December 16, 2017

U. of Texas/Ransom Center Paid $2.2 Million for Gabriel Garcia Marquez Archive

From the AP: The University of Texas’ literary archive said Wednesday it paid $2.2 million for the works of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a price the school sought to keep secret until ordered to make it public by the state attorney general’s office. Officials at the university’s Harry Ransom Center refused in November to […]

W3C Publishes First Draft of “Data on the Web” Best Practices, Use Cases Also Released

From the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Data on the Web Best Practices, to encourage and enable the continued expansion of the Web as a medium for the exchange of data. Data should be discoverable and understandable by […]

Iraq: “ISIS Burns Mosul Library: Why Terrorists Target Books”

From infoDOCKET Founder/Editor: Gary Price: Words often fail when you read stories like the following one and they can fail multiple times too. For example, words fail when you read about the destruction caused by the act itself (building lost, rare materials destroyed, etc) and they fail again when thinking about what the burning of […]

Two Congressional Hearings Involving the Library of Congress Scheduled for Thursday, Live Streams Available

Two hearings and live streams to alert you to. Both hearings are scheduled to take place tomorrow (Feb. 26, 2014). 1. LIVE NOW: Hearing Before U.S. House Appropriations Committee Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, will testify before the House Appropriations Committee to discuss the Library of Congress budget tomorrow. This hearing is also scheduled […]

News Briefs: Items from Elsevier, Reprints Desk, LITA, Brill, CCC, and Others

1. Elsevier Announces the Launch of SciVal Trends, a New Module for Research Analyses which Incorporates Citation and Usage Data 2. Greater Western Library Alliance Negotiates Academic Document Delivery Agreement with Reprints Desk 3. Brill Selects Copyright Clearance Center to Manage Article Charges for Four New Open Access Publications Processing 4. LITA Announces 2015 Election […]

Reference: Lists and Rankings: Glassdoor Releases 25 Highest Rated Companies For Internships 2015

From the Glassdoor Web Site: With more than 27,500 open internships across the U.S., according to Glassdoor data, now is the time for college students and young professionals to apply to summer internships. Glassdoor combed through thousands of company reviews shared by interns over the past year to identify the companies that offer the best […]

New Online: CLIR Issues (Number 103) Now Available

In the just published CLIR Issues (Jan-Feb 2015; No. 103) from the Council on Library and Information Resources you’ll find the following articles including one about the Digital Library Federation’s “Digitizing Special Formats” wiki that went live about five weeks ago. From Postdoctoral Fellow to Library Director: Interview with Marta Brunner The User’s Perspective: What […]

Live Stream Today at 10:30 A.M. Eastern, FCC Open Commission Meeting: Consideration of Open Internet/Net Neutrality Order

Post UPDATED Feb 26 with new meeting time and additional links. The February 2015 Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to take place today (Feb. 26, 2015) beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EST). The meeting’s agenda includes two items including the open Internet/net neutrality proposal. 1. City of Wilson, North Carolina Petition […]

New Open Access Science Resource: The Fossil Calibration Database

Source: Indiana University

From Indiana University: The Fossil Calibration Database, a free, open-access resource that stores carefully vetted fossil data, is the result of years of work from a worldwide team that includes paleontologist David Polly, professor of geological sciences in the Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. The project was led by Daniel Ksepka, curator […]

New Research Data: Denmark Leads EU Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)

From Telecompaper: The European Commission has released a new index aimed at measuring how ‘digital’ each country in the EU is. The tool gives snapshots, per country, of connectivity (how widespread, fast and affordable broadband is), internet skills, the use of online activities from news to shopping, and how key digital technologies (e-invoices, cloud services, […]