Internet Archive Responds to Coverage of Its eBook Piracy With “Good Works” Defense; *Penn Libraries Receives CLIR Grant to Digitize Portions of Marian Anderson Archive; *… Library of Congress Introduces a Virtual U.S. Copyright Office Card Catalog; *Digital Science Launches Dimensions Platform with Free Discovery for OA, Citations; *IMLS Report: State Library Funding Still Suffering; *NCWIT AspireIT funding open for summer; *The IET Adds Content to InnovationQ Plus; *YouTube Assigns Video Creators an ISNI and *A new way to search the Library and Archives Canada collections plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
Digital Reader reports that “on Thursday Brewster Kahle published a post on the Internet Archive’s blog that in an indirect way was a response to earlier press coverage. Kahle didn’t post an apology, or a legal argument defending the Open Library.
Instead he posted what could best be described as a “good works” defense…”
A new grant will allow the Penn Libraries to digitize portions of the collection, making the personal papers of the Philadelphia-born contralto available to the public. Also included will be recordings of personal interviews and home studio performances…”
Citing the Library of Congress Copyright Office Blog, infoDOCKET notes that with the public release of the Virtual Card Catalog proof of concept, people “can browse full-color scans of the cards in indexes from 1955–1970 and 1971–1977. That’s almost 18 million images
This Virtual Card Catalog (VCC) is the first step of many. It consists of cards arranged just like you’d find them in one of those old card catalogs you used to see in libraries everywhere…”
According to Library Journal “Digital Science had debuted Dimensions. The free core version of the platform delivers one-click access to over nine million open access articles and 860 million abstracts and citations.
Library Journal also notes that “State Library Administrative Agencies, which coordinate and distribute federal funds to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries, have largely still not recovered from the major decreases in revenue and staffing they experienced during the economic recession.
AspireIT connects high school and college-aged members of our Aspirations in Computing community with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, AspireIT Leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun creative environments that are supported by Partner Organizations from the NCWIT community…”
Information Today reports that “IEEE and IP.com made more than 230,000 full-text journals and conference papers from the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) fully discoverable on their InnovationQ Plus patent discovery and analytics platform. “Enriching InnovationQ Plus with this high-quality, leading-edge content empowers IP professionals to discover even more critical business information contained in technical documents to derive key insights,” says Samir El-Ghazaly, IEEE’s VP of publications services and products…”
Also according to Information TodayYouTube has become “the first ISNI (International Standard Name Identifier) registration agency in the music field. ISNI is the ISO–certified standard for identifying contributors to and distributors of creative works. According to the press release, “YouTube will request an ISNI … to be assigned to all creators whose works are used on the platform—including performers and songwriters—helping to reconcile data and ensure attribution. YouTube will share ISNIs with its label and publishing partners in order to promote the adoption of this standard by the industry as a whole…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Human Rights Studies Database Honored by Choice Magazine;
- Making strides towards diversity, equity, and inclusion: four case studies (published by Ithaka S+R and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
- EDP Sciences has recently joined the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC)
- BIR Publications partners with ReadCube to enhance discoverability of its collection
- It’s Official: Createspace to Stop Providing Publishing Services This Spring;
- Google Play Store Now Selling Audiobooks and Boosting Content on Voice-Activated Devices;
- SAGE Publishing partners with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to publish Families in Society
- B&N Press Pays a 65% Royalty on All eBooks Priced Over $2.99;
- ACCUCOMS’ Aggregagent to include MIT Sloan Management Review;