January 20, 2018

New Data/Report: National Science Foundation Releases “Science & Engineering Indicators 2018″


From Publication Announcement: According to the National Science Foundation’s Science and EngineeringIndicators 2018 report released today, the United States is the global leader in science and technology (S&T). However, the U.S. global share of S&T activities is declining as other nations — especially China — continue to rise. The National Science Board (NSB) is the governing body of the […]

Article: “Contributing Open Citations to Wikipedia: An OA Week OAbot Edit-A-Thon”

The following article was published in InULA Notes published by the Indiana University Librarians Association. Title Contributing Open Citations to Wikipedia: An OA Week OAbot Edit-A-Thon Authors Mairelys Lemus-Rojas IUPUI Jere D. Odell IUPUI Source InULA Notes 29(2) Fall 2017 via IUPUI Scholarworks (Institutional Repository). http://hdl.handle.net/1805/15010 From the Article: The OAbot, hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation […]

News Roundup (January 18, 2017)

1. SAGE Publishing Expands Data Offering with the Purchase of Data-Planet 2. American Psychological Association (APA) Releases New Journal Article Reporting Standards 3. Slide Presentation: “Research Data Management @Harvard”  20 pages; PDF. Jan. 17, 2017 Presentation at Datafest 2018 by Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Chief Data Science and Technology Officer, IQSS Harvard University 4. DuraSpace Board of Directors Changes Leadership […]

Reference: New Data/Analysis: “Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA”


From NASA: Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space […]

New Research From Wikimedia: How Do Readers Reach a Wikipedia Article? How Do They Navigate to the Next One?

From the Wikimedia Blog: The Wikimedia Foundation’s Analytics team is releasing a monthly clickstream dataset. [Clip] Aggregate data on how readers browse Wikipedia contents can provide priceless insights into the structure of free knowledge and how different topics relate to each other. It can help identify gaps in content coverage (do readers stop browsing when they can’t […]

Blog Post: “Crossref as a New Source Of Citation Data: A Comparison with Web Of Science And Scopus”


From a Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands Blog Post: The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) encourages scholarly publishers to make the references found in their journals and books openly available through Crossref. With a few exceptions (most notably the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, IEEE, and Wolters Kluwer Health), almost all large publishers […]

Historical Resource: A 1942 African-American Community Directory Digitized and Now Available Online

From The East Bay Times: A rare artifact of African-American history on the West Coast that belonged to the descendant of a former slave has been digitized and is now online in searchable form for browsing or downloading. The Official California Negro Directory and Classified Buyers Guide, a 1942-43 publication by New Age Publishing, contains residential […]

Finland: FinELib Consortium and Elsevier Announce Three-Year Agreement for Subscription Access and Open Access Publishing

As noted in the background links at the bottom of this post, a boycott of Elsevier by FinELib was announced last June. From a Joint News Release: The FinELib consortium and Elsevier today signed an agreement making Elsevier’s globally published research articles available to Finnish academic institutions, while providing Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they […]

News Roundup

1. UCL Press [University College London] Launches Open Access Megajournal 2. Update: Microsoft Academic Now Has Metadata (Often Including Links to Full Text) For About 170.8 Million Papers by Nearly 209 Million Authors &  New MSFT Academic Homepage Note: Kudos to MSFT on the transparency. 3. Library of Congress Posts Advisory Re: Possible Federal Government Shutdown 4. Stephen […]

New White Paper: “Towards a New Audiovisual Think Tank for Audiovisual Archivists and Cultural Heritage Professionals”


Here’s a new White Paper from the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision and written by Peter B. Kaufman of Intelligent Television and MIT. From an Introductory Post on Medium: This White Paper is being published by the NetInstitute for Sound and Vision as part of a new initiative to facilitate stakeholders large and small in the […]