Lehigh University: Lehigh Libraries develop open source cataloging add-on for Google Sheets

Lehigh University: Lehigh Libraries develop open source cataloging add-on for Google Sheets. “Using an API provided by a vendor the library subscribes to, the add-on automates the lookup, comparison and selection of existing cataloging records for each book being catalogued. It selects the best record (based on criteria configured by the cataloger) and writes the result to the Google Sheet.”

Lehigh University: Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts

Lehigh University: Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts. “Led by Lehigh University, a partnership of 15 Philadelphia-area libraries has scanned and digitized more than 160,000 pages from 475 original manuscripts, the earliest dating to the ninth century. The hand-lettered and illustrated pages range from brightly hued, gold-leafed illuminated works of art to functional texts intended for students of science, philosophy and religion.”

Lehigh University: Gloria Naylor Archive Project awarded Accelerator Grant

Lehigh University: Gloria Naylor Archive Project awarded Accelerator Grant. “A room full of boxes. What could be exciting about that? Well, these boxes, almost sixty of them in Williams Hall, are exciting. Within these boxes are the collected papers of Gloria Naylor, known for her National Book Award-winning novel The Women of Brewster Place, later made into a mini-series by Oprah Winfrey. Naylor wrote about black women’s lives at a time where depictions of topics like rape and homosexuality were shocking. On loan to Lehigh from Sacred Heart University for digitization, the collection is the focus of a two-year $100,000 Accelerator Grant awarded from Lehigh’s Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies.”

EurekAlert: Thinking about quitting Facebook? There’s a demographic analysis for that

EurekAlert: Thinking about quitting Facebook? There’s a demographic analysis for that . “People are either Facebook users or they are not. Facebook user data can be used to draw conclusions about general social phenomena. According to Eric P.S. Baumer, who studies human-computer interaction, the simple statements above are, in fact, not so simple–nor are they true.”