December 14, 2017

HathiTrust Certified as Trustworthy Repository

From a HathiTrust Announcement: HathiTrust has been certified as a trustworthy digital repository by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) through their rigorous Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC) assessment program. Only a small number of digital repositories have been granted this certification. As our reliance on digital resources grows, the need for “long-lived” collections […]

Industry News from EBSCO, Credo Reference, and Elsevier

1. EBSCO Publishing Continues to Enhance eBook Collections EBSCO has released 26 new eBook subject sets providing libraries with a way to begin or expand their eBook collections. The latest eBook subject sets span more than seven key collection areas covering arts & humanities, business & economics, IT, non-English content, personal growth & how-to, science […]

Defamed Profs May Seek Less From Thomson West

Defamed Profs May Seek Less From Thomson West A federal judge declined Wednesday to let legal publishing giant Thomson West completely nix a $5 million defamation verdict that a jury awarded two law professors. The two professors now have the option of taking either $200,000 each or retrying their case against Thomson West. U.S. District […]

The Launch of a New Experimental Social Web Feature: Google +1

Direct to GOOG +1 (Opt-In) Here Are Links to Articles About the New Service: 1. “Meet +1: Google’s Answer To The Facebook Like Button” (by Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Land) A complete overview by Danny. Pass this post on. Is +1 (pronounced “Plus One”) part of the new social network that Google’s long been rumored […]

"Paid access to journal articles not a significant barrier for scientists"

We look forward to read what others have to say about this new research article. From a FASEB Announcement (via EureakAlert): They say the best things in life are free, but when it comes to online scientific publishing, a new research report in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) suggests otherwise. In the report, Philip M. Davis from […]

California: "Reader Privacy Act Introduced to Upgrade Book Privacy for the Digital Era"

From an Electronic Frontier Foundation: California Senator Leland Yee has introduced the Reader Privacy Act of 2011 (SB 602), with backing from the California Affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The law would bring a much-needed upgrade to match Californians’ reading habits. Under SB 602 the government […]

Ready Reference: "Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2011"

A report from the Congressional Research Service. Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2011 (11o pages; PDF) Authors: Jennifer E. Manning Information Research Specialist Colleen J. Shogan Assistant Director/Senior Specialist in Government and Finance Susan Navarro Smelcer Analyst on the Federal Judiciary

Official Vimeo App Now Available for iPhone

As you’ll see this is one full-featured app. From the iPhone Blog: Capture video with focus control and grid alignment Combine, edit, and trim your videos Add transitions, titles, effects, music and recordings Save edited videos to your camera roll or upload directly to Vimeo Watch and manage all your existing Vimeo videos and download […]

"Spotlight on: Scripto: Open source crowdsourcing for libraries and archives"

From the European Journalism Center Magazine: The Humanities nerds are transforming into real techie geeks, but perhaps it was only a matter of time until they, too, had harnessed the latest technological trends in their scholarly endeavours. Scripto, an open source crowd sourcing tool, was developed to facilitate the online transcription of historical archives. In […]

"Google Settles FTC Charges Over Buzz, Agrees To 20 Years Of Privacy Audits"

From a Search Engine Blog Post by Barry Schwartz: Google has agreed to have independent privacy audits over the next 20 years, to settle an FTC [Federal Trade Commission] investigation into wrong doing over its Google Buzz product. Also Available From the Full Text of the FTC Statement: “FTC Charges Deceptive Privacy Practices in Google’s […]