November 20, 2017

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.

Research Tools: “The Investigator’s Handbook: A Guide to Using OpenCorporates”

From Open Corporates: OpenCorporates relies on the data we make available being converted into information by investigative journalists, researchers and analysts. While ensuring company data is easily accessible is a large enough task, the people who weave together narratives from that data are just as vital to our mission of fighting corruption and organised crime. This guide […]

“University of Calgary Librarian Fired Up as Massive EMI Music Collection Arrives in Calgary”

From the CBC: A University of Calgary librarian can’t hide her excitement over a massive music archive the school is in the process of acquiring. “It’s crazy fun. It’s super fun,” Annie Murray told CBC News. “It’s probably the most exciting collection I’ll ever work with, as a music fan, and then to also work […]

California: “SF Librarian, Blinded By Nanny, Inspired Registry For Child Care Workers”

From the San Francisco Chronicle: Everybody can use a little inspiration these days and, fortunately, there’s a heaping dose of it on the second floor of San Francisco’s Main Library. Inside the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled sits 34-year-old Elizabeth Phillips, who joined the staff in September as a braillist, creating documents that […]

Georgia: $10M Cobb Library Set to Open Soon with No Funding Beyond First Year

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: With no set plan for funding beyond its first year, the $10 million Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center [a part of the Cobb County  Public Library System] will open Dec. 4. [Clip] The library was built with $8 million of special purpose sales tax, or SPLOST, dollars and two million in […]

AFP: “China’s Futuristic Library: More Fiction than Books”

From Agence France-Presse: A futuristic Chinese library has wowed book lovers around the world with its white, undulating shelves rising from floor to ceiling, but if you read between the lines you’ll find something is missing. Those rows upon rows of book spines are mostly images printed on the aluminium plates that make up the […]

News Roundup: (Friday, November 17, 2017)

1. Springer Nature and Paper Hive Announce Pilot Project 2. A Look at MEDLINE Data Changes—2018 3. Single Card Pilot for Scottish Libraries Launched (via BBC)

After a Decade, Toronto Public Library’s Popular Free Museum and Arts Pass Program Loses Funding

From The Star: Sun Life Financial has pulled funding for a popular Toronto Public Library program that offers free passes for museums and attractions like the ROM, Toronto Zoo and Ontario Science Centre, leaving its future uncertain. The 10-year-old Museum and Arts Pass (MAP) initiative gives people with library cards access to passes for up […]

Michigan: “Laundry, Libraries, and Literacy: Why One Group is Putting Books in Laundromats”

From Michigan Public Radio: Pretend it’s Saturday. You and the kids are running errands, including a several-hour stop at the laundromat. They are bored, you are bored…. What if you could use that washer time for something like education? What if your laundromat had the services of a library? Well, over the summer, this started […]

“Leading News Outlets Establish Transparency Standards to Help Readers Identify Trustworthy News Sources”

From The Trust Project: At a time when the public’s trust in news is declining in much of the world, the news industry is launching a new set of transparency standards that help people easily assess the quality and reliability of journalism. Leading media companies representing dozens of news sites have begun to display Trust […]

Digital Collection: Stanford’s Hoji Shinbun Project Digitizes Prewar Japanese American Newspapers

From Nichei Bei: Persons interested in preserving Japanese American history from the late 19th century to 1945 will have the opportunity to do the research, thanks to Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Their Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection project is an ambitious effort to digitize all prewar Japanese newspapers in America, as well as other collections. This […]