May 22, 2015

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.

Video: University of Michigan Library Discovers Unpublished Memoir Within New Orson Welles Acquisition

From a Text Report: Though he is considered by many as one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, Orson Welles was an actor, producer, writer and radio broadcaster. He was also notorious for leaving many of his projects unfinished. Perhaps that is what makes the Welles collections at the University of Michigan so intriguing. “Not a […]

Vermont’s State Librarian Reports on a 14.7 % Cut to State Appropriation For Libraries

A report by Vermont State Librarian Marti Reid about the funding cut appears in the new issue ( (May 2015) issue of the Vermont Dept. of Libraries newsletter. From Reid’s Article: … and looming over all of this discussion [about “front burner” issues in Vermont] was the need to reduce State spending to meet a […]

New Data Files From NSF: Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 2002–12

The following data was released online on Thursday by the National Science Foundation (NSF). From the Web Site: This publication is based on data from two annual federal surveys. Bachelor’s and master’s degree data and data on doctoral degrees in engineering technologies were collected from institutions of higher education by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data […]

A Food Truck for the Brain! Edmonton Public Library Releases Video Commercial for EPL2Go

Last year we posted about the launch of the Edmonton Public Library’s EPL2Go service that EPL CEO Linda Cook called a, “food truck for the brain.” EPL2Go vans appear around the city providing, “a full suite of services, including puppet shows and family storytimes, as well as digital fun with iPads, robotics, gaming and more. […]

Reference: ProPublica Releases New Database of Cruise Ship Health and Safety Records

From the ProPublica Web Site: Your one-stop shop for health and safety data on cruise ships. [Clip] [The database includes info for] of over 300 ships that make port in the U.S. You’ll be able to see their health and safety records going back as far as 2010, as well as their current position and […]

OCLC Lays Off 27 Employees at Dublin, Ohio World Headquarters

UPDATE We’ve updated the title of this post to reflect that the layoffs at OCLC HQ took place earlier this week. Additionally, OCLC just shared this statement with us: OCLC is in a strong overall financial position. After a period of investment in the development of new tools and infrastructure, we are adjusting our staffing […]

A New Report from OCLC Research: “Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible”

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The report begins with a forward by Jim Michalko, Vice President of the OCLC Research Library Partnership. From OCLC Research: Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible represents the efforts of OCLC Research over the last seven years to support change in the end-to-end process that results in archival and special collections materials being delivered […]

Stanford University Libraries Acquires Extensive Photo Archive of Israeli Popular Culture

From SUL’s Remix Newsletter: The Stanford University Libraries announce the acquisition of an extensive archive of Israeli popular culture from the files of the magazines ‘Olam ha-kolno‘a [Cinema World; 1951-1974] and Lahiton [Hit Parade Newspaper; 1969-1987]. The 20,000-plus photographs in the Lahiton-Cinema World collection (in both black-and-white and color) document the Israeli popular music scene […]

Security and Privacy: Another Massive HTTPS Encryption Attack is a Threat to Most Web Users

This new encryption attack has been named “Logjam.” From ars technica: Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through encrypted connections, a team of computer scientists has found. [Clip] “Logjam shows us once again […]

Data Files: U.S Census Releases New Population Estimates, 10 U.S. Cities 1 Million People or More

Summary From the U.S. Census: San Jose, Calif., is now among the 10 U.S. cities with a population of 1 million or more, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. California now has three cities with 1 million or more people (Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose), tying Texas (Houston, San […]