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Elsevier introduces DataSearch engine

Via Mendeley Blog: “Elsevier takes the next step in making researchers’ lives easier with the new DataSearch engine.  You can search for research data across numerous domains and various types, from a host of domain-specific and cross-domain data repositories. It’s available at https://datasearch.elsevier.com/

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

“Explore 693,857 items digitized from The New York Public Library‘s collections. This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.” Continue Reading

LibGuides Community

“Search for LibGuides content and librarian authors, and find great examples of guides from our worldwide user community.” 494,916 published guides 113,876 librarians 5,184 institutions 74 countries Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Deans of Virginia University Libraries to Chairman Goodlatte: First Do No Harm in Copyright Revision

Via LLRX.com – Deans of Virginia University Libraries to Chairman Goodlatte: First Do No Harm in Copyright Revision UVA Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler explains the implications of the Copyright Office plan to to issue a total rewrite of Section 108 of the Copyright Act and provides context on such a decision, which protects… Continue Reading

OpenStax – openly licensed college textbooks

“OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to improve student access to education. Our first openly licensed college textbook was published in 2012, and our library since scaled to more than 20 books for college and AP courses used by hundreds of thousands of students. Our adaptive learning technology, designed… Continue Reading

Digitizing Orphan Works: Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks for Open Access to Copyrighted Orphan Works

Hansen, David. 2016. Digitizing Orphan Works: Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks for Open Access to Copyrighted Orphan Works. Kyle K. Courtney and Peter Suber, eds., Harvard Library. “In the United States, the vast majority of 20th century creative expression—everything from books and movies to letters, emails, and notes—is protected by a copyright system that grants… Continue Reading

Tokyo War Crimes Trial Scrapbook

Floyd J. Mattice: Tokyo War Crimes Trial Scrapbook. [catalog record] “A digitized archival collection of personal and professional papers documenting Floyd Mattice’s time in Japan as the defense attorney for two of the accused Japanese war criminals. It is believed that the collection has been compiled by the secretary of Floyd Mattice. It eventually became… Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of a Digitization Expert

Via the iris – Betsy Brand and Sarah Waldorf, August 17, 2016: “Hundreds of thousands of artworks, objects, books, and records in the Getty’s collections have been photographed and posted online. But how do objects go from the physical world to your screen? People. Holly McGee is one of them. Here’s what a typical day… Continue Reading

Poetic Botany Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World

Via the New York Botanical Garden – A Digital Exhibit: “Poetic Botany identifies an eighteenth-century movement in which botany became the subject of poetry. The relationship between art and science cultivated during this movement resulted in a rich trove of botanical knowledge, sumptuously presented in books, artworks, and gardens. This exhibition will introduce the poetic… Continue Reading

ProQuest – Library Science Database – LibGuide

“The Library Science Database provides access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. It is specifically designed to provide full-text support for the core titles included in the Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA) database. With coverage of hundreds of topics researched in the field of library and information science, this database… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Tech and makerspaces vs. the book culture? No need for this clash

Via LLRX.com – Tech and makerspaces vs. the book culture? No need for this clash – David H. Rothman warns of a new trend exemplified by a Kansas school district. It is replacing licensed elementary school librarians with regular teachers with technical training who oversee makerspaces. Continue Reading

Cultural Property: Protection of Iraqi and Syrian Antiquities

Cultural Property: Protection of Iraqi and Syrian Antiquities, GAO-16-673: Published: Aug 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2016.< “U.S. agencies and the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian) have undertaken five types of activities to protect Iraqi and Syrian cultural property since 2011, which include awareness raising, information sharing, law enforcement, overseas capacity building, and destruction prevention. For… Continue Reading