December 17, 2017

Ontario: “London Public Library Mental Helpers Booking Big Numbers”

From The London Free Press: A novel pilot project that places mental health workers in London’s Central Library has been swamped with people seeking help. “I thought it would take a little while to take off and it took no time at all, right from the get-go. We have not stopped,” Crystal McKellar, a wellness […]

Reference: Hockey: NHL Releases Massive Online Database of Historical Statistics (100 Years of Player, Team, and Game Data)

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From the NHL.com: Who holds the NHL record for most consecutive games with a point? Easy. Wayne Gretzky. It’s right there on Page 176 of the NHL Guide & Record Book. He had a 51-game point streak as a member of the Edmonton Oilers in 1983-84. How did Gretzky do game by game during the […]

Video: “Privacy v. Technology” (Forum Recorded at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government)

The video embedded below was recorded on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The forum, “Privacy v. Technology” features Jason Chaffetz, Former Member of U.S. Congress (R-ID) and Harvey Levin, Executive Producer, TMZ.com and TMZ TV. Levin is also an attorney (U. of Chicago Law School, 1975).

New Report: NCES Publishes “Projections Of Education Statistics To 2025 (Annual)

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From the National Center for Education Statistics: This report provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary level and enrollment and degrees at the postsecondary level for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2025. Selected Findings Postsecondary enrollment rose by 32 percent between 2000 […]

AAP Reports eBook Revenue Up in May 2017; First Monthly Increase in More than Two Years

From the Association of American Publishers (AAP): eBook revenues for trade book publishers were up 2.4% in May 2017. The growth was attributed to increased eBook sales for Adult Books, up 3.4% over May 2016. This is the first monthly increase over prior year sales since March 2015, according to the StatShot Monthly report from […]

Reference: Third Annual Reuters Top 100 Ranking of the Most Innovative Universities

From Reuters: Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University top the third annual Reuters Top 100 ranking of the world’s most innovative universities. The Reuters Top 100 aims to identify and rank the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and power new markets and industries. Compiled in […]

Today is: International Day for Universal Access to Information 2017

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Details via a Statement From IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations): Even as information has become abundant, it is clear not only that libraries are trusted, but that they are particularly essential for the groups most in need of a hand-up. This is because access is about more than just having the book, the journal, the […]

News Roundup

1. Altmetric and Association of University Presses Announce Pilot Project 2. Massachusetts: Cambridge Public Schools Says It ‘Did Not Authorize’ Rejection Of Melania Trump’s Book Donation (via Boston Globe) 3. Amazon Alexa Coming to BMW and MINI Automobiles in 2018  

arXiv Posts Development Update: Reference Extraction and Linking

From the arXiv Blog: Based on user and stakeholder feedback, extracting cited references from arXiv papers and providing links to those references for readers was identified for development under the 2017 arXiv Roadmap, based on input from the arXiv user survey. We have also heard from our API consumers that access to cited references would be valuable. […]

Emory University’s Rose Library Acquires Letter to Jack Kerouac that Inspired ‘On the Road’

From Emory University: A 60-year-old letter that is credited by American Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac as the inspiration for his novel “On the Road” has been acquired by Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. Written by Kerouac’s friend and fellow Beat icon Neal Cassady and long considered lost before […]