January 17, 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.

News Roundup

1.  Help Produce The Public Domain Song Anthology As An Open Educational Resource (via Bob Schwartz) 2. Arielle Perry Joins DPLA as Program Assistant 3.

Two Keyword Searchable Video Collections: Inaugural Addresses by U.S. President & Other Inauguration Video

The C-SPAN Video Library provides keyword searchable video access (search every word spoken) of Inaugural Addresses from 1953-2012. 1937’s Inaugural address by Franklin Delano Roosevelt is also available. A collection of over 1000 searchable video clips of other various Inaugural events (speeches, musical performances, etc.) is also available from C-SPAN. See Also: Text of All […]

New Article: “The Scholix Framework for Interoperability in Data-Literature Information Exchange”

The following article appears in a new special issue of D-Lib Magazine dedicated to the first international workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience2016) held in Hanover, Germany last September. Title The Scholix Framework for Interoperability in Data-Literature Information Exchange Authors Adrian Burton Australian National Data Service, Melbourne, Australia Hylke Koers Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Paolo […]

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador’s New Book Tax Hitting Students Hard

From the CBC: Kristen Lo carried her new statistics textbook to the counter with a white-knuckled grip, prepared to pay the new 10 per cent provincial book tax on top of the $90 retail price. Like many of her friends, she avoids the Memorial University book store at all costs. [Clip] The tax, which came […]

New Research Briefing: “Leaving the European Union: Impact on the Creative Industries”

Below, a link to a new research briefing from the UK House of Lords Library. The creative industries in the UK account for a significant part of the UK economy. According to figures produced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the gross value added (GVA) for the creative industries was £84.1 billion, […]

Iron Mountain’s Mine Expands to Hold Data Secure

From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Learn More, Read the Complete Article Iron Mountain can show off plenty of these rooms across more than 200 acres of underground space carved into an abandoned limestone mine in Butler County. The facility — famous for its geology and for holding some of the most precious pieces of paper […]

New Issue Alert: The January/February 2017 of D-Lib Magazine is Now Available Online (Reproducible Open Science Workshop Special Issue)


The January/February 2017 of D-Lib Magazine (Volume 23, Number 1/2)  is now available online. The complete table of contents (with abstracts) is available here. Items in this issue include: Special Issue Editorial by Laurence Lannom, Corporation for National Research Initiatives “The first international workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience2016) was held in Hanover, Germany last […]

San Francisco Public Library’s Quest to Put Diversity on Shelves


From The San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com: “We are the place that supports the values of equity and inclusion — the bedrock of American democratic values,” said City Librarian Luis Herrera. “We work hard to ensure that the books and resources on our shelves mirror the diversity of our city. … We believe it is important for […]

Minnesota: “In a Glitzy Era for Libraries, Core Mission Shows Signs of Decline”

From The Star Tribune (Minneapolis): In an era of extensive building and remodeling of library facilities, the Minnesota Department of Education is reporting drops in the number of visits, registered users and loans of material. The use of library computers is down sharply, as the number available to the public surges. [Clip] That’s a classic […]

New Article: “Helping Journals to Improve their Publishing Standards: A Data Analysis Of DOAJ New Criteria Effects”

Title Helping Journals to Improve their Publishing Standards: A Data Analysis Of DOAJ New Criteria Effects Authors Andrea Marchitelli CINECA, Roma Paola Galimberti University of Milan Andrea Bollini 4Science Dominic Mitchell Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Source JLIS.it (Italian Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science Vol. 8, No. 1 (2017) Abstract In 2013, […]