Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Social Networks and Archival Content - December 21, 2016

The Prototype History Research Tool

The Prototype History Research Tool is an aggregate of biographical information about people, both individuals and groups, who created or are documented in historical resources. Users can search for names of individual people, organizations, and families; browse featured descriptions; and discover and locate connected historical resources. Search results can be filtered by occupation and subject.
Search Interface

Project and prototype tool ( as well as the test site for the user interface. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CRL's new repository of Civil Society Documentation - December 20, 2016

An article published the Fall 2016 issue of FOCUS on Global Resources  features an important new Center for Research Libraries initiative, an open web repository of civil society documentation. CRL President Bernard Reilly notes that the initial phase of this project, undertaken with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, marks a new chapter in the history of collecting and preserving official gazettes published in various world regions. The project has targeted documents from ten nations cited in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index as among the countries with the most corrupt public sectors.

Towards an Open Web Repository for Civil Society Documentation

"Government publications known as official gazettes (variously titled “journal officiel,” “diario oficial,” “bulletin officiel”) have long been key documents of civil society. These publications function as the legal newspapers of many countries, wherein the texts of new laws, decrees, regulations, international treaties, legal notices, legislative debates, and court decisions are announced. The laws published in the gazettes are the versions of record—and in many jurisdictions the only published versions—of many nations’ primary laws. In some cases, publication in the gazette even initiates jurisdiction."

Monday, December 19, 2016

Love Your Data Week - February 13-17, 2017

Love Your Data week is right around the corner on February 13-17, 2017! This year's theme is emphasizing data quality for researchers at any stage in their career.  
Visit our website: or follow us on Twitter #LYD17 or #loveyourdata to gain inspiration, share ideas, and find new ways to promote data services and resources at your library and beyond! Please tell us if you plan to participate and we will list your institution's name on the site so we can continue to grow the community of data lovers.

More details will be available soon!

Sincerely, the LYD Week Planning Committee:
Thea Atwood
Michelle Bass
Heather Coates
Patti Condon
Erin Foster
Carla Graebner

Cinthya Ippoliti