February 12, 2016

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.

Report: “Google ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ to Be Applied More Widely”

From Reuters: Google will start scrubbing search results across all its websites when accessed from a European country to soothe the objections of Europe’s privacy regulators to its implementation of a landmark E.U. ruling, a person close to the company said. [Clip] To address the concerns of European authorities, the Internet giant will soon start […]

Reference: Data Brief: 2015 Disasters in Numbers

A new data brief from UNISD, USAID, and CRED. The data is via the International Disaster Database. 2015 Disasters in Numbers by LJ's infoDOCKET

New Initiative, Partnership Helps Save Energy and Money at Harvard Library

From the Harvard Library: The massive chandelier that greets visitors to Widener Library is not only impressive to look at; it’s an impressive feat to change the bulbs. Since Widener has switched to LED (light-emitting diode) lights, they haven’t had to in two years. This is just one benefit of a new initiative that is […]

National Library of Israel: UNESCO Recognizes Newton’s Theological Manuscripts as “Memory of the World”

From the National Library of Israel (NLI): The Newton manuscripts at the National Library of Israel have been recognized this week by UNESCO as part of its Memory of the World Programme dedicated to preserving documentary heritage that has contributed to the history and development of mankind. The manuscripts are from the collection of Abraham […]

Flood Damages Two-Thirds of Book Collection Inside University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library

Note: Chattanooga’s newspaper published details today about last month’s flood inside the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library last month. The UTC Library opened in January 2015. From The Times Free Press: A burst sprinkler in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s new $48 million library caused water damage to two-thirds of the half-million books […]

Google Cultural Institute Now Offers Access to 3,800 Digitized Items From the National Park Service Museum Collection

Al Capone's Arrest Record Card
Source: Alcatraz Collection via NPS/Google Cultural Institute.

From the U.S. Dept. of Interior: The U.S. Department of the Interior is partnering with Google to make thousands of historically and culturally significant objects in the National Park Service’s museum collection available online. The Google Cultural Institute uses technologies similar to Google’s Street View – which provides 360-degree views on Google Maps of locations […]

UK Government Receives Independent Advice on Open Access to Research Publications and Data in New Report

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Open Access to Research Publications: Independent Advice was published today by the UK Government. The report was written by: Professor Adam Tickell Provost and Vice Principal, University of Birmingham Chair of the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group The research/report/advice was requested by the Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson in July 2015. The […]

Now Available: Video: Presentations From University of Chicago Library Symposium on the Changing Ecosystem of Scholarly Publishing

The 4th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium took place at the University of Chicago on May 1, 2015 and video recordings of presentations/panels were posted on YouTube earlier this week. Seven videos are embedded below. Introduction New Modes of Publishing Presentation by Garrett Kiely, University of Chicago Press Presentation by Dan Morgan, Digital Science Publisher, […]

New Report Looks at Ebook Market in Europe

The new briefing document (12 pages) was published yesterday by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). Summary With an estimated value of US$151 billion, book publishing gradually evolved into a truly global business early in the 21st century. As yet, however, e-books are nevertheless significant only in a relatively small number of markets. These are […]

Gale Now Provides Newspaper Collection Metadata to CRL’s ICON Database

From the Center For Research Libraries (CRL): Detailed information on the contents of major commercial databases is notoriously hard to come by, making it difficult for libraries to assess the value and comprehensiveness of such resources. Gale, a division of Cengage Learning, recently agreed to provide CRL with title and issue records for content in the digital newspaper collections […]