December 10, 2017

San Diego County Library: Top 15 Library Checkouts in 2016 (Books, Ebooks, Movies)

From the San Diego County Government/SDCPL: Top Book: “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins Top Ebook: “Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child Top Movies: “Bridge of Spies” Direct to Complete Top Lists   Lists From Other Libraries DC:  DC Public Library Releases Lists of Most Borrowed/Downloaded Books/Ebooks/Audiobooks in 2016 MA: Boston Public Library Announces Top […]

Journal Article: “Data Curation and the Arts: How Do Musicians Curate Their Data?”

The following full text article (accepted for publication manuscript version) was recently published in Music Reference Services Quarterly 19, no. 3–4 (2016). Title Data Curation and the Arts: How Do Musicians Curate Their Data? Authors Amy S. Jackson University of New Mexico Jonathan Wheeler University of New Mexico Todd Quinn University of New Mexico Source University […]

Research Tools: “Syrian Archive Catalogues War Atrocities Online”

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From Deutsche Welle: Two young men working from their homes in Berlin with 3,000 euros ($3,130) in funding have created a database of atrocities in the Syrian war that is being used as a source by the United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, as well as lawyers and activists all around the world. […]

News Roundup

1. Documents in the News: Joint Analysis Report on Russian Malicious Cyber Activity From DHS/FBI 13 pages; PDF. 2. C-SPAN: Top 10 Social Media Videos in 2016 (via YouTube) 3. Twitter Launches Live 360 Video 4. Massachusetts’ Supervisor of Public Records Abruptly Resigns

Reference: New Reports, Data About Prisoners and Inmates in the U.S. Published by Bureau of Justice Statistics

Two new reports/datasets released and an online database update today from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Text reports and data files are available. 1. Prisoners in 2015 Presents final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities at yearend 2015, including admissions, releases, noncitizen inmates, and inmates age 17 or younger. […]

New Science Research Resource: “Unifying Ocean Data into One Searchable Set” with SeaView

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From EOS: Ocean scientists will now find it easier to track deep-sea data from disparate sources: introducing SeaView, a new central home for ocean data that strings together five online databases. The central idea of SeaView is to unify vast streams of data from different sets into one easily searchable set. The project, led by […]

Texas: “Dallas Public Library To Preserve Memorial For Fallen Officers” (Radio Interview of DPL Director, Jo Giudice)

From KERA: After the July attack in downtown Dallas that left five police officers dead, mourners created a makeshift memorial in front of the Jack Evans Police Headquarters in Dallas. Nearly six months later, efforts are underway at the Dallas Public Library to preserve these items. Jo Giudice is the director of the Dallas Public […]

Research Article: “Worth the Wait? Using Past Patterns to Determine Wait Periods for E-Books Released After Print” (Preprint)

The following accepted for publication preprint is scheduled for publication in the January 2018 issue of C&RL (College and Research Libraries). Title Worth the Wait? Using Past Patterns to Determine Wait Periods for E-Books Released After Print Author Karen Kohn Temple University Source C&RL Website crl16-963 From the Introduction Since publication schedules vary, even between […]

National Gallery of Denmark Releases Digital Casts of Sculptures Into Public Domain

From the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) (via) ArtDaily: [In November,] SMK [released] a number of the most prominent and high-profile figures from the Royal Cast Collection in the form of 3D images, inviting everyone to reuse, upcycle, share and remix these digital casts. In recent years SMK has relinquished its copyright to more than 25,000 works, […]

Reference: New U.S. and World Population Projections Released

From the U.S. Census: As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the U.S. population will be 324,310,011 on Jan. 1, 2017. This represents an increase of 2,245,347, or 0.70 percent, from New Year’s Day 2016. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by […]