December 17, 2017

New Open Access Policy: Free Access to More Than 22,000 Images of Collection Materials via Ransom Center Initiative

From The Harry Ransom Center: To lower barriers to use of its collections, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has adopted an open access policy, removing the requirement for permission and use fees for a significant portion of its online collections believed to be […]

Reference: CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel)

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2016 edition of “CDC Health Information for International Travel,” commonly known as the Yellow Book. Nicknamed for its yellow cover and published biennially, the book is the ultimate guide for healthy international travel. The most recent version […]

Emerald Group Publishing Announces Library and Information Science Journals Green Open Access Trial

From Today’s Announcement: Emerald Group Publishing, global publisher linking research and practice, today announces the launch of its Green Open Access, Zero Embargo trial, applicable for all mandated articles submitted to the company’s Library and Information Science (LIS) and selected Information and Knowledge Management journals. This change allows authors to deposit the post-print version of […]

Reference: New Updates Available at the Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

From UNESCO: UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger intends to raise awareness about language endangerment as a global problem, and to help mobilize speakers and community members to develop grass-roots initiatives to revitalize their respective languages, through cultural, educational, media or other supports. Thirty-seven languages were updated in the first months of 2015. […]

Florida: “School Libraries: Closed For Business, Open For Testing”

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Dchool libraries are increasingly shutting their doors, turning instead into testing hubs as their books sit idle on the shelves, educators say. One in four schools in Palm Beach County that reported their library closures this year were shut down for 40 days or more, records show. Students attend class […]

Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries Launches Digital.Bodleian, A New “One-Stop” Online Portal

Digital.Bodleian utilizes iNQUIRE, digital discovery software from Armadillo Systems. The company plans to make the software open source sometime in the near future. From the U. of Oxford: The Digital.Bodleian website, launched yesterday, includes more than 100,000 images covering everything from beautifully illustrated manuscripts and centuries-old maps to Victorian board games and Conservative Party election […]

A New Guide From the Digital Curation Centre: “How to Track the Impact of Research Data with Metrics”

This new 16 page guide, How to Track the Impact of Research Data with Metrics, from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) was recently published online. From the Guide: This guide will help you to track and measure the impact of research data, whether your own or that of your department/institution. It provides an overview of […]

Bibliometrics/Scientometrics: “A Review of the Literature on Citation Impact Indicators”

The following literature review (68 pages; PDF) was recently made available online by Ludo Waltman, a researcher Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands. Title A Review of the Literature on Citation Impact Indicators Author Ludo Waltman Leiden University Source via arXiv July 8, 2015 Abstract Citation impact indicators nowadays play an important […]

New Data: Statistics: “Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2014″

Released online today by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. From a Summary: The report draws from an array of sources to present statistics on crime and safety at schools and on college campuses using data collected from students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions. The report covers topics such […]

NY Times: “Audit Details $310,000 in Prohibited Expenses by Queens Library’s Leaders”

From The NY Times: In a sweeping critique of past spending and accounting practices at the Queens Library, a city audit released on Wednesday detailed more than $310,000 in prohibited expenses by the former president of the system, Thomas W. Galante, and by other executives. More than $100,000 of these expenses, officials contended, could amount […]