July 23, 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: University of Central Florida’s Hitt Library Will Enlarged, Renovated, and Turned Into 21st Century Library

From the U. of Central Florida: UCF’s first building – now called the John C. Hitt Library – is about to undergo a complete transformation that will provide new amenities for students such as an automated book-retrieval system, additional open shelving for materials, 24-hour study rooms, and space for researchers to collaborate. The original library was […]

Report: “Transforming Libraries in Myanmar: The E-Library Myanmar Project”

A report on the Oxford University Press blog about the E-Library Myanmar Project written by Myat Sann Nyein, a librarian living in Myanmar. From the Report/Blog Post: I have been a lifelong librarian in Myanmar since 1985. It is a great pleasure and honor to share the challenges and success of the e-Library Myanmar Project […]

Journal Article: “Open Access Metadata for Journals in Directory of Open Access Journals: Who, How, and What Scheme?”

The following full text article appears in the latest issue of the Student Research Journal published by the School of Information, San Jose St. University. Title Open Access Metadata for Journals in Directory of Open Access Journals: Who, How, and What Scheme? Author Lisa E. Cheby San Jose State University Source Student Research Journal, School […]

National Library of Wales Should be ‘Given Prominent Role’

From the BBC: The National Library of Wales should be given a “far more prominent role” by the Welsh Government, its president has said. Rhodri Glyn Thomas raised concerns about the Aberystwyth facility in the wake of the vote for Brexit. [Clip] The Welsh Government said it recognises the “important role” of the library. Mr […]

New Data/Statistics: More Than Half the World’s Population Still Not Using the Internet, Global Online Gender Gap Widens, and More ICT Statistics

New data released today in the ITU’s (International Telecommunications Union) ICT Facts & Figures 2016 report. From the ITU: New data released today by ITU, the UN specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT), show that 3.9 billion people remain cut-off from the vast resources available on the Internet, despite falling prices for ICT […]

Reference Shelf: Issue Brief: “Flint Water Crisis”

A new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s, Network for Public Health Law. From the Introduction: issue brief is designed to give an overview of the factual context and allegations surrounding the Flint water crisis and to provide an introduction to some of the major legal and policy challenges that surfaced during the […]

News Roundup

1. Eff Sues US Government, Saying Copyright Rules on DRM are Unconstitutional (via ars technica) ||| EFF Lawsuit Announcement ||| Full Text of Complaint 2. You Can Now Embed Periscopes Directly into a Tweet 3. An Obit For the VCR (via BBC) ||| Say Farewell to the VCR (via PC Magazine) 4. Firefox will block […]

Conference Paper: “Identifiers and Use Case in Scientific Research”

The following paper will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 taking place August 3-19, 2016 in Columbus, OH. Title Identifiers and Use Case in Scientific Research Authors Thomas Gillespie Neurosciences University of California, San Diego Qian Zhang University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chelakara S. Subramanian Florida Institute of Technology Yan […]

New Research: “Tween Online Habits, Revealed”

From School Library Journal: Most toddlers can swipe an iPad, tap an e-book, and call grandma on mom’s phone, so you’d think that kids in upper elementary school would be seasoned digital users and experts at navigating the web. As it turns out, a new study published in the International Literacy Association’s Reading Research Quarterly has found that we […]

National Library Of Ireland Houses A Vast Collection Of Irish-Related Books, and Plans To Expand its Web Archive

From The Irish Times: With about 10 million objects from nearly 1,000 years of Irish history, archiving the internet isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind about the National Library of Ireland. [Clip] Since 2011, the department has amassed more than 1,000 websites that are either Irish, or of Irish interest, working in partnership […]