December 14, 2017

News Roundup

1. House Votes to Restrict EPA’s Use of Science (via The Hill) ||| Read/Track the Legislation  2. FCC Head Delivers Another Blow to Affordable Internet Program (via The Hill) 3. Biodiversity Heritage Library Members’ Council Elects New Executive Committee

Funding: JSTOR Receives $50,000 NEH Grant to Support Research on High-Quality Digitization, Digital Preservation of Arabic-Language Scholarly Journals

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From JSTOR: Today, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced funding for 208 humanities projects, including a $50,000 grant to JSTOR to support research on the high-quality digitization and digital preservation of Arabic-language scholarly journals. JSTOR’s NEH-funded research will include the development of digitization and indexing guidelines for Arabic-language scholarly journals in the humanities […]

IMLS, NSF, NEH and 13 Other Funding Organizations From Around the Globe Announce Worldwide Winners of the 2017 T-AP Digging into Data Challenge

From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and fifteen other funders from around the world today jointly announced awards of approximately 9.2 million U.S. dollars to international teams investigating how large-scale computational techniques may be applied to answering research questions in the humanities and social sciences. These teams will be pursuing research […]

Recordings by David Bowie, N.W.A., Talking Heads, Don McLean, Richard Pryor, and Others Added to National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

The latest selections for the National Recording Registry were announced today by the Library of Congress. The complete official announcement and info about each 2016 selection follow. A video overview is also embedded below. The Announcement (via LC) Judy Garland’s hit single “Over The Rainbow”; the original-cast album of “The Wiz”; the rap group N.W.A’s […]

New Article: “Discovering Scholarly Orphans Using ORCID” (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) has been accepted for publication at JCDL [Joint Conference on Digital Libraries] 2017. Title Discovering Scholarly Orphans Using ORCID Authors Martin Klein Los Alamos National Laboratory Herbert Van de Sompel Los Alamos National Laboratory Source via arXiv Abstract Archival efforts such as (C)LOCKSS and Portico are in place to ensure the […]

Cal State Northridge Students Campaign to Keep Geography Map Library Together

From The Sundial (Student Newspaper at Cal State Northridge): Geography students are fighting to keep their department’s map library collection from being split between Sierra Hall 171 and the Garden Level of the Oviatt Library, to make room for criminology offices. [Clip] Students under the Keep CSUN Map Library Campaign created a petition to gather […]

Research Reports: “Fake News is Shared as Widely As The Real Thing”

From The Financial Times (Paywall): Nearly a quarter of web content shared on Twitter by users in the battleground state of Michigan during the final days of last year’s US election campaign was so-called fake news, according to a University of Oxford study. Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) also determined that these users shared approximately […]

Reference: Sources to Access Primary Documents Re: Keystone XL Pipeline

1. From U.S. Dept. of State 2. From Canada’s National Energy Board 3. News Releases from TransCanada 4. Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines (via WhiteHouse.gov) Jan. 24, 2017 MORE Sources to Come

News Roundup

1. New Research Tool: NASA Image and Video Library Officially Launches ||| Learn More 2. ReadCube Partners with AAAS to Enhance Discoverability of its Vast Scholarly Collection 4. Vanderbilt Acquires Collection of Rare Colombian Political, Economic and Social History Materials

Research Article: “An Empirical Study of Law Journal Copyright Practices”

The following article appears in the The John Marshall Review Of Intellectual Property Law. Title An Empirical Study of Law Journal Copyright Practices Authors Brian Frye Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky School of Law Christopher Ryan Ph.D. Candidate, Vanderbilt University Franklin Runge Faculty Services Librarian, University of Kentucky College of Law Source The John Marshall […]