August 4, 2015

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.

Michigan: Oakland University Appoints Stephen P. Weiter Dean of University Libraries

From Oakland University: Oakland University has appointed Stephen P. Weiter as dean of University Libraries and associate professor, effective Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Mr. Weiter, currently director of college libraries at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), has also served as principal law librarian for automation and technical Services at the New […]

New Article: “On-Campus Impacts of MOOCs at Duke University”

The following article from EDUCAUSE Review was published online earlier today (August 3, 2015). Title On-Campus Impacts of MOOCs at Duke University Authors Kim Manturuk Duke University Quentin Ruiz-Esparza Duke University Source EDUCAUSE Review Key Takeaways In 2012, Duke University began using MOOCs to promote innovation in teaching and learning within the campus community, with […]

Chart: Japanese Readers Spend the Most on Electronic Books

Research from Statista shared on Business Insider. In addition to the chart with data for 1o nations/economies this overview: According to research by Statista, Japanese readers will spend the most on electronic editions in 2015 — an average of $86.50. U.K. readers will follow closely, with U.S. readers somewhere down the middle, spending an average of […]

New Online: COAR Launches Draft “Resource Type” Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories

From the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Web Site: Open access repositories are evolving in terms of the roles they play and the attributes they aim to express in their records. Users want to know about additional metadata elements used for describing repository items, such as open access status, research funder, institutional affiliation, and […]

New York: Queens Library Receives $14M for Capital Improvements

From Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz: Borough President Melinda Katz announced an allocation of $14 million of her Fiscal Year 2016 discretionary capital funds for important expansions, renovations and technology across 12 library branches throughout the borough. “The millions of families who rely on the Queens Library services deserve nothing less than a world-class library […]

Primary Documents: Full Text of EPA Climate Change Report (Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action)

Released today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Blurb (via EPA) A new EPA report, Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action, estimates the physical and monetary benefits to the U.S. of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. This report summarizes results from the Climate Change Impacts and Risks Analysis (CIRA) project, a […]

Ian Singer, VP and Group Publisher, to Depart Media Source (Owner of LJ, SLJ, and The Horn Book)

Here’s the full text of an announcement we just received from MediaSource, parent/publisher of Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book. Media Source, Inc., has announced that Ian Singer is leaving his position as Vice President & Group Publisher, Library Journals, LLC & The Horn Book, Inc., as of August 28. During his […]

University of Texas at Austin: “Fine Arts Library Uses University Crowdfunding Site to Fund Recording Studio”

From The Daily Texan: Beginning in January, students from all departments will be able to record music, podcasts or other audio recordings using a new recording studio in the Fine Arts Library. The Fine Arts Library will add a recording studio as part of a plan called “The Foundry,” which aims to renovate the Fine […]

After 18-Month, $55 Million Renovation University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library Reopens Monday

UPDATE August 3 2015 We’ve embedded a video tour of the library at the bottom of the post. The official launch announcement is now available here. Two articles follow and additional resources follow. 1. From Crain’s Detroit Business: Located on UM’s medical school campus, the 143,400-square-foot Taubman library has been transformed into an all-digital learning […]

Omaha Metro: “At Local Libraries, e-Book Collections are Growing, but Print is Still King”

From the Omaha World-Herald/Omaha.com: “E-books have not completely taken over print,” said Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries director. “If you had asked me three years ago, I would have said the pendulum seems to be swinging toward e-books. But the pendulum seems to be swinging more slowly.” [Clip] Omaha and Lincoln’s e-book collections are about […]