July 20, 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.

U.S. Government Reference and Research Roundup

1.  U.S. State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 News Release ||| Direct to Report 2. NASA Is Uploading Decades of Archival Footage to YouTube (via NewAtlas) 3. New Satellite Imagery: Forest Fires Blanket British Columbia with Smoke 4. State Energy Profiles: New Monthly Data for April and May 2017, Annual Data, and Updated Analytical Narratives […]

New Article (Preprint): “Datacite as a Novel Bibliometric Source: Coverage, Strengths and Limitations”

The following article was recently shared on arXiv and has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Infometrics.  Title Datacite as a Novel Bibliometric Source: Coverage, Strengths and Limitations Authors Nicolas Robinson-Garcia Universitat Politècnica de València Philippe Mongeon Université de Montréal Wei Jeng National Taiwan University Rodrigo Costas Leiden University Stellenbosch Universitu Source via […]

IMLS Releases Call For Preliminary Proposals For National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) Grants


From the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS): The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the guidelines for the first round of FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). The NLG program invests in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and generate […]

New: Tour the International Space Station (ISS) Using Google Street View Imagery

Resources Introduction/Highlights by Thomas Pesquet, Astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA)  (via The Keyword/Google Blog) Pesquest spent six-months aboard the ISS. Direct to Google Street View Imagery of the International Space Station

National Archives: Information Security Oversight Office Releases Annual Report to the President


From the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA): Today, the Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives (ISOO) released online its Report to the President for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.  This annual report includes information on government agencies’ security classification activities and costs, and provides an update on the implementation of the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program. […]

News Roundup

1. ScienceOpen Now Part of ORCID’s Collecting and Connecting Program 2. Collaborative Writing: ShareLaTeX is Joining Overleaf 3. ProQuest Expands Wiley Content in the Academic Complete Database 4. EBSCO Information Services Expands Library Technical Services Team Hiring Wendy Evans as Specialist 5. Follett’s New Destiny Analytics Gives K-12 Districts Greater Insight into Managing Their Key Resources 6. Announcing a New Open […]

Video Recording of Panel Discussion: “Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge: The Card Catalog, Past, Present and Future” (Special Event at LC)

The “Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge: The Card Catalog, Past, Present and Future” panel was recorded at the Library of Congress on  May 10, 2017. A video recording (embedded below) was shared on the LC website today. It runs 90 minutes. Event Description Panelists discussed the challenges of managing the “firehose of information” that is […]

“Ireland’s Digital Content in Danger of Disappearing, Specialist Warns”

From The Irish Times: Ger Wilson, head of digital collections at the National Library of Ireland, said that with its research showing that as much as 50 per cent of website content can disappear within a year, it is “highly likely” that some critical material has already disappeared. She was speaking following the issuing of a […]

U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities Issues Statement on Sustainable Publishing


From the U15 Website: Access to research and scholarly outputs is essential for scientific discovery, innovation, and education. To maximize knowledge transfer and impact, our researchers’ work must be made readily available around the globe. Research-intensive universities also require timely and continuing access to international research results and scholarship in order to advance and disseminate […]

University of California Academic Council Affirms Commitment to Open Access Efforts Like OA2020

From the UC Berkeley Library Blog: By letter to University of California President Janet Napolitano, the Academic Council has enthusiastically endorsed and affirmed university-wide commitments to make UC research and scholarship as freely and openly available as possible. The letter of the Academic Council, which advises the UC President on behalf of the Assembly, updates President Napolitano on various […]