“Resource Sharing in the Digital Age” is the theme for the upcoming Interlending & Document Supply Conference, sponsored by IFLA and ALA. The event will take place September 19-21, 2011 in Chicago.
It seems simple, even obvious. But in Southern Illinois, it had not been done yet. Shurtleff College, one of the predecessors to SIUE, has leapt into the digital age with nearly four decades’ worth of yearbooks now are online.
Two university libraries join together to start a new open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to library-led scholarly communication initiatives, online publishing and digital projects.
ICANN is again broadening opportunities to create new gTLDs to include sTLDs. The policy liberalizes the process for creation of new gTLDs. This brings about support and concern for an unlimited number of gTLDs and potential URLs.
Microtask, a Finnish company, attempted a new approach in the digitization effort of the National Library of Finland. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, the method through which scanned documents are converted from image to searchable text, can be prone to errors which can affect accuracy and indexing. Unfortunately, these mistakes can only be corrected by human hands and that is a time consuming task.
Google Books recently announced a deal with the British Library to open its national library collection to Google Books. This makes them the fifth European nation to do so in the past few years.
Thought Equity Motion has expanded its facilities and services to include scanning, library management, archiving, metadata, and distribution services for media.
Bibliographic data seems like it would be a fairly simple and straightforward thing. However, it is really just the beginning of the sorts of data tracked in library catalogs. What about metadata standards and information classification systems?
With more and more information being accessible via digital libraries, it seems appropriate that The Fourth Workshop on Very Large Digital Libraries will take place on September 29, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
Oxford Medicine Online has launched Oxford Medical Libraries Online, a new resource that offers a collection of subject-based libraries containing over 50 invaluable short guides.