Internet Archive: Building Libraries Together: new tools for a new direction

from Internet Archive Blogs

“Let’s work together to save all human knowledge. Today the Internet Archive is announcing a new beta site and new tools to encourage everyone to lend a hand.”

https://blog.archive.org/2014/10/28/building-libraries-together/

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New Altadena District library director appointed

from the Altadena Patch

“The Board of Trustees of the Altadena Library District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mindy Kittay as the District’s 10th library director. Her appointment is effective Nov. 1. She succeeds the late Barbara J. Pearson, who served as District Librarian for 10 years.”

http://patch.com/california/altadena/new-altadena-district-library-director-appointed-0

LA schools superintendent calls for hiring freeze, citing cash shortage

from 89.3 KPCC

“The school board passed a $7.3 billion budget crafted by former Superintendent John Deasy and top staffers, with plans to hire 1,200 new positions. Two weeks ago, KPCC confirmed many of those positions have yet to be filled. Deasy promised to hire 192 library aides to open shuttered elementary libraries across the district. Instead, the number of elementary library staff decreased, and 100,000 students are still without access to campus libraries.”

http://www.scpr.org/blogs/education/2014/10/31/17501/short-of-cash-la-schools-superintendent-calls-for/

Berkeley residents love their little free libraries

from KQED.com

“What are these structures popping up along the sidewalks of Berkeley? Big birdhouses? Doll houses? Or are they homes small enough to actually be affordable in this crazy real estate market? Nope. None of the above. They are actually part of a worldwide phenomenon called Little Free Libraries.”

http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/29/Berkeley-little-free-libraries

Half Moon Bay: Say no to Measure O until money for library is guaranteed

from the Half Moon Bay Review

“We support a grand new library in downtown Half Moon Bay. We do not, however, support Measure O. If that seems incongruous, it’s because well-meaning proponents have gone beyond equating the two to suggesting you can’t have a library without the increase in sales tax. The fact is there is no guarantee Measure O funds would go toward a new library, and that is one reason we can’t support this tax.”

http://www.hmbreview.com/opinion/editorials/say-no-to-measure-o-until-money-for-library-is/article_64bdf436-605d-11e4-bbf5-272e3d71d546.html

Stanford Libraries unearths the earliest U.S. website

from the Stanford News

“Some of the earliest pages from the World Wide Web have been restored and are once again browsable, providing a glimpse of how the web once operated. Stanford Libraries has made these pages available with Stanford Wayback, a customized version of an open source platform that enables long-term access to archived web assets.”

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/october/slac-libraries-wayback-102914.html