July 1, 2016

ORCID Requests Community Input Re: Guidelines For Display of ORCID iDs in Journal Articles

From the ORCID Blog: Displaying ORCID iDs in metadata and in published articles is an important aspect of our new Collect & Connect program (see Step by Step: Collecting and Connecting ORCID iDs in the Publishing Process) and a key commitment of the open letter Requiring ORCID in Publication Workflows. But the landscape has changed […]

Roundup of New Data-Rich Research, Reference, and Statistical Reports (20 Items)

Demographics Measuring America: 30-Year-Olds: Then and Now (1975 v. 2015) (via U.S. Census) Education K-12 Instructional Staff Salary and Benefits Spending: 1991–2011 (U.S.) (via National Center for Education Statistics) Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century (via National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The Condition of […]

Public Library News Roundup (13 Reports From Canada and U.S.)

California “Atherton Library Could Opt Out Of County System To Save Money” (via Bay Area News Group) “San Diego Library Auction Not Huge Money-Maker But City Says Reduces Waste” (via KPBS) Connecticut “Yale Press Director John Donatich on Public Libraries and New Haven Past and Present” (via YaleNews) District of Columbia “DC Public Library Identifies […]

News Roundup

1. From Cold Callers to Scooby Snack: Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Adds 1000 New Words and Senses, 2000+ Revised/Expanded Entries ||| Complete List of New Words Added to OED (June 2016) 2. Cool! First Phase of Singapore Land Authority’s National 3D Smart Nation Map Makes Public Debut 3.  The Altmetric Score is Now the Altmetric […]

Reference Collection: July 4th By The Numbers (Food and Drink Purchasing Data)

Here’s a new infographic from Nielsen loaded with data about consumer food/beverage purchasing during the 4th of July. Have a safe and wonderful holiday! Source: The Nielsen Company

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library Closures Suspended Until Review Completed

From the CBC: Newfoundland and Labrador’s education minister says he has requested a suspension of the decision to restructure the public library system. Dale Kirby stated during a scrum with reporters Thursday that he was never comfortable with the decision, and says the it was made following consultations with Premier Dwight Ball and members of […]

Reference Collection: New Data/Report: “Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013–14-Statistical Tables”

The report discussed below was released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). This report describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2014, including partial data for 2013, and presents estimates of firearm applications received and denied annually since the effective date of the Brady Act through 2014. Tables provide data on— the […]

History: New Digital Research, Reference Resources From California and Texas

Both of the resources listed below are free to access and use. California California Secretary of State and Google Announce Partnership to Digitize State Archives Exhibits Secretary of State Alex Padilla [recently] announced a new partnership between the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, and the Google Cultural Institute. This […]

News Roundup

1. NBC Olympics To Provide 85 Hours Of Virtual Reality Coverage Of Rio 2016 Exclusively with Samsung 2. Richard Reyes-Gavilan Named to Urban Library Council Executive Board 3. Learn More About the Makerspace (aka “The Foundry”) Opening This Fall Inside Fine Arts Library (FAL) at U. of Texas at Austin (via Tex Libris) 4. EIFL Renews With Oxford University […]

Two Architecture Firms Selected to Design Obama Library/Presidential Center in Chicago

From the Obama Foundation Web Site: The Obama Foundation has selected Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) to lead the design team for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, and Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) to be their partner as they begin this exciting project. TWBTA stood out in their commitment to explore the […]