February 6, 2016

Reference: 10th Annual Cisco Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016-2014) Published

From Cisco: Since 2000, when the first camera phone was introduced, the number of mobile users has quintupled. By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users, representing 70 percent of the global population, according to today’s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020). The adoption […]

“Chicago Public Library Ready to Raise Its Profile Via New Ad Campaign” as Fine Amnesty Program Launches (Video)

From the Chicago Business Journal: Well, it’s time to bring the Chicago Public Library back into the spotlight, and the Chicago Public Library Foundation and ad agency FCB Chicago are about to do just that with a new public service ad campaign titled “Home of the Curious” set to officially break next month. But in […]

Academic Publishing: A New Report From Ithaka S+R Looks at the Cost of Publishing Monographs


Direct to Full Text Report: The Cost of Publishing Monographs: Toward a Transparent Methodology From the Executive Summary: The University Press business model faces numerous challenges today, with revenues under pressure due to a host of factors, from the decline of bricks-and-mortar stores and shifting library purchase patterns to the still emerging distribution and revenue […]

National Library of Medicine Launches MedPix, a Database of Free Medical Images

New today from NLM. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MedPix®, a free online medical image database originally developed by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. History The foundation for MedPix was a radiology study tool that was originally developed […]

Just Released: The Top 10 Most Borrowed Books and Audiobooks From UK Public Libraries, 2014-2015


New data from Public Lending Right UK (PLR UK) released today. What is Public Lending Right? Learn More Here. Print Books From Announcement #1: UK public libraries continue to foster an appetite for reading among the nation’s children, according to the latest annual data released today by Public Lending Right (PLR) on the eve of […]

Research Tools: New Data Added to Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool (PRAT)


From the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): This new data analysis tool allows users to calculate recidivism estimates of persons released from state prisons in 2005. The tool defines recidivism as an arrest for a new crime following release. Users may generate monthly cumulative recidivism rates and annual failure rates by: demographic characteristics criminal histories […]

Research Tools: Redfin Now Offers Downloadable U.S. Housing Market Data

Data Redfin Data Center Offers

New from Redfin, a real estate brokerage, database, and app. From the Launch Announcement: Redfin [recently] launched the Redfin Data Center, a free resource for downloadable housing market data. Since Redfin is a brokerage, it has access to data from the multiple listing services (MLSs) in the areas where Redfin has agents, as well as […]

Digital Only: Google Begins Experiment to “Explore the Potential of Digital Books” as New Online Bookstore Opens


From the Google Australia Blog: Editions At Play is an experiment by Visual Editions and Google’s Creative Lab to explore the potential of digital books: that is, books that change dynamically on your phone or tablet, using all the attributes of the modern mobile web to do things that printed books never could. Simply put, […]

Houston Independent School District To Vote on Putting a Librarian in Every School

Good: That this is happening (and hopefully) pass. Sad: This needs to happen in the first place. From Fox 26 Houston: There was a time when libraries and librarians at schools were a given not a luxury. “How can we have libraries in some communities but not others? How can that be right?” asks retired […]

“Let’s Read!” Asia Digital Library For Children Expands Into Mongolia

From The Asia Foundation: The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program; Mongolia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science; and Library For All kick off Let’s Read! Mongolia, a children’s digital library that will deliver an entire library of stories into the hands of underprivileged students. This project builds upon the November 2015 launch of Let’s […]