New Year’s week was a good time for me to catch up on work (or at least attempt to become less behind!). Accordingly, there are a few recent developments and upcoming events involving the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG) that I’d like to highlight here.
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Kate DiCamillo will be inaugurated the 2014–2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in a ceremony at the Library of Congress on January 10.
The new Chicago Public Library (CPL) website will feel more like Amazon.com than the current website, allowing patrons to create book lists, write reviews, and share content with friends.
This graphic highlights results from the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, released December 2013.
Ten exemplary librarians are the 2013 winners of the prestigious Carnegie Corporation/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, announced earlier today.
Cory Doctorow shared the sad tale on December 15 of one family’s holiday hopes being dashed by bah-humbug capitalism and the slippery nature of contractual licenses.
One of my priorities over the last year has been to seek out Innovative customers and members of the broader library community to
Libraries can’t buy Catching Fire as an ebook. But note the “divergent” pricing for Divergent—an actual savings from the consumer price.
In the November 19 Atlantic, Megan Garber explored a nascent meme that has been gaining traction on the web.
The award-winning Innovation Lab at Chicago Public Library (CPL), home to a Maker Lab featuring 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and a milling machine, took center stage this week at a conference held at the Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago.