Tag Archives: Digital

Libraries Use Cloud and Other Tech to Reimagine Traditional Services | EdTech Magazine

An Amazon Echo Show helps visually impaired students use the library catalog at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Photography by: Peter Taylor.
An Amazon Echo Show helps visually impaired students use the library catalog at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Photography by: Peter Taylor.

From cloud services to smart assistants, campus libraries are rewriting the book on innovation.

“A few years ago, for example, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library moved all its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services. It has never looked back, says Bob Price, the library’s associate dean of technology and digital strategies.”

Source: Libraries Use Cloud and Other Tech to Reimagine Traditional Services | EdTech Magazine

The Open Library Now Faces The National Writers Union

In this July 21, 2011 photo, Mark, who did not give his last name, unpacks boxes of books at the Internet Archive's Physical Archive warehouse in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In this July 21, 2011 photo, Mark, who did not give his last name, unpacks boxes of books at the Internet Archive’s Physical Archive warehouse in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

After the UK’s Society of Authors asked the Open Library to stop making its scanned books available to people in the UK, the US’ National Writers Union published a letter making similar demands.

Source: The Open Library Now Faces The National Writers Union

The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t – The New York Times

Editor’s Note: Not a research library after all, and no documents except online.. not so good, even in the 21st Century…

“But the center, which will cost an estimated $500 million, will also differ from the complexes built by Barack Obama’s predecessors in another way: It won’t actually be a presidential library.In a break with precedent, there will be no research library on site, and none of Mr. Obama’s official presidential records. Instead, the Obama Foundation will pay to digitize the roughly 30 million pages of unclassified paper records from the administration so they can be made available online.”

Unlike the complexes of previous presidents, the Obama Center will be privately run and will not include a federal research library onsite. Instead, his unclassified official records will be digitized and made available online. Credit The Obama Foundation
Unlike the complexes of previous presidents, the Obama Center will be privately run and will not include a federal research library onsite. Instead, his unclassified official records will be digitized and made available online. Credit: The Obama Foundation

Erasing history – Columbia Journalism Review

When an online news outlet goes out of business, its archives can disappear as well. The new battle over journalism’s digital legacy.

Source: Erasing history – Columbia Journalism Review