August 23, 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.

NARA: Chief Records Officer of the National Archives Shares Best Practices for File Naming

From the NARA “Records Express” Blog: Adopting good file naming conventions can help ensure that files will work with different operating systems and disk formats, such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX. File naming is also an important consideration when transferring files via the Internet, where it may not be evident what computer […]

MIT Libraries to Host Summit on Grand Challenges in Information Science and Scholarly Communication

From MIT: MIT has received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to host a summit on the Grand Challenges in Information Sciences and Scholarly Communication in spring 2018. Inviting experts from across disciplines and sectors, the summit aims to identify critical problems in information science that are solvable within 10 years and which […]

U.S. GPO Announces Release of Digitized Bound Congressional Record for the 1930s

From the GPO: The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), in partnership with the Library of Congress (LC), has made available on govinfo digitized versions of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1931-1940. This release covers debates and proceedings of the 72nd through the 76th Congresses (Volumes 75-86). This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: The Great Depression The last […]

New Data About U.S. Public Schools Released by National Center for Education Statistics

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From the National Center for Education Statistics: There were more than 90,000 public schools in the United States during the 2015-16 school year, serving nearly 49.3 million students in kindergarten through grade 12, according to a new report released today (Aug. 22). Nearly all of these schools had at least one student receiving special education services […]

New Reference/Data Resource: IFLA Releases “Library Map of the World”

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From the International Federation of Library Associations: The IFLA Library Map of the World, officially launched [yesterday] at WLIC 2017 in Wrocław, addresses the critical need of the library field to accurately collect and share basic information about the library landscape in countries around the world. This year, IFLA has been liaising with national library associations, […]

New Survey Findings About the Reading Habits of Canadians, Smartphone Reading on the Rise

From Booknet Canada A 2017 survey on Canadian leisure time and reading habits from industry non-profit BookNet Canada has found that among adults who had read a book in the previous year, 20% read digital books on their smartphones, which is a 6% increase over last year. This has mostly been at the expense of e-readers […]

News Roundup

1. IFLA Publishes 2016 Annual Report 2. Newly Completed Titles Available from Accessible Archives 3. Qatar National Library Joins International Network of Partners Contributing to Digital Library of the Middle East (via CLIR)A Notre University Digital Library Project Documents Rise Of The Contemporary Latin American Catholic Church 5. Book Sales Decrease By 43 Percent in Iceland (via Iceland […]

Material From Montana! Material From Big Sky Country Digital Network Collections Now Available on DPLA

From a Digital Public Library of American Announcement: We are excited to welcome our newest hub to DPLA! The collections of the Big Sky Country Digital Network are now available to explore in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The new Montana Service Hub represents a collaborative effort between  the Montana State Library (MSL), the Montana Historical Society (MHS), […]

Research Article: Prevalence and Citation Advantage of Gold Open Access in the Subject Areas of the Scopus Database (Preprint)

The following preprint was recently shared on arXiv. Title Prevalence And Citation Advantage Of Gold Open Access (Preprint) Authors Pablo Dorta-González Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Yolanda Santana-Jiménez Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Source via arXiv Abstract The potential benefit of open access (OA) in relation to citation impact has been […]

Reference: Roundup of Several Sources of Total Solar Eclipse Imagery and Videos From NASA and NOAA

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We plan to add more collections of images and video to this page as they become available. Make sure to check back. 1. NASA Eclipse and Transit Materials Homepage Eclipse  Eclipse Videos 2. 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Across America (via NOAA) Animated and static satellite imagery. 3. Solar Spectacular ||| Direct to Image Gallery (via […]