Shabbat Shalom Safranim! Here is the AJL weekly list of bookmarkable links.
In the spirit of the upcoming convention in Montreal, check out their Jewish Public Library Archives
. They're also on Flickr, accessible here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpl_archives/
The Vilnius Jewish Library has been established to celebrate culture created by Jews. It is the first Jewish library in Lithuania since 1943, and will be opening spring/summer of 2011: http://vilniusjewishlibrary.org/collection.html
Marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem and Google announced a partnership
that will greatly facilitate preservation of and access to the world’s largest historical collection on the Holocaust. They have almost 140,000 pictures available for viewing here: http://collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive/en-us/yadvashem.html
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced it will host a new discussion forum dedicated to the unique needs of the subject-based digital repository community. As repositories continue to grow as an engine for driving Open Access worldwide, new challenges and opportunities emerge and the demand for more focused conversations grows: http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2011/03/30/sparc-subject-repositories-forum-launched/
Putting misshelved books back in their proper places is not a library worker’s favorite task. It takes time and it’s not exactly scintillating. Now a computer-science professor has come up with a way to make the process faster and less burdensome: an augmented-reality shelf-reading app that can scan an entire shelf’s worth of books at a time and alert workers which ones are out of place: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/shelving-made-easy-or-easier/30792?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en