October 23, 2017

Research Article: “Academic Library Website Functions in the Context Of Users’ Information Needs”

Note from infoDOCKET Founder/Editor, Gary Price: Thanks to SAGE for once again opening their paywall to infoDOCKET so we can share the new full text article linked to below at no charge. The article will be available for the next month. Just click and go. Registration is not required. Title Academic Library Website Functions in […]

New Online Tools: Esri Maps NOAA’s National Water Model

From Esri: Smart mapping leader Esri today released a robust collection of web maps that display NOAA forecast streamflow data for the continental United States. Esri’s multiscale web map applications allow users to view forecast water flows in real time at high resolution. The maps weave NOAA’s recently released National Water Model data and Esri’s ArcGIS […]

Preprints: bioRxiv Receives Additional Major Funding

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From Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announced today that its free, not-for-profit preprint service bioRxiv has received generous additional financial support. In the three years since bioRxiv began, biomedical scientists have warmly embraced the sharing of results as preprints prior to formal publication. Submissions to bioRxiv are growing at an increasingly […]

Funding: IMLS Awards Nearly $7 Million in Grants (Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian, Native American, Native Hawaiian Programs)

Two news items today from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced $2,985,512 in grants aimed at recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders. The grants were awarded through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Friday’s announcements […]

The World’s Largest Bibliographic Database Turns 45 Years Old, Happy Birthday to WorldCat!

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From OCLC: Today is the 45th anniversary of the launch of WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections. On August 26, 1971, the OCLC Online Union Catalog (now known as WorldCat) began operation. From a single terminal, catalogers at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, were able to catalog 133 books online […]

New Video! Take a Virtual, 360-Degree Ride on the Hunt Library (North Carolina St. U.) bookBot

The virtual ride on bookBot takes about 90 seconds. The award-winning James B. Hunt Library is located on the campus of North Carolina State University. See Also: Learn More About bookBot See Also: Fast Facts about the Hunt Library

Loida Garcia-Febo and Terri Grief are the Candidates For 2018-19 ALA Presidency

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Below is the Complete Announcement from the American Library Association. Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant and President of Information New Wave in Brooklyn, New York, and Terri Grief, School Librarian at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky, are the candidates for the 2018-19 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA). Garcia Febo Garcia-Febo has been […]

A Selection of New/Updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

The following selection of full text Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports are made available to the public by the Federation of American Scientists. Steven Aftergood from FAS frequently lists new/updated reports on Secrecy News (the source of this roundup). 1. Heroin Trafficking in the United States August 23, 2016 2. Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on […]