March 5, 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.

U. of California Press and California Digital Library Receive $750K Mellon Grant

Here’s the Full Text of the UC Press/CDL Announcement: The University of California Press (UC Press) and the California Digital Library (CDL) have received a grant of $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a web-based, open source content and workflow management system to support the publication of open access (OA) monographs in […]

Just Released: 2014 Annual Report From The Getty Focuses on Digital Humanities

The 2014 annual report from the J. Paul Getty Trust includes financial info from all Getty programs (the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation) but also features a “special focus” on the digital humanities that the Getty Trust says is one of the their “highest […]

New Article From National Library of Australia: “Easy as ABC – A Triumph of Re-usable Metadata”

The wonderful Trove database/discovery tool and the the people who make it all work at the National Library of Australia continue to impress us with all that they do. We’ve been both a user of Trove and an admirer of this project since it launched in 2010. As we post this item Trove provides access […]

Reference: Fast Facts: NSF’s Science and Engineering State Profiles Updated With 2014 Data

The addition of 2014 data was announced earlier today by the National Science Foundation. From the Science and Engineering State Profiles Web Page: State Profiles is an interactive website providing access to state-level data on science and engineering personnel and finances and state rankings. State Profiles displays up to 10 state profiles of the user’s […]

New Article: “Academic Libraries: A Soft Analysis, A Warning and the Road Ahead”

The following article appears in the latest issue of IFLA Journal published by the International Federation of Library Associations. Title Academic Libraries: A Soft Analysis, A Warning and the Road Ahead Authors James M. Matarazzo Dean and Professor Emeritus School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College Toby Pearlstein Bain & Company (Retired) Source IFLA […]

Boom! Down Goes the Library: “Stanford Library Known as “UGLI” Gets Levelled”

From the San Francisco Chronicle: Perhaps no building on any college campus has ever been so deserving of its acronym as the undergraduate library (UGLI) at Stanford University. Put up in the regrettable college architecture era of the 1960s, UGLI, is formally named J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library. But class schedules abbreviated undergraduate library to […]

STM Publishing: SCOAP3 Begins Second Year With 5,000 Open Access Articles Under CC-BY License

SCOAP3 has nearly 3,000 library members in 41 countries. In the past six months, 550 libraries in six countries have joined the consortium. From the SCOAP3 Blog: The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) started its second year of operation and celebrates the publication of the first 5,000 articles. More than […]

A “Cool” New Resource: Online Icicle Atlas – Print Your Own 3D Icicles

Water and cold air not required. (-: From the University of Toronto:  Anyone who might be dreading the end of winter or cannot wait until it arrives again can now enjoy the beauty and mystery of icicles all year long with the Icicle Atlas. A giant trove of data on icicle shapes and growth, the […]

New From the Digital Library of Georgia: North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive”

From the Digital Library of Georgia Blog: The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published in three north Georgia cities (Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1922. Consisting of over 33,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by […]

More LOD! Springer Launches Linked Open Data Pilot

News today from Springer. Springer has now opened selected metadata from conference publications, heeding the European Commission’s call for promoting open data. The term Linked Open Data (LOD) refers to structured, machine-readable data, which more and more researchers and librarians are now using in their work. Springer belongs to the vanguard of LOD providers and […]