Everybody’s Libraries: Invitation to participate in a new project: Help open journals’ deep backfiles. “Thanks to IMLS-supported work we did at Penn, we’ve produced a complete inventory of serials from the first half of the 20th century that still have active copyright renewals associated with them. And I’ve noted that there was far more serial material without active copyright, as late as the 1960s or even later. We’ve also produced a guide to determining whether particular serial content you may be interested in is in the public domain. Now that we’ve spent a lot of time surveying what is still in copyright though, it’s worth turning more focused attention to serial content that isn’t in copyright, but still of interest to researchers. “
Dallas Morning News: Hit rewind and go back in time: The Dallas Morning News Archives launches never-before-seen 1985. “The current year is 2019, but inside The Dallas Morning News Archives, we are living in the ’80s. To celebrate the launch of the new digital archive, every week through the end of 2019, we will release one year of the newly remastered, digitized print issues from 1985-2000. Now readers can explore the events and people that influenced our society shaped our region over the last 134 years.”
PPA: Icon Magazine Completes 16-Year Digital Archive. “The newly-completed 16-year digital archive consists of 197 issues to date and will continue growing as each new issue is published. Published by Media 10, Icon is an international architecture and design magazine, featuring interviews with industry professionals as well as the best new buildings and designs. Analysing interesting cultural movements and technologies and reviewing a range of exhibitions, books, films and events, the monthly magazine gets under the skin of design culture.” Not free.
New York Times: The Radical Guidebook Embraced by Google Workers and Uber Drivers. “Just before 20,000 Google employees left their desks last fall to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment, a debate broke out among the hundreds of workers involved in formulating a list of demands. Some workers argued that they could win fairer pay policies and a full accounting of harassment claims by filing lawsuits or seeking to unionize.”
DigitalNC: The Concord Times is now available on DigitalNC!. “520 issues of The Concord Times from 1923 to 1927 have recently been digitized and added to DigitalNC thanks to a nomination from our partner Cabarrus County Public Library! The paper from Concord, North Carolina, documents 1920s happenings around the town, the state, and beyond.”
Kansas State Library: South Central Kansas Library System Newsletters, 1971-2001. “The newsletters, spanning 30 years, give an historical look at libraries, library staff, supporting community members/volunteers who work together with the shared goal of providing excellent service to their communities through grants, consulting, continuing education and cost-effective support services. There are also many articles on the work of libraries in towns, cities and rural areas.”
The MIT Press Reader: Algorithms Are Redrawing the Space for Cultural Imagination. “…the promised salvation of algorithmic theology stubbornly remains in the distant future: the clunky, disjointed implementation of the computational layer on cultural life leaves much yet to be desired. Algorithms still get it wrong far too often to make a believable case for transcendent truth.”