October 22, 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.

Germany: E-Journals: Baden-Wuerttemberg Consortium Signs Pioneering (Non-Subscription Based) Agreement with Springer

From a Springer Announcement: Starting January 2015, researchers, faculty members and students affiliated with colleges and universities in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have convenient access to 1,917 electronic journals published by Springer. The license will continue through the end of 2017. The state has [also] purchased permanent archival rights to these journals back […]

New Issue Alert: Code4Lib Journal (Issue 26) Now Available Online

Issue 26 of Code4Lib Journal was made available online earlier today. Direct to Complete Table of Contents and Article Abstracts In This Issue Editorial Introduction: On Being on The Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee by Kelley McGrath Technical Challenges in Developing Software to Collect Twitter Data by Daniel Chudnov, Daniel Kerchner, Ankushi Sharma and Laura Wrubel […]

World Series 2014: “‘Polite’ Librarians in San Francisco, Kansas City Talk World Series Smack on Twitter”

Even though the following article from NBC Bay Area reinforces a librarian stereotype we’re going to let it slide since the article itself reports on a home run of World Series pregame fun between the the librarians at the public libraries in Kansas City and San Francisco. It’s likely that the Twitter accounts from each […]

Harvard Library Lifts Restrictions on Digital Reproductions of Works in the Public Domain

From the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication: The Harvard Library is pleased to announce a new policy on the use of digital reproductions of works in the public domain. When the Library makes such reproductions and makes them openly available online, it will treat the reproductions themselves as objects in the public domain. It […]

With Funding From Friends Group San Antonio Public Library Installs Digital Book Kiosks at San Antonio International Airport

From the San Antonio Business Journal: The San Antonio International Airport has unveiled two Digital Library kiosks that will allow travelers to check out digital media to take on trips. The kiosks were funded by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library at a cost of $26,000. In addition to allowing travelers to check […]

Video of Yesterday’s “Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond” Held at DC Public Library Now Online

Last night (October 20, 2014) at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington DC the DC Public Library Foundation and DC Tech Meetup held “Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond” a panel discussion that will possibly be of interest to some infoDOCKET readers. A video recording of the event is […]

Scholarly Publishing: CHORUS Given Charitable Organization Status by IRS

Word of CHORUS being given nonprofit, charitable, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) status by the IRS came in a blog post earlier today by Susan Spilka, Marketing and Communications Director, at the organization. Spilka writes: The designation, which is retroactive to October 1, 2013, when CHOR incorporated, means that we have met the rigorous standards to qualify […]

41 Semifinalists Named in Knight Foundation News Challenge: Libraries

680 submissions to the News Challenge: Libraries were reviewed by 11 advisers and today 41 semifinalists were announced. From a Knight Foundation Blog Post: Today, we are excited to announce that 41 projects have moved to the next stage of consideration. These semifinalists will have a week to fine tune their entries before we begin […]

National Library of Medicine Launches Web Collecting Initiative to Capture and Preserve Selected Ebola-Related Content

As you’ll read the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is working with the Internet Archive’s Archive-It service on this and other collections to archive web content related to global health events. From NLM’s Announcement: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the […]

Findings from PCG’s 2014 Open Access Library Survey

Findings from the 2014 Open Access Library Survey were shared in this report released a few weeks ago by the Publishers Communication Group/Publishing Technology. From a Summary Blog Post by Kate Lara: Because PCG stands at the crossroads of librarians, researchers and publishers, we receive inquiries from all sides regarding open access publishing and its […]