Digitization Projects: Connecticut State Library Seeks To Digitize World War I History (INFOdocket)
I like how the Connecticut state Library is approaching this digitization project: ” library officials will hold a series of community events at which local residents are urged to bring in family letters, photographs, diaries, recorded stories and other objects from the World War I period.”
Transforming Moscow’s Libraries; All 448 of them! (Book Patrol)
An architect, a book seller and the Moscow’s Culture Minister are aiming to transform the interior of all of the 448 libraries in Moscow.
Facebook Introduces Safety Check For Disaster Victims (ReadWriteWeb )
The new Safety Check app from Facebook is designed to help you communicate during disaster events with limited cell phone service by giving you the one-time click option to notify relatives and friends.
Handbook of Federal Librarianship (New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
“In keeping with the charge of the original task force, this handbook is a resource tool for librarians new to the federal community and a quick reference guide for established federal librarians. Because the Handbook of Federal Librarianship is a guide written for professional librarians, it not intended to be a manual on how to be a librarian. Instead, it focuses on the federal angle of otherwise standard practices and procedures of good librarianship. ”
Beyond Google: Not Just for the Reference Librarian ( The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
Does the majority of our customers know how to go beyond Google when they are looking for information?
Harvard Library Lifts Restrictions on Digital Reproductions of Works in the Public Domain ( INFOdocket)
According to the new policy: “when the Library makes such reproductions and makes them openly available online, it will treat the reproductions themselves as objects in the public domain. It will not try to restrict what users can do with them, nor will it grant or deny permission for any use.”
Microsoft Garage Is Now Open To The Whole Neighborhood (ReadWriteWeb)
Microsoft is finally developing a Microsoft Garage, where customers can test unfinished applications.
Free software, free society [TED] (Library Link of the Day)
Do you know the difference between open source and free software? Take a look at this excellent TED talk.
Where’s the Library? New York Public Library Releases Beta of Improved Location Finder(INFOdocket)
It is not surprising that the Locations section on NYPL website is the most heavily visited part of the website after their homepage.
Tutorials, Presentations and Proceedings From Dublin Core Metadata Initiative 2014 (DCMI) Conference Now Online ( INFOdocket)
“Over 236 people from 17 countries attended DC-2014 in Austin, Texas from 8 through 11 October 2014. Pre- and post-Conference tutorials and workshops were presented in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and at the Harry Ransom Center with 90 people attending in each of the two venues on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Over 190 people attended the 2-day conference. Presentation slides of the keynote by Eric Miller of Zepheira LLC as well as presentations from the special sessions and the tutorials/workshops are available online at the conference website.”