May 3, 2016

Gary Price

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Bodliean Libraries (Oxford) Acquires Rare Map of Middle-Earth Annotated by Tolkien

Source: Bodliean Libraries

From The Bodliean Libraries: The Bodleian Libraries has acquired a recently-discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien, which reveals his remarkable vision of the creatures, topography and heraldry of his imagined world where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. The map was a working document that Tolkien and acclaimed illustrator […]

Sweden: Report on National Pilot Study of Open Research Data

A guest post on the always informative and interesting libfocus blog shares details about a national open research data pilot underway in Sweden. From the libfocus Guest Post by Ulf-Göran Nilsson and Stefan Carlstein, Librarians at Jönköping University Library: Jonköping University Library and two research groups at Jönköping University, CHILD (Children, Health, Intervention, Learning and […]

New Online: Senate House Library (U. of London) Makes Public a Sample of a Remarkable Archive of Radical Politics

From Times Higher Education: Ron Heisler is a book collector, trade unionist, lifelong socialist and self-proclaimed “delinquent historian”. Since 2004, he has been donating to the University of London’s Senate House Library a collection of material relating to the Chartists, the Independent Labour and Communist parties, Trotskyist groups, the Spanish Civil War, South Africa, the Caribbean, […]

New Online From Bancroft Library: “Chinese Immigration to the United States, 1884-1944: A Digital Archive”


Released online last week by The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. From the Digital Archive’s About Page: Over 250,000 people who entered the United States through San Francisco or Honolulu left records of their entry.   These “investigation case files” are stored in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) branch at San Bruno, CA.  NARA […]

AnyThink Director Pam Sandlian Smith Elected President of the Public Library Association (PLA)


Anythink Libraries (a “revolution” of the Rangeview Library District) are located in Adams County, Colorado. From Today’s Announcement: Announced Friday, April 29, Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith has been elected 2017-2018 Public Library (PLA) Association President. A division of the American Library Association, PLA helps provide a diverse program of communication, advocacy and programming for […]

New Article: “Anything Can Happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System”

The following peer-reviewed article appears in the May 2016 issue of Library Leadership and Management published by the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), an ALA division. Title Anything Can Happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System Author Josh Petrusa Butler University Source Library Leadership […]

Video Recording: ALA’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) Briefing 2016

ALA’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) briefing took place earlier today at the Liaison Hotel in Washington D.C. and a video recording of event is now available here and also embedded below. The keynote was given by Former Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ). Here’s a list of speakers with the approx. times they presented at today’s […]

Conference Paper: “Finding Email in a Multi-Account, Multi-Device World”

The following paper will be presented in about one week at the ACM conference CHI 2016: Human Factors in Computing Systems Title Finding Email in a Multi-Account, Multi-Device World Authors Marta E. Cecchinato University College, London Abigail Sellen, Milad Shokouhi, Gavin Smyth Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK Source via Microsoft Research Website Abstract Email is far […]

News Roundup

1.  After Copyright Win, Georgia St. University Seeks $3.3 Million from Publishers (via Publisher’s Weekly) ||| Full Text of Court Filing 2. What’s New With WorldCat Discovery? 3. . Bradley P. Allen, Chief Architect at Elsevier, to Keynote Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Conference (DCMI-16) 4. Ex Libris Introduces New Citation Trail Capability ||| Demo Video […]

Open Access: Presentations from Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) 2016 Annual Meeting Available


The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) 2016 annual meeting took place in Vienna, Austria on April 11-14, 2016. Presentations from the meeting are available on the conference web site. Sessions with slides available as of today are  also listed below. Next Generation Repositories *Sponsored by University of Alberta Libraries and SPARC Herbert van de […]