Houston Library Develops a Digital Library Card | Goodreader

Thousands of libraries all over North America issue physical cards that patrons can use to checkout materials at the branch or to use online. In a world of e-readers, smartphones and tablets this is counterproductive and the Harris County Library in Houston Texas has just developed the first digital library card.

The program is dubbed iKnow, doesn’t offer all of the amenities of a full-service library card. It only allows you to borrow audiobooks, e-books, music and video online via Overdrive and can’t be used to check out hard copies of books.

Seeking Comment on Migration Checklist | The Signal

The NDSA Infrastructure Working Group’s goals are to identify and share emerging practices around the development and maintenance of tools and systems for the curation, preservation, storage, hosting, migration, and similar activities supporting the long term preservation of digital content. One of the ways the IWG strives to achieve their goals is to collaboratively develop and publish technical guidance documents about core digital preservation activities. The NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation and the Fixity document are examples of this.

Dataverse 4.0: Defining Data Publishing | Mercè Crosas

The research community needs reliable, standard ways to make the data produced by scientific research available to the community, while getting credit as data authors. As a result, a new form of scholarly publication is emerging: data publishing. Data pubishing - or making data long-term accessible, reusable and citable - is more involved than simply providing a link to a data file or posting the data to the researchers web site.

Policies for Long-term Curation and Preservation within Digital Repositories

Video - YouTube
Published on Aug 13, 2015

Helen Hockx-Yu, JISC Programme Manager

Neil Jeffries, University of Oxford

Kevin Schurer, UK Data Archive (UKDA)

Najla Semple (Chair), Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)

Allan Sudlow, Medical Research Council (MRC)

Mark Thorley, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Andrew Wilson, AHDS

Project MUSE - Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science-Volume 39, Number 2, June juin 2015

Table of Contents
Special Issue on Data, Records, and Archives in the Cloud
Guest editor: Luciana Duranti

Two Guides on Open Access Monograph Publishing | LJ INFOdocket

Both guides are available for free and we believe will likely be of interest to a global audience.

1. Guide to Open Access Monograph Publishing for Arts, Humanities and Social Science Researchers

This guide has been produced to assist arts, humanities and social sciences researchers in understanding the state of play with regards to open access in the UK and what it means to them as current and future authors of scholarly monographs.

Published by OAPEN-UK.

OverDrive Working on PDF Conversion, Faster Cloud-based Platform | Library Journal

OverDrive is working on a project that could ultimately enable the company to convert PDFs and other file formats into the industry-standard EPUB format for ebooks, without significant loss of formatting and functionality, CEO Steve Potash said during his “Crystal Ball” presentation, which concluded the company’s biennial Digipalooza user group conference in Cleveland, OH earlier this month.

Curriculum - Digital Preservation Outreach and Education | Library of Congress

The DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum consists of six easily understandable topics.

- Identify . . . the types of digital content you have.
- Select . . . what portion of your digital content will be preserved.
- Store . . . your selected content for the long term.
- Protect . . . your content from everyday threats and emergency contingencies.
- Manage . . . and implement requirements for long term management.
- Provide . . . access to digital content over time.