Dan Cohen, the newly named Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, spoke at NYU’s Humanities Initiative on Thursday, April 4, 2013 about the DPLA. Dan who was closely involved with the development of the scholarly tool Zotero and the exhibition tool for library and museum collections, Omeka. He will be leaving George… Continue reading Dan Cohen Previews the New Digital Public Library of America at NYU
The original New York Public Library elevation (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York has a brief notice on the New York Public Library’s planned renovation, with links. The blogger, Jeremiah Moss, reports that the New York City Landmarks Commission has approved the Library’s plan to renovate the landmark Fifth Avenue location. The plans include… Continue reading A brief update on the NYPL’s renovation
The New York Times tells the disturbing story of an student, helping in the Drew University archives, stealing materials and selling some and keeping others. More disturbing: he had been given a key.
Image via Wikipedia Susan Thomas unveils the new Bodleian Library. Space will hold up to 8 m books (h/t Lisa B on Facebook)
Image by promaine via Flickr A not terribly interesting debate at the Times’s RoomForDebate blog on school libraries and whether they should have books. The discussion (not the right word for a handful of interested parties talking/emailing to a reporter) shaded into future of the book, and “they should both exist!” (And why the illustration:… Continue reading Do School Libraries Need Books? (NYT)
YouTube– Swearing-In of David S. Ferriero as Tenth Archivist of the United States Once you get past the 30 seconds of (very slow playing credits), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (who administered the oath) had some nice things to say about documents. (Ferriero moved to NARA from the New York Public Library.)