Friday, April 28, 2017

LibGuide on Self-Publishing

Meia Geddes has created a libguide on self-publishing.  Under the topic of "administrative," she includes content on copyright and Fair Use. Many new authors do not consider the impact of copyright on their work, so I'm pleased to see Geddes include it here.

Meia Geddes
Geddes, who is a published author, created this libguide as part of her MSLIS studies at Simmons.  This guide is in a Springshare sandbox for LIS programs, however, she intends to keep the guide up-to-date and active so it will not just be a temporary work. Perhaps there is a natural permanent home for this effort?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spinning 3D Digitized Objects

Everson Museum of Art
The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY is known for its world-class ceramic collection.  Items from that collection have been digitized so they are can be reviewed while rotating them.  This Madonna by Waylande Desantis Gregory is a good example of the work.  When they're ready, I hope they publish an article (or two) about this work because this will be of interest to many others.

World Intellectual Property Day, April 26

However you see fit, take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate this day.

Innovation Improves Lives

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Article: Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

This quote seems to be all anyone needs in order to be tempted to read this article:
...the idea that somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25-million books and nobody is allowed to read them. It’s like that scene at the end of the first Indiana Jones movie where they put the Ark of the Covenant back on a shelf somewhere, lost in the chaos of a vast warehouse.

Belfer Audio Archive's Sound Beat

Edison cylinderSyracuse University's Belfer Audio Archives has been producing Sound Beat for several years and perhaps you've heard these 90-second segments on your radio station.  All of the recordings used are in the Belfer Sound Archive, from speeches to music to the sounds of nature.  Each episode give a quick overview or history and a portion of the recording.  It's possible to subscribe (free) the Sound Beat recordings and receive the new one each day.  You can also add Sound Beat to your web site through a widget.

Sound Beat makes the past available through audio.  I can imagine someone wanting to connect these sound bites to other digitized content to make a media rich experience.