December 13, 2017

Repositories: Social Science Research Network’s (SSRN) Top Papers in 2015

Research papers on the year-end SSRN list include: How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics by Bruce Bartlett (Independent) A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory by Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University) China’s Ideological Spectrum by Jennifer Pan (Stanford Department of Communication) and Yiqing Xu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Department of […]

Netherlands: Amsterdam Court Rules Anne Frank’s Diary Can Be Used For Research Purposes

From DutchNews.nl: The original text of Anne Frank’s famous World War II diaries may be copied for academic research, judges in Amsterdam said on Tuesday. The Basel-based Anne Frank Fund, which owns the copyright to Anne’s work, had asked the court to ban the Amsterdam-based Anne Frank Foundation from copying the texts and publishing them […]

New Online: 2015-2016 Edition of ALA Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory Released

From the American Library Association: Need financial assistance to attend library school or know of someone who does? Take a look at the 2015 – 2016 edition of the Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory. It is an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local […]

News Roundup (Items from LibraryBox, FTC, Ex Libris, and Others)

1. Jason Griffey Releases Version 2.1 of LibraryBox 2. FTC Releases Agenda For Upcoming PrivacyCon on Consumer Privacy and Security 3. UK Government Seeks Ideas From Public and Industry For the Next Stage In UK’s Digital Revolution

Digital Maps: USGS Begins New Update Cycle of U.S. Topo Maps with Addition of Data From Multiple Sources

From the USGS: The USGS US Topo map program has entered its third, three-year cycle of revising and updating the digital US Topo maps. To start this new cycle, the USGS National Geospatial Program is excited to announce the inclusion of U.S. Census Bureau’s Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) roads data for the […]

Pennsylvania: State Budget Impasse Forces Elizabethtown Public Library to Reduce Hours

From LancasterOnline: Uncertainty over the state budget impasse is forcing the Elizabethtown Public Library to reduce its hours starting January. [Clip] The cost-saving measure is expected to reduce paid hours for all 20 staff members, Drury said. No layoffs are expected, but librarians, clerical workers who handle passport applications and coffee shop employees will be […]

Literary Journal: Complete, Searchable Digital Archive of the “Jewish Book Annual” Now Available Online

From the JTA (via New Jersey Jewish Standard): A treasure trove of American Jewish literary news and opinion spanning the second half of the 20th century is now available as a free digital archive. Launched in honor of the 90th anniversary of the Jewish Book Council, the searchable archive of the Jewish Book Annual is […]

Reference: New Report & Data File: “Correctional Populations in the United States, 2014″

Released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. From Summary/Highlights: Presents statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2014, including offenders supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in state or federal prison or local jail. The report describes the size and change in […]

Indiana State Library Partners with Indiana State Parks to Offer Pass “Check-Out” Program at All Public Libraries

From the Indiana State Library: The State Park Centennial Annual Pass Library Check-out Program is a partnership between Indiana State Parks and the Indiana State Library to encourage people to visit libraries and parks. The passes will provide access to Indiana’s 32 state parks and also to Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where entrance fees […]

Data on the Web: New Use Cases, Best Practices, and Recommendations Published by W3C

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Here’s a roundup of several new documents from the World Wide Web Consortium. Two Drafts Published by the Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published two Working Drafts: Data on the Web Best Practices: Data Quality Vocabulary: This document provides a framework in […]