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Rare Japanese Scrolls Gifted to University of Hawaii’s Hamilton Library

TSLAC Director Mark Smith on “Libraries and the E-Book Market–Where Do We Stand?”

Books: “The Girl Who Ran Auschwitz’s Secret Library”

In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019 According to New Findings From Gallup

Stolen 40 Years Ago, Rare Christopher Columbus Letter Recovered by Delaware Investigators

Wiley Provides Free Access to Coronavirus Research

Virtual Reality: “Introducing ‘Rebuilding Notre Dame,’ a New VR Documentary For Oculus”

Research Tools: Map Tracks Coronavirus Outbreak in Near Real Time, Downloadable Data Also Available

University of Illinois Library and iSchool Diversity Committees Receive Grant to Support Programs on “Becoming a Trans Inclusive Library”

Architecture: City Of Los Angeles Department Of Cultural Affairs Launches Online Archive For Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

Roundup (ALA Midwinter Meeting 2020 Edition)

University of Illinois Library and iSchool Diversity Committees Receive Grant to Support Programs on “Becoming a Trans Inclusive Library”

New Data on the Adoption, Use of Smart Speakers in the U.S. Published; Spoken Word Audio Listening up 20% From 2014

Design Revealed for Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility

ACM Signs New Transformative Open Access Agreements with MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Iowa State, and California Digital Library

Report: “Google’s Latest User-Hostile Design Change Makes Ads and Search Results Look Identical”

Google Dataset Search Comes Out of Beta, New Features Added

W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Releases Updated Version of Website Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator

University of California and Journal of Medical Internet Research Launch Pilot to Advance Open Access to UC Research

New Issue Brief: “It’s Not What Libraries Hold; It’s Who Libraries Serve: Seeking a User-Centered Future for Academic Libraries”

Publishing: Reagan Arthur to Head Knopf; Maya Mavjee Returns to PRH

Roundup (January 23, 2020)

Listen Online: St. Louis Public Library Puts Finishing Touches on Plans For New Makerspace; SLPL’s Meyer and Struttmann Interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio

Report From the NY Times News Provenance Project: “How Do People Decide Whether to Trust a Photo on Social Media?”

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Posts Six New Public Datasets From Ford, NASA, NREL and Others

ALA Releases Updated Version of the “Libraries’ Guide To The 2020 Census”

Preprint: “Common Conversational Community Prototype: Scholarly Conversational Assistant”

Lessons for Retailers From the Rebirth of Indie Bookstores

Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #17 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Open Web)

Issue Brief: “Copyright Education in Libraries, Archives and Museums: A 21st Century Approach”

New Digital Archive: University of Nebraska-led Project Digitizes 1960s Activism Artifacts

Roundup (January 22, 2020)

Indie Author Project: 2019 Regional Contest Winners

University of South Carolina: Thomas Cooper Library Unveils “Library of the Future”

St. John’s Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Catalog Digitized Manuscripts

Report: “Critics Fear Facebook Fact-Checkers Losing Misinformation Fight”

Open Citations: More Than 624 Million Citations Now Available on COCI

Special Collections: LSU Libraries Acquires Monumental Work of Medieval Printing

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Releases an Updated Version of “The Impeachment Papers” Ebook

National Library of Medicine Releases First Fully-Digitized Manuscript Collections in NLM Digital Collections

Report: “YIVO, World’s Biggest Yiddish Research Center, Lays Off All its Librarians”

Report: “600 Computers Taken Down After Florida Library Cyberattack”

Roundup (January 21, 2020)

Research Article: “Historical Development of Definitions of Information Literacy: A Literature Review of Selected Resources” (Preprint)

Report/Data: “World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020”

Discovery Resources: Europe PMC Integrates “Smart Citations” from

Wikimedia Foundation Selects Snøhetta to Design New Visual Identity

A Selection of Web Resources For Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

“ACM, SIGCHI, and the Economics of Open Access Publishing”

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn’t Happen This Week (A Weekly Fact Check from the Associated Press)

