EurekAlert: Science Journals’ new site enlivens communication of leading research and elevates scientist voices

EurekAlert: Science Journals’ new site enlivens communication of leading research and elevates scientist voices. “Following a top-to-bottom redesign, content published on the Science journals website is more integrated, discoverable, and visually engaging than ever before. In late August, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the publisher of the Science family of journals, moved its full suite of online offerings to Atypon’s online publishing platform, Literatum.”

University of Wyoming: UW Receives Second NEH Grant for Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project

University of Wyoming: UW Receives Second NEH Grant for Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project. “University of Wyoming Libraries has received a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support ongoing newspaper digitization work. The two-year, $200,000 grant will support the ongoing Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, which began in August 2019 after the first NEH grant was awarded.”

Boise State University: A new research tool for Melville lovers: Melville’s Marginalia Online

Boise State University: A new research tool for Melville lovers: Melville’s Marginalia Online. “Melville’s Marginalia Online is a virtual archive and electronic edition of the handwritten notes and markings in books read by American author Herman Melville. Melville’s Marginalia Online also tracks and documents the discovery of volumes from Melville’s library, which was dispersed after his death in 1891. Scholars and students of literature will be able to gain insights about influences on Melville including the work works of Homer, Shakespeare, and Melville’s friend and fellow writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne.”

Yale Alumni: Digital version of The 50th Anniversary Written History Project unveiled

Yale Alumni: Digital version of The 50th Anniversary Written History Project unveiled. “Almost two and a half years after it began, the Written History Project, initiated by the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation Committee, is now nearing completion. The book produced by the project, The First Women in Yale College: Reflections on Coeducation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, is a collection of first-person essays that chronicles what it was like to be among the first women to attend and graduate from Yale College. Although early versions of the project have been released, including a book prepared for the cohort of women in the first three classes, a new digital edition of the essays, meant for general distribution, was finished this summer and is now available as a digital book.”

Digital NC: Issues of The Roanoke Beacon Newspaper, from 1930-1956, Added to DigitalNC

Digital NC: Issues of The Roanoke Beacon Newspaper, from 1930-1956, Added to DigitalNC. “Additional issues of The Roanoke Beacon and Washington County News, published out of Plymouth, NC, are now online thanks to funding from the North Caroliniana Society. This newspaper was recommended for digitization by the Washington County Library which is part of Pettigrew Regional Library. With these additions, you can now search the newspaper from 1899 to 1956.”

“Facebook has always been where my audience was”: Meet some of the local journalists writing the first paid newsletters at Facebook (NiemanLab)

NiemanLab: “Facebook has always been where my audience was”: Meet some of the local journalists writing the first paid newsletters at Facebook. “I spent the past week talking to a handful of the local journalists who have partnered with Bulletin, and I found that while they’re aware of Facebook’s mixed history with publishers, they can’t help but be hopeful. Facebook has been responsive to their suggestions and requests, several writers told me, and the platform offers an enormous opportunity to reach local audiences where they’re already spending lots of time online.”

American Library Association: Booklist launches Booklist Reader for library patrons and the public

American Library Association: Booklist launches Booklist Reader for library patrons and the public. “Booklist, the review publication of the American Library Association, proudly announces the launch of Booklist Reader, a new digital library patron–facing magazine featuring diverse readers’ advisory recommendations for readers of all ages. Each month, Booklist Reader will showcase top-10 lists, must reads, interviews with (and articles by) top authors and illustrators, and adult, youth, and audio recommendations for all communities and all who love to read.” The announcement further notes that “Booklist Reader will be freely available to all from now through the December 2021 issue.”

New Yorker: The Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-books

New Yorker: The Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-books. “Libraries can buy print books in bulk from any seller that they choose, and, thanks to a legal principle called the first-sale doctrine, they have the right to lend those books to any number of readers free of charge. But the first-sale doctrine does not apply to digital content. For the most part, publishers do not sell their e-books or audiobooks to libraries—they sell digital distribution rights to third-party venders, such as OverDrive, and people like Steve Potash sell lending rights to libraries.”

My Ancestors and Me: Use Google Books to Search Google News Archives

My Ancestors and Me: Use Google Books to Search Google News Archives. “After changes at Google News Archive a number of years ago it became almost impossible to perform an OCR search of a particular newspaper. I resorted to waiting till I knew a date for a birth, death, marriage, or other event, then looked at the newspaper for that date and a few days after, hoping to see more information, knowing, of course, there was always a chance I would miss something. But there’s another way to search Google’s newspaper collection, learned from Lisa Louise Cook’s post, 10 Surprising Things You Can Find at Google Books.” This is amazing! The interface is 500% better than Google News.

Arizona State University: Cronkite’s Southwest Health Reporting Initiative launches health newsletter

Arizona State University: Cronkite’s Southwest Health Reporting Initiative launches health newsletter. “The Cronkite School’s Southwest Health Reporting Initiative has launched a new monthly health newsletter that aims to start a conversation about — and spread awareness of — health disparities in underserved communities. The first issue of ‘Pathways to Equity’ was released this week with the goal of helping the Southwest Health Reporting Initiative expand its reach and access to its content.”

Make Tech Easier: 10 of the Best Free Ebook Download Libraries

Make Tech Easier: 10 of the Best Free Ebook Download Libraries. “You may be surprised to find out there are thousands of free ebooks available to download from digital libraries. Whether you like to read on a Kindle, iPad or smartphone, we’ve searched the web to discover the best places to download short stories, novels, and even kids books – all without spending a dime. Let’s take a look at the best ebook libraries you can visit today to download free ebooks.”

University of Kansas: Project Chronicles How The Pandemic Changed Community Newspapers’ Business Model

University of Kansas: Project Chronicles How The Pandemic Changed Community Newspapers’ Business Model . ” In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, community newspapers faced a nonstop news cycle and new challenges in providing vital information to their readers. At the same time, the pandemic presented a financial crisis as advertising revenue declined. A University of Kansas researcher has co-created an oral history of how newspapers in the middle of the country demonstrated resilience in the crisis, finding new methods of funding and developing new business models.”