January 17, 2017

New Article: “The Scholix Framework for Interoperability in Data-Literature Information Exchange”

The following article appears in a new special issue of D-Lib Magazine dedicated to the first international workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience2016) held in Hanover, Germany last September. Title The Scholix Framework for Interoperability in Data-Literature Information Exchange Authors Adrian Burton Australian National Data Service, Melbourne, Australia Hylke Koers Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Paolo […]

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador’s New Book Tax Hitting Students Hard

From the CBC: Kristen Lo carried her new statistics textbook to the counter with a white-knuckled grip, prepared to pay the new 10 per cent provincial book tax on top of the $90 retail price. Like many of her friends, she avoids the Memorial University book store at all costs. [Clip] The tax, which came […]

New Research Briefing: “Leaving the European Union: Impact on the Creative Industries”

Below, a link to a new research briefing from the UK House of Lords Library. The creative industries in the UK account for a significant part of the UK economy. According to figures produced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the gross value added (GVA) for the creative industries was £84.1 billion, […]

Iron Mountain’s Mine Expands to Hold Data Secure

From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Learn More, Read the Complete Article Iron Mountain can show off plenty of these rooms across more than 200 acres of underground space carved into an abandoned limestone mine in Butler County. The facility — famous for its geology and for holding some of the most precious pieces of paper […]

New Issue Alert: The January/February 2017 of D-Lib Magazine is Now Available Online (Reproducible Open Science Workshop Special Issue)


The January/February 2017 of D-Lib Magazine (Volume 23, Number 1/2)  is now available online. The complete table of contents (with abstracts) is available here. Items in this issue include: Special Issue Editorial by Laurence Lannom, Corporation for National Research Initiatives “The first international workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience2016) was held in Hanover, Germany last […]

San Francisco Public Library’s Quest to Put Diversity on Shelves


From The San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com: “We are the place that supports the values of equity and inclusion — the bedrock of American democratic values,” said City Librarian Luis Herrera. “We work hard to ensure that the books and resources on our shelves mirror the diversity of our city. … We believe it is important for […]

Minnesota: “In a Glitzy Era for Libraries, Core Mission Shows Signs of Decline”

From The Star Tribune (Minneapolis): In an era of extensive building and remodeling of library facilities, the Minnesota Department of Education is reporting drops in the number of visits, registered users and loans of material. The use of library computers is down sharply, as the number available to the public surges. [Clip] That’s a classic […]

New Article: “Helping Journals to Improve their Publishing Standards: A Data Analysis Of DOAJ New Criteria Effects”

Title Helping Journals to Improve their Publishing Standards: A Data Analysis Of DOAJ New Criteria Effects Authors Andrea Marchitelli CINECA, Roma Paola Galimberti University of Milan Andrea Bollini 4Science Dominic Mitchell Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Source JLIS.it (Italian Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science Vol. 8, No. 1 (2017) Abstract In 2013, […]

Two New Digital Collections Available Online From National Library of Medicine

Two new digital collections are now available from NLM. From the National Library of Medicine (NLM): Incunabula: A collection of books and broadsides printed in Europe before 1501 includes over forty items from the Library’s world-renowned collection of more than 580 incunabula on subjects relating to science and medicine, from printed classical works of Galen and […]

Iowa: A Security Camera in a Public Library Bathroom Causes Concern

From Nexstar Broadcasting: A University of Iowa student has voiced her concern after noticing a security camera in the public library bathroom. Iowa City Public Library Director Susan Craig said the cameras are part of a security system that was put in place when the library opened in 2004. Craig says the library serves as […]