July 24, 2014

San Antonio Public Library Introduces Digital Library Community Project

From the SAPL Web Site: The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is now making access to the library’s digital resources even easier! Beginning Thursday, July 24, a number of Digital Libraries will be available at community places for library card holders to download and access millions of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music titles using a […]

“A Food Truