October 28, 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.

Now Available: World Wildlife Fund Publishes Living Planet Report 2016


From the World Wildlife Fund: Global populations of vertebrates — mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish — have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, states a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramatic population declines, at 81 percent. […]

Research Resources: National Crime Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT) Updated With 2015 Data

From the Bureau of Justice Statistics: National Crime Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT) provides instant access to data on— violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) property crime (household burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft). Users can analyze data by select victim, household, and incident characteristics, as well as crimes reported […]

New Data Briefs From U.S. Census: Characteristics of the Citizen Voting-Age Population, United States

From the U.S. Census: The U.S. Census Bureau released today selected characteristics of the citizen voting-age population from the 2015 American Community Survey. [Data tables] present estimates of the citizen, 18 and older population for all states and congressional districts. Selected characteristics include age, sex, race, Hispanic Origin, educational attainment, poverty status, and household income. […]

New Reference Resource: Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia Now Available Online


From the South Carolina Digital Library: Thanks to funding from the Humanities Council SC, the S.C. State Library LSTA grant, and the hard work of the USC’s Institute for Southern Studies, we can now search and browse Dr. Walter Edgar’s South Carolina Encyclopedia with South Carolina Digital Library media and new, updated entries.   About […]

The Top 10 “Hot Articles” in Library and Information Science (October 2016)

Powered by bX Hot Articles from Ex Libris. Hot Articles is based on usage data from millions of researchers across journals, publishers and platforms. It helps the users to discover articles that other users found interesting – in general and for a specific topic. More Hot Articles Hot Articles for Other Disciplines See Also: The […]

News Roundup

1. Credo Launches ‘Issue Briefs’ 2. Center for Research Libraries Receives New Mellon Foundation Support for International Effort on Global Resources 3. Privacy/Security: Let’s Encrypt Receives Grant From Ford Foundation 4. Social Media: Twitter is Shutting Down “Vine” 5. NSF Statement of Support for National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan 6. Ex Libris Opens Data Center in China […]

Roundup: FCC Adopts New Broadband Privacy Rules

From the FCC: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order at the October meeting that will give  consumers the tools they need to choose how their Internet service providers (ISPs) use and share their  personal data. Building on widely accepted privacy principles, the rules require that ISPs provide their  customers with meaningful choice and […]

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Adds New Mapping Feature to Online Data Explorer

From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration: One of the major advantages of NTIA’s surveys on computer and Internet use stems from their very large sample size—approximately 53,000 households representing more than 120,000 people. This allows us to break out results by demographics like age, race, income, and education, as well as by state of residence. […]

National Libraries: The British Library Publishes 2015/16 Annual Report

The full text of the British Library Publishes 2015/16 Annual Report report is available here (47 pages; PDF) and also embedded below. Previous editions are also available online. A Few Highlights From the Report: The British Library’s six purposes define everything that we do and explain the enduring ways in which the funding we receive […]

Turnitin Signs Agreement with ArXiv.org Pre-Print Repository

From a Company Announcement: Turnitin today announced that it has secured a new content partnership with arXiv.org, which will see Turnitin services match against the global pre-print repository. In addition to signing a Content License Agreement, arXiv have chosen to implement Turnitin’s iThenticate service, to assist them in checking the originality of papers uploaded to […]