October 23, 2017

Opinion: “The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative: Incentivizing Open Research Practices Through Peer Review”

The following op/ed was published in Royal Society Open Science. Title Incentivizing Open Research Practices Through Peer Review Authors Richard D. Morey Cardiff University Christopher D. Chambers Cardiff University Peter J. Etchells Bath Spa University Christine R.Harris University of California, San Diego Rink Hoekstra University of Groningen Daniël Lakens Eindhoven University of Technology Stephan Lewandowsky […]

New Glossary App Helps Users Make Sense of United Nations Jargon

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The app described below is available (free) for Android and iOS. From Thomson Reuters Foundation: Understanding the workings of the United Nations as SDGs are thrown around with RIMLGs can be challenging even for insiders so Howard Hudson decided to step in – with a smartphone tool to decrypt U.N. jargon. Hudson, a communicators coordinator […]

Research Article: “Artists as Scholars: The Research Behavior of Dance Faculty”

The following approved for publication research article is scheduled for final publication in the November 1, 2016 issue of College and Research Libraries (C&RL). Title Authors   Source via C&RL Website Abstract   Direct to Full Text Article (29 pages; PDF; Preprint)

Roundup: Links to a Growing List of Library Coloring Books as “Color Our Collections Week” Begins

Monday (February 1, 2016) is the beginning of the “Color Our Collections Week” coloring event being organized by The New York Academy of Medicine. In Their Own Words: As you may know by now, there is a coloring craze going on. And we want libraries and their patrons to join in the fun! Inspired in […]

Election 2016: U.S. Census Releases Roundup of Demographic and Economic Data About Iowa’s Electorate

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From the U.S. Census: In advance of the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, the Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of each state’s voting-age population and industries. Statistics include: · Voting-age population and estimate of eligible voters (i.e., citizens age 18 and older). · Breakdown of voting-age population by […]

Metadata: NLM Adds New MeSH Headings For Zika Virus

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM Technical Bulletin): On January 27, 2016, two new MeSH headings were added to the 2016 MeSH Browser in response to increased reports in the literature about the Zika virus outbreak and its tentative association with microcephaly and Guillain-Barre Syndrome in pregnant women: Zika Virus Infection Zika Virus The […]

Sounds of Nature: Montana State University and Yellowstone National Park Launch Curated Audio Collection Online

From Montana State University: Yellowstone National Park and the Acoustic Atlas at Montana State University Library announced today the launch of the Yellowstone Collection, a curated compilation of field recordings and a developing podcast series highlighting America’s first national park. Through a cooperative project between the Acoustic Atlas and Yellowstone National Park, the growing audio collection aims […]

Australia: Inside the New South Wales State Library’s $72 Million Digitisation Program

Note: $72 million Australian dollars currently converts to approximately $51 million in U.S. dollars. From iTnews: The 188-year-old State Library of NSW is grappling with how to preserve and access content through its 10-year centre of digital excellence digitisation program. The program launched in mid-2012 and has been pledged $72 million over 10 years by the NSW […]

Innovative Names James Tallman New Chief Executive Officer

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From Today’s III Announcement: Innovative announced today that Mr. James Tallman will join the executive ranks of Innovative Interfaces as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Tallman will be focused on the company’s commitment to library success and increasing velocity in product leadership and operational excellence. Tallman comes to Innovative with extensive experience as CEO […]

New/Updated Resource Guides For Three Public Health Topics in the News

Recently released/updated research guides from the by the Disaster Information Research Center, National Library Medicine (NLM). New Zika Virus Health Information Resources Updated Lead in the Flint, Michigan Water System Updated Aliso Canyon Natural Gas (Methane) Leak Information Resources See Also: Guides For Other Events