November 27, 2015

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.

New Research Article: “The Journal Coverage of Web of Science and Scopus: a Comparative Analysis”

The following article has been accepted for publication in Scientometrics. Title The Journal Coverage of Web of Science and Scopus: a Comparative Analysis Authors Philippe Mongeon Université de Montréal Adele Paul-Hus Université de Montréal Source via arXiv Abstract Bibliometric methods are used in multiple fields for a variety of purposes, namely for research evaluation. Most […]

A New White Paper From Nature Publishing Group (NPG) “Takes the Pulse” of Scientific Research in China

From NPG: Nature Publishing Group (NPG), part of Springer Nature, today releases Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition, a White Paper which takes the pulse of China’s scientific research at a critical time in its development. It is the first report of its kind to be undertaken in China by a global publisher, drawing on […]

UK: Government Commissioned Leadership for Libraries Taskforce Releases Progress Report

The progress discussed below was released earlier today. From the Introduction of Report: Libraries are highly valued by the public, providing a wide range of facilities and services to their communities. In order to examine how best to continue to do this in challenging economic times, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and […]

Libraries Partner to Launch National Ebook Service in Luxembourg, More than 78,000 Titles Available

From Luxemburger Wort: Luxembourg residents can now rent electronic books from libraries in the Grand Duchy. In total 78,200 digital books in English, French and German, have been made available to the public under the new service. [Clip] The new service for library members is being rolled out as a pilot project to be managed […]

Alaska: “‘This Book is Gay': Wasilla LIbrary Mulls Future of LGBT Sex-Ed Book”

From the Alaska Dispatch-News: A young-adult sex education book that sits on Wasilla Public Library’s juvenile nonfiction shelf has sparked calls to relocate the book — if not remove it altogether. “This Book is Gay” is a rainbow-covered guide for LGBT teens written by U.K. young-adult author James Dawson and published last year. The copy […]

Retraction Watch and Center for Open Science Announce Partnership to Build Database of Article Retractions

From a Joint Announcement: The Center for Open Science (COS) and The Center For Scientific Integrity (CSI), the parent organization of Retraction Watch, announce a technology partnership to collaborate on creating a database of retractions on the Open Science Framework. The partnership supports each group’s mission to increase transparency and integrity in science and scientific […]

Higher Education: New Data: Approximately 17.7 Million Undergraduate and 2.9 Million Graduate Students in United States

New data report released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Report Title: Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2014; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2014: First Look (Provisional Data) Summary and Key Findings: The percent of revenues received from tuition and fees varies greatly depending on the type of […]

New Analysis/Report From WMO: 2015 Likely to be Warmest on Record, 2011-2015 Warmest Five Year Period

Here’s a new analysis from the World Meteorological Organization. From News Release/Summary The global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. This is due to a combination of a strong El Niño and human-induced […]

New Research Article: “Financial Literacy Education in the United States: Exploring Popular Personal Finance Literature”

Note from infoDOCKET Founder/Editor, Gary Price: Thanks once again to SAGE for opening their paywall to infoDOCKET so we can share the full text article linked below at no charge. The article will be available for the next month. Just click and go. Registration is not required. Title Financial literacy education in the United States: […]

Video: New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room Will Reopen Ahead of Schedule by Late Fall 2016

From NYPL: The New York Public Library’s historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Catalog Room will reopen by late fall 2016 – several months ahead of the prior schedule. The rooms – located on the third floor of the Library’s iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street – were […]