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  • Islandora: Updates: the Second Islandora Conference, May 15 – 19, 2017

    The first Islandora conference took place in Charlottetown, PEI, back in August of 2015. It was a rousing success, so we’re doing it again, this time in Hamilton, Ontario. The Islandora Foundation, with Islandoracon host McMaster University, invites you to join us May 15 – 19 for sessions, workshops, and …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-09By manez
  • LibUX: The Nintendo Switch

    Even if you’re not much of a gamer, the modular design of the Nintendo Switch is super compelling. What you see in its reveal is an experience that moves not just between your living room screen and your backpack, but one that adapts to different social contexts. Its …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-08By Michael Schofield
  • DuraSpace News: VIVO Updates for January 8–2017, Camp, 1.10
    From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director Happy New Year.  We are looking forward to 2017!  Here’s a few things we can look forward to in the coming year: …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-08By carol
  • FOSS4Lib Recent Releases: YAZ – 5.19.2
    Last updated January 6, 2017. Created by Peter Murray on January 6, 2017.Log in to edit this page.Package: YAZRelease Date: Thursday, December 29, 2016
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-06By Peter Murray
  • Andromeda Yelton: Leia: a montage about heroism
    MONTAGE – EXT. HANGAR – REMOTE PLANET – DAY: Leia gestures to a document in her other hand. “There’s still 24 fighters that haven’t had their C checks, and we need them ready to scramble by 0500 Sunday. I can count on you to make that deadline, right?” The chief …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-06By Andromeda
  • LibraryThing (Thingology): Introducing Syndetics Unbound

    Short Version Today we’re going public with a new product for libraries, jointly developed by LibraryThing and ProQuest. It’s called Syndetics Unbound, and it makes library catalogs better, with catalog enrichments that provide information about each item, and jumping-off points for exploring the catalog. To see it in …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-06By Tim
  • District Dispatch: WHCLIST accepting nominations for 2017

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 WHCLIST award, which is sponsored by the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office. Non-librarian participants of National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) are eligible for a chance to have some of their travel expenses …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-06By Lisa Lindle
  • David Rosenthal: Star Wars Storage Media
    At Motherboard, Sarah Jeong’s From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck is a must-read compendium of the ridiculous data storage technologies of the Empire and its enemies.Its a shame that she uses “formats” when she means “media”. But apart from serious questions like:Why must …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-06By David. (
  • District Dispatch: 2016 was an awesome year – for libraries that code

    Photo credit: New York Public Library As we start 2017 with a little trepidation of the unknown here in D.C., I am very pleased to be able to say 2016 was an awesome year for OITP’s Libraries Ready to Code project. Only a few things make me happier than talking …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-06By Marijke Visser
  • District Dispatch: Deadline approaching for Madison Award nominations

    Nominations for the James Madison and Eileen Cooke awards are due on January 20th.  Please nominate people / groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. James Madison Award logo The James Madison Award, named in honor of President James …
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-06By Jessica McGilvray

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