September 18, 2014

Gary Price

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Ireland’s Irish Archives Resource (IAR) Relaunches, Portal Doubles in Size

From Business and Leadership: The Irish Archives Resource (IAR) and represented by a voluntary group of professional archivists, has launched an information flyer in the National Archives about Ireland’s only archive web portal, to mark its expansion and the provision of access to hundreds of unique archival collections. The portal, the only one of its […]

Washington University Libraries Creates “Documenting Ferguson” Digital Repository


The digital repository launched earlier this month is discussed in this announcement from Washington University in St. Louis. From the Announcement: Washington University Libraries, the library system of Washington University in St. Louis, is collecting and preserving photographs, video and other content for the digital repository “Documenting Ferguson.” Free and accessible to all, the online […]

New Article: “Faculty Status, Tenure, and Professional Identity: A Pilot Study of Academic Librarians in New England” (Preprint)

The following article is scheduled for publication in Vol. 14, No.4 (2014) issue of portal: Libraries and the Academy.  The approved for publication preprint we’re pointing to below is available direct from the author or from the journal’s pre-publication page. Title Faculty Status, Tenure, and Professional Identity: A Pilot Study of Academic Librarians in New […]

Metadata: National Library of Medicine Releases 2015 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

From the NLM Tech Bulletin: Introduction The Introduction to MeSH 2015 is now available, including information on its use and structure, as well as recent updates and availability of data. MeSH Browser The default year in the MeSH Browser remains 2014 MeSH for now, but the alternate link provides access to 2015 MeSH. The MeSH […]

Ohio: Public Library Of Cincinnati And Hamilton County Begins Offering Career Online High School Diploma Program

The Public Library Of Cincinnati And Hamilton County announced today that they’re now offering library users the opportunity to earn accredited high school diplomas and career certificates via Career Online High School. The Career Online High School program is marketed to libraries by Gale. Here’s the library’s web page with FAQs about the program including […]

Metadata: Virtual International Authority File Continues Expanding, Adding More Records and New Contributors

The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) and important and useful tool for catalogers, metadata specialists, and other researchers continues to expand adding a number of new contributors and national libraries during 2012-2013. VIAF became an OCLC service during the Spring, 2012. From OCLC Research: VIAF Contributors grew from 19 agencies in 22 countries to 34 […]

NISO Releases Special Issue of Information Services Quarterly Devoted to Open Access Infrastructure

A new issue of Information Services Quarterly (ISQ) (Summer 2014, volume 26, no. 2) focusing on open access infrastructure was released today by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Liam Earney, Head of Library Support Services, Jisc, was the Guest Content Editor of this issue. Direct Links to Abstracts, Full Text Articles, and Links Open […]

STM: International Journal of Surgery Opens Archive of Journal Content, Articles Become Free 2 Yrs After Publication

As mentioned below, as of today more than 1,000 articles are available at no charge. From Elsevier: The International Journal of Surgery (IJS) has announced that it has opened up its archive of previously published content: after 24 months published journal issues become available for all to read. A key aim of the IJS is […]

Data Mining Spotify: How Students Listen to Music On U.S. College Campuses; What Types of Music are They Listening To?

Spotify shares some insights about how students are listening to the service and the genres of music they’re listening to in this new blog post that highlights Spotify’s “Top 40 Musical Universities in the U.S.” From the Blog Post: Paul Lamere, director of developer platform for The Echo Nest at Spotify, identified several distinct musical […]

National Book Awards Longlist For Nonfiction Announced, 10 Contenders on List

From the National Book Awards Announcement: The National Book Foundation announces the Longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Finalists will be revealed on October 15. The Nonfiction Longlist includes the first cartoonist to be honored by the National Book Awards in the adult categories (three graphic novels have been Finalists in the […]