December 11, 2017

Princeton U. Adopts Open-Access Policy

Princeton U. Adopts Open-Access Policy The movement to make research freely available got a high-profile boost this week with the news that Princeton University’s faculty has unanimously adopted (PDF) an open-access policy. “The principle of open access is consistent with the fundamental purposes of scholarship,” said the faculty advisory committee that proposed the resolution. The […]

Digitization: New: "Ancient Music Books Accessible to All" (Early Music Online)

From Royal Holloway, University of London: Fragile treasures of 16th Century music are now freely available online, thanks to a partnership between Royal Holloway, University of London, the British Library and JISC. The Early Music Online project has digitised more than 300 books of the world’s earliest printed music from holdings at the British Library. […]

Social Media: Statistics: "@Congress: It’s a dialogue with #millennials"

From the Medill News Service (For the Associated Press): Eight of 10 members of Congress are tweeting and using Facebook, but only a handful use the social media sites to reach out to one of their most elusive constituent groups – Millennials, according to some experts. [Clip] Despite the fact that more than 80 percent […]

Self-reported Internet victimization in Canada, 2009

Self-reported Internet victimization in Canada, 2009 Most Canadians use the Internet regularly (Middleton 2010). According to results from the 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey, 8 out of 10 Canadian households had access to the Internet (Statistics Canada 2011).1 However, the advent of new information technologies is also creating new opportunities for crime and new risks […]

Privacy: Social Media: U.S. Congress Members Want FTC To Investigate Facebook Tracking

Markey, Barton to FTC: Investigate Facebook Tracking After recently published findings that Facebook had been gathering information about the websites its users visited even after users logged out of Facebook, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the company’s practices in this area. Facebook […]

Digital Public Library of America “Beta Sprint” Review Panel Announces Results

From a DPLA Announcement: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee* has invited the creators of the following submissions to the DPLA Beta Sprint, an open call for code and concepts defining how the DPLA might operate, to present at the public plenary meetingtaking place on October 21, 2011 in Washington, DC: Digital […]

Privacy: "WSJ.com Begins Tracking Personal User Information Without Consent"

From Poynter.org: The Wall Street Journal has revised the privacy policy for WSJ.com to permit the site to connect a user’s Web browsing data with personally identifiable information without consent. Previously, the policy stated that it would ask for users’ permission before doing so. The Journal’s own Digits blog reports that the change will enable […]

Scholarly Publishing: Full Text of Letter from bepress CEO Thanking Subscribers

As we shared (via No Shelf Required) about two weeks ago, bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press) has been acquired to De Gruyter. Earlier this week,  Jean‐Gabriel Bankier, President and CEO of bepress, wrote a letter to thank subscribers. The full text of the letter is available on the web (PDF). Here’s some of what Bankier has […]

EU: TV Archives Join Linked Open Data Movement

From the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC): The EUscreen project has recently taken steps to expand the scope of its aim to provide unified access to large integrated digital collections related to European television history. By implementing the Linked Open Data principles and by signing the new Europeana Data Exchange Agreement, the materials […]

Harvard University: "Libraries Announce New Organizational Structure"

From Harvard Magazine: Under the new structure, each individual library within the Harvard Library system will join one of five affinity groups based on criteria such as collection needs, content or service commonalities, or specialized activities. The five groups comprise libraries focused on application of theory in practice, including those of the schools of law, […]