August 20, 2014

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.

Online Database: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Publications Begin Moving to Digital Environment

From U.S. DOD:  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [USCAE] Digital Library is working to give all these documents a permanent home. The materials within the collection include information by and about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. All content is contributed by offices throughout USACE and is enriched with metadata designated by its contributors […]

NJ State Library Will Begin Offering High School Diploma Program at Select Public Libraries Throughout State

From the New Jersey State Library: The New Jersey State Library (NJSL), an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, has announched the launch of its Online High School Completion Program, which will allow NJ residents to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate at their local library. The groundbreaking program is designed […]

UK: New Two-Year Research Project Will Explore Future of the Academic Book

The following research project was formally announced on August 19, 2014. From the Project Announcement: The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Library are launching a two-year research project which will explore the future of the academic books in the context of open access publishing and continuing digital change. Dr Samantha Rayner, […]

New eBook Now Online From digitalculture Books: “Interdisciplining Digital Humanities”

A new title (ebook available now, free) from the digitalculturebooks,  an imprint of the U. of Michigan Press. From the

Washington: Search Continues For New King County Library System Director

From the Renton Reporter: The King County Library System continues in its search for a new director. [Clip] The ideal candidate is to be a communicator, community builder, visionary leader and an administrator. KCLS serves a population service area of 1.3 million and has an operating budget of $109 million. It includes a staff of […]

List and Rankings: Spending by University Research Libraries, 2012-13

Interactive table was published today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Data from ARL (Association of Research Libraries). From the Intro: Six universities on the Association of Research Libraries’ Library Investment Index had more than 500 professional and support staff members in 2012-13, and 19 spent more than $10-million on salaries and wages for their […]

News Roundup: Reports From BISG, EBSCO, Baker & Taylor, COAR, and Others

1. Metatada: Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Releases Revised and Updated Guide to Publishing Identifiers Free to use online and/or download. 2. University of Virginia Upgrades from Primo Central to EBSCO Discovery Service API via Blacklight 3. Baker & Taylor: collectionHQ’s New User Interface Goes Live 4. Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Joins Global […]

Digital Preservation: CHORUS and Portico Enter Into Preservation Agreement

Here’s the Full Text of the CHROUS and Portico Joint Announcement: The not-for-profit digital archive Portico and CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) have entered into an agreement to support the preservation requirements of the policy memorandum released in February 2013 by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy […]

Canada: New $57.6 Million/129,000 Sq Ft Halifax Public Library Opening This Fall

From The Globe and Mail: Halifax’s new $57.6-million gleaming glass library of the future is to open later this fall – a 129,000-square-foot building in the city’s downtown with a unique cantilevered rectangular glass box on the top, suggesting a stack of books. Fully accessible, culturally sensitive, environmentally sustainable and architecturally stunning, with elegant angles […]

Image Uploads: A Look at the NARA / Wikimedia Commons “Narabot” Project

From Government Computer News: Since 2011, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has uploaded more than 100,000 digitized records. To maintain the effort, the agency is working to develop new technology with the help of Wikipedia and the public. Specifically,  volunteers are working with NARA on Narabot, an upload script to port images to […]