December 15, 2017

Preserving Code Associated with Research Articles: CLOCKSS Archive and Code Ocean Announce Preservation Partnership

From CLOCKKS: Code Ocean compute capsules associated with published research will now be preserved by CLOCKSS Code Ocean and CLOCKSS announce that Code Ocean will preserve its compute capsules in the CLOCKSS Archive to ensure the long-term accessibility of code associated with research articles. Code and software are increasingly crucial to the conduct of research […]

Library of Congress: 25 Motion Pictures Including Field of Dreams, The Goonies, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Named to National Film Registry

Note: On Tuesday, the Library of Congress Released: A New Digital Collection From the Library of Congress Provides Online Access (Downloads Also Available) to 64 Motion Pictures Named to the National Film Registry Today (Wednesday), the 2017 National Film Registry entries were announced by the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. From the Announcement: Selected for […]

New Zealand: Archives NZ and National Library of NZ Bursting at the Seams

From Wellington is running out of space for some of New Zealand’s most important artefacts. New Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has been warned by officials that Archives NZ will run out of storage space for taonga in 2020, and the National Library by 2030. Between them, the two institutions hold $1.7 billion worth of […]

UK Research Libraries, Others Plan to Research Use of Citation Capture for Unique and Distinctive Collections in Academic Publications

We learned about this new research project via a tender that is excerpted and linked below. From RLUK (Research Libraries UK): Research Libraries UK, The National Archives and Jisc are delighted to be working together to commission a significant piece of research into the use and presentation of unique and distinctive collections in academic publications as recorded through citations. […]

News Roundup (December 12, 2017)

1. Bestselling Books in Canada 2017 (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Juvenile; via BookNet Canada) 2. Humanities Indicators Releases Updated Data About Art Museum Attendance in the U.S. 3. Encyclopaedia Britannica Group Hires New CEO, Previously Held Leadership Positions at Elsevier 4. Storify is Shutting Down and Will Delete All Posts Next May (via The Verge)  

Rankings: Altmetric Top 100 2017 Released, Dataset Also Available to Download

From the Altmeric Website: Each year we look back through our database to see what research published in the past twelve months has caught the public eye. We track what people are saying about scholarly articles on social media networks, in the news, on blogs, Wikipedia and many other sources, then give each one a score […]

A New Digital Collection From the Library of Congress Provides Online Access to 64 Motion Pictures Named to the National Film Registry


News of an new digital collection released online today by the Library of Congress, “Selections from the National Film Registry.” From LC: Sixty-four motion pictures, named to the Library’s National Film Registry, are now available online. Access to the collection of films is available in two locations. Direct to”Selections from the National Film Registry” via LC […]

New Policy Paper From OECD: “Business Models For Sustainable Research Data Repositories”


From the Paper’s Abstract: There is a large variety of repositories that are responsible for providing long term access to data that is used for research. As data volumes and the demands for more open access to this data increase, these repositories are coming under increasing financial pressures that can undermine their long-term sustainability. This […]

Merriam-Webster Announces 2017 Word of the Year

From Merriam-Webster: Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017 is feminism. The word was a top lookup throughout the year, with several spikes that corresponded to various news reports and events. The general rise in lookups tells us that many people are interested in this word; specific spikes give us insight into some of the reasons […]

State of Tennessee Breaks Ground on $123 Million State Library and Archives Facility

From Nashville Public Radio: After more than a decade of planning, the state of Tennessee has started construction on a new Library & Archives building, as officials formally broke ground Monday at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Jefferson Street. The 165,000-square-foot facility will house government records, photographs, books and other documents. The building […]