December 16, 2017

Thomson Reuters Releases Q1 2015 Quarterly Earnings Report

From the Earnings Announcement: Thomson Reuters today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. The company also re-affirmed its full-year 2015 outlook. Reported revenues were down 3% as the negative impact of foreign currency reduced revenues by 5% Revenues grew 2% before currency Organic revenues grew 1% Legal’s organic revenues increased 3% […]

News Roundup

1. Two Medical Librarians at LSU Health Shreveport Create Comic Book About Childhood Obesity Problem (via Red River Radio) 2. New Products: EBSCO Releases “Alumni Editions” of Three Databases 3. China’s National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) Purchases Karger Publishing Journal Archive Collection (1893-1997) 4. Bing Maps Now Provides Coverage of More than 3000 Transit Agencies ||| List of […]

New Research Article: “Cited Half-Life of the Journal Literature”

UPDATE: Article co-author Phil Davis provides a summary/commentary in this new post on The Scholarly Kitchen. The following research article posted to arXiv on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Title Cited Half-Life of the Journal Literature Authors Philip M. Davis Independent Researcher and Publishing Consultant Angela Cochran Director, Journals American Society of Civil Engineers Source arXiv:1504.07479 […]

Australia: State Library of Victoria To Get Nearly $104 Million “Transformation”

The State Library of Victoria is located in Melbourne. $83 million/Australia dollars converts to approximately $104 million in US dollars. From NineNews.com.au Victorian taxpayers will pitch in $55.4 million to help restore the disused Queens Hall in the State Library of Victoria. The state government will allocate the funds to the $80 million redevelopment project […]

USA FREEDOM Act Reintroduced in House and Senate

From Krista Cox at the Assoc. of Research Libraries (ARL): On April 28, 2015, members of the US House of Representatives and Senate introduced new versions of the USA FREEDOM Act. This legislation would put an end to the current bulk collection practices of the National Security Agency (NSA) taking place under Section 215 of […]

New Legal Reference Resource: U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Searchable Index of Fair Use Decisions

From the U.S. Copyright Office: Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today announced the launch of the U.S. Copyright Office’s Fair Use Index, which is designed to provide the public with searchable summaries of major fair use decisions. The Index was undertaken in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement prepared […]

Milestones: Number of Mobile-Only Internet Users in U.S. Now Exceeds Desktop-Only

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From comScore: Mobile’s rise over the past few years has been well-documented as it continues to achieve major milestones illustrating its immense popularity, such as last year when app usage surpassed desktop usage and began accounting for half of all U.S. digital media consumption. But its latest milestone shows just how far this platform has come […]

Material From California Digital Library’s Calishpere Digital Archive Now Accessible on DPLA

Note: Here’s a bit more info about the addition of some material from Calisphere (a digital archive of primary source material from California Digital Library) to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). We first posted about the material becoming available 10 days ago when DPLA made several announcements. From the California Digital Library: Researchers […]

News Roundup

1. ALA and ARL Join Re:Create, a New “Balanced” Copyright Coalition See Also: Re:Create Launch Announcement 2. Amazon has started turning Kindle e-books into ads (via Business Insider) 3. Germany: Elsevier and the Friedrich-Althoff Consortium Collaborate to Create “Archive of Berlin” as a Basis for a Common Research Infrastructure

South Africa: Innovative Library Statistics Database Goes National

From Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Universities across South Africa will soon make use of an innovative statistics database that was developed by CPUT Libraries. This comes after Library Director, Dr Elisha Chiware signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sharing the statistics database with the Chairperson of the Committee for Higher Education Librarians of South […]