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Lewis Carroll Photography Collection

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas: “Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) Photography Collection – Writing under the name Lewis Carroll, Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898) was one of the major literary figures of Britain’s Victorian Age. Of equal significance, however, was his emergence as one of the most important photographers of the era. In 1856,Continue Reading

Google Books case ends as Supreme Court will not intervene “The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a case examining whether Alphabet Inc.’s Google engaged in copyright infringement when it scanned millions of books and made them searchable online, a final blow to authors who sued the company. The justices, in a brief written order, said they won’t take up an appeal by theContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

Via – Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers? – Ashley Ahlbrand is the Educational Technology at Librarian Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. Her expert teaching and training skills offer readers insights into the role of Google as well as integrative browser add-ons like Lexis Views in preparingContinue Reading

WSJ – Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda

“A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists…”

Search Engine expert reviews biggest changes in past 20 years

Danny Sullivan: “Today is my 20th anniversary of covering search and search engines. To mark the occasion, I wanted to reflect on some of the big changes that I’ve seen over the past two decades of covering the space.”

District court rules in favor of library e-reserve against publishers

Inside HigherEd: “A U.S. district court judge has once again taken a look at three publishers’ case against Georgia State University’s e-reserve and ruled that, in 41 of 48 cases, no copyright infringement took place. The ruling, a 220-page walk-through that applies the four-part fair-use test to each of the 48 cases, is seen byContinue Reading

Maximizing K-12 Fiber Connectivity Through E-Rate: An Overview

Authored by J. Ryan Thompson, David Talbot, and Keith Krueger – “The federal E-rate program provides up to $3.9 billion annually to subsidize the provision of high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries.  Recent revisions to the program greatly expand the options for how such service can be provisioned. Notably, school districts can now seekContinue Reading

Paper – Laying the Foundation for a Research Data Management Program

Building Blocks: Laying the Foundation for a Research Data Management Program by Ricky Erway, Laurence Horton, Amy Nurnberger, Reid Otsuji, and Amy Rushing, April 2016. “Many research libraries are taking on a new role to support the research data management needs of their researchers and of their universities. In many cases, there are few resourcesContinue Reading

Pew – Libraries and Learning

Libraries and Learning report, April 7, 2016: “Majorities of Americans think local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families pretty well and library users often outpace others in learning activities. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.”

Univ. of BC – Explore 185,656 unique digital objects

“UBC Library’s Open Collections include digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more. These publicly-accessible collections are constantly growing and reflect the research interests of the UBC community and beyond.” Users may Search or Browse by Collection.

Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks

Via OCLC – “The Network Reshapes the Library shows where libraries have been in the last decade and where they’re heading now, covering such keystone topics as: networked resources; network organization; the research process and libraries’ evolving role, featuring the seminal post “In the Flow”; resource discovery; library systems and tools such as search indicesContinue Reading

Paper – Transitioning from XML to RDF

Transitioning from XML to RDF: Considerations for an effective move towards Linked Data and the Semantic Web, Juliet L. Hardesty. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES | MARCH 2016. Abstract – “Metadata, particularly within the academic library setting, is often expressed in eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and managed with XML tools, technologies, and workflows. Managing a library’sContinue Reading