October 20, 2016

Canada: 2016 Ontario Public Library Service Awards Short List Nominees Announced

From the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport: The 2016 short list nominees for the Minister’s Award for Innovation and the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence are: Brighton Public Library Tech Help One on One Brighton Public Library’s Tech Help One on One project responds directly to an illustrated need for more focused, cost […]

State Libraries: “Library of Virginia Layoffs Will Hinder Open Government, Preservation of Historical Record”

From The Virginia-Pilot: The Library of Virginia will lose 15 of its 126 employees under Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s plan to close a projected budget shortfall, and it’s not yet clear which positions will be cut. [Clip] Of the state’s 26 layoffs for fiscal 2017, 15 are coming from the Library of Virginia. The library’s budget […]

Documents in the News: EPA’s Office of Inspector General Releases Report/Management Alert on Flint Water Crisis


From the Office of Inspector General , Environmental Protection Agency: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a finding that the agency had the authority and sufficient information to issue an emergency order to protect Flint, Mich., residents from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015. The EPA did […]

University of Colorado’s Norlin Library Will Become First Preservation Steward Library in GPO’s Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet)

From the GPO: The Norlin Library of the University of Colorado at Boulder has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become the first Preservation Steward library in GPO’s Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet).  Under this agreement, the library pledges to permanently preserve its print collections of congressional hearings, […]

News Roundup

1. Ingenta Launches Open Access Platform and Discovery Portal ||| Direct to Ingenta Open 2. Standards: W3C Invites Implementations of Micropub & Releases First Public Working Draft of PubSub 3. ProQuest: Early English Books Online (EEBO) Adds More than 630 Titles in Latest Release 4. NextVR is Broadcasting NBA Games Live in Virtual Reality Every Tuesday (via Upload) […]

New Research Article: “Gender Differences in Scientific Collaborations: Women are More Egalitarian than Men”

The following full text research article (preprint) was made available via the arXiv repository. Title Gender Differences in Scientific Collaborations: Women are More Egalitarian than Men Authors Eduardo B. Araujo Universidade Federal do Ceara, Campus do Pici, Brazil Ciencia e Tecnologia do Ceara, Campus Acara, Brazil Nuno A. M. Araujo Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, […]

U.S. Census Releases School Enrollment in the United States: 2015 Datasets and Visualizations (K-12 & Higher Ed )

Data tables (xls and and csv formats) and data visualizations re: school enrollment in the United States, 2015  were released today by the U.S. Census. Direct to 2015 Data Tables [Tables provide] information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full or part time), type of school […]

Scholarly Publishing: An Interview with Mary Ann Liebert

Mary Ann Liebert, Founder/CEO of her eponymous company was recently Interviewed by The CEO Forum. The full text of the interview is embedded below. Hat Tip: T.G. at Against the Grain

New Report and Dataset: Criminal Victimization, 2015 (U.S.)

The following report, Criminal Victimization, 2015 was published today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (U.S.). Overview Presents national rates and levels of criminal victimization in 2015 and annual change from 2014. The report includes statistics on the characteristics of crimes and victims and consequences of victimization. It examines violent crimes (rape or sexual assault, […]

Online Collections: Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened

From National Geographic: The maps in this post are part of a grim history. They were created by a government program in the 1930s and played a role in keeping African Americans and other minorities from owning property in American cities, thereby leaving an indelible mark on the racial and economic history of the United […]