May 28, 2015

E-Commerce Data: U.S. Census Releases New E-Stats Statistical Brief

From the U.S. Census: This economy-wide statistical brief consolidates in one document previously released 2013 e-commerce data on shipments, sales and revenues from four sectors of the economy: manufacturing, wholesale, services and retail. Materials Released Today Summary of Changes Report Tables Forms

National Library of the Netherlands and Portico Announce E-Journal Preservation Partnership

From Portico’s Announcement: The National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and Portico announced today a new partnership that will support the preservation of e-journals through the KB’s International e-Depot program and take advantage of Portico’s extensive preservation infrastructure and expertise. The KB’s International e-Depot program focuses on the preservation of e-journals from international scientific publishers, […]

CLIR, ASRC, and NRPB Publish “Guide to Audio Preservation”

Note: The new guide discussed below is free to download as a PDF (252 pages) and is also available for purchase ($30.00). From CLIR The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), in partnership with the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress, today announced […]

COAR Responds to Comments By Elsevier About Publisher’s Updated Sharing Policy

The “discussion” continues today with a new post on the COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) web site. Background Eight days ago COAR along a number of  library organization (incl. ARL, ACRL, ALA, and CARL) and individuals signed a statement asking Elsevier to reconsider their recently updated sharing policy. COAR now reports that more than […]

Open Access Books: OAPEN Projects Passes 2 Million Downloads, Adds New Publishers, and Enriched Metadata via Isidore


OAPEN is a project based in Europe, “dedicated to Open Access publishing of academic books.” A list of some of the publishers who contribute data to OAPEN can be found on this page. The two millionth download of an open access book from the OAPEN database took place earlier this month. According to the OAPEN […]

News Briefs

1. Libhub Initiative Celebrates Founding 12 Library Partners at Early Adopter Summit 2. Taylor & Francis Group adds Altmetric to their journals platform 3. CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Censorship of Of Mice and Men in Idaho 4. Privacy: Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over email spying 5. Academic Publishing: SAGE Acquires Pion, Publisher of […]

Statistics: Mary Meeker’s Annual “Internet Trends” Report Now Available Online

Mary Meeker, a highly respected analyst and vice-president at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, delivers her “Internet Trends” presentation/report at a major industry conference each year. Meeker’s slides are linked and are LOADED with statistics along with her views on current trends and where we are headed. Important, interesting, […]

Google is Now Crawling/Indexing Content From ‘Inside’ iOS Apps, Results Coming Soon to the Google App and Chrome

From Google’s Webmaster Central Blog: We’ve been helping users discover relevant content from Android apps in Google search results for a while now. Starting today, we’re bringing App Indexing to iOS apps as well. This means users on both Android and iOS will be able to open mobile app content straight from Google Search. Indexed […]

News Roundup (Items from Kobo, ProQuest, and BiblioBoard)

1. Comic Books from Valiant Entertainment Now Part of BilbioBoard’s Comic Book Collection 2. Kobo Expands Partnership with American Booksellers Association (Independent Bookstores) With New Promotion 3. Genealogy: Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry Now Available From ProQuest 4. Open Access Collaborative Program SciELO Partners with ReadCube to Enhance Scholarly Articles      

Beginning Next Week: Change in Library of Congress Access to HathiTrust Digital Library to Access Advanced Features

From LC (via E-Mail): Effective June 1, 2015, the Library of Congress will enhance access to the HathiTrust Digital Library and change the way LC users are authenticated [at LC facilities and remotely]. This change will provide access to advanced HathiTrust features, including the ability to: Download full PDFs of public domain works that appear […]