September 25, 2017

Slide Presentations From the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) 2017 Conference


PASIG 2017 took place in Oxford, UK from September 11-September 13, 2017 and was sponsored/organized by the Bodleian Libraries & Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC). The complete conference program is available here. Slides from 41 presentations are available via Figshare. Hat Tip and Thanks: @natalieharrower

Report From Massachusetts: “In Foxboro, Library Exhibit on Censorship is Censored”

From The Sun Chronicle: A publicly funded poster exhibit extolling press freedom has been removed from the Boyden Public Library following complaints over what some regarded as “graphic” and “inappropriate” content. Stephen Lewis, a collector and former union official, had produced the display, which consisted of more than 20 posters protesting threats to freedom or […]

Research Tools: Violation Tracker (Database of U.S. Corporate Crime and Misconduct) Nearly Doubles in Size

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From Violation Tracker/Good Jobs First: An expansion of Violation Tracker, the first public database of corporate crime and misconduct in the United States, now makes it possible to access details of cases ranging from the big business scandals of the early 2000s during the Bush administration through those of the Trump administration to date. Violation […]

News Roundup

1.  Coko (Collaborative Knowledge Foundation) & eLife Partner on First PubSweet Fueled Journals Submission & Peer-Review Platform Learn More: What is PubSweet? See Also: Here’s the eLife announcement that we shared on Wednesday.  2. 1.9 Billion Data Records Exposed in First Half of 2017, Up 164% vs. 2nd Half of 2016 (via Dark Reading) ||| Access Full Text […]

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Visits Philadelphia Area Libraries

Two reports below. Visit to Darby Free Library From The Delaware County Daily Times: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Ph.D., stopped by to meet with local students and library officials and to read a couple of stories for her audience on the second floor of the historic library. She described her first trip to the […]

Report: “A New Tool for Deep-Down Data Mining” (GeoDeepDive)

From EOS (American Geophysical Union): GeoDeepDive combines library science, computer science, and geoscience to dive into repositories of published text, tables, and figures and return valuable information. [Clip] Scientific publications contain measurements, descriptions, and images that have utility beyond the aims of the original work, particularly when they are aggregated into databases. For example, the Paleobiology Database contains […]

Reference: U.S. Copyright Office Begins Release of Refreshed and Updated Circulars


From the USCO/Library of Congress: The U.S. Copyright Office today begins its release of refreshed and updated circulars to provide up-to-date and authoritative copyright information for a broad general audience. This release of 31 circulars represents a wide range of topics including copyright fundamentals, core Office procedures, Licensing Division practices, and work-specific application tips Remaining […]

New Research Article: Measuring Cost per Use of Library-Funded Open Access Article Processing Charges: Examination and Implications of One Method

The following research article was recently made available online by the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Title Measuring Cost per Use of Library-Funded Open Access Article Processing Charges: Examination and Implications of One Method Authors Crystal Hampson University of Saskatchewan Elizabeth Stregger Mount Allison University, CA Source Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC);  5(1) […]

Blog Post: “Recovering and Rebuilding after a Hurricane — What Librarians Learned from Hurricane Katrina”

From the EBSCOpost Blog: As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas and Irma lined itself up to hit the Caribbean and Florida, we reached out to the staff at the New Orleans Public Library and asked them to answer some questions about recovering from Katrina, and pass on some words of wisdom about disaster recovery. […]

Just Announced: American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Atypon are Developing Earth and Space Science Open Preprint Server

From a Joint Announcement: The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Atypon announced today a joint initiative to develop Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr), a community server for the open dissemination of Earth and space science preprints and rich conference presentations. Development of the server, community engagement, and policies and practices will be a […]