October 20, 2014

Winthrop University: “The Book vs. E-Book: E-Book Survey Report”

Note: The following article appears in the inaugural issue of South Carolina Libraries, the official journal of the South Carolina Library Association. Congratulations to all those involved with making the publication a reality. infoDOCKET looks forward to sharing word of other articles from SCL in future posts. Title The Book vs. E-Book: E-Book Survey Report […]

Omaha, Nebraska: Mayor’s Office Proposes Letting Police Check Out Library Patron Information

More privacy issues in the library world. From the Omaha World-Herald: The Omaha Mayor’s Office would like law enforcement officials to be able to access personal information from Omahans’ library cards in emergencies, setting off a debate over patrons’ privacy. Mayor Jean Stothert’s chief of staff, Marty Bilek, appeared before the Omaha Public Library’s board […]

Flickr Launches New Version of App That’s Optimized for iPad

From the Flickr Blog: This version of the Flickr iOS app [3.2] is optimized to take full advantage of the larger screen on iPad. On iPad, Flickr can now display images in high resolution by pushing up to 3,000,000 pixels per photo. [Clip] The new Flickr for iPad app will be available globally in eleven […]

Appellate Court Reverses District Court Judgment in Publishers v. Georgia State U. Fair Use Case

Note; Since Our First Post About the Court’s Decision We’ve Updated With Several Items about the Court’s Ruling. All Links are in the UPDATE Section Below. Duke University Scholarly Communications Officer Kevin Smith shares the breaking news and some initial analysis of today’s appellate court [U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Atlanta] ruling in […]

Digital Humanities: Mellon Grant Will Support Development of New Online Platform To Study Ancient Chinese Texts at Yale University

From YaleNews:  Yale will be home to a new digital humanities project for the study of the Chinese textual tradition, supported by a three-year, $430,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Spearheaded by principal investigators Tina Lu and Mick Hunter of Yale’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, with technical development provided by […]

Altmetrics: “Tweets as Impact Indicators: Examining the Implications of Automated ‘Bot’ Accounts on Twitter”

Here’s a new preprint from researchers in Canada, Finland, and the U.S. that will likely be of interest to many infoDOCKET readers. Title Tweets as Impact Indicators: Examining the Implications of Automated “Bot” Accounts on Twitter Authors Stefanie Haustein Université de Montréal Timothy D. Bowman Université de Montréal Kim Holmberg University of Turku Andrew Tsou […]

Wellcome Library Funds New Partnership to Digitise 800,000 Pages of Mental Health Archives

From the Wellcome Library: The Wellcome Library will partner with the Borthwick Institute for Archives, London Metropolitan Archives, Dumfries and Galloway Council Archives, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the project, which will bring together documents from the York Retreat, St Luke’s Hospital Woodside, Crichton Royal Hospital, Gartnavel […]

International Publishers Association Releases 2014 Global Publishing Statistics & Annual Report

From the International Publishers Association: The report provides statistics for 42 countries and includes: Domestic market value Publishers’ net revenues Number of titles being produced Strength of exports The report includes data on title production in 19 Latin American countries, illustrating how the ecosystems of domestic and imported book production are developing. Direct to Full […]

Brenda Johnson Named Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago

From the University of Chicago: Brenda L. Johnson, an internationally respected leader in the field of library science, has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian, Provost Eric Isaacs announced Oct. 16. Her five-year term begins Jan. 1, 2015. “The Library plays a key role in the life of faculty and students at the University […]

Nice! Web Tools: IFTTT.com Adds Four New Twitter Triggers

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IFTTT is one of our most used web tools that’s also often a favorite when we discuss it during presentations. It’s likely that this resource is already a favorite resource of yours too. Some news from IFTTT follows below. In a Nutshell IFTTT stands for “If This Then That” (a computer science term) that allows […]