A pilot project from 3M Cloud Library and Penguin; Internet Archive opens TV News section; a NSF grant for data privacy; LC posts videos from the National Book Festival; Pew Research Center releases new report; Springer migrates customers to new SpringerLink; new OverDrive apps; IMLS announces $2.5 million for early learning; Dell and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign create new digital archive; and SCOAP3 adds two Springer journals.
“The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service is helping to bring Penguin eBooks to library patrons at the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library this month. A recently launched pilot program allows the libraries to purchase and lend Penguin eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library system. In addition to the Penguin collection, the libraries will also offer additional titles from the 3M Cloud Library, which has a growing catalog of more than 200,000 titles from some 300 publishers…”
According to Information Today the Internet Archive has opened a section entitled TV News Search & Browse devoted to television news broadcasts. The initial launch includes 3 years back to 2009 of a broad range of sources, more than the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, though Vanderbilt’s files extend back to Aug. 5, 1968. The new collection began with some 356,000 news programs from all the national U.S. networks and local stations in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. It updates with a 24-hour delay.
INFOdocket reports that scientists from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County “have received a $400,000 research award from the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program for a three year project to investigate how to better manage security and privacy constraints while querying semantically annotated linked data sources. The project, Policy Compliant Integration of Linked Data, is a collaboration with researchers at M.I.T. and the University of Texas at Dallas.”
INFOdocket also reports that ” the first 4 videos from last week’s 2012 National Book Festival became available earlier today via YouTube. Presentations from Walter Isaacson, Robert Caro, Patricia Cornwell, and Douglas Brinkley.”
ResourceShelf notes that “a new report from the Pew Research Center shows that many of the differences in local news consumption emerging from these data reflect the varying demographic compositions of different community types in the U.S. Some differences in the platforms people use might also be tied to the lower overall use of the internet and mobile platforms in small towns and rural areas.
Springer announces that it “will begin migrating its global library customers to its new and improved version of its platform, SpringerLink. The platform was re-engineered with a focus on improving the user experience based on three principles: speed, simplicity and optimization.”
Sue Polanka reports that their is “great news for those with nook tablet or color devices. There is now an app for OverDrive. This will allow you to search the public library collections and directly download content to your device!
Get the app here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/overdrive-media-console-overdrive-inc/1113021293.”
“The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded more than $2.5 million to museums and libraries developing innovative programs to prepare young children for school and to ensure they don’t lose ground over the summer. These projects, part of an IMLS initiative to support the goals of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, were among those receiving National Leadership Grants (NLG) announced by IMLS last week…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “working with Dell, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created a new digital archive for its university system that simplifies how it manages digital assets, including rare books and faculty intellectual property output such as research documents, papers and lectures — content typically produced in multiple digital formats. The new archive reduces storage costs and streamlines the management, retention and protection of scholarly works through a solution based on the Dell DX Object Storage Platform and DuraSpace Open Source Fedora Commons Repository Software. Critical for the university was the ability to meet today’s needs and to scale efficiently over time as digital content evolves and grows.”
“The SCOAP3 consortium (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics), which aims to convert journals in high energy physics to open access, has chosen two Springer journals to participate in the initiative. They are the Journal of High Energy Physics, published for the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA – Trieste, Italy), and the European Physical Journal C, published with Società Italiana di Fisica. The selection is the result of an open and transparent tender process run by CERN for the benefit of SCOAP3, in which journal quality, price and publishing services were taken into account…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.