December 15, 2017

Publishing: Publisher Trade Book Sales Up 3.4% in April, Remain Down Year-to-Date

From the Association of American Publishers (AAP): Note: Publisher net revenue is tracked monthly by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and includes sales data from more than 1,200 publishers. Figures represent publishers’ net revenue for the U.S. (i.e. what publishers sell to bookstores, direct to consumer, online venues, etc.), and are not retailer/consumer sales […]

Collection Development: New Reference and Research Reports/Documents Available Online

1. Just Released: United Nations Statistical Yearbook 2016 Edition Browse Intro and Data Tables Online, Download by Section* ||| Download Full Text (388 pages; PDF) ||| Direct to Previous Editions * Includes downloadable data in .xls format. 2. Canada’s population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2016 3. UK: Intellectual Property Crime Report 2015-2016 (via UK Office […]

Report: “Canadian Medical Journals Hijacked for Junk Science”

Note: For background on the lawsuit discussed in the story below, see: FTC Issues Complaint, Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers (August 27, 2016) From The Star (Toronto) Two of Canada’s most prestigious publishing houses for medical journals have been quietly bought up by an international publisher that is being sued by the […]

New Report/White Paper Provides a Look at Trends in Big Data Research Among Social Scientists

Survey findings released today in a new white paper from SAGE. Title Who is Doing Computational Social Science? Trends in Big Data Research Authors Katie Metzler Publisher for SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Publishing David A. Kim Stanford University, Department of Emergency Medicine Nick Allum Professor of Sociology and Research Methodology, University of Essex Angella Denman […]

News Roundup

Library News 1. ARL Board of Directors 2016–2017 Elected by ARL Membership, Mary Case Begins Term as President Company News 2. HighWire and Glencoe Software Partner to Deliver In-Line Video for Journal Publishers 3. NoveList Releases NoveList Select for Linked Data 4. Bowker to Supply Data for Graphiq Database Updates 5. Seven New Journals Coming to […]

North Carolina: Learn About the Orange County Library Station, a Book and Movie Vending Machine

From The Daily Tar Heel: The Orange County Library Station, a new machine on the grounds of the Cedar Grove Community Center, provides a new way for library card holders to access books and movies. Jill Wagy, the systems manager for the Orange County Public Library system, said the library station is the first of […]

Open Access Journal eLife Will Begin Charging Publication Fee on January 1, 2017

From an eLife Blog Post by Mark Patterson, Exec. Director of eLife: This month, eLife is announcing that a fee for publication of $2,500 (USD) will take effect on January 1, 2017. All papers submitted from January 1 will be subject to the fee if they are accepted for publication, although authors with insufficient funding […]

New Report: Projections of Education Statistics to 2024 (Data on Enrollment, Teachers, Graduates, and Expenditures in U.S.)

The 43rd edition of the report was released today by the National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) and Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Intro and Selected Findings From the Report Projections of Education Statistics to 2024, provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary level and enrollment […]

Business Reference: North American Industry Classification System (NAIC) Canada 2017 Released Today

From Statistics Canada: The 2017 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada is available today. NAICS Canada 2017 replaces NAICS Canada 2012. The changes brought to NAICS for the 2017 version were made to account for the changing economies of Canada, the United States and Mexico. The revisions were minor in nature and occurred at the lower levels of […]

Report: Toronto Public Library Finds Savings But Misses City Council’s Target, 2017 Operating Budget Submitted

Source: Toronto Public Library

From The Star (Toronto): Toronto’s bustling library system is the latest agency to say it can’t make city council’s directive to cut 2.6 per cent of its spending without hurting services to Torontonians. At a meeting this week, chief librarian Vickery Bowles presented the library board with 2 per cent in proposed “efficiencies,” through increased […]