November 19, 2017

Florida: Miami-Dade Public Library Converts Old Bookmobile Into Modern Technobus

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From the Miami Herald: To accommodate a generation that prefers to read on their devices rather than hardcovers or paperbacks, the Miami-Dade County Public Library System has converted one of its old bookmobiles into a mobile computer lab. [Clip] The Technobus, a mobile computer lab, features a 3D printer, 11 workstations for classes and a […]

News Roundup

1. Recent Supreme Court IP Cases Through a Library Lens (via The Taper) 2. LinkedIn Adds Several New Features (via LinkedIn Blog) 3. FAQ About Update to Your Facebook News Feed Going Live Today See Also: Recode story about change to News Feed. 4. OASAPA to Hold July 12th Twitter Chat on the Future of Open Scholarship in […]

Research Article: “E-Preferred Approval Books at the University of Manitoba: A Comparison of Print and Ebook Usage”

The following article appears in the latest issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP).  Title E-Preferred Approval Books at the University of Manitoba: A Comparison of Print and Ebook Usage Author Jan C. Horner University of Manitoba Source Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) Vol. 12, No. 2 (2017) dx.doi.org/10.18438/B8BT04 Abstract Objective […]

Brian Bannon (CPL) and Chris Bourg (MIT) Join the DPLA Board of Directors as Two Founding Board Members Depart

From the Digital Public Library of America: On  July 1, 2017, the Digital Public Library of America will welcome two new board members, Brian Bannon of Chicago Public Library and Chris Bourg of MIT. In addition, we would like to thank two longstanding board members, Robert Darnton Professor of History and University Librarian, Emeritus at Harvard and […]

More Than 600 New Words, Phrases, and Senses Added to Oxford English Dictionary (June 2017 Update)

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From the OED Website: More than 600 new words, phrases, and senses have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary this quarter, including hygge, post-truth, gin daisy, and widdly. You can read about other new and revised meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries, and explore our timeline of veil words. As this update also includes revisions to the […]

A New Illustrated History of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Published

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From NLM: This week marks the publication of a new illustrated history of the National Library of Medicine. The book appears in the popular Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, and was arranged through a public-private partnership with that publisher. Simultaneously, the complete book and original versions of the 170+ images, which appear in it in black and white, are […]

New Report, Data: “Health, United States, 2016″ (40th Annual Report on Health of Nation) Published

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From the Center for Disease Control: CDC has released Health, United States, 2016, the 40th annual report on the health of the nation from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the President and Congress. This year’s report features a Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in health and health care delivery over the past […]

Research Tools: Enhanced Version of MeSH on Demand Released

From the NLM Technical Bulletin: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of an enhanced version of MeSH on Demand, a tool that can be used to identify Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms relevant to text of up to 10,000 characters. The new version takes advantage of user feedback, extensive […]

Appropriations Bill May Finally Make Congressional Research Reports Public

From POGO (Project on Government Oversight): The Project On Government Oversight has long advocated for free and open public access to the publicly funded Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports, and is happy to say that the day anyone can access a CRS report may soon be here. In the proposed appropriations for the CRS released […]

New Working Paper: “Classic Papers: Déjà Vu, a Step Further in the Bibliometric Exploitation of Google Scholar”

The following working paper was posted on arXiv in the past day. Title Classic Papers: Déjà Vu, a Step Further in the Bibliometric Exploitation of Google Scholar Authors Emilio Delgado Lopez-Cozar Universidad de Granada (Spain) Alberto Martin-Martin Universidad de Granada (Spain) Enrique Oduna-Malea Universidad de Granada (Spain) Source via arXiv Report No: EC3 Working Papers […]