December 14, 2017

Research Paper: “The Social World of Content Abusers in Community Question Answering”

The following paper by researchers from Yahoo Labs and the University of South Florida was presented at the 24th International World Wide Web Conference. Title The Social World of Content Abusers in Community Question Answering Authors Imrul Kayes University of South Florida Nicolas Kourtellis Yahoo Labs Daniele Quercia Yahoo Labs Adriana Iamnitchi University of South […]

Canada: Ontario Council of University Libraries Releases Web Version of “Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries”

From OCUL: The OCUL Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries, previously available in PDF format, is now fully online as a handy reference resource for all! Originally designed to provide accessibility resources and best practices to Ontario’s University libraries, it is now available to the general public in French and English to browse, search and consult […]

Print Journals: Slides From WEST (Western Regional Storage Trust) Update

WEST (Western Regional Storage Trust) is hosted by the California Digital Library. The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) is a distributed retrospective print journal repository program serving research libraries, college and university libraries, and library consortia in the Western Region of the United States. Under the WEST program, participating libraries consolidate and validate print journal […]

Data Exchange: NISO Releases Draft Technical Report on SUSHI-Lite for Public Trial and Comment

From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO): The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking trial users and comments on the draft technical report, SUSHI-Lite: Deploying SUSHI as a lightweight protocol for exchanging usage via web services, NISO TR-06-201X. This technical report proposes and describes a method of exchanging COUNTER statistics ranging from usage for […]

Olympics: “IOC Preserves a Century of Olympics History”

From Agence France Presse (AFP): Sitting in a basement at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, some 33,000 hours of video, 500,000 pictures and 2,000 documents among other archives risked decay and being lost forever. But after a seven-year and 30 million euro ($33 million USD) conservation project involving experts from across the […]

New Report, Statistics: “Mapping the Digital Divide” (U.S.)

The report (embedded below), Mapping the Digital Divide, was released by the White House Council of Economic Advisers on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Later that day President Obama announced the launch of the Launch of ConnectHome Initiative. Mapping the Digital Divide See Also: Digital Divide: “Obama Program to Connect Public Housing Residents to Web” See […]

Association of American Publishers Reports Sales Were “Slow” During First Quarter of 2015″

From the Association of American Publishers: Publishers’ book sales for the first quarter of the year (Jan – March 2015) were down 6.6% for the year to date at $2.22 billion compared to $2.38 billion for the first quarter in 2014. Bright spots within the quarter were found in Trade — specifically Adult Books — […]

New Video: The British Library Takes a CT Scan of Europe’s Oldest Intact Book

A new video from The British Library online today. The St Cuthbert Gospel, the oldest intact European book, underwent a CT scan to reveal more information about its structure. This video, produced by Christina Duffy, Imaging Scientist at the British Library, shows the manuscript, its wooden boards, the cords which lie under the raised frames […]

Digital Humanities: University of Maryland Awarded $1.25 Million Grant by Mellon Foundation

From the University of Maryland: A $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund research, education and training at the intersections of digital humanities and African American studies at the University of Maryland. The grant will help to prepare a diverse community of scholars and students whose work will both broaden the […]