July 6, 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.

New Article: “Exploring Students’ E-Textbook Practices in Higher Education”

The following article was posted today (July 6, 2015) on the EDUCAUSE Review web site. Title Exploring Students’ E-Textbook Practices in Higher Education Authors Aimee Denoyelles University of Central Florida John Raible University of Central Florida Ryan Seilhamer University of Central Florida Source EDUCAUSE Review From the Article: A two-year university-wide study of students’ e-textbook […]

The Open Library of Humanities Awarded Three-Year $774,000 Mellon Grant

Note: This is the second grant from Mellon to the Open Library of Humanities. The first grant was announced during April 2014. From U. of London: Birkbeck, University of London has been awarded a three-year grant of $741,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to cement and expand a new model for open-access publishing in […]

New Video: Digital Privacy: An Introduction to HTTPS

We post and discuss about digital privacy often on infoDOCKET especially as it relates to libraries and believe a basic understanding of key privacy issues and technology is essential for librarians. One topic that we’ve mentioned a lot in the past year has been HTTPS, a popular type of encryption that helps secure data as […]

Cambridge University Press Announces New Open Access Subscription Policy To Prevent Double-Dipping

From CUP: Cambridge University Press is launching a new policy to prevent charging both authors and subscribers for Open Access journal content (so-called double-dipping). [Clip] The new policy discounts 2016 subscription prices for journals that have received Open Access (OA) Article Processing Charges (APCs) from authors in the last full journal volume (that is, in […]

Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Releases Taxonomy For Educational Materials

Ed. Note: BISAC Subject Headings also from BISG and mentioned below are primarily used in the book industry. However, we’ve posted and read about their use in both public and school libraries. On a related note, about six weeks ago we posted about the launch of a Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT) pilot […]

Ann Campion Riley Named Acting Director of University of Missouri Libraries

From the University of Missouri: Starting July 1, 2015, Ann Campion Riley became the acting director of the MU Libraries. She will serve in this capacity during the 2015-16 year while a national search takes place for the next library director. Riley has served as the associate director for access, collections and technical services for […]

Public Library of Science (PLOS) Releases Data Repository Recommendation Guide

From a PLOS Blog Post: In line with our updated Data Policy, we are pleased to announce a PLOS Data Repository Recommendation Guide. To support the selection of data repositories for authors, PLOS has identified a set of established repositories, which are recognized and trusted within their respective communities. To develop the list, we consulted with editors, organizations running data […]

New Article: Ranking Journals Using Altmetrics

The following paper was presented on July 1, 2015 at the 15th International Society on Scientometrics & Informetrics (ISSI) Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey. Title Ranking Journals Using Altmetrics Authors Tamar V. Loach Digital Science [Owners of Altmetric.com] Imperial College London Tim S. Evans Imperial College London Source via arXiv Abstract The rank of a […]

Rare Kafka Manuscripts to Go to Israel’s National Library, Court Rules

From The Guardian: An Israeli court has awarded a rare collection of Franz Kafka’s manuscripts to the country’s national library, ending a long legal battle worthy of one of the Prague-born writer’s complex stories. The judgment, published on Wednesday, ordered Tel Aviv resident Eva Hoffe to hand all the papers in her possession to the […]

Netherlands: Dutch Researchers Being Asked to Boycott Elsevier Publications, Resign from Editor Positions

Multiple reports follow. From Times Higher Education: Universities in the Netherlands are preparing to ask their researchers to resign from editorial positions with Elsevier journals amid deadlock over a new subscription deal with the publisher. The universities have been in dispute with the Amsterdam-based publisher since late last year after they refused to renew their […]