December 12, 2017

Reference: New Digital Map Shows Spread of KKK Across United States, 1915-40

From Virginia Commonwealth University: A joint project between a Virginia Commonwealth University history professor and VCU Libraries shows for the first time how the Ku Klux Klan spread across the United States between 1915 and 1940, establishing chapters in all the states with an estimated membership of between 2 million and 8 million. The project, […]

Coming in January 2016: Four Subscription Journals Flipping to Pure Gold Open Access Using Open Library of Humanities Platform

Note: infoDOCKET First Posted About Some of the journals flipping too OA on October 22, 2015. See: “Several Linguistic Journals Going Open Access” — From OLH: We are very pleased to announce that four journals are to move away from a subscription environment into a pure gold open access mode with support from the Open […]

Tennessee: After a $1.2 Million Renovation, Children’s Area Inside Nashville Public Library (Main Branch) Will Reopen Next Week

From The Tennessean: Yes, after 15 years of serious wear and tear from almost 100,000 active little book-loving patrons every year, the second floor children’s area at the downtown library has been transformed. [Clip] The yellow walls are no more, the well-worn carpet has been replaced with much more forgiving and highly durable vinyl flooring, […]

New Research Article: “Future of Library and Museum Services Supporting Teen Learning: Perceptions of Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces”

The following article was published in the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults from YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association). Title Future of Library and Museum Services Supporting Teen Learning: Perceptions of Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces Authors June Abbas University of Oklahoma Kyungwon Koh University of Oklahoma Source Journal of Research […]

New Research Article: “The Journal Coverage of Web of Science and Scopus: a Comparative Analysis”

The following article has been accepted for publication in Scientometrics. Title The Journal Coverage of Web of Science and Scopus: a Comparative Analysis Authors Philippe Mongeon Université de Montréal Adele Paul-Hus Université de Montréal Source via arXiv Abstract Bibliometric methods are used in multiple fields for a variety of purposes, namely for research evaluation. Most […]

A New White Paper From Nature Publishing Group (NPG) “Takes the Pulse” of Scientific Research in China

From NPG: Nature Publishing Group (NPG), part of Springer Nature, today releases Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition, a White Paper which takes the pulse of China’s scientific research at a critical time in its development. It is the first report of its kind to be undertaken in China by a global publisher, drawing on […]

UK: Government Commissioned Leadership for Libraries Taskforce Releases Progress Report

The progress discussed below was released earlier today. From the Introduction of Report: Libraries are highly valued by the public, providing a wide range of facilities and services to their communities. In order to examine how best to continue to do this in challenging economic times, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and […]

Libraries Partner to Launch National Ebook Service in Luxembourg, More than 78,000 Titles Available

From Luxemburger Wort: Luxembourg residents can now rent electronic books from libraries in the Grand Duchy. In total 78,200 digital books in English, French and German, have been made available to the public under the new service. [Clip] The new service for library members is being rolled out as a pilot project to be managed […]

Alaska: “‘This Book is Gay': Wasilla Library Mulls Future of LGBT Sex-Ed Book”

UPDATE November 26 James Dawson criticises parents who attacked his LGBT guide for children (via The Guardian) From the Alaska Dispatch-News: A young-adult sex education book that sits on Wasilla Public Library’s juvenile nonfiction shelf has sparked calls to relocate the book — if not remove it altogether. “This Book is Gay” is a rainbow-covered […]

Retraction Watch and Center for Open Science Announce Partnership to Build Database of Article Retractions

From a Joint Announcement: The Center for Open Science (COS) and The Center For Scientific Integrity (CSI), the parent organization of Retraction Watch, announce a technology partnership to collaborate on creating a database of retractions on the Open Science Framework. The partnership supports each group’s mission to increase transparency and integrity in science and scientific […]