December 6, 2016

Gary Price

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

University of British Columbia: UBC’s Okanagan Campus is Focus of $40 Million Investment for Library Expansion and Infrastructure Upgrades

From the University of British Columbia: A joint federal-provincial and university investment totalling $40.65-million [approx. $30 million/USD] was announced today at UBC’s Okanagan campus to establish a new Teaching and Learning Centre and fund various sustainability and infrastructure upgrades. [Clip] The bulk of the funding, $35 million, including a major investment by students, will go […]

Federation of European Publishers (FEP) Releases European Book Publishing Statistics 2015

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From the Federation of European Publishers (FEP): Figures on the overall economic significance of the publishing industry refer to net publishers’ turnover, i.e. the publishers’ total revenues from the sales of books, not the total market for books (margin of booksellers or other retailers). They also do not account for revenues in terms of selling rights […]

New Research Resources: Migration Data Catalogue and Dynamic Data Hub (EU Migration Data at a Glance)

From the European Union Science Hub: On 2 December 2016, the European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) launched two new tools: the Migration Data Catalogue and the Dynamic Data Hub. These tools centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU. [Clip] The Migration […]

A New and Significantly Expanded Release of HathiTrust Research Center Extracted Features Open Dataset Now Available

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From HathiTrust: HathiTrust today announces the release of a significantly expanded open dataset, the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) Extracted Features (EF) Dataset, Version 1.0. This dataset provides researchers with open access to data extracted from the full text of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL) at an unprecedented scale. The Extracted Features Dataset opens the complete […]

Video Recording: “CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and the “Long Tail,” Preserving at-Risk Publishers”

The following video recording of a CRL (Center for Research Libraries) webinar was recorded on December 1, 2016. About the Webinar From CRL: As part of an effort to strategically expand the universe of archived title holdings, CRL hosted a webinar in February, 2016, to examine how Portico has expanded its coverage of smaller electronic […]

Harvard Business Review on “How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library”

From a new HBR.org article by Bruce Strong and Mary Lee Kennedy: The New York Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in the world, with 18 million visitors yearly, a budget of nearly $300m, and 93 branches. It serves vastly diverse populations: toddlers and caregivers, new immigrants, lifelong learners, famous novelists, and […]

Library and Industry News Roundup

1. A Space For Quiet Reflection Opens Inside University of Delaware Library 2. University of Oklahoma: Prayer Room in OU Library Allows Muslim Students to Feel Welcomed, Accepted (via The Oklahoma Daily) 3. Japan Moves Towards Open Science – LIBER Assists in Raising Awareness 4. Report: National Library of Wales – A Review of Governance ||| Coverage: National […]

EIFL Releases Booklet on Cross-Border Access to Knowledge (Statements by 15 Library and Archive Organizations)

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From EIFL (Electronic Resources for Libraries): EIFL has compiled a booklet of statements made by librarians and archivists representing thousands of institutions at sessions of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Titled ‘The internet is global – but copyright exceptions stop at the border. Why we need an international treaty for cross-border access to […]

Digital Science Makes Entire Global Research Identifier Dataset (GRID) a CC0 Resource, Over 66,000 Global Research Organizations Listed

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From a Digital Science Announcement: We are proud to announce that our Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution. [Clip] GRID is a free, easy-to-use online database that opens up information about research organizations around […]

U.S. Government Jobs: New Edition of “The Plum Book” Available Today

From the GPO: The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has made the United States Policy and Supporting Positions, or the “The Plum Book”, available in print, online and as an app. The publication lists more than 9,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the executive and legislative branches that may be subject to […]