November 27, 2015

You’re the Boss. Now What? | Collection Development: Building a Small Business, December 1, 2015

Between new technological options and the desire to return to handmade and local goods, there are plenty of opportunities for new and small businesses—and plenty to learn. These 25 resources combine the latest and lasting advice for new entrepreneurs.

National Book Awards Honor Coates & More

On Wednesday, November 18, before the usual packed and glittering crowd at lower Manhattan’s Cipriani, the National Book Foundation awarded Ta-Nehisi Coates its National Book Award (NBA) for Nonfiction for Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau). That that award was hardly unexpected does not detract from its importance. Coates’s meditation on the African […]

DPLA Partners with Pop Up Archive to Make Audiovisual Content Keyword Searchable & Try For Podcast Search

Note: About six weeks ago infoDOCKET posted this roundup looking at several companies, projects, and tools that can make audio and video content keyword searchable. One of the projects we mentioned was Pop Up Archive that DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) announced a partnership with today (see below). Btw, if you want to see […]

Boston Public Library’s Renovated Johnson Building Will Include a Satellite TV Studio and Cafe

From the BPL: Today, the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees, voted in favor of a joint proposal from the Catered Affair and the WGBH Educational Foundation for a new retail space in the Johnson building, part of the Central Library Renovation in Copley Square. The unique collaboration will feature The Newsfeed Café and a […]

Illinois: “Chicago Collections Brings City-Related Archives Under One Digital Roof”

From the Chicago Tribune: …Chicago Collections, a new entity bringing old entities together, is about much more than that. Call it one-stop shopping for researchers, from high school students to wizened academics. Call it a case study in inter-institutional cooperation. Call it a free website where those curious about the story of Chicago can poke […]

ProQuest Will Pilot New “Access-to-Own” Ebook Acquisition Model Beginning in Mid-2016

From PQ: ProQuest will pilot a new ebook acquisition model called “Access-to-Own.” Access-to-Own facilitates title ownership by applying budget dollars spent on rentals to perpetual purchases. The model, which utilizes Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA), addresses short-term loan (STL) pricing concerns and provides access to more front list content than may be available with short-term loans, and […]

EveryLibrary Posts Roundup of Library-Related Election Results

John Chrastka, EveryLibrary’s Founder/Executive Director, has done a superb job providing a thorough roundup and analysis of library-related election results from yesterday’s elections in the U.S. in this new “first look” blog post. EveryLibrary began in 2012 helping, public, school, and college libraries win bonding, tax, and advisory referendums.” Chrastka writes: Library elections are ‘evergreen’ […]

Russia: “Employees of Raided Ukrainian Library in Moscow Say They Were Framed”

From Reuters: The shaken employees of a Moscow library specializing in Ukrainian literature accused Russian investigators on Friday of planting banned extremist books on their shelves to create a pretext to raid the library and detain their director. Armed, masked police swooped on Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature on Wednesday, carting off about 200 books […]

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Launching Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

From RIT: A bachelor’s degree in digital humanities and social sciences – the first of its kind in the nation – will combine core liberal arts studies with technical courses such as computer programming to better prepare graduates for employment. Students will be registered in Fall 2016. [Clip] The students majoring in digital humanities and […]

Washington: Seattle Public Library Board Votes Against New Logo and Name Change

Note: For background on this story, see these two infoDOCKET posts: Thumbs Down on Proposed Seattle Public Library Name Change (October 21, 2015) The Seattle Public Library Considers Name Change (September 19, 2015) From The Stranger (October 29, 2015): Last night, the Seattle Public Library’s board of trustees—these five people—met to take a vote on […]