Link Round-Up: December 13 – 19, 2017

Pop Culture

Santa Barbara Film Festival To Open With Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’ via Deadline Hollywood
Watch the trailer above!

Tumblr’s ‘Meme Librarian’ Predicts What We’ll Love in 2018 via
Amanda Brennan (past guest on Beyond the Stacks!) speaks about Tumblr’s 2017 Year In Review, what’s changed, and how the lists are growing to reflect Tumblr’s diverse community.

Issues of Access

Bringing Broadband to Tribal Lands via American Libraries Magazine 
“Access to high-speed broadband is vital to our nation’s economic well-being, and libraries are taking a leading role in providing it. For many underserved communities—particularly in rural areas—libraries provide the only access to broadband. Tribal lands in many states are both rural and underserved. The lack of high-speed broadband means for many tribal residents that their ability to participate in today’s economy is a steep climb and becoming steeper.”

BiblioTech, VIA enhancing customer experience with easier access to digital library via VIA Info 
“SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 15, 2017) —Through a joint partnership, BiblioTech is promoting a new way to enhance VIA Metropolitan Transit rider’s commutes by providing immediate access to its digital library. By typing into their browser, users have instantaneous access without having to log in or sign up for membership.”

As of 2020: 100% Open Access to SNSF-funded research in Switzerland via OpenAIRE Blog
“Based on a decision by the National Research Council, all publications produced in SNSF-funded projects are to be freely available in digital format as of 2020.”


10 Reasons Libraries Are Still Better Than the Internet via American Libraries Magazine

Hip Hop Coding – Learning and Teaching About Scratch via ALSC Blog

After the FCC Vote: Continuing the Fight for Net Neutrality via DirectDispatch