December 13, 2017

New From CrossRef: Find the Registration Agency for Any DOI With New API

The following new API is available for CrossRef members, affiliates, and general public. From the CrossRef Blog: CrossRef has released a new Application Programming Interface (API) tool to allow anyone to look up the Registration Agency (RA) for a given DOI or a group of DOIs. CrossRef is not the only organization that assigns DOIs, […]

Reference: Canadian Government Launches Clinical Trials Database

From a Canadian Government News Release: Patients, healthcare professionals and the public will now be able to find information on Health Canada’s website about drug clinical trials involving patients and to verify whether a drug trial has received regulatory authorization in Canada. The database is mandatory for industry – it will be maintained and updated […]

Pilot Project: Ottawa Public Will Soon Be First Canadian Public Library to Offer Chromebooks

From the Ottawa Public Library: The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be the first public library in Canada to offer Chromebooks to its customers. OPL is launching a pilot project on June 10that will see 30 of the new laptops distributed to six branches for customer use  Chromebooks are lightweight, maintenance free secure laptops that are ideal for […]

More MOOCs: Coursera Announces Partnerships With 10 State University Systems and Public Institutions

Nine days ago we shared news from edX (link below) about a major expansion. Today, it’s Coursera’s turn with some big news. From a Coursera Blog Post: Here’s a full list of the new institutions that are joining Coursera’s platform:  The State University of New York (SUNY) [Largest System in U.S.]  Tennessee Board of Regents  University […]

Free Library of Philadelphia: “Children’s Library Fee Bill Defeated”

From a Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com Blog: A Council committee defeated a bill Wednesday that would have thwarted the Free Library of Philadelphia’s plan to eliminate late fees for children – a move recommended by librarians to prevent cutting off poor children from library services. Councilman David Oh, the primary sponsor, said about $70,000 of the $400,000 […]

Northeastern University’s Snell Library is Expanding Digital Media Commons, Will Include 3-D Printing Facility and More

From Northeastern University: Building on the Dig­ital Media Com­mons’ successful launch last year, North­eastern will expand the cutting-edge work­space to the first floor of Snell Library. The upgrades, which will be com­pleted by the start of the fall semester, are part of a series of devel­op­ments throughout the building. The space will include enhanced technology-focused space to sup­port […]

Listen Online: New York City Public Radio Station Airs Discussion With Directors of Three NYC Public Libraries

A 26 minute discussion with the three library leaders aired today on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. Blurb Linda Johnson, president and CEO of The Brooklyn Public Library, Thomas Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library and Anthony Marx, president of New York Public Library, come together to talk about the common issues facing their systems […]

Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian in Washington D.C., Announces Plans to Retire Later This Year

We’ve mentioned Ginnie Cooper several times in the past couple of months on infoDOCKET including a link to an interview she did with The Washington Post. Those links are below. First, Today’s News: After nearly seven years at the helm of the DC Public Library, today Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper announced plans to retire later […]

Report Highlights: 1 in 4 Kindle Users Still Buying Print Titles at Bookstores

From Simba Information: Media forecast and research firm Simba Information has released the 2013 edition of Trends in Digital and Trade Book Retailing. This new report, which compiles data from proprietary surveys and additional sources to study the print and digital book retailing business, uncovers some of the nuances and contradictions of the consumer book […]

Slides: Internet Analyst Mary Meeker Shares Web and Online Stats in Her Latest Internet Trends Report and Presentation

Mary Meeker, a VP at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers is well-known and highly respected for a number of reasons. One of them is her stat-rich presentations about the state of the Internet, web trends, etc. She gave her latest trends presentation today at the D11 Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California. Meeker’s 117 slide deck is loaded with statistics […]