August 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 Highlights: “Textbook Trends: How U.S. College Students Source Course Materials”

From a Nielsen Blog Post: More than two-thirds (69%) of total expenditure on course textbooks continues to go towards print materials, according to data from Nielsen’s U.S. Student Attitudes Towards Content in Higher Education report. The research, which was based on data from interviews of over 1,800 students in two- and four-year academic institutions, found […]

Report: “Facebook’s New App for Kids Creates Privacy Concerns”

Quick Comment by infoDOCKET Founder/Editor, Gary Price: We would not be surprised (in fact, we would be pleased) if requests for more information about how the app discussed below app works are sent by privacy groups to the FTC and government leaders. From the sound of it, an app with ZERO privacy controls is a […]

Academic Libraries: Budget Cuts Force Kansas State University’s Hale Library to Reduce Hours

From The Collegian (K-State Student Newspaper): Kansas State announced Friday that Hale Library will no longer be open 24 hours during the regular school year. The decrease in hours comes after university-wide budget cuts caused Hale to lose almost a million dollars in general funding over the past two years. The same cuts also contributed […]

Reference: “Satellite-Based Damage Assessment of Cultural Heritage Sites 2015 Summary Report”

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From UNOSAT: Cultural heritage around the world suffers from intentional attacks, collateral damage, looting and the effects of natural disasters. Reaching affected sites and areas quickly to monitor the situation, plan for restoration and prevent further loss often proves very difficult. Thanks to a partnership between UNESCO and the United Nations Institute for Training and […]

Report: For the First Time, Books Will Be Included in Times Higher Education World University Rankings Analysis

The 2016-17 World University Rankings will be released in September. Book data will be  provided by Elsevier’s Scopus database. From THE (Times Higher Education): The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016-17 will include an analysis of more than half a million books and books chapters for the first time as part of its examination […]

Research Tools: “Introducing A Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama”

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From the Folger Institute: You know your Shakespeare, but who else was writing for the early modern stage? What did drama look like between 1576 to 1642? How long did plays take to reach print? What playing companies appeared on the title page? Who printed drama? [Clip] Last month, the Folger Institute launched A Digital […]

News Roundup

1. Pinterest is Acquiring Instapaper 2. Learn a Language at the Library: bibliotheca Partners with Living Language (Penguin Random House Imprint) as Exclusive Distributor of Digital Subscriptions for Public Library Market 3. These Charts Show That Pokemon Go Is Already in Decline (via Bloomberg) & People are Quickly Losing Interest in Pokémon Go (via The […]

Article/Preprint: “End of Publication? Open Access and a New Scholarly Communication Technology”

Note: The following full text preprint (linked to below) was recently shared by the authors on arXiv. Title End of Publication? Open Access and a New Scholarly Communication Technology Authors Sergey Parinov Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences Victoria Antonova National Research University Higher School of Economics Source Authors via arXiv […]

CNN: “In Historic First, International Criminal Court Has Classified Destroying Cultural Artifacts as a War Crime”

From CNN: In a historic first, the International Criminal Court has classified destroying cultural artifacts as a war crime. It follows the trial of jihadist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, who pleaded guilty Monday to destroying religious monuments in the ancient city of Timbuktu in Mali. [Clip] Mahdi, also known as “Abou Tourab,” was charged in March […]

Revised Data Available From U.S. Census Data Base of International Population/Demographic Indictors

From the U.S. Census (via E-Mail): The current update provides revisions for 14 countries and areas, incorporating new data from censuses, surveys, and administrative records and new analyses. Revised estimates and projections are available for Argentina, Bangladesh, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Gaza Strip, Haiti, Namibia, Nepal, South Korea, the United States, Venezuela and West Bank. […]