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Fales Library at New York University acquires Triple Canopy archive

The well known New York art journal Triple Canopy has agreed to host it’s archive at the Fales Library at New York University. The journal has been published (mostly online, though some print versions do exist) since 2007. Triple Canopy is a part of Common Practice New York and publishes physical art as well has performances and artist talks.

Browsers update, links rot and standards evolve – often at a rapid pace,” said Ms. Resnick, who initiated talks with the library about the unusual agreement. In an interview, she added: “For digital preservation you really have to be doing it and thinking about it all the time. And we just felt that it was completely beyond our capabilities.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/20/n-y-u-library-acquires-archive-of-the-digital-art-journal-triple-canopy/

 

New Epson Scanner for DPS Lab

The DPS Lab has a new addition: an Epson Expression 11000xl Flatbed Scanner!  With a scanning area of 12.2″ x 17.2″ it can handle most of our project requests in the lab.  It also comes with a transparency head for scanning photo negatives of various sizes.  This multi-faceted scanner will handle the bulk of the DPS Lab’s projects, along with our two Microtek flatbed scanners, and the Atiz cradle scanner.

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‘Oligarchy’ of publishers

Recently CBC News provided a report on a study published in PLoS One about the academic publishing industry. Vincent Larivière, Stefanie Haustein and Philippe Mongeon, co-authors of the study found that research publishing houses have typical … [Continue reading]

DC comics coming to Hoopla

For the first time, DC has partnered with the digital public library, Hoopla.  Their partnership will bring 25 of their top titles to the library. Comics will be added periodically, and a spokesperson from Hoopla claims there will eventually be over … [Continue reading]

Apple & Google Play Announce New Digital Music Streaming Services

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This week, both Apple and Google Play launch their new music streaming services. In a possible effort to lure paid subscribers, Google has launched their service ahead of Apple, with Apple's service set to launch for June 30th. Apple's service … [Continue reading]

UK Launches First Fully OA University Press

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University College London (UCL) announced the launch of UCL Press on June 4, 2015. UCL Press is described as the first fully Open Access university press in the UK. The Press will focus on scholarly monographs, textbooks and journals. Inaugural … [Continue reading]

The Cowl Digitization Project Has Entered the 1980s

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Digital Publishing Services' ongoing digitization of back issues of the Cowl has enter a new phase, the 1980s! Providence College's student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each … [Continue reading]

White House Digital Initiative

A number of major U.S. publishers have agreed to work with the White House, and president Obama, on an initiative to expand access to e-books and digital content to low income students. The goal is to provide at least 250$ million in free e-books and … [Continue reading]

Freegal Service Allows Free Digital Access to Music

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Announced this week by the Lubbock and Peoria Public Libraries is access to a service both now offer called Freegal. Freegal is a music service offered through a subscribing library's website, which provides access to over 7 million songs and more … [Continue reading]

ACRL Conference 2015: Spacing Out with the Library

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Tomorrow (Friday, May 8th, 2015) is the annual Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) New England Chapter conference, held at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. This year's theme is "Spacing Out with the Library: An Exploration … [Continue reading]

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