September 27, 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.

Video Search: Keyword Search the First Presidential Debate

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The C-SPAN Video Library, a free resource that’s home to more than 225,000 hours of keyword searchable video (just about everything that has ever been broadcast by C-SPAN), allows users to keyword search the complete transcript of the First Presidential Debate (September 26, 2016) and then view video of the keyword(s) being spoken. The text transcript being […]

New Research Article: “Academic Librarians’ Knowledge of Bibliometrics and Altmetrics”

The following article (full text available) appears in the latest issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP). Title Academic Librarians’ Knowledge of Bibliometrics and Altmetrics Authors Tara Malone University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Susan Burke University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies Source Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Vol 11, […]

Funding: IMLS Has Just Awarded 44 National Leadership and Sparks! Grants Totaling $10.5 Million

From IMLS: Today the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded 44 grants, totaling $10,545,493, through three key library and museum grant programs. The funds are being awarded through the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums Program, the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program, and the Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries Program. [Clip] National […]

New Online: Video of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Other America” Speech at Stanford University (April 14, 1967)

The Stanford University Libraries recently shared a digitized film (via YouTube) featuring the complete April 14, 1967 “The Other America” speech by by Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. delivered at Stanford. Description Film documents a speech given by Martin Luther King at Stanford University on April 14, 1967 about racism and civil rights in American society. […]

Tomorrow: Live Stream From “Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access” Event at Library of Congress

The “Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access” event organized by the National Digital Initiatives team  will take place tomorrow (September 27, 2016) at the Library of Congress. It will be streamed live beginning at 9am EDT on the LC YouTube Channel. We’ve also embedded a viewer to watch the stream below. […]

New Mexico Library Foundation Releases 2016 New Mexico Libraries Assessment (Public, Tribal, School, Academic and Special Libraries)

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From the New Mexico Library Foundation: The New Mexico Library Foundation announces release of the 2016 New Mexico Libraries Assessment.  Commissioned earlier this year, this comprehensive report examines the current state of New Mexico’s public, tribal, school, academic and special libraries. [Clip] Key findings of the assessment include the following: New Mexico’s library landscape is […]

New Research Article: “Library 2.0: The Effectiveness of Social Media as a Marketing Tool for Libraries in Educational Institutions”

Note from infoDOCKET Founder/Editor, Gary Price: Thanks to SAGE for once again opening their paywall to infoDOCKET so we can share the new full text article linked to below at no charge. The article will be available for the next month. Just click and go. Registration is not required to access the full text article. […]

New Reports: Trends on Use of Public Libraries, Reading Habits, and Bookstores in U.S.

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Three new reports released today by the Humanities Indicators project from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. From HI: In new releases today, the Humanities Indicators report on measures of U.S. reading habits, noting a recent decline in time spent reading for pleasure and substantial declines in the number of bookstores and visits to public libraries. […]

2016 Presidential Debates and Election: Two Resources to Analyze Social Media Discussion, Comments

Here are two resources (descriptions from the Commission on Presidential Debates website) that you might want to know about. MIT Media Lab’s Electome Project will be analyzing Twitter conversations about the election and will be offering a web-based dashboard in the debate site media filing centers that journalists can use to track and visualize how these […]

Indiana: “State’s Public Libraries Feeling the Pinch of Tax Caps”

From the Vincennes Sun-Commercial: Indiana voters put “circuit breakers” into the state constitution six years ago to protect their tax rates. Since then, local government agencies have been adjusting to the drop in revenues. Henry County libraries are no exception. As tax draws get smaller, library directors are looking to their communities for help. Each […]