Week 41 & 42: New OCLC Report About Education, Learning and Libraries, Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery , ACRL With Webliography on Linked Open Data Resources, The Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference Starts 10/08

New Video: “Inside the New York Public Library: The Maps Collection (INFOdocket)
The NYPL collection of the  Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division spanning 500 years with close to half million maps is impressive by all standards.

Copyright Issues in a Digital Library Environment…10.01.14 (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
A nicely organized and very clear presentation byFe Angela M. Verzosa on what is allowed with copyright in a digital library environment.

Open Access: Governor Signs “California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research” Act Into Law ( INFOdocket)
California Governor Jerry Brown signed the act into law yesterday.The law makes research receiving funding by the California Department of Public Health available to the public for free within one year after publication in a peer-reviewed journal.”

At a Tipping Point: Changing Contexts for Libraries…10.02.14 (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
Here is a link to the webinar presented by Cathy De Rosa.

Checking Out America’s Libraries — courtesy of H&R Block
( New Stephen’s Lighthouse )
Did you know that there are 8,956 public, 98,460 school, 3,739 academic , 7,616 special, 265 army and 1006 government libraries?

Adobe Debuts A Slew Of New Mobile Apps, Including Brush, Shape And Draw (TechCrunch)
“Adobe’s new lineup includes apps in the Photoshop and Lightroom family, a new collection of Illustrator mobile software, a brand new Premiere app for using on the iPhone or iPad, and a new family of three apps that work across many of its CC apps to “capture” images, colors and design elements from the real world.”

New White Paper: “Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access” (INFOdocket)
The report gives you tips on how to synchronize bibliographic metadata and holdings data and use consistent data formats.

ProQuest and The Economist Intelligence Unit Collaborate on New Country Reports Digital Archive (Library Technology Guides)
“ProQuest and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have teamed to create the first online archive of the EIU’s global economic analyses – a single source for unbiased, comprehensive reports and statistical data on approximately 200 countries”

Google Releases Video Series On Taking Your Local Business Online (Search Engine Land)
Who doesn’t need some tips on marketing their business online?

Webliography: Linked Open Data Resources on the Web (INFOdocket)
The October 2014 issue of College & Research Libraries News has published a useful roundup of open data resources available on the web. It was compiled by Cliff Landis a librarian at Georgia State University in Atlanta.”

Library 2.014: Largest Global & Free Virtual Conference Starts Today (New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
If you are interested, here is a link to the complete conference schedule.

3M and NOOK Create New Hardware Lending Program for Libraries(Library Technology Guides)
“3M Library Systems announced the addition of a new lendable eReader for its 3M Cloud Library–the NOOK GlowLight from Barnes and Noble. With this new compatibility, libraries can purchase NOOK GlowLight eReaders directly from Barnes & Noble stores for lending to patrons. The offering enables libraries to provide access to eBooks from the 3M Cloud Library catalog to patrons who do not have their own eReader, computer or smartphone.”

 

 

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