct to Video: Recorded on July 18, 2011 at MIT||| Bio The video runs 92 minutes. From an MIT News Office Summary: For a period on Monday morning, #MediaLabTalk was a trending topic on Twitter — thanks in large part to those who had gathered to hear LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman speak at MIT, both […]

eBooks: Smithsonian Libraries Converts Digital Publications for eReaders; Material is Free To Download

It’s always great to read about publishers and libraries working together. Here’s a New Item from the Smithsonian Libraries Weblog Posted by the Smithsonian Digital Library The Libraries, in a continuing partnership with Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, has converted select publications from the Smithsonian Contributions and Studies Series to digital formats for use on Kindles, Nooks and […]