IFLA Signs on to Letter Calling for Transparency over Guidelines on Upload Filter Provisions in Europe

Frederick Douglass Newspapers, 1847-1874: Now Online via Chronicling America

New From CDL: “Artificial Intelligence for Libraries FAQ”

National Archives Apologizes for Alteration of 2017 Women’s March Image

Milestones: CrossRef Turns 20 Years Old on Sunday

A Group of Open Access Publishers and Others Send Letter to President Trump Supporting Proposed White House Open Access Policy

Reference: Selected Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports on the Impeachment Process and Impeachment History

White Paper from JSTOR: “The Impact of Open Access Latin American Scholarship”

White Paper from JSTOR: “The Impact of Open Access Latin American Scholarship: Digitizing the Backlist of El Colegio de México’s Press”

Roundup (January 17, 2020)

“Digital Preservation at CDL: Where We Are Headed”

New Video: The Library of Congress Digital Strategy

Funding: MLA’s Humanities Commons Receives $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant

Report: “Pinterest Surpassed Snapchat as No. 3 Social Media App in the US and Will Stay Ahead”

“Digital Preservation at CDL: Where We Are Headed”

Report: “Proposed Book Banning Bill in Missouri Could Imprison Librarians”

Ex Libris Announces the Completion of Innovative Acquisition

Research Article (Preprint): “The Archives Unleashed Project: Technology, Process, and Community to Improve Scholarly Access to Web Archives”

Report: Maintainers of the Two Largest Collections of Nazi Testimonial Evidence Discuss Large Data Collaboration

Op/Ed: “Scholarly Publishers are Happy to Give Stuff Away if Someone Pays Them”

Journal Article: “Almost in the Wild: Student Search Behaviors When Librarians Aren’t Looking”

Interview: “How Toronto’s Leading the Way in Library Innovation: A Conversation with Pam Ryan”

Roundup (January 16, 2019)

Journal Article: “Funding information in Web of Science: An Updated Overview”

LSU Libraries Awarded Digital Collections Grant

University of Florida: $1.2 Million Digitization Project Expands Access to Newspapers in Florida and the Caribbean

Journal Article: Developing a Reusable Methodology to Conduct a Review of Library Resources

New Reports/Data: Assessing the Global and U.S. Climates in 2019; NOAA Reports Near-Record Warm Year For the Globe

Law Library of Congress Announces Release of the Supreme Court Nominations Web Archive

U.S. Government Publications Office (GPO) Announces Digitization and Availability of Historical U.S. Government Manuals (1935-1994)

U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Announces Digitization and Availability of Historical U.S. Government Manuals (1935-1994)

Tracie D. Hall Named New Executive Director of the American Library Association

Journal Article: “ISNI and Traditional Authority Work”

Roundup (January 15, 2019)

CRL and East View Information Release Open Access Collection of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Newspapers, Over 100,000 Pages Available Currently Available

Report: Nike to Fund Athletic Facility at Obama Library, First Such Complex in a Presidential Library

Event Report: “Architecting the Future of Open Textbooks in Minneapolis”

Cengage Announces Plan to Offer eTextbook Option Within Cengage Unlimited

Project Information Literacy Publishes New Report on Information Literacy and College Students in the Age of Algorithms

University of Miami: “Pioneering Librarians Shine in their U-LINK Roles”

Report: Audible to Settle with Seven Publishers in Captions Lawsuit

Library Renovations: Arizona State University: New Doors Open to Renovated Hayden Library After $90 Million Renovation

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Announces $30.9 Million for 188 Humanities Projects Nationwide

New Open Access Policy Expands Public Accessibility of Penn State University Research

NEW Report: “Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2019”

Roundup (January 14, 2019)

Eight Publishers to Volunteer Pricing Info in Pilot Study; Open Access Price Transparency Report Published

Journal Article: “Diversity Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Academic Librarians: A Systematic Review”

Music: The Dave Brubeck Collection of Recordings, Documents, Photographs and More “Comes Home” to the Wilton Library in Connecticut

Preservation: The People Trying to Save Scents From Extinction


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