December 14, 2017

Reference: World Bank Releases New Portal For Data and Statistics on Gender

From the News Release: The portal provides country, regional and thematic dashboards, with key indicators displayed through interactive visualizations. Create your own tables, charts, and maps using the DataBank data retrieval system. Featured datasets and resources are drawn from the World Development Indicators, national statistical agencies, databases of United Nations Agencies, and surveys conducted of […]

Standards: NISO and NFAIS Issue Draft for Public Comment of Second Part of Recommended Practice on Supplemental Materials for Journal Articles

From an NISO/NFAIS Joint Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation for Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) have issued a new Recommended Practice on Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials, Part B: Technical Recommendations (NISO RP-15-201x) for public comment until September 15, 2012. Although supplemental materials are increasingly being added to journal articles, […]

New Video in BBC Archives Series Looks at “New Kinds of Metadata”

From the BBC Internet Blog: In the sixth and final part of the film about R&D’s work in archive technologies we take an in depth look at the advanced work exploring new kinds of metadata.  Essential for finding content in the digital era, metadata is often unavailable or hard to work with for older archive […]

Gov Docs: GPO Debuts First FDsys Training Video, Basic Search Techniques Discussed

From a FDLP Post: GPO is pleased to present the first in a series of training video modules on its Federal Digital System (FDsys). The module focuses on basic search techniques and working with FDsys search results and can be accessed from the fdlp.gov homepage, as well as from gpo.gov. Options for closed captioning, enlarging […]

Full Text: “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries”

Title E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries Authors David O’Brien Harvard University – Berkman Center for Internet & Society Urs Gasser Harvard University – Berkman Center for Internet & Society; University of St. Gallen John G. Palfrey Jr. Harvard Law School Source Berkman Center (via […]

Selected Findings: The Survey of Library Database Licensing Practices, 2012 Ed. From Primary Research

From the Primary Research Group Web Site: This 116-page report studies the database licensing practices of 60 academic, public, corporate, and law libraries from across the globe, representing more than a dozen countries and regions including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and continental Europe, as well as a handful of participants from […]

Information Industry Roundup: News from Summon, ebrary, NPG, and Ex Libris

1. Library of Georgia Digital Collection in Line for Indexing in the Summon Service 2. ebrary Stengthens Strategic E-book Acquisition Program for Community and Career Colleges  (PDF) 3. New agreement signed in Russia enabling access to Nature archives 4. Ex Libris Primo and Alma Selected by the University of Manitoba Libraries

New Boston College Website of Digitized Rare Books Explores Jesuit Missionaries in China

From a Boston College Announcement: An exquisite collection of rare books that chronicles the scholarly work of Jesuit missionaries in China from the 16th through the 18th centuries has been digitized for the web through the year-long effort of a Jesuit historian and scholar working with the Boston College Jesuitana Collection in Burns Library. Jeremy […]

New “Fast Facts” Report: School Librarian Numbers Decline from 2004-2005 to 2010-2011

A new “fast facts” report from the Colorado Library Research Service. From a LRS Blog Post: Based on an analysis of National Center for Education Statistics data, public school librarian staffing numbers remained relatively stable from 2004-05 (the first year this data was reported) to 2007-08. However, these positions nationwide declined by 8 percent from […]

Ohio: New Study Looks at the Economic Value of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

Our colleague, Meredith Schwartz at Library Journal has a report coming soon about a new report on the economic value and return on investment of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Ohio. Until then, The Toledo Blade reports: The study determined that for every dollar of the library’s $35.3 million in its 2011 budget, Lucas […]