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LibGuide on Digital Preservation

Last year, I created a LibGuide on Digital Preservation Resources for my class in Information Services and Sources. The guide is geared toward librarians, archivists, or basically anyone in a cultural institution who want to learn about digital preservation or needs to learn about it for his or her job. 167 more words

Library School

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Releases New Strategic Plan

While some people in the library community are aware of DPLA others are not. So, the Digital Public Library of America, or DPLA, is planning to market their services so that users will want to use DPLA services and think to continue to use their services. 18 more words


Digital Libraries - Trends, Challenges and All You Want to Know

I recall a relatively short time ago, when digital was first invading the publishing industry and getting some traction, libraries began to ponder just how they could access and loan out all the new titles becoming available. 2,305 more words

John R. Austin

Back to "Basics": My Return Home for the Holidays.

Just a few “short” weeks ago, I wrote my “end of term” blog posting. Here, one month later, I am writing a “Back to Graduate School” blog. 765 more words


22 Pictures That Prove That 2014 Is The Damn Future

1. There’s an app that translates in real time:

2. And a spoon meant to help those with Parkinson’s eat:

3. There are holograms…on ICE CREAM apps: 177 more words


Elephant Water Clock Among 25,000 Pages of Medieval Arabic Scientific Manuscripts (Hyperallergic)

by Allison Meier on November 11, 2014 original article here.

A new online portal created by the British Library and Qatar Foundation features 25,000 pages of medieval Arabic manuscripts centered on the history of science. 593 more words


Virtually Interacting with Books and Exhibits #internetlibrarian #IL2014

John Shoesmith, of the University of Toronto rare books library, talked about their efforts to put their exhibits online.  Physical exhibits only work for those who can get to the library while they are going on, but online exhibits can reach people far beyond the library and long after the exhibits are over. 86 more words