Document Management

Document Management

Help! Floor to Ceiling Books in Saskatchewan

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:02

UPI reports: Shaunna Raycraft is lost in a mountain of books. (CBC)What began as a book rescue mission has become a literary nightmare for a Pike Lake, Sask., woman.

Shaunna Raycraft took over a collection of 350,000 books when a neighbour threatened to burn them after her collector husband passed away.

Stanford University's 'Bookless' Library

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 10:23

From the New Yorker's Book Bench: Amid all the fuss over Stanford University’s announcement that they are unveiling a bookless library (is it the wave of the future? A sign of the literary apocalypse?), everyone seemed to be missing one rather obvious point: when it opens in August it will, in spite of the misleading nomenclature, contain books.

Digitizing the Grateful Dead

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 17:10

Deadheads rejoice! UC Santa Cruz has received a major grant to help digitize the Grateful Dead Archive at the University Library.

The campus was awarded a National Leadership Grant of $615,175 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)--the primary source of federal funds for the nation’s museums and libraries, one of fifty-one such grants awarded this year.

Digital age and devices

Submitted by Bearkat on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 11:01

In continuation of my blog entry last Friday, I have thought about the implication of digital device use in educational and other forums. As more and more information is made available in a digital format, I believe that equations about no cell phone, laptops, etc. during class (or other forums) is going to have to evolve even more than it has.

Two Institutional Repository Providers Merge

Submitted by StephenK on Tue, 05/12/2009 - 14:12

An announcement dated today notes that the entities behind DSpace and Fedora Commons have merged. The new organization will be called Duraspace and will compete against other packages such as Greenstone which most recently announced that it ported its package to Android after making such work on iPods.

'But I Want Encyclopedias' Says British Library Patron in Letter to the Editor

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 12/02/2008 - 07:34

"I couldn’t believe it. Oswestry Library (UK) no longer stocks encyclopedias. Before the refurbishment, it had both the Encyclopedia Britannia and the World Encyclopedia, the latter beautifully printed and in some respects the better of the two.