September 21, 2020

New LA Public Library Program Turns ‘Story Time’ Into Hands-on ‘Coder Time’

From KPCC/Southern California Public Radio: “Historically we’re the place that offers opportunities,” said children’s librarian Joanna Fabicon, who started the project. “I named it coder time because I would love coding to be as ubiquitous in libraries as story time.” Libraries – the lands of hushed voices and dusty stacks – are transforming into computer […]

New LA Public Library Program Turns ‘Story Time’ Into Hands-on ‘Coder Time’

From KPCC/Southern California Public Radio: “Historically we’re the place that offers opportunities,” said children’s librarian Joanna Fabicon, who started the project. “I named it coder time because I would love coding to be as ubiquitous in libraries as story time.” Libraries – the lands of hushed voices and dusty stacks – are transforming into computer […]

New Hampshire: Kilton Library’s Tor Relay is Back Online

The decision to reactivate the Tor Relay after it was taken offline (it’s now back online) came Tuesday night after a library board meeting and vote by library trustees in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The relay was taken offline after a letter from the Dept. of Homeland Security was sent to state authorities. The Kilton Library […]

New Hampshire: Kilton Library’s Tor Relay is Back Online

The decision to reactivate the Tor Relay after it was taken offline (it’s now back online) came Tuesday night after a library board meeting and vote by library trustees in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The relay was taken offline after a letter from the Dept. of Homeland Security was sent to state authorities. The Kilton Library […]

OCLC and Seven Libraries Launching Linked Data Pilot Program

From OCLC: OCLC is working with seven leading libraries in a pilot program designed to learn more about how linked data will influence library workflows in the future. The Person Entity Lookup pilot will help library professionals reduce redundant data by linking related sets of person identifiers and authorities. Pilot participants will be able to […]

OCLC and Seven Libraries Launching Linked Data Pilot Program

From OCLC: OCLC is working with seven leading libraries in a pilot program designed to learn more about how linked data will influence library workflows in the future. The Person Entity Lookup pilot will help library professionals reduce redundant data by linking related sets of person identifiers and authorities. Pilot participants will be able to […]

Linked Data: Zepheira Announces First Four Participating Libraries in New “Experimenter” Program

From Zepheira: Following the success of its Early Adopter program with 12 participating public libraries in the US and Canada, Zepheira is pleased to announce the first four participants in its Experimenter Program. This program builds awareness of the power of Linked Data through education and training, provides an assessment of the institution’s MARC data, […]

Linked Data: Zepheira Announces First Four Participating Libraries in New “Experimenter” Program

From Zepheira: Following the success of its Early Adopter program with 12 participating public libraries in the US and Canada, Zepheira is pleased to announce the first four participants in its Experimenter Program. This program builds awareness of the power of Linked Data through education and training, provides an assessment of the institution’s MARC data, […]

Report: “First Library to Support Anonymous Internet Browsing Effort Stops After DHS Email”

UPDATE: The Library Freedom Project (LFP) has posted a petition to support “Tor and Intellectual Freedom in Libraries.” You can learn more and sign (if desired) here. Here’s the petitions text: We condemn the scare tactics of the DHS and local police, and pledge our full support to Kilton Library to help them keep their […]

Report: “First Library to Support Anonymous Internet Browsing Effort Stops After DHS Email”

UPDATE:The Library Freedom Project (LFP) has posted a petition to support “Tor and Intellectual Freedom in Libraries.” You can learn more and sign (if desired) here. Here’s the petition’s text: We condemn the scare tactics of the DHS and local police, and pledge our full support to Kilton Library to help them keep their Tor […]