December 13, 2017

Unreleased H.G. Wells Story Discovered at University of Illinois Library

From Smile Politely: Everyone knows that the University of Illinois’ library is one of the best in the country, but this month, we got to see that personified, as a “new” (read: previously unreleased) H.G. Wells story was discovered in the depths of the University Library’s shelves. See Also:  Long Unseen by Readers, H.G. Wells […]

Metadata: Identifiers: Wiley Becomes First Major Publisher to Require ORCID IDs for Submitting Authors

From Wiley: John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals. Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript. […]

Roundup of More than 20 New Reference, Research, and Data Reports Available on Open Web

All of the items linked below are free to access online and/or download. Europe Briefing Report: Copyright In The Digital Single Market (via EPRS) 12 pages; PDF. Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 (via OECD) 264 pages; PDF. Islamic State Changing Terror Tactics to Maintain Threat in Europe (via Europol) 14 pages; PDF Mediterranean Update Migration […]

Article: “Research Data Management Services in Academic Libraries in the US: A Content Analysis of Libraries’ Websites”

The following article (preprint) was recently accepted for publication in the November 1, 2017 issue of C&RL (College and Research Libraries). Title Research Data Management Services in Academic Libraries in the US: A Content Analysis of Libraries’ Websites Authors Ayoung Yoon Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Teresa Schultz University of Nevada, Reno Source via […]

Public Library News Roundup (15 Reports from the U.S. and Canada)

Arkansas Fayetteville Library to Boost Budget for Materials, Growth (via NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette) Connecticut Connecticut State Library Awards Construction Grants E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in Madison Proposes $15M Expansion (via New Haven Register) Georgia Gwinnett County Library Adds Weekend ‘Self-Access’ Hours (via AJC) Illinois Crystal Lake Library Board Considering Options After Failed Referendum (via […]

Illinois: Chicago Public Library and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Announce New Partnership (CPL on CTA)

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From CBS Chicago: Mayor Emanuel announced Sunday a new partnership between Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Public Library. WBBM’s Michele Fiore reports. The partnership will offer riders access to Chicago-based content free of charge. The content includes e-books by Chicago authors and blog posts about the city. Read the Complete Article   UPDATED: Video About […]

Preference vs. Authority: A Comparison of Student Searching in a Subject-Specific Indexing and Abstracting Database and a Customized Discovery Layer (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) was recently accepted for publication in the September 2017 issue of C&RL. Title Preference vs. Authority: A Comparison of Student Searching in a Subject-Specific Indexing and Abstracting Database and a Customized Discovery Layer Authors Sarah P.C. Dahlen California State University, Monterey Bay Kathlene Hanson California State University, Monterey Bay Source via […]

National Libraries: “PG Wodehouse Secures Redemption as British Library Acquires Priceless Archive”

From The Observer/The Guardian: For most of his 93 years, PG Wodehouse, the “performing flea” of English literature, was also an elephant of productivity. Up to his final hours, he wrote every day, accumulating a manuscript mountain: letters to friends, writers and composers, from Evelyn Waugh to George Gershwin, light verse, journals and journalism, libretti, […]

New Article: “Text Mining Resources for the Life Sciences”

The following full text article (open access) was recently published in Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. Title Text Mining Resources for the Life Sciences Authors Piotr Przybyła University of Manchester Matthew Shardlow University of Manchester (UK) Sophie Aubin Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (France) Robert Bossy Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique […]

CIA Releases New Digital Collection of Declassified Maps

From National Geographic: As with much of the CIA Cartography Center’s work, these maps were classified, seen only by people in the intelligence community and at the highest levels of the government. But in honor of the center’s 75th anniversary this year, the agency has released a remarkable collection of declassified maps that illustrate—and perhaps […]