December 11, 2017

New Report: “Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014″

From the U.S. Census: Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014, uses data collected by the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. This report provides a detailed historical portrait of voters in congressional elections, and it examines voting patterns by age, race and Hispanic origin and includes a look at early and absentee voting. […]

Canada: What’s Does the Future Hold For Ebooks?

From the Financial Post: “Unplugging — I think people are getting it,” Heather Reisman, chief executive officer of Indigo Books and Music Inc., said in an interview after the company’s recent annual general meeting of shareholders in Toronto. “Especially Millennials,” she said, speaking of the demographic aged 18 to 34. “They are the hippest group.” […]

Google Patent Search Adds Option to Include Relevant Results From Google Scholar & More

From the Google Blog: The ability to search for the most relevant references–the best prior art–is more important today than ever. Patent filings have steadily increased with 600,000 applications filed and 300,000 patents issued in 2014 alone. At the same time, litigation rates are continuing their dramatic climb, with patent trolls bringing the majority of […]

National Archives (NARA) Asks For Public Input on Prioritizing Materials to Digitize

From the NARAations Blog (National Archives and Records Administration): As the National Archives sets out on its ambitious goal to digitize all of its holdings, planning just how we’re going to accomplish this is critical to our success.  One of the first steps in that plan is prioritizing what will be digitized.  National Archives staff […]

New Research Article: “The Role of Libraries in Science 2.0: Focus on Economics”

The following article appears in the July/August 2015 issue of D-Lib Magazine that was released online today. Title The Role of Libraries in Science 2.0: Focus on Economics Authors Stephanie B. Linek Leibniz Information Centre for Economics Josefine Bäßler Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Source D-Lib Magazine July/August 2015 Volume 21, Number 7/8 Abstract The […]

Collaboration and Sharing: National Library of Australia (NLA) & Australian National University (ANU) Sign Memorandum of Understanding

From ANU: The longstanding relationship between The Australian National University and the National Library of Australia was reaffirmed following the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding. For both institutions building research resources for scholars to use around the world, and taking advantage of the online environment to provide access to a rich array of […]

New Research Article: How Do Digital Humanities Scholars Use Twitter?

The following full text article appears in the SAGE journal, Big Data and Society. Title Networks of digital humanities scholars: The informational and social uses and gratifications of Twitter Authors Anabel Quan-Haase The University of Western Ontario Kim Martin The University of Western Ontario Lori McCay-Peet The University of Western Ontario Source Big Data and […]

Reference: CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel)

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2016 edition of “CDC Health Information for International Travel,” commonly known as the Yellow Book. Nicknamed for its yellow cover and published biennially, the book is the ultimate guide for healthy international travel. The most recent version […]

Emerald Group Publishing Announces Library and Information Science Journals Green Open Access Trial

From Today’s Announcement: Emerald Group Publishing, global publisher linking research and practice, today announces the launch of its Green Open Access, Zero Embargo trial, applicable for all mandated articles submitted to the company’s Library and Information Science (LIS) and selected Information and Knowledge Management journals. This change allows authors to deposit the post-print version of […]

U.S. Federal Agencies Announce Limited Trial of “Release For One, Release To All” FOIA Policy

UPDATED July 21 NARA Participation in New FOIA Pilot NARA is participating in the pilot for FOIA requests for the operational records that NARA creates as a federal agency, which are managed by NARA’s Office of General Counsel. FOIA requests for NARA’s archival records from federal agencies and at Presidential Libraries, as well as the […]