The C-SPAN Video Library includes nearly 60 appearances by Nelson Mandela on the C-SPAN networks dating back to 1990. You can stream most of them online along with being able to keyword search mechanically-generated transcripts of each program and create custom clips for sharing.
McGraw-Hill’s professional’s ebook catalog of more than than 5,000 business, consumer, education, technical, and medical titles is now available for K–12 school libraries and public libraries worldwide on OverDrive. Also, some 700 of McGraw-Hill’s 2012 and 2013 offerings will be offered at special rates.
Work will begin soon on the initial phase of a makeover of the Boston Public Library’s Copley branch. The project is focused on expanding the branch’s children’s library to 4,400 square feet, adding a section catering to early childhood (with toy and story areas), and creating dedicated space for tweens and teens.
INFOdocket editor Gary Price shares ProQuest’s announcement of the formal release of its Research Companion tool and offers his thoughts on digital/information literacy, what he calls a “major issue” for the library community. Collaboration across all types of libraries and vendors, he notes, could produce great results and give the public a wonderful opportunity to see library professionals in action.
Alec Baldwin has donated $1 million to the East Hampton Library for the new children’s addition on behalf of his family. The gift will be used to underwrite the completion of the Baldwin Family Lecture Room. The space will be used for children’s programs, film screenings, poetry readings, historical lectures, and author and book events.
UPDATE November 15 Large Collection Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda: Health-Related Information Resources (via NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center) UPDATE November 14 Super Typhoon Haiyan Crowdsource Mapping Project Info (via Digital Globe) UPDATE November 13 Collection of Maps from MapAction Field Team in the Philippines UPDATE November 12 FirstLook Satellite Imagery of Damage to Tacloban City, Philippines (via [...]