April 27, 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.

Open Access: American Physical Society (APS) Will Join SCOAP3 Beginning in 2018

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and the American Physical Society (APS) announced today that they entered into an agreement for SCOAP3. Under this agreement, high-energy physics articles published in the three APS journals Physical Review C, Physical Review D and Physical Review Letters will be open access as from January 2018. All authors worldwide […]

Public Libraries in Delaware Face Budget Cuts

From the Dover Post: Libraries across the state are bracing to get hit with a double whammy of budget cuts on the state and federal levels. Dover Public Library director Margie Cyr said it’s “utterly frightening” because state funding for her library covers 100 percent of all programs, plus “78 percent of the cost of […]

Preprints: bioRxiv Receives Funding From Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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From the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced a new collaboration with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) that will help accelerate the understanding of life science for the benefit of human health and disease. New funding from CZI will support the development and expansion of CSHL’s bioRxiv (pronounced “bio-archive”) preprint […]

UK Publishing Has Record 2016, Sales Up 7% to £4.8bn (Ebook Sales Down 3%, Academic/Professional Publishing Up 10% )

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Note: As of April 25, 2016 £1 UK equals $1.28/USD From The Publishers Association: Figures released today by the Publishers Association shows that 2016 was a record breaking year for the publishing industry with sales of books and journals reaching £4.8bn [$6.16bn/USD], their highest ever level. The increase in sales of 7% on the previous […]

FCC Chairman Plans To ‘Reverse the Mistake’ Of Net Neutrality” (Full Text and Video of Pai’s Speech)

From IDG News Service The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote on May 18 to kick off a proceeding to “reverse the mistake” of the agency’s 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. The rulemaking proceeding would be the first step toward repealing the regulations and reversing the agency’s 2015 decision to classify […]

Two New Online Research Tools With Data About the Oceans

Resource #1 LITTERBASE:  Online Portal for Marine Litter LITTERBASE summarises results from 1,320 scientific studies in understandable global maps and figures and opens scientific knowledge on marine litter to the public. See Also: “Plastic Makes Up Nearly 70% of All Ocean Litter” (via Science) Resource #2 Ecological Marine Unit Explorer (via USGS) Baseline data needed […]

News Roundup

1. Two Posts: A Look at Recent Congress.Gov Enhancements & New Feature: How to Download Your Congress.gov Search Results (via In Custodia Legis) 2. UK: Opening the Shutter: Oxford University’s Photo Archives Revealed (via Oxford Today) 3. EU Parliament Approves New Geo-Blocking Rules (via The Parliament) 4. Access to Data: New Report Looks at Challenges […]

NARA Provides Look at Metadata Guidance, Open Data, and Common-Core Metadata Schema For Data.gov?

From the National Archives and Records Administration “Records Express” Blog: Have you ever wondered about the relationship between NARA’s metadata guidance, open data, and the common-core metadata schema for data.gov? In this post, we provide an overview of these three pieces of guidance and how they work together. [Clip] NARA’s mission differs from Project Open […]

Presentation Video and Slides: “Why Data Sharing & Reuse Are Hard To Do?”

New online is a Big Data to Pnowledge (BD2K) Initiative webinar presentation recorded on April 21, 2017 by Distinguished Professor Dr. Christine Borgman & Ph. D Candidate Irene Pasquetto, of UCLA Informatics Studies titled, “Why Data Sharing & Reuse Are Hard To Do?” Webinar Abstract Researchers are producing an unprecedented amount of data by using new […]

California: “New Round of Layoffs May All But Decimate San Diego School Libraries”

From KPBS: The San Diego Unified Board of Education will vote Tuesday on whether to send some 200 additional pink slips to staff, bringing the total number of potential layoffs next year to about 1,700. The latest proposal would all but decimate the district’s already anemic library system. It would lay off all library technicians […]