November 24, 2017

Report: Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services are Disabled

From Quartz: Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers—even when location services are disabled—and sending that data back to Google. The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals’ locations and their movements that go far beyond a […]

Roundup: Net Neutrality Rollback: FCC Chairman Circulates Draft of “Restore Internet Freedom” Order

UPDATE (November 22, 2017): We’ve updated this post with the full text of the proposed order. Statements from the FCC Chairman and FCC Commissioners are linked below. The order will be voted on at the December 14, 2017 FCC Open Meeting. Media Coverage FCC Will Vote to Overturn Net Neutrality Rules In December (via The […]

European Association of Research Libraries (LIBER) Releases 2018-2022 Strategy

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The new strategy released today is titled, “Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age — into action. ” From the European Association of Research Libraries (LIBER): Three Strategic Directions are at the heart of our Strategy, positioning research libraries as Platforms for Innovative Scholarly Communication, Hubs for Digital Skills & Services and Partners in Research Infrastructure. Activities under each […]

Acquisitions: Library of Congress Acquires Extremely Rare Mesoamerican Codex, View Digitally Preserved Version Online

From LC (Complete Announcement): The Library of Congress has acquired the Codex Quetzalecatzin, one of the very few Mesoamerican manuscripts to survive from the 16th century. After being in private collections for more than 100 years, the codex has been digitally preserved and made available online for the first time to the general public. The […]

UK’s Jisc Launches Phase Two of the ‘Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot’

From JISC: Following on from the success of our initial pilot, Jisc has now launched phase two of ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot.’ Phase two of the pilot begins on 20 November, 2017 and will run through to the end of the academic year, 31 July, 2018, offering institutions’ maximum opportunity to review the […]

News Roundup (November 21, 2017)

1. Sage is Latest Publisher to Warn of China Censorship Pressures (via Financial Times) 2. New Video: How to Register For a Free MyJSTOR Personal Account MyJSTOR is Available for both affiliated and unaffiliated users. 3. AAAS Launches Science Partner Journal Program to Support Global Expansion of High-Quality Scientific Publishing 4. DPN (Digital Preservation Network) Joins Digital […]

Now Available: Selected Findings From the 13th American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics

From AALL: Law library information budgets and full-time law library staff are both increasing, according to the AALL Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics study conducted by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The study, the 13th conducted by AALL, provides the only comprehensive, comparative salary information designed by and for legal information professionals […]

Association of American Publishers (AAP) Reports Book Publisher Sales Declined in July 2017 (downloaded Audio Only Category to See Increase)

From the Association of American Publishers (AAP): About the Data Below Publisher net revenue is tracked monthly by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and includes sales data from about 1,200 publishers. Figures represent publishers’ net revenue for the U.S. (i.e. what publishers sell to bookstores, direct to consumer, online venues, etc.), and are not […]

VIDEO: Library of Congress Posts Videos From National Book Festival Online

61 video recordings of author/poet/illustrator presentations/Q&A from the 2017 National Book Festival are now available online. The 2017 NBF was held in Washington, DC. on September 1, 2017. A playlist list with each video is embedded below. The festival’s web site and program are also available. You can also review the list here or here.

News Roundup (November 20, 2017)

1. The New York Public Library Releases Best Books For Kids and Teens 2017 (Two Top 100 Lists) Best Books for Children (Intro Blog Post) ||| Complete List Best Books For Teens (Intro Blog Post) ||| Complete List 2. DPLA Announces New Curation Corps Members for Open Bookshelf 3. The Culture War Being Fought Over Tomorrow’s […]