October 21, 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.

Reuters: “Trump to Release JFK Files, Subject to ‘Further Information’

From Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are scheduled for release next week. Politico magazine earlier quoted Trump administration and other U.S. government officials as saying […]

Event Report: “Text And Data Mining: A New Service For Libraries?”

From the European Parliament Research Service: Text and data mining (TDM), the automated analysis of digital data searching for trends, correlations and patterns, is rapidly gaining prominence due to exponentially increasing amounts of digital data (‘Big Data’) and decreasing technology prices. TDM enables researchers to access and analyse material that was previously impossible to process. […]

News Roundup

1. Presentations and Other Outputs From European BIBFRAME Workshop 2017 Available Online ||| Meeting Agenda 2. Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and BBC Research and Development Launch Major Partnership to Unlock Potential of Data

Indiana University: Lilly Library is the Final Frontier For Authentic Set Of Spock Ears Donated by IU Faculty Member

From Indiana University: Faculty member Ben Motz recently donated one of his prized childhood possessions to Indiana University’s Lilly Library: an authentic set of the pointy ears worn by actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original “Star Trek” television series and several films. Motz, a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychological and […]

News Roundup

1. University of Kansas: KU Libraries Announce 2017 Shulenburger Award For Innovation And Advocacy in Scholarly Communication 2. Library of Congress Launches Congressional Data Challenge 3. Penn State University Press Acquires Eisenbrauns as New Imprint

Swedish University Launches Digital Archive Of Nazi Concentration Camp Survivor Testimonies

Note: The archive portal itself is available in English. “The 512 interviews with survivors, conducted in 1945-1946. All the original interviews in Polish are digitized, and English translations are continually added.” From TheLocal.se: A digital archive of over 500 survivors’ testimonies from a Nazi concentration camp will be launched in the southern Swedish city of […]

Research Preprint: “Eugene Garfield’s Scholarly Impact: A Scientometric Review”

The following preprint was recently shared on arXiv. Title Eugene Garfield’s Scholarly Impact: A Scientometric Review Author Chaomei Chen Drexel University Source via arXiv Abstract The concept of citation indexing has become deeply involved in many parts of research itself and the broad environment in which research plays an integral role, ranging from research evaluation, […]

VIDEO: Recording of IMLS NDP (National Digital Platform) at Three Meeting

The NDP (National Digital Platform) at Three meeting took place in Washington, DC on October 17, 2017. Direct to Agenda/Presenters As IMLS concludes its third year of National Digital Platform funding through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, the agency takes a look back at what has been accomplished […]

Now Available: New Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs

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From the NLM Tech Bulletin: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) needs your input. We are experimenting with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a mobile-first user interface, and want to know what you think. You can try out these experimental elements at PubMed Labs, a Web site created for the testing potential new […]

VIDEO: Will Wikipedia Exist in 20 years? A Conversation with Katherine Roberts Maher, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center

Yesterday (October 18, 2017), Katherine Roberts Maher, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director, was in conversation with Harvard Law School Professor Yochai Benkler at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. A recording of the conversation is embedded below. It runs 67 minutes. Audio Version Brief Bios of Roberts Maher and Benkler, a […]