New Education Series Available

September 14, 2015  
 Posted in News

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will launch its new virtual education series on September 22, 2015. The first session, Content Strategy for Library Websites, is presented by EBSCO UX researcher, Deirdre Costello. On the fourth Tuesday every other month, NFAIS members can participate for free in these 30-45 minute sessions designed to […]

Censorship in Books

September 11, 2015  
 Posted in News, reference

Since it is Friday and it has been a long week (five days of work crammed into four), this different yet interesting information seemed appropriate for today. Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of […]

Public Reading Pays Off

August 25, 2015  
 Posted in News

  The Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca embarked on a new initiative that promotes literacy while encouraging residents to take advantage of municipal public transportation. For one week, anyone reading on any of the city’s public transportation vehicles was allowed to ride entirely free of charge. This interesting information came from the online magazine, Good, in their article, […]

New Partnership Enhances Services

August 24, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Handshake Software, Inc. and LexisNexis Legal & Professional recently announced the integration of the LexisNexis® Digital Library with Handshake Software’s Portal & Search for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. This interesting news came from PR Zoom in their article, “Handshake Software Integrates LexisNexis Digital Library with Microsoft SharePoint Portal & Search.” This integration enables firm attorneys […]

Learning Opportunity Next Week

August 20, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Powerful tools are needed to manage information, both digital and traditional. An integrated library system (ILS) can help with managing knowledge, content and digital assets, but there are so many options. It is critical to a library’s sustainability to keep up with changing needs. A powerful ILS offers a critical toolkit, and an ILS that’s a […]

Metadata Collection Going Away

August 13, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

The Australian Pictorial Thesaurus (APT) was a collection of topic terms for indexing Australian images. We just received word that the APT will no longer be available effective August 31, 2015. The APT used contemporary Australian terminology to describe objects, people, places and structures, activities and concepts depicted in an image. It ensures the common […]

New Digital Assets Available

August 13, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News

The British Library is the largest library collection in the world, with more than 170 million items in its catalog. Interestingly, though, only 14 million of these are books. Among the manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and video recordings, and so much more, there are prints and drawings. In an effort to make some of […]

Archiving Sound

August 11, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

The Macaulay Library at Cornell University is home to the world’s largest and oldest collection of nature recordings. Recently, they uploaded and made available their whole, totally searchable, archive online for free. This very interesting information came from Chart Attack in their article, “The world’s largest natural sound archive just went up online.” In this archive, 9,000 […]

Grants for Digital Archiving

August 4, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, News

A unique opportunity comes around once a year with the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program. With funding provided by The Recording Academy (aka The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, or NARAS), the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of […]

Where to Start?

July 17, 2015  
 Posted in News, Taxonomy

The Library of Congress started taking steps in 2010 toward preserving the nation’s increasingly digital heritage — by acquiring Twitter’s entire archive of tweets and planning to make it all available to researchers. This interesting news came from Politico in their article, “Library of Congress’ Twitter archive is a huge #FAIL.” Yes, you read that right. […]

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