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Coders Preserve Climate Data

According to WIRED, a group of University of California-Berkeley community members is saving federal climate data on nongovernmental servers. …read more Source: …

SAGE Journals Get Updated Platform

SAGE created a new platform for SAGE Journals that features enhanced author tools, more intuitive navigation, improved search functionality, and ease of …

2017 Call for BSLA project proposals

IFLA invites library associations to submit a proposal for Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) projects commencing in 2017. The invitation is now …

Matter of Facts

From Truthiness to #DayofFacts …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

Developer at Northwestern University

Northwestern University is recruiting a Developer. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: The frontend developer designs and develops modern, usable interfaces for …

Exact Editions Adds MuseumsEtc Content

MuseumsEtc, which publishes books for museums and galleries, rolled out a digital subscription package of 60-plus books on the Exact Editions platform …

Data Designed for Discovery

I’ve been talking about linked data for so long that I can’t remember when I first began. I was actually a skeptic …

Memory and the Printing Press

Topic: LibrariesBefore the printing press, memory was the main store of human knowledge. Scholars had to go to find books, often traveling …

World War I: Online Offerings

(The following was written for the March/April 2017 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM. You can read editions of past …

GPO Outlines Future Priorities

Davita Vance-Cooks, the director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), gave a presentation on the agency’s future priorities to the House …

Innovative Rolls Out Encore Improvements

Innovative launched Encore version 4.6, which includes new options for helping patrons and students find specific materials quickly. …read more Source: Information …

Knight Foundation Invests in OpenNews

According to Talking New Media, the Knight Foundation made a $1.1 million investment in the OpenNews network, which launched under Mozilla’s leadership …

IFLA Green Library Award 2017

sponsored by De Gruyter What is a Green Library? The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion …

Love in the Ex-Slave Narratives

(The following is a guest post by Sabrina Thomas, a research specialist with the Library of Congress’s Digital Reference Team.) Bill and …

Meet the Elements

TED Ed presents a video Periodic Table of the Elements. The post Meet the Elements appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read …

The Met Expands Its OA Policy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art adopted a new OA policy that makes all of the museum’s public domain artworks available for free …

Programmer I at Kansas State University

Kansas State University is recruiting a Programmer I. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations …

Britons Watch the Trump Reality Show

Afraid. Aghast. Amazed. Amused. Angry. Appalled. Apprehensive. Astonished. Astounded. These words reflect British opinion about the new U.S. president. And they’re just …

Omeka Classic 2.5 Released

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has released Omeka Classic 2.5. Here’s an excerpt from …

NISO Plans Free Event on Using XML

NISO (National Information Standards Organization) will host a free symposium on April 24, 2017, at the Library of Congress. XML for Standards …

OpenAthens Studies Authentication Methods

OpenAthens released a white paper, “Approaches to Authentication: The Importance of Information Security,” which “discusses the complexities facing information professionals and publishers …

W3C and IDPF Complete Merger

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) have officially merged in order to better align their …

New Online: Sigmund Freud Collection

(The following is written by Margaret McAleer, senior archives specialist in the Manuscript Division.) Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939. Manuscript Division. Sigmund Freud went …

Open Societies are Healthy Societies

[PDF] Libraries are at the heart of healthy societies. By bringing people together – students, researchers, creators, citizens – they support learning, …

Carving Out a Content Discovery Strategy

Publishers often struggle to keep pace with content discovery demands. Emerald’s user-centered discoverability strategy provides some important lessons in how publishers might …

Wayback Machine Adds Chrome Extension

The Internet Archive introduced a Chrome browser extension for the Wayback Machine, which detects dead webpages … and gives users the option …

Adam Matthew Debuts Middle East Archive

Adam Matthew launched Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981, a collection of formerly classified documents from the British government’s Foreign …

Pew Report Explores Cybersecurity

Pew Research Center’s Internet, Science & Tech division released a report, “Americans and Cybersecurity,” which is based on an ongoing series of …

The Maps We Wandered Into As Kids

Topic: LibrariesIf I ruled the world, or at least a publishing company, all books would contain as much supplementary information as possible. …

Your Child Should Read Banned Books

Topic: BooksCensorshipChildrenLibrariesFrom pediatrician Perri Klass via the New York Times, why children should read banned books, and some recommendations. Tweet …read more …