How to use Calibre to Manage your eBook Collection

Calibre is one of the premier open sourced e-book editing and creation programs out there and it makes managing your e-reader or tablet very easy. You can convert books from one format to another, change up the cover art and change the author or book name. Today, I want to give you a simply overview on what this program is all about and how you can use it to edit books you download from the internet and send them to your device.

Royal BC Museum Launches New Database for BC Archives

The Royal BC Museum [has] launched a new website and searchable database for the BC Archives called, fittingly enough, Access to Memory.
An improvement on the old BC Archives website for archivists and users alike, AtoM is an ideal platform for the digitized materials in the Ida Halpern fonds (or collection). Halpern is renowned for her recordings of usic from across the West Coast and the BC Archives holds 342 of her audio recordings, 16.8 metres worth of written research material and 735 photographs.

How the National Library is working to preserve our digital present

Changes to copyright law will allow the National Library of Australia to significantly increase its collection of electronic publications, including ebooks and websites

Recent changes to Australia's Copyright Act will allow the National Library of Australia to broaden significantly its efforts to preserve the country's digital cultural heritage.

The Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, passed in June, was an omnibus bill that included among its provisions a number of amendments to the Copyright Act 1968.

Your eBook Might have a Virus called candy.js

If you have an e-reader issued by Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Kobo your reading habits are being tracked. These companies want to monitor what books you are buying and how long it takes you to get through them. When ebooks are sold on other platforms, publishers and authors are normally kept out of the loop, until now. A new tracking script is currently being implemented that totally negates privacy.

Text and Data Mining in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Strategies and Tools

he Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has just posted a video recording of a July 29, 2015 presentation featuring two well-known and respected members of the digital humanities community, Peter Leonard and Lindsay King from the Yale University Library.
The video runs 82 minutes.

The Personal Digital Archiving 2015 Conference | The Signal

The annual Personal Digital Archiving conference is about preserving any digital collection that falls outside the purview of large cultural institutions. Considering the expanding range of interests at each subsequent PDA conference, the meaning of the word “personal” has become thinly stretched to cover topics such as family history, community history, genealogy and digital humanities.

Basic Metadata for the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Collection Now Public Domain With CC0 License

MoMA accessioned the Creative Commons License Symbol into its collection in March 2015 and it’s now on display in our design galleries as part of the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good.
It therefore feels important that we just flipped our own default and shared data for more than 125,000 works from MoMA’s collection on GitHub using Creative Commons Zero (CC0).

Both libraries and database providers have an interest in the way users search,

Both libraries and database providers have an interest in the way users search, but only the database companies have access to the huge search logs of their discovery systems. Due to the critical stake of the commercial companies in search behavior, they also fund staff to analyze their search logs. Ex Libris has generously shared a summary of its research in this brief monograph. They use log analysis along with user studies and usability studies to improve the design of their Web interfaces. The user studies covered four academic levels, five countries and a dozen subject areas.

Photographic Forensics

The FotoForensics site can be a valuable tool in checking the authenticity of an image. It’s easy to alter images with software and try to fool people with them. FotoForensics uses a technique called Error Level Analysis (ELA) to identify suspicious areas and highlight them visually. Playing with it a bit shows me that it takes practice to know what you’re seeing, but it’s worth knowing about if you ever have suspicions about an image.