By Paul Sawers If you have a penchant for perusing historical broadcasts, then you might just like PopUp Archive. Launched last week in cahoots with the Public Radio Exchange, PopUp Archive serves up thousands of hours of lost radio broadcasts, including interviews with some well-known names – check out Buster Keaton explaining silent film captioning to Studs Terkel. PopUp Archive’s technology ‘listens’ to the audio, tags and timestamps it, thus making it searchable by keywords. So if an old interview is uploaded without any accompanying notes, this makes it possible for you to carry out broad searches on its database for mentions of names and events within the broadcast.
Libraries are an essential service Scoop.co.nz (press release) Libraries are not going anywhere and nor are librarians” said Laurinda Thomas, President of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) in an inspiring...
Dear Mr Rawles, Since I have worked for a few decades now with computers as programmer, installing systems and building/repairing computers, I read last week's articles/letters on a digital libraries with interest.
Linn commissioners: Inmates to now pay for research Albany Democrat Herald Linn County Jail inmates who want access to law library information will now pay a California company to research information for them, the Linn County Board of...
Under the ‘Enterprising Libraries’ scheme, ten libraries from across England (including London) will share a £450,000 pot to help them provide IT support for local entrepreneurs. via Steve Woods (@wood5y)
Half of Sheffield's libraries facing axe BBC News The council said the remaining 11 libraries "are likely to be closed" as research into independent libraries shows the method is "not a long-term sustainable proposal".
Deadline for voting: September 6, 2013! -------------------------------------------------------------- To shift the perceptions of libraries from a warehouse of books to dynamic places that celebrate ideas, we need to share library innovations far and wide with diverse audiences in unique formats. SXSW Interactive is a major annual gathering of thought-leaders and funders – “fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.” (Sounds a lot like the library!)
There are a slew of incredible submissions this year proposed by creative library and museum professionals. You can help put libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) at the forefront of this ideas-exchange by voting for LAM presentations in the SXSWi Panel Picker from Aug. 19-Sept. 6, 2013, at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com
Below is a list of sxswLAM panel proposals and well as sxswLAM-related panel proposals. You can also do a search by keyword in the Panel Picker for “library” or “libraries”and there are dozens more. If you believe that librarian voices need to be heard, even if you’re not attending, we need your vote to make it happen at SXSWi 2014.
Here’s a brief blogpost that explains the logistics of picking a panel. You are required to create an account to vote.