November 17, 2017

Bibliometrics: Clarivate Analytics Releases 2017 Highly Cited Researchers List

From Clarivate: Clarivate Analytics today released its publication of its annual Highly Cited Researchers list.  The citation analysis identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent to which their papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged other researchers around the globe. It identifies authors who have consistently won peer approval from international researchers in […]

VIDEO: Watch Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden & Katherine Maher, CEO of Wikimedia, Deliver Keynotes at the OCLC Americas Regional Council Meeting (ARC17)

Dr. Hayden delivered the keynote address at the OCLC Americas Regional Council (ARC) meeting (ARC17) in Baltimore on October 30, 2017. See Also: Complete ARC 17 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday News Roundup (November 15, 2017)

1. Anne Kenney Named Interim Executive Director of ARL 2. Open Access: OAPEN Library Reaches Five Million Downloads 3. Center for Open Science Launches MarXiv Preprint Service 4. CrossRef to Launch New Metadata APIs “Plus” in January (Paid Service) 4. Swiss National Library Chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo

New Research Article: “Why Doesn’t Everyone Love Reading e-Books?”

The following article was recently published in the Insights: UKSG Journal. Title Why Doesn’t Everyone Love Reading e-Books? Author Caroline Myrberg Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Source Insights: UKSG Journal Vol. 30, No.3 November 2017 Abstract Why do many students still prefer paper books to e-books? This article summarizes a number of problems with e-books mentioned in […]

New Data & Infographic: “The Internet and Digital Technology” in Canada


New from Statistics Canada: Just over 90% of Canadians 15 years of age and older went online at least a few times a month in 2016, and it was not just young people checking out the Internet. Some 68% of those 65 years of age and older also used the Internet at least a few times a month. [Clip] The 2016 General Social Survey […]

Tuesday News Roundup (November 14, 2017)

1.  Legal Research Tools: The Next Version of RECAP is Now Live 2. CFP: Library Publishing Coalition Now Accepting Proposals for 2018 Library Publishing Forum 3. Pennsylvania: East Stroudsburg University Cancels Plan to Build New Library (via Pocono  Record) 4. Emerald Journal Collection Available on ScienceOpen 5. CLIR Receives Sloan Foundation Grants for Software and Data Curation Fellows, Energy Fellows 6. Springer […]

Reference Resources Roundup (Curated Collection of Recently Published/Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

This selection of curated full text documents and other reference materials is updated daily with new materials. Please bookmark and visit again. All of these items are free to access and download.  This roundup began on November 14, 2017. The previous two roundups featuring more than 200 reports, datasets, etc. can be accessed here. and here Climate […]

Reference: New Report and Data: “Women in STEM: 2017 Update”


The following report was released online by the Office of the Chief Economist, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Title Women in STEM: 2017 Update 21 pages; PDF. From the Report’s Executive Summary: In March, the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) released the first in a series of reports updating and expanding our […]

Freedom House Releases “Freedom on the Net 2017″ Report


From Freedom House: Governments around the world are dramatically increasing their efforts to manipulate information on social media, threatening the notion of the internet as a liberating technology, according to Freedom on the Net 2017, the latest edition of the annual country-by-country assessment of online freedom, released today by Freedom House. Online manipulation and disinformation […]

Art & Artists: New Digital Archive of Picasso’s “Guernica” Opens Online


Approximately 2,000 document are accessible via the Rethinking Guernica website. From The Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid has launched an online open-access library of more than 2000 documents relating to Pablo Picasso’s renowned anti-war painting Guernica. The new interactive site, called Rethinking Guernica, was opened in the Spanish capital on Monday and gives internet […]