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Let the Librarians Lead

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:48

I Lead from the Library

Join our #ileadfromthelibrary campaign and share with us what you are doing to re-envision leadership in the library! Email ([email protected]) or Tweet (@librarianslead) us your leadership quote and we will beautify it and share it out with the world!

Welcome aboard, library friends!!

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NYPL Public Domain Release 2016 - Visualization

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 20:59

On January 6th, 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187K digital items in the public domain available for high resolution download. This is one of many experiments by the NYPL Labs to help patrons understand and explore what was contained in that release.

From NYPL Public Domain Release 2016 - Visualization

American Panorama

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 16:12

About the Project
American Panorama is created by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond. Robert K. Nelson and Edward L. Ayers serve as editors, Scott Nesbit as an associate editor. Justin Madron manages the project's spatial data. Nathaniel Ayers leads the design work.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Richmond have generously provided funding for American Panorama. Stamen Design developed the software for this project.

From American Panorama

Old Book Illustrations

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 10:05

Old Book Illustrations was born of the desire to share illustrations from a modest collection of books, which we set out to scan and publish. With the wealth of resources available online, it became increasingly difficult to resist the temptation to explore other collections and include these images along with our own.

Paperscape: A map of 1,089,837 scientific papers from the arXiv

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:04

A map of 1,089,837 scientific papers from the arXiv

Paperscape is a tool to visualise the arXiv, an open, online repository for scientific research papers. The Paperscape map currently includes all (non-withdrawn) papers from the arXiv and is updated daily.

Open paren is a podcast about libraries, librarians, and code.

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 20:01

About Open Paren

Open paren is a podcast about libraries, librarians, and code.

Whether you’re just setting out to learn to code, or architecting systems in widespread use, I want to have conversations that matter to you. Let’s talk about what you do and why: how code you write makes things better for you and your patrons; your biggest successes and most interesting mistakes; where your projects have been and where they’re going; social issues that feed into, and spring out of, library software.

Library Workflow Exchange

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 09:34

<a href="">Library Workflow Exchange</a> is a new site designed to help librarians find sample workflows, tools, and procedures. It currently focuses on workflows for cataloging, description, and metadata creation. If you have workflows or documentation that you think a wider audience would benefit from, please share them!