February 18, 2018

Listen Online: Library and Archives Canada Adds More Digitized Historical Recordings to Virtual Gramophone


From Library and And Archives Canada: In addition to the many popular songs we have digitized, LAC is also fortunate to have a diverse collection of band and instrumental recordings in our 78-rpm collection. Some of the band music has military connections, such as the Band of First Regiment. However, we also have orchestra music, […]

Taylor & Francis Introduces New Data Sharing Policies

From T&F: Data is a key research output, therefore sharing it presents a multitude of opportunities for research and researchers. The new policies aim to promote increased sharing of data to improve the robustness of the entire research process, supporting transparency, reproducibility, and replicability of results. Data citation capabilities will be introduced, enabling researchers to […]

Make Data Count (MDC) Publishes Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics (Release 1)


From Make Data Count (MDC) Kicking off Love Data Week 2018, the Make Data Count (MDC) team is pleased to announce that the first iteration of our Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics Release 1 has now been posted as a preprint. Beginning in June, members from the MDC team and COUNTER began conversations around what […]

Arts and Humanities: Proposed FY19 U.S. Federal Budget Calls For Elimination of NEA and NEH

From the National Endowment of the Arts Chairman, Jane Chu: Today we learned that the President’s FY 2019 budget proposes elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals in thousands of communities and in every Congressional District in the nation. In […]

Summary Report for @Risk North Forum Finds Significant Enthusiasm in Canada for Shared Collections


From the Canadian Association of Research Libraries: The organizations responsible for last November’s forum on shared collections, @Risk North (Collections en péril), are pleased to announce the release of a  that presents an overview of the presentations as well as the discussion outcomes from this event. This pan-Canadian gathering of representatives from primarily academic and national […]

Just Like Last Year: Proposed FY19 U.S. Federal Budget Released Today Does NOT Include Funding For the Continuation of IMLS


UPDATES: Statements/Reactions About Proposed Budget February 14, 2018 Statement from Corporate Committee for Library Investment February 14, 2018 Statement From Urban Libraries Council February 13, 2018 Statement From COSLA (Chief Officers Of State Library Agencies) February 12, 2018 Statement From ALA President Jim Neal re: IMLS Funding — From the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Today, the President released […]

Report: UC Berkeley Library to Cut Student, Faculty Resources, $1 Million Reduction Planned

From The Daily Californian: The UC Berkeley Library is undertaking a $1 million reduction in expenditures for fiscal year 2019, a move that will primarily impact student and faculty access to scholarly resources. The resources that will experience cuts include subscriptions to journals and book purchases. The cuts are a result of the increasing cost of […]

News Roundup (February 12, 2018)

1. Wiley Announces Three-Year National Open Access and Subscription Journal Deal in Austria 2. 2017 CHORUS Highlights Shared in New Post by the Organization’s Executive Director, Howard Ratner 3. Princeton University: Course on Hate Speech Canceled After Racial Slur Controversy (via The Daily Princetonian)

Video: Candidates For ALA President Discuss Issues During ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum

The ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum was recorded at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver on Saturday afternoon (February 10, 2018). The Candidates Wanda Brown Peter Hepburn

Electronic Frontier Foundation Posts The John Perry Barlow Library (A Collection of His Writings & Documents About Him)

From EFF: John Perry Barlow (1947-2018), a poet and Internet philosopher, was a cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a member of our Board of Directors from 1990 until his death. Barlow’s passion for life, liberty, and human connection brought him in contact with a staggering range of people and made him an inspiration […]