September 18, 2014

Ohio: Public Library Of Cincinnati And Hamilton County Begins Offering Career Online High School Diploma Program

The Public Library Of Cincinnati And Hamilton County announced today that they’re now offering library users the opportunity to earn accredited high school diplomas and career certificates via Career Online High School. The Career Online High School program is marketed to libraries by Gale. Here’s the library’s web page with FAQs about the program including […]

Metadata: Virtual International Authority File Continues Expanding, Adding More Records and New Contributors

The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) and important and useful tool for catalogers, metadata specialists, and other researchers continues to expand adding a number of new contributors and national libraries during 2012-2013. VIAF became an OCLC service during the Spring, 2012. From OCLC Research: VIAF Contributors grew from 19 agencies in 22 countries to 34 […]

NISO Releases Special Issue of Information Services Quarterly Devoted to Open Access Infrastructure

A new issue of Information Services Quarterly (ISQ) (Summer 2014, volume 26, no. 2) focusing on open access infrastructure was released today by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Liam Earney, Head of Library Support Services, Jisc, was the Guest Content Editor of this issue. Direct Links to Abstracts, Full Text Articles, and Links Open […]

STM: International Journal of Surgery Opens Archive of Journal Content, Articles Become Free 2 Yrs After Publication

As mentioned below, as of today more than 1,000 articles are available at no charge. From Elsevier: The International Journal of Surgery (IJS) has announced that it has opened up its archive of previously published content: after 24 months published journal issues become available for all to read. A key aim of the IJS is […]

Data Mining Spotify: How Students Listen to Music On U.S. College Campuses; What Types of Music are They Listening To?

Spotify shares some insights about how students are listening to the service and the genres of music they’re listening to in this new blog post that highlights Spotify’s “Top 40 Musical Universities in the U.S.” From the Blog Post: Paul Lamere, director of developer platform for The Echo Nest at Spotify, identified several distinct musical […]

National Book Awards Longlist For Nonfiction Announced, 10 Contenders on List

From the National Book Awards Announcement: The National Book Foundation announces the Longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Finalists will be revealed on October 15. The Nonfiction Longlist includes the first cartoonist to be honored by the National Book Awards in the adult categories (three graphic novels have been Finalists in the […]

Government Records: OMB & NARA Release Guidelines on Fed. Agency Management of E-Mail

A new seven page memo is embedded below. It’s available from the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) and/or from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA Bulletin 14-06). In a Records Express Blog Post, NARA Points Out: This Memorandum reinforces the importance for each agency to manage their email properly and the need for […]

National Archives (NARA) Releases Free eBook and App in Honor of Constitution Day

From the National Archives and Records Administration: In celebration of Constitution Day [tomorrow, September 17, 2014], the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives today launched Congress Creates the Bill of Rights, a free mobile app and eBook. [Clip] The Center for Legislative Archives, which houses the official records of the U.S. House of Representatives and […]

Fast Facts: U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Metropolitan-Area Statistics, 2013 & 2001-2012

Released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Today’s release includes: Advance Statistics, 2013 Revised Statistics, 2001–2012 Real GDP increased in 292 of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas in 2013, led by widespread growth in finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing, nondurable-goods manufacturing, and professional and business services, according to new statistics released today […]

Fast Facts: Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations From OSHA, FY 2014 (U.S.)

From the National Safety Council: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. [Clip] The Top 10 for FY 2014* are: Fall protection (1926.501) – 6,143 Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,161 Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,029 Respiratory […]