April 24, 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.

New Full Text Book: “Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning”

digitalculturebooks from Michigan Press/U. of Michigan Library recently published the sixth book in their Digital Humanities Series. The book is titled, Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning and is edited by Jack Dougherty and Tennyson O’Donnell and is available to read online (free) and available for purchase. From the digitalculturebooks Web Site: The […]

Conference Paper: “The Open Library at AU (Athabasca University): Supporting Open Access And Open Educational Resources”

The following conference paper was just published in the latest issue of Open Praxis. It was presented at Open Education Consortium Global 2015 Conference (April 22-24, 2015). Title The Open Library at AU (Athabasca University): Supporting Open Access and Open Educational Resources Authors Colin Elliott Athabasca University Elaine Fabbro Athabasca University Source Open Praxis Vol. 7, No. […]

Canada: St. John Free Public Library Releases Book Discovery App For Kids, Developed by a College Student

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From the CBC: The Saint John Free Public Library has a new mobile app for its youngest patrons. My Book Buddy is an app for smart phones and tablets designed to help children and their parents find books without scanning shelves. [Clip] Families can choose a category, see the book cover, select the book and then […]

Need Wikipedia Gear? The Wikipedia Store is Now Open For Business

Wikipedia t-shirts, pins, buttons, plantable pencils (cool!) and many other items are now for sale in the Wikipedia store that launched earlier this week. All proceeds from the store go back to the Wikipedia community. Direct to the Wikipedia Store Learn More About the Wikipedia Store (via the Wikipedia Blog)

University of Delaware’s Faculty Senate Approves Open Access Resolution

From the U. of Delaware: The University of Delaware Library has announced that at the April 6 meeting of the Faculty Senate, members unanimously passed an open access resolution granting permission to make their scholarly journal articles openly accessible in the library’s institutional repository (UDSpace). [Clip] The new open access policy implementing the resolution will support […]

Report from a Symposium in Japan: “Toward Creating an Information Infrastructure for Digital Cultural Resources – Europeana and National Diet Library Search”

A new article (in English) published in a new issue (#199) of the National Diet Library’s newsletter. From the Article: The National Diet Library (NDL) held an open symposium on January 22, 2015, aiming at broadly introducing to the Japanese people the purposes and activities of the Europeana which offers seamless search for digital cultural […]

Sales of Vinyl Record Albums Continue to Grow at a Rapid Pace in U.S.

From Nielsen: According to Nielsen, vinyl album sales in the U.S. have grown a whopping 260% since 2009. [Clip] Last year, vinyl unit sales totaled 9.2 million, up from 6.1 million in 2013. And album sales between January and March of this year were 53% higher than during the comparable period last year, driven by […]

News Roundup

1. Ebooks: CollectionHQ (Baker & Taylor) and 3M Cloud Library Announce Partnership 2. Ebooks: Columbia U. Press and De Gruyter Announce Distribution and Digitization Partnership 3. Platform as a Service (PaaS): Boopsie Achieves Major Milestones with 3 Million Mobile App Downloads to Date and 400,000 Unique App Users per Month 4. Introducing Nature Reviews Disease Primers […]

New Funding Model for Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) Approved!

Highlights From a Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) E-Mail Update Written by Sandra McIntyre, UALC Digitization Committee, Director, Mountain West Digital Library & Kristen Jensen, Co-Chair, UALC Digitization Committee, IT Projects Portfolio Manager, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts: As many of you know, the Utah Academic Library Consortium Council authorized the formation of anMWDL Advisory Committee last summer to […]

Happy World Book and Copyright Day & Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

April 23rd is World Book and Copyright Day sponsored by UNESCO. This special day began in 1995. April 23 is also Shakespeare’s 451st birthday. Resources and other materials here. Also, the International Publishers Association posted a new infographic with some facts and stats about children and reading. See Also: Shakespeare FAQ & Shakespeare’s Life (via Folger Shakespeare Library)