June 25, 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.

Conference Presentation/Slides: “Impact of Loading Vendor E-Books Records on the Library Catalog and Initiatives to Improve Discovery”

The following slide deck was used during a presentation at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (May 21-May 23 2017, Xavier University). Title Impact of Loading Vendor E-Books Records on the Library Catalog and Initiatives to Improve Discovery Author/Presenter Sherab Chen, The Ohio State University – Main Campus […]

Listen Online: ALA President Julie Todaro Interviewed on Chicago Public Radio

Listen to a 22 minute interview with ALA President Julie Todaro about library funding issues and the future of libraries. The interview aired on the WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) “Morning Shift” program. From a Text Summary: The budget proposal by the Trump administration calls for the elimination of funding for the Institute of Museum and […]

Conference Paper: “In Copenhagen Libraries are Everywhere”

The following paper will be presented at the 2017 IFLA World Library and Information Congress scheduled to take place in Wrocław, Poland in August. Title In Copenhagen Libraries are Everywhere Authors Mikkel Christoffersen Copenhagen Libraries Finn Petersen Copenhagen Libraries Source via IFLA Repository Abstract Copenhagen Libraries is in the middle of a large redesign of […]

News Roundup

1. International Internet Preservation Consortium Shares List of Web Archives Tools, Software, Training Info, and More 2. American Association of School Libraries Releases (AASL) Releases 2017 List of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 3. Tweeten 2 Updates the Best Tweetdeck Replacement with Filters and Better GIF Support (via The Next Web) Hat Tip:@secou

University of Missouri Launches Systemwide Initiative to Adopt Affordable and Open Educational Resources

From the University of Missouri System: University of Missouri System President Mun Choi and Chancellors Leo Morton, Tom George, Garnett Stokes and Christopher Maples announced a plan that will save students significant amounts of money on textbooks and other course materials. This effort is designed to reduce the cost of attendance and enhance learning for […]

A Brief Look at Open Access Publishing in China

From the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) News Service: Following rapid development in the economy and huge investment in R&D, China is now widely recognised as one of the leading countries of the world in terms of the number of published journals and scientific articles. In 2015, there were over 10,000 journals in China, […]

New OA Reference Resource: “Global Abortion Policies Database” from the World Health Organization

From the World Health Organization (WHO): WHO and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs have launched a new, open-access database of laws, policies and health standards on abortion in countries worldwide. The database aims to promote greater transparency of abortion laws and policies, as well as to improve countries’ […]

Cal State University: “Turning Libraries into ‘The Living Room of the University”

From CSU: ​More and more, university libraries are helping to meet these needs. Though the mission of CSU Libraries — to enhance teaching, learning, research, and scholarship — hasn’t changed, many of the system’s campus library deans have found themselves launching new programs as well as leading physical changes to their libraries. [Clip] “The library […]

Countdown: 296 Hours Until OCLC’s 50th Birthday!


Note: Countdown time based on 4pm EDT on June 23, 2017 to Midnight EDT on July 6, 2017.  From OCLC: On July 6, 1967, the nonprofit Ohio College Library Center was established to create a shared electronic library for Ohio colleges and universities. Frederick Kilgour, founder and first President, had a plan to build a […]

Annotations: Hypothesis Now Supports DOIs, How Does It All Work?


From a hypothes.is Blog Post by John Udell: Scientific journals come and go, but the scientific record is permanent, and its annotation layer should be too. New Hypothesis support for DOIs (digital object identifiers) helps ensure a robust connection between articles and annotations. The scientific literature needs to be permanent. Journals may come and go, […]