November 29, 2015

New Research Article: “Content Volatility of Scientific Topics in Wikipedia: A Cautionary Tale”

Published yesterday on PLOS One. Title Content Volatility of Scientific Topics in Wikipedia: A Cautionary Tale Authors Adam M. Wilson University at Buffalo Gene E. Likens University of Connecticut Source PLOS One Published: August 14, 2015 10.1371/journal.pone.0134454 Abstract Wikipedia has quickly become one of the most frequently accessed encyclopedic references, despite the ease with which […]

Ian Singer, VP and Group Publisher, to Depart Media Source (Owner of LJ, SLJ, and The Horn Book)

Here’s the full text of an announcement we just received from MediaSource, parent/publisher of Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book. Media Source, Inc., has announced that Ian Singer is leaving his position as Vice President & Group Publisher, Library Journals, LLC & The Horn Book, Inc., as of August 28. During his […]

First Meeting of the Open Textbook Network Set to Take Place Next Week

From UMass Amherst: Leaders representing more than 75 colleges and universities across the country will convene on the Twin Cities campus [August 3-5, 2015] to develop strategies for advancing open textbook programs on their campuses. Participants will also gain expertise in helping faculty understand the negative impact high textbook costs can have on students’ academic […]

Educational Publishing: Getting Started With EDUPUB, a New Guide From the BISG


Two items in the post below! UPDATE July 31 EDUPUB Draft Profile Available for Public Review (via IDPF) [EDUPUB is a] semantically-enhanced profile of EPUB 3 for e-textbooks and other learning content, is now available for a 30 day public review. The call for review also includes specifications for: Open Annotations in EPUB 1.0 EPUB […]

Candidates: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Sara Gaar Laughlin Will Vie For 2017-18 ALA Presidency

Here’s the ALA announcement that includes brief bios of each candidate. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, professor and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sara Gaar Laughlin, retired director of the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana, are the candidates for the 2017-18 presidency of the American […]

Random House Children’s Books Hires Jennifer Brown as Vice President, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Here’s today’s announcement from Random House Children’s Books, the World’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher: Jennifer M. Brown, a 25-year veteran of the children’s book industry, will join Random House Children’s Books as Vice President, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, effective August 24, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President […]

ALA Opens Nominations For 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

From the American Library Association: The American Library Association (ALA) asks library users to nominate librarians that have transformed lives and communities through education and lifelong learning for its coveted 2015 I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the public service of exceptional public, school, college, community college or […]

Awesome! Film Archives: AP and British Movietone Make Nearly 17,000 Hours of Historical Footage Available on YouTube

The entire Associated Press film archive and much more is now available on YouTube. Wow! From the Associated Press: The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape […]

Overview: Accessing HathiTrust on Mobile Devices

A recent CDLINFO News post by Renata Ewing post available on the California Digital Library website, has a useful overview post about using the mobile interface to search and access material from the HathiTrust database. Ewing writes: The mobile site offers a dressed down reading interface without the bells and whistles of the regular site. […]