October 23, 2017

Reference: Demographics: Composition of Leading Social Networks

Two resources to share. 1. Chart: Demographics Composition of Leading Social Networks: Data From c0mScore. 2. Demographics of Key Social Network Platforms,  Data From Pew Internet

Listen Online: Getting to Know the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

From Tulane University: Bruce Raeburn is the director of Special Collections for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and the curator of the William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz at Tulane University. He began working at the archive in 1980 as a student worker. In this edition of the Green Room podcast, Raeburn discusses the […]

New Article: “Linked Data in Libraries: A Case Study of Harvesting and Sharing Bibliographic Metadata with BIBFRAME”

The following article was just released in the latest issue of Information Technology and Libraries published by LITA. Title Linked Data in Libraries: A Case Study of Harvesting and Sharing Bibliographic Metadata with BIBFRAME Author Karim Tharani University of Saskatchewan Source Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Vol. 34, No. 1 (2015) Abstract By way of […]

New Article: “Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries”

The following article is published in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Title Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries Authors Cynthia M. Cohen Claremont Colleges Liz Cheney University of California, Los Angeles Khue Duong California State University, Long Beach Ben Lea University of Southern California Zoe Pettway Unno California […]

New GAO Report: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses at Library of Congress

The following GAO (Government Accountability Office) was published today. From the Highlights Document: The Library of Congress has established policies and procedures for managing its information technology (IT) resources, but significant weaknesses across several areas have hindered their effectiveness: Strategic planning: The Library does not have an IT strategic plan that is aligned with the […]

MOOCs: W3C and edX Announce Partnership and Launch HTML5 Course

From W3C: The W3C today announced a new member partnership with edX on its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform under the name W3Cx. [Clip] The first W3Cx course, HTML5-part 1, will focus on Web design fundamentals at an intermediate level. It is widely recognized that HTML5 is and will be the essential technology for […]

Medical Reference: “The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2011″ Released Online

Published yesterday by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) a part of the National Institutes of Health. From the NCI Media Release For the first time, researchers have used national data to determine the incidence of the four major molecular subtypes of breast cancer by age, race/ethnicity, poverty level, and several other factors. These four subtypes […]

Reference: U.S. Census Releases American Housing Survey Statistics For 25 Metropolitan Areas

From the U.S. Census: More than half, 51.5 percent, of U.S. homes have a prepared emergency evacuation kit, according to new metropolitan area-level American Housing Survey statistics released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The level of preparedness varies by metro area, with about 70 […]

Springer and Jisc Agree on Model to Reduce Total Cost Of Ownership of Open Access and Journal Subscriptions

From Springer: Springer Science+Business Media and Jisc have agreed on a new arrangement which takes into account UK scientists’ need to comply with multiple funders’ open access policies and to have access to the vast library of scientific articles published by Springer, while containing the combined costs of article processing charges and subscriptions. The proposed […]

Full Text Article: “This Is Our Library, and It’s a Pretty Cool Place: A User-Centered Study of Public Library YA Spaces”

The following article was recently published by Public Library Quarterly.  We’re sharing a copy of the article made available by one of the co-authors for free. The article is also for sale via the PLQ web site. Title This Is Our Library, and It’s a Pretty Cool Place: A User-Centered Study of Public Library YA […]