December 15, 2017

Research Libraries: ARL Begins Search For New Executive Director

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From the Association For Research Libraries: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is seeking a highly strategic, innovative, and articulate leader, who will advocate for important public policy issues facing its membership in the 21st century and will be a thought leader on the ways in which universities and other research institutions create, integrate, preserve, […]

New Video From NASA: “What Spacecraft Saw During the 2017 Solar Eclipse”

From the Description: On Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse passed over North America. People throughout the continent experienced a partial solar eclipse, and a total solar eclipse passed over a narrow swath of land stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, called the path of totality. NASA and its partners’ satellites had a unique vantage […]

Journal Article: “Research Impact Metrics: A Faculty Perspective”

The following article was recently published by Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Title Research Impact Metrics: A Faculty Perspective Authors Mindy Thuna University of Toronto Pam King University of Toronto Mississauga Source Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research Vol. 12 No. 1 (2017) Abstract With […]

News Roundup

1. Australian Government Web Archive Adds 14 Million of Recently Harvested Documents (1.9 TBs) (via Twitter) ||| Direct to Australian Government Web Archive 2. University of Kentucky Libraries Adds Records For 378 Open Textbooks (From Open Textbook Library) to OPAC 3. Milestones: Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL): Scholars Portal Journals Reaches 50 Million Article Milestone

Video: “Charting HathiTrust’s Strategic Directions”

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Update: Charting HathiTrust’s Strategic Directions (via HT August Newsletter) The video recording of a HathiTrust webcast embedded below was recorded on August 29, 2017. Presenters Mike Furlough, Executive Director, HathiTrust Martha Hruska, AUL for Collection Services, UC San Diego This webcast provides context for HathiTrust’s strategic visioning efforts and introduces some ideas that will be […]

British Library to Investigate Possibility of a ‘Single Digital Presence’ For UK Public Libraries

From a Joint Announcement: The British Library is to lead an 18-month scoping project to establish the demand for and possible shape of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries. Funded by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust, the project will investigate user expectations and demand for what a national online platform […]

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Files Comments with FCC in Support of Strong Net Neutrality Rules

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From Krista Cox at ARL: Maintaining an open Internet is central to the nonprofit mission of America’s research libraries. The 123 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) undertake cutting-edge research and create information platforms that are, in turn, building blocks for other innovations that reverberate throughout the public and private sectors. This work […]

Minnesota: “Books Defaced With Anti-Semitic Writing at West St. Paul Library”

From The Star-Tribune: Steven Lehman checked out a book on Holocaust denial from the Wentworth Library in West St. Paul and found the words “[Expletive] the Holocult” scrawled across the title page. At the librarian’s desk, Lehman learned this wasn’t the first time someone had defaced a book about the Holocaust at the library in […]

New Media Consortium (NMC) and Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Release the Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition

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From the New Media Consortium: The New Media Consortium (NMC) in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is releasing the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition made possible by mindSpark Learning. To inform strategic technology planning and educational policy decision-making the report delivers succinct summaries and analysis of major technological themes and challenges highlighting implications […]

Schema.org 3.3 Released

From the Schema.org Blog: Schema.org 3.3 has been released. As always, the release was prepared, debated and finalized by the schema.org community group, and features a range of additions, adjustments, bugfixes and clarifications to improve the expressiveness and usability of our schemas. See the release notes for full details, but of particular note are some changes made around the […]