March 25, 2017

California: Whistleblowers Protest Berkeley Public Library Board of Library Trustees, Alleging ‘Deep Weeding,’ Harassment

From The Daily Californian: The Berkeley Librarian Whistleblowers, a city advocacy group, rallied in protest of the Board of Library Trustees’ bookkeeping practices and staff relations Wednesday afternoon. About 30 people attended the rally outside Berkeley Public Library, and stayed despite intermittent rain. The whistleblowers protested to remove and replace President Julie Holcomb and Vice […]

Bad News! “Senate Votes to Block Internet Privacy Regulations”

Bad news below! Yet another reason for all of us to contact Congress. Call your Rep! As this new report from Pew Research shows, American’s know little about cybersecurity (aka they need help and knowledge). Of course, as we’ve said MANY TIMES over MANY YEARS on infoDOCKET, informing/teaching/alerting the public about basic cybersecurity issues and […]

National Archives (NARA) and Mellon Foundation Partner to Create Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives

From a National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Announcement: The Partnership The National Archives, through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced a partnership for Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives planning grants. The purpose of the new grants initiative is to plan for, and build, a sustainable system […]

Reference: New Data: America’s Fastest Growing Counties and Metropolitan Statistical Areas 2016

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From the U.S. Census: The statistics released today provide population estimates and components of change for our nation’s 382 metropolitan statistical areas, 551micropolitan statistical areas, and 3,142 counties, as well as Puerto Rico’s metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and municipios. Maricopa County, Ariz., replaced Harris County, Texas, as the county with the nation’s highest […]

Academic Libraries: New Media Consortium, ACRL, Others Release “NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition”

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The NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition was released today. From Publication Announcement: The New Media Consortium (NMC), University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), ETH Library, and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition at the ACRL 2017 Conference. This is […]

New White Paper: “Collective Wisdom: An Exploration of Library, Archives and Museum Cultures”

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The following white paper was recently posted on the OCLC Research web site. From the Release Announcement (via OCLC): Collective Wisdom: An Exploration of Library, Archives and Museum Cultures was written by the participants in the Library, Archives and Museum Conference Exchange project, in which 18 librarians, archivists and museum professionals explored cross-sector practices and […]

Music: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Launches Online Archives Portal

From the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Blog: An online Archives Portal offers visitors the opportunity to explore some of the treasures found in the symphony’s physical archives — from a picture of the 1980s reunion between Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh Symphony musicians who performed under his direction as a child prodigy in the 1940 to […]

Institutional Repository LinkOut: A New Full Text Access Feature in PubMed

From the NLM Tech Bulletin: PubMed users can now see the icon that links to the full text deposited at an institutional repository (IR) using LinkOut. The LinkOut service allows you to link to full text, library holdings, and other relevant external resources from PubMed and other NCBI databases. The new institutional repository icons will […]

News Roundup

1. White House to Make Financial Disclosures Public Beginning on March 31st (via WhiteHouse.gov) 2. Discovery: LinkedIn Introduces Trending Storylines: Curated Interest-Based News Feeds News on Your LinkedIn Feed 3. A Look at Digital Preservation of University of Michigan Library’s Audio Collections (via U of M Library Tech Talk)

Reference: A New BLS “Spotlight on Statistics” Offers Stats About Women at Work in the U.S.

A new “Spotlight on Statistics” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a collection of statistics (including many data visualizations) about working women in the U.S. The spotlight is available in both HTML and PDF. Data/Charts included in the report (along with links to primary sources): How Women and Men Spend Their Time, 2015 Average Annual Spending […]