December 17, 2017

Privacy: Google Begins Allowing Marketers to Target Advertising Using Email Addresses

From the WSJ: Online advertising giant Google will soon let marketers target ads to specific people using their email addresses when they use its search engine, Gmail or YouTube video platform. [Clip] For example, say a consumer shares her email address with a clothing retailer when purchasing items in-store. The retailer can then upload that […]

News Roundup

Discovery: VuFind Releases Version 2.5 OCLC Signs Deal With a Library Consortium in Germany, Will Add 19 Million Records to WorldCat University of Delaware: Search Committee Appointed For Next Vice Provost, Director Of Libraries Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Reinstates Dove Medical Press IEEE Launches New Collaboration Resource For Tech Professionals Minnesota: St. Paul […]

FYI: U.S. Federal Government Introduces Web Design Standards

These new standards (currently in alpha) are the result of a collaboration between 18F (GSA) and U.S. Digital Services (The White House). From an 18F Introductory Blog Post: The U.S. Web Design Standards are the U.S. government’s very own set of common UI components and visual styles for websites. It’s a resource designed to make things […]

Full Text Article: Data: “Measuring Wage Inequality Within and Across U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 2003–13″

The following article appears in the September 2015 Issue of Monthly Labor Review published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From the Article: This article shows that location, size, and occupational composition play important roles in determining the level of wage inequality within and across U.S. metropolitan areas. Larger areas, especially in the Northeast […]

New Report and Data: 17.6 Million U.S. Residents Experienced Identity Theft In 2014

New data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. From a BJS News Release An estimated 17.6 million persons, or about 7 percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2014, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These statistics were similar to those […]

New Research Tools: Harvard’s Berkman Center Launches “Internet Monitor Dashboard”

From the Berkman Center: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce the launch of the Internet Monitor dashboard, a freely accessible tool that aims to improve information for policymakers, researchers, advocates, and user communities working to shape the future of the Internet by helping them understand trends in […]

Open Library of Humanities Officially Launched Today With Support From 99 Institutions

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From the OLH Blog: Over two years in the planning and execution, the platform starts with seven journals, supported by 99 institutions. Our estimated publication volume for year one is 150 articles across these venues. The economics of this work out at approximately £4 ($6) per institution per open-access article. You can read more about […]

Texas Tech University Press Now Part of University Library

From The Daily Toreador: Since its inception in 1971, the Texas Tech University Press has been an integral part of scholarly publication in West Texas. This summer, the press merged and became a part of Tech University Libraries. [Clip] “In a way we’ve already had a long partnership with the library in that the Southwest […]

Reference: National Library of Medicine Releases New Research Resource for Domestic Violence

From NLM: The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new health services research resource on domestic violence, to complement the new NLM exhibition, Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives. The new resource can be found on the Web portal, Health […]

Digitization of Artifacts: Three Projects are Recipients of 2015 EMC Heritage Trust Grants

From EMC: EMC Corporation has announced three organizations as grant recipients of the 2015 EMC Heritage Trust Project. The grants will support projects that practice and encourage the stewardship of cultural information in local communities in Canada, Colombia and the Philippines. [Clip] 2015 Grant Recipients Digitization of the Radar Collections, Canada – During World War […]