October 24, 2014

Tutorials, Presentations and Proceedings From Dublin Core Metadata Initiative 2014 (DCMI) Conference Now Online

From the DCMI Web Site: Over 236 people from 17 countries attended DC-2014 in Austin, Texas from 8 through 11 October 2014. Pre- and post-Conference tutorials and workshops were presented in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and at the Harry Ransom Center with 90 people attending in each of the two venues on […]

Where’s the Library? New York Public Library Releases Beta of Improved Location Finder

From a NYPL Blog Post by Sean Redmond: Today we’re very excited to launch the public preview of a new design for the Locations section of nypl.org. With thousands of people every day trying to find or planning to visit one of over 90 NYPL branches, the Locations section is the most heavily visited part […]

Health Care: New Search Tool For Open Payments Database Now Available

Note: Update to a Post from October 3rd. From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Blog: Open Payments is a congressionally mandated, national disclosure program that promotes transparency and accountability in health care. But what does “transparency” mean to you as a patient, and why is it important? The program gives you the […]

Update to Adobe Digital Editions Now Online (Version 4.01) & Privacy Policy Updated

Here’s a formal statement from Adobe announcing an update to Digital Editions. Now, today’s statement from Adobe. The Digital Editions 4 software update (Digital Editions 4.0.1), which addresses the collection and transmission of certain usage data in clear text,* is now available. With this latest version of Digital Editions 4, the data is sent to […]

Academic and Research Libraries: Slides From “Hot Topics” Session at 2014 IFLA World Library and Info Congress Now Online

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2014 was held in Lyon, France during August. Today, IFLA’s Academic and Research Libraries Section announced that slides from the “Hot Topics” are now available online. Radical collaboration – libraries working together in new ways by James G Neal, Columbia University Open access monographs by Dr Hildegard Schaffler, […]

Chronicling America Database of Historic American Newspapers Adds More than 50 New Topic Pages

The Chronicling America database from the Library of Congress currently provides access to more that 8.1 million digitized pages of historic newspapers published in the U.S. between 1836-1922. From an Announcement Posted Today by LC (via Email and RSS): In recent months, more than 50 new topic pages describing contemporary press coverage of historic events, […]

Industry News Headline Roundup

1. Singapore’s National Library Board Joins the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) BHL now includes 16 member and 5 affiliate institutions and at last count provides free online access to 88,071 titles/152,090 volumes/44,879,175 pages. 2. Web of Science Adds KCI Korean Journal Database “The KCI Korean Journal Database provides a comprehensive snapshot of the most influential […]

Scholarly Publishing: De Gruyter CEO Sven Fund Leaves Company After Management Reorganization

News from De Gruyter received today. Full Text of a Company Announcement: De Gruyter is reorganizing its management board. In the future, the management board will consist of just two managing directors. As part of this change, Dr. Sven Fund will depart from the company. The two remaining managing directors, Dr. Anke Beck and Carsten […]

eBooks: Odilo Signs Three Year eBook Management/Lending Deal With The Library Network in SE Michigan

Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo several times on infoDOCKET in the past. Most notably in January 2014 when the European-based company was awarded a contract to power Colorado’s statewide ebook service, EVOKE. About five weeks ago we pointed out that Odilo had just received $2.8 million in VC funding. From Today’s Announcement: The Library Network (TLN), […]

Research Data: University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information Gets $2.73 Million for NSF Project

From the University of Tennessee: The College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will receive $2.73 million over the next five years as part of a $15 million accomplishment based renewal of the National Science Foundation’s DataONE project. DataONE stands for Data Observation Network for Earth, a National Science Foundation program […]