December 12, 2017

Full Text Book: “Curating Research Data” (Open Access Version Available)

An open access edition of Curating Research Data (two volumes) published by ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) are linked below. Bound volumes are also available for sale. Direct to Full Text, Open Access Version Curating Research Data: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository (Vol. 1) edited by Lisa R. Johnston for ACRL 2017 294 pages; […]

Conference Presentation: “Users and Uses of a Digital Data Archive: A Case Study of DANS”

The slides linked below were used in a keynote presentation by Milena S. Golshan (UCLA) at KNOWeSCAPE 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria on February 22, 2017. Abstract As open access to research data becomes a requirement of funding agencies and journals, digital data archives are the preferred mechanisms for data sharing and reuse. While institutional policies […]

The Top 10 Most Viewed Titles on HathiTrust in 2016

  The Top 10 Most Viewed Titles on HathiTrust in 2016   The surnames of Scotland, their origin meaning and history, by George F. Black   Quicksand, by Nella Larsen   The Marines Magazine. v. 2 (1916-17)   The Ordeal of Mansart, by W. E. B. Du Bois Families Directly Descended From All the Royal […]

Profile: Meet Rebecca Stanger, Journal Publisher Liaison at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

From NLM in Focus: “I love NLM!” said an unabashed Rebecca Stanger. The NLM journal publisher liaison, who began her career as a MEDLINE indexer in 1991, said she was hired because she has a science background and speaks several languages. “If you have a basic understanding of science and how to read it, you […]

New Data, Report: Computing Research Association (CRA) Releases Report on Surge in Computer Science Enrollments

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From the Computing Research Association (CRA): Across the United States and Canada, universities and colleges are facing a significant increase in enrollment in both undergraduate computer science (CS) courses and programs. The current enrollment surge has exceeded previous CS booms, and there is a general sense that the current growth in enrollment is substantially different than […]

Iowa: State Law Guarantees Shared Library Access For Rural Residents

From The Daily Nonpareil: Iowa Code stipulates that all citizens have access to libraries. That means towns without a library must pay the nearest location a stipend to allow citizens membership. Rural residents are also able to access their nearest libraries, with the county taking care of the fee. The Legislature passed Iowa Code 256.69 in […]

Reference: Official 89th Oscars (Academy Awards) Fact Sheets and Research Databases

From the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 89th Oscars Fact Sheet Oscar Nominations Fact Sheet The History and Structure of the Academy A Brief History of the Oscar History of the Oscars Presentation Online Resources From the AMPAS Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections This digital collection contains a complete run of Academy Awards […]

News Roundup

1.  FCC Puts the Brakes on ISP Privacy Rules it Passed in October (via IDG News) ||| Document: From FCC ||| Joint Statement of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn And FTC Commissioner Terrell Mcsweeny ||| Statement : Center For Democracy And Technology (CDT) “FCC Move To Stay Broadband Rules Threatens Internet Users’ Privacy” 2. White House […]

OxfordDictionaries.com Adds New Words

From the Oxford Dictionaries Blog: OxfordDictionaries.com publishes an update of new entries today (#squadgoals), so let’s celebrate with achest bump. This is truly a Kodak moment, so maybe it’s time to take a video selfie, and you’d better not untag yourself! Though it might not be the stuff of fitspo, you can still make room for […]

Alaska: “Concerned Parents Debate Books Removed from Nome Schools’ Alternative Reading List”

From KNOM Radio: Nome parents packed the audience at Tuesday night’s school board meeting, debating a recent board decision to remove a handful of highly-regarded but controversial works of literature from Nome Schools’ alternative reading list. The alternative reading list suggests texts for Nome English classes for situations in which the school’s primary reading list […]