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Freegal Service Allows Free Digital Access to Music

Untitled-4Announced 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 than 15,000 music videos. Over 5,000 libraries around the world subscribe to the service. It is provided through Library Ideas, LLC, a company based in Vienna, VA that stocks libraries with digital content (offering Freading eBook Service and Rocket Languages in addition to Freegal).

All that is required to access Freegal is a valid library card with a subscribing library. Free Freegal mobile apps for Apple and Android devices are available through the Apple app store and GooglePlay for cardholders of subscribing libraries. There are limits on number of downloads allowed weekly and on stream time daily. While MP3 downloads are restricted by amount weekly, they never expire and can be saved to mobile devices indefinitely. Freegal offers a similarly designed movie service, as well, that allows patrons of subscribing libraries access to thousands of movies and shows. For more on each library’s use of Freegal, please see these articles: Lubbock Freegal, Peoria Freegal.

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 of Collaboration Across the Physical, Virtual and those Places in Between”. At the heart of this theme will be the questions, “What does it take to expand ‘the library’ beyond its traditional physical space?” and “With whom are we working to expand our services?” Addressing these questions will be keynote speakers Marie S.A. Sorensen (Architects + Planners, Inc.) and David Weinberger (Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society) as well as numerous regional librarians and library workers.

We at Digital Publishing Services are excited about what conversations the conference might explore, as much of our work relates to creating connections between the physical and the virtual, and exploring the nature of those connections as they proliferate and evolve. Some sessions of interest to DPS, as they relate to our own digital initiatives, include: “Books in e-Space – How Far Do Students Go?”; “New Object Models and APIs: Foregrounding Re-Use in a Digital Repository”, which posed structural questions regarding institutional repositories, and how to best reflect complex objects and relationships digitally; “Federated Open Access: Balancing the Needs of the Many and the Needs of the Few”; and “Strengthening Service through Collaboration: Digital Scholarship at the University of Connecticut Libraries”.

For more information on the 2015 ACRL NEC Conference, visit http://conference2015.acrlnec.org/.

Hope to see some of our readers there!

Historical Pamphlets Added to the Dorr Rebellion Site

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Digital Publishing Services recently added 16 pamphlets to the Dorr Rebellion website titled: Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion.  From the site: Learn more about what contemporaries of the Dorr Rebellion thought about the … [Continue reading]

UT Libraries release Derris collection

The University of Tennessee Knoxville has recently made public a digital collection of images and movie clips from William Derris. William Derris was an avid videographer and photographer who spent much of his time collecting imagery of the Great … [Continue reading]

Providence College Army Specialized Training Program Site Now Live

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Digital Publishing Services is proud to share a new, open access, collection presenting the full archive of Providence College's Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP): http://library.providence.edu/astp/. PC's ASTP took place from … [Continue reading]

Spotlight: Dorr Rebellion Site Constitutions

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Featured on the Dorr Rebellion website is a Constitutions module. This section features links to PDFs of The People's Constitution, Law & Order Constitution, and a side by side comparison of the two. The PDFs are readable online (or available for … [Continue reading]

ACRL DigiCamp 2015

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On Friday, March 13th, ACRL's Information Technology Interest Group hosted its annual DigiCamp unconference at Simmons College. For those new to the concept, an unconference is an event similar in structure to a conference (i.e. track-based … [Continue reading]

The Peeps are Back!!

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Spring is almost upon us, which can mean only one thing, the Peeps are back at Phillips Memorial Library!  They have been causing quite a stir, getting into lots of trouble! Take a gander at what they have been up to on the PeepsinTheLibrary Twitter … [Continue reading]

Faculty Authors Series: Jessica Mulligan

A brand new interview is now available for your consumption at our Faculty Authors Series site. Jessica Mulligan, an assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College is currently featured. Her book, Unmanageable Care, … [Continue reading]

New Journal: Sociology Between the Gaps

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Digital Publishing Services is proud to share that our newest journal collaboration has launched.  Sociology Between the Gaps is a new, innovative, peer-reviewed, open-access, cross-disciplinary, independent online journal being published using the … [Continue reading]

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