December 16, 2017

Research Article: “Using Data Visualization to Examine an Academic Library Collection” (Preprint)

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 Using Data Visualization to Examine an Academic Library Collection Authors Jannette L. Finch College of Charleston Angela R. Flenner College of Charleston Source via C&RL Website Abstract The authors generated […]

OpenAire Open Access Portal Continues to Expand with 14 Million OA Publications, 16,800 OA Datasets

From OpenAIRE: The OpenAIRE portal now includes almost 14 million Open Access publications and 16,800 datasets from almost 700 OpenAIRE compatible data providers. The number of data providers is constantly growing. We had over 120 new data providers joining us in 2015 and almost one hundred revalidated. Direct to List of All OpenAire Providers Direct […]

Medical Libraries: “Congress Boosts National Library of Medicine Funding” (FY 2016)

From a Medical Library Association Blog Post by Mary M. Langman: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 increases the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) funding approximately 3.36 percent above Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The legislation provides NLM with $394,664,000 for FY 2016 (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016). For the first time, Congress has appropriated […]

Armed Robberies Cause Georgia State University Library to Temporarily Suspend Access to General Public

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia State University President Mark Becker has ordered the temporary closure of a campus library to the public until tighter security measures are in place following more armed robberies of students inside the building. The university said two more GSU students have been robbed at gunpoint in Library North, the scene […]

Issue 31 of The Code4Lib Journal is Now Online

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Issue 31 of Code4Lib Journal was published online today. Here are direct links to all articles. Abstracts are included on the Issue 31 page. Editorial Introduction: New Year Resolutions by Terry Reese Beyond Open Source: Evaluating the Community Availability of Software by Bret Davidson and Jason Casden Bringing our Internet Archive collection back home: A case […]

Plan to Digitize 32 Years of PBS NewsHour Programs (1975-2007) and Make Them Available Online Announced Today

Note From infoDOCKET Founder/Editor, Gary Price: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) from the Library of Congress and WGBH (Boston) plays a big role in today’s announcement. This free searchable resource formally launched last year and it’s one resource we’ve been tracking for years. If you’ve never visited/used the AAPB we encourage to stop […]

Final Report of Five Year Study on Open Access Monographs in Humanities and Social Sciences

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The final report about the UK OAPEN-UK study was released today.  The work was funded by Jisc and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), two UK organizations. From the report: OAPEN-UK was a five year study into open access monograph publishing. When the project was established in 2010, open access policy and debates focused […]

New Strategic Alliance: Artstor Will Now Function as Part of ITHAKA, Joining JSTOR, Portico and ITHAKA S+R

UPDATE: Full Text of Letter Sent to Members of Artstor Community From Today’s Announcement: Artstor, the provider of the Artstor Digital Library of images and the Shared Shelf platform for cataloguing and digital asset management, will now function under the umbrella of ITHAKA, which currently operates the services JSTOR, Portico and Ithaka S+R. Artstor, JSTOR […]

New Data: U.S. Internet Publishing Industry Revenue Reached $110 Billion in 2014, Up 13% vs. 2013

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vNew data released today by the U.S. Census. Revenue for Internet publishing and broadcasting and Web search portal (NAICS 519130) employer firms increased 13.1 percent to $109.6 billion between 2013 and 2014. These information sector firms are primarily engaged in publishing and/or broadcasting content on the Internet exclusively or in operating websites that use a […]

World Freedom Declines For 10th Consecutive Year, “Freedom in the World” Report + Data 2016 Released

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From Freedom House: Economic downturns and fear of social unrest have led Russia, China, and other authoritarian regimes to crack down harder on dissent, while mass migration and new forms of terrorism in 2015 fueled xenophobic sentiment in major democracies, according to Freedom in the World 2016, Freedom House’s annual report on political rights and […]