September 26, 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.

Accessibility: University of Michigan Library Launches Visual Resources Kit

From From the University of Michigan Library and Press: With the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the U-M Library and Press have released a new collection of resources that will support the efforts of authors, editors, publishers, and arts organizations seeking to make their publications and collections more accessible to people with visual […]

Datasets: University of North Texas Digital Library Adds Hurricane Harvey Twitter Dataset (7 Million Tweets)

From the University of North Texas Digital Library: This dataset contains Twitter JSON data for Tweets related to Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding along the Texas gulf region. This dataset was created using the twarc package that makes use of Twitter’s search API. A total of 7,041,866 Tweets make up the combined dataset. Collected […]

Library of Congress Awards $27 Million (3-Year) Data Center, Migration Support Contract to Accenture

From ExecutiveBiz: Accenture‘s federal services business has secured a potential three-year, $27.4 million contract to build a new data center for the Library of Congress as well as migrate the library’s current data center to new hosting environments. [Clip] The library said it aims to transition its existing Primary Computing Facility data center to a combination of hosting […]

Stanford University Press Pioneering Digital Academic Publishing Through Innovative Program

From Stanford University: Stanford University Press is redefining the world of traditional academic publishing through an innovative publishing program. Stanford University Press is exploring new publishing channels for digital scholarship. Its digital publishing initiative is aimed toward helping scholars convey their ideas using emerging media and digital tools while conferring the same level of academic […]

News Roundup

1.  Archive of Michael Ondaatje, Author of “The English Patient,” Acquired by UT Austin’s Harry Ransom Center 2. University of Illinois Rare Book And Manuscript Library Acquires Papers of Poet Haki Madhubuti and Third World Press 3. Tony Marx, President of The New York Public Library, is C0-Chair of New Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy 4. Banned […]

New Reports and Data: FBI Releases 2016 Crime Statistics in the United States (UCR)

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From the FBI: Violent crime increased for the second consecutive year, while property crime decreased for the 14th straight year, according to the FBI’s annual report on national crime statistics released today. There were an estimated 17,250 murders in the U.S. last year, an 8.6 percent increase from 2015. Overall violent crime rose 4.1 percent […]

Blog Post: “Banned, Burned, and Now Rebuilding: Comics Collections in Libraries”

From an Interesting and Useful Oxford University Press “Academic Insights” Guest Blog Post by Carol Tilley, Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign : Libraries and academic institutions have been slow to embrace comics in their collections and classrooms. Although there are outliers, US libraries only began to get […]

San Antonio Central Library Collection Preserves Latino Literary Culture

From Texas Public Radio: What began as a petition calling for more Hispanic and Latino representation in the mid-90s is now a full-service resource center in a prominent space in San Antonio’s iconic Central Library. [Clip] Previously housed in a cramped section on Central Library’s sixth floor, the collection was recently moved to a prominent […]

New Journal Article: “Open Access Research via Collaborative Educational Blogging: A Case Study from Library & Information Science”

The following article appears in the latest issue of Open Praxis. Title Open Access Research via Collaborative Educational Blogging: A Case Study from Library & Information Science Authors Kristen Radsliff Rebmann San Jose State University Camden Bernard Clark University of Idaho  Source Open Praxis Vol 9, No. 3 (2017) doi: 10.5944/openpraxis.9.3.665 Abstract This article charts […]

New Digital Collection: “Vancouver Archives Puts Thousands of Heritage Photos Online”

From the Vancouver Courier: Vancouver heritage junkies, local history buffs and nosy neighbours, your cries have been heard. In an ambitious undertaking, staff at the City of Vancouver Archives have been busy digitizing nearly 7,000 black-and-white 35mm negatives — taken in 1978 and 1986 as part of two separate heritage surveys — for the public […]