May 23, 2015

News Roundup

1. Mendeley Targets Journal Editors With New “Premium” Service 2. Auto-Graphics Inc. Introduces a Unique OCLC Worldshare Management Service Bibliographic Connector 3. Announcing Three New Nature Journals: Nature Energy, Nature Microbiology and Nature Reviews Materials 4. Version 2.1 (Public Beta) of LibraryBox Now Online (Hat Tip @MattRWeaver) 5. OverDrive Launches “Listen Now”, Listen to Audiobooks in […]

New Research Article (Preprint): “New Consortial Model for E-Books Acquisitions”

The following approved for publication preprint was recently made available on the College & Research Libraries web site. It is scheduled for publication in the May 2016 issue. Title New Consortial Model for E-Books Acquisitions Author Luke Swindler University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Source College & Research Libraries Website Abstract E-books constitute major […]

Marc Andreessen and His Wife are Partnering With HP to Donate Computers to Baltimore and Ferguson Libraries

From the USA Today: Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen [also developer of Mozilla (first visual web browser) that became Netscape where he was co-founder] and the and his wife, philanthropist and educator Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, have teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to donate nearly $170,000 worth of computers, printers and other equipment. The couple says they were moved […]

New from CrossRef Labs: A Live Stream of Wikipedia Citations

Interesting and geeky fun! Kudos CrossRef Labs! From the CrossRef Tech Blog: We’ve been collecting citation events from Wikipedia for some time. We’re now pleased to announce a live stream of citations, as they happen, when they happen. Project this on your wall and watch live DOI citations as people edit Wikipedia, round the world. […]

Business Research: St. Louis Federal Reserve Research Site Hacked

From the WSJ: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ widely used data and research website [aka FRED] was hacked, but the regional central bank’s internal systems were not compromised, the St. Louis Fed said Wednesday. The regional central bank said in a statement, “On April 24, 2015, computer hackers manipulated routing settings at a domain […]

Primary Sources: Declassified Bin Laden Documents Released by U.S. Intelligence Agencies

The collection of documents is available via “Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf” on the Director of National Intelligence website. From the Website: On May 20, 2015, the ODNI released a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin. The release, which followed a rigorous interagency review, aligns with […]

Milestones: The 100th Branch of the Toronto Public Library is Now Open

Congrats and kudos on the new branch to a wonderful public library system in a wonderful city. Here’s some background, media coverage and new video released by TPL! From the Official TPL Announcement: Toronto Public Library is thrilled to announce that Scarborough Civic Centre branch, the city’s 100th library branch, is now open. City Librarian […]

New CORE Repository From Modern Language Association and Center for Digital Research and Scholarship Now Live

From a Joint MLA/CDRS Announcement: The Modern Language Association (MLA) and Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) are pleased to announce the beta launch of the Commons Open Repository Exchange, or CORE. CORE is a digital repository for MLA members to share and archive all forms of scholarly communication, from conference […]

The British Library Announces Plan to Digitize and Share 500,000 “At Risk” Rare and Unique Sound Recordings Online

From The British Library: We are delighted to announce that the British Library has been earmarked funding of over £9.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help save the nation’s sound recordings and open them up online for everyone to hear. For those of you familiar with our Save our Sounds project, this is […]

Search Underway For New FEDLINK (Federal Library and Information Network) Executive Director, Job Posting Live

A job posting for the FEDLINK executive director position was posted for the first time today on the USAJobs.gov website. The position is based at the Library of Congress and has a salary range of $126,245.00 to $158,700.00 / per year. The deadline to apply is June 20, 2015. Kathryn Mendenhall is currently serving as Interim […]