Submitted by Bibliofuture on September 13, 2017 - 7:01pm
Last year, the New York Public Library released plans for a total renovation of its Mid-Manhattan branch, the workhorse circulating library that has long been the ungainly stepsibling to the magnificent Beaux-Arts building across Fifth Avenue that houses its world-class research collection.
The work began this summer. And now the library has secured the final $55 million in private money needed to pay for that makeover, which will also come with a new name.
Telegram is an interesting sort of messaging platform. I use it for communication in the Ubuntu development community that I still have some vestigial contact with. As the way the budget turns on Capitol Hill, my contact may be increased soon as I may also be under the axe in terms of continued employment along with many colleagues. I am still working on my "digital libraries" project performing an external evaluation of Outernet and may be able to issue a report later this year.
The June 2016 issue of Cites & Insights (volume 16, issue 5) is now available for downloading.
The issue consists of a brief introduction and excerpts from Gold Open Access Journals 2011-2015--roughly one-third of the book.
The link above is to the single-column 6x9" version intended for online/tablet reading, because the page size and column width are the same as the book. That version, http://citesandinsights.info/civ16i5on.pdf, is 74 pages long.
The issue is 13 pages long. If you're reading it online or on a tablet, you may prefer the one-column 6"x9" edition at http://citesandinsights.info/civ16i4on.pdf. That version is 26 pages long (and lacks one extraneous paragraph).
A few weeks ago I watched the movie "Everest" https://www.uphe.com/movies/everest . Doing so inspired me to find further background material; I found some articles about former Everest base camp manager Helen Wilton. I enjoyed reading her comment about applying for a position at a much different setting:
"On her return to New Zealand after the 1996 tragedy, Wilton took a job with Christchurch City Libraries.
"They told me at the beginning that the library was actually quite a stressful job," she says.