August 4, 2015

New Interactive Database: Silicon Valley’s Highest-Paid CEOs for 2015

Released today by the SiliconValley.com/Bay Area News Group. Top salaries by Silicon Valley CEO’s in 2014. Search using company name and gender. Data fields (Sortable) include: Rank Name Company Salary Stock Awards Total Pay Change Direct to Silicon Valley’s Highest-Paid CEOs for 2015 Background Article: “What the Boss Makes: GoPro CEO Nick Woodman is Silicon […]

Library Architecture: British Library Building Receives Highest Listed Status

From the from Department for Culture, Media and Sport (UK): The British Library has been listed Grade I by Heritage Minister, Tracey Crouch on the advice of Historic England and joins the top 2.5% of listed buildings in England. Originally designed by architect Sir Colin St John Wilson and his partner MJ Long between 1982 […]

Open Data: Basic Metadata for the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Collection Now Public Domain With CC0 License

From a Blog Post by MOMA’s Fiona Romeo: MoMA accessioned the Creative Commons License Symbol into its collection in March 2015 and it’s now on display in our design galleries as part of the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good. [Clip] It therefore feels important that we just flipped our […]

First Meeting of the Open Textbook Network Set to Take Place Next Week

From UMass Amherst: Leaders representing more than 75 colleges and universities across the country will convene on the Twin Cities campus [August 3-5, 2015] to develop strategies for advancing open textbook programs on their campuses. Participants will also gain expertise in helping faculty understand the negative impact high textbook costs can have on students’ academic […]

Chicago Public Library Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Expand Early Learning Spaces Across City

From the City of Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined this morning by Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon at the Albany Park Library branch to announce a significant expansion of Chicago Public Library early learning spaces across the city. Thanks to a $2.5 million grant from Exelon Corporation to the Chicago Public Library […]

City of San Francisco Announces Plan to Expand Access and Use of Open Data

From DataSF: Data can feel dry, boring and academic. At the same time, everyone loves a good story. But every story has a rich vein of data threaded throughout, describing a pattern and illuminating a path forward. It’s only when we link the data narratives that underlie our stories, that we are able to make […]

A New Report From CLIR: “The Once and Future Publishing Library”

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Here’s a new report published and released online today (July 31, 2015) by CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources). Title The Once and Future Publishing Library Authors Ann Okerson Center for Research Libraries Alex Holzman Alex Publishing Source Council on Library and Information Resources CLIR Publication No. 166 ISBN: 978-1-932326-53-6 Abstract The report explores […]

Archives: NARA Renews and Updates Digitization Partnership Agreement With Ancestry.com and Fold3

From the NARA Blog: NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) has enjoyed a successful partnership with Ancestry since 2008. NARA has also partnered with Fold3, Ancestry’s sister site, since 2007. In the month of June alone, NARA records received 8.8 million views on Ancestry.com, and 2.5 million views on Fold3.com. We are renewing our partnership […]

New Research Article: “Retraction Policies of Top Scientific Journals Ranked by Impact Factor”

The following full text article appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Title Retraction Policies of Top Scientific Journals Ranked by Impact Factor Authors David B. Resnik, JD., PhD National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health Elizabeth Wager, PhD Sideview Grace E. Kissling, PhD National Institute […]

OCLC Researcher Lynn Silipigni Connaway Elected President-Elect of ASIS&T

From OCLC: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Senior Research Scientist, has been elected President-elect of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) for the 2016 administrative year, and President for 2017. Connaway has been a member of ASIS&T for 25 years. She has served in a variety of leadership positions within the organization, including co-chair […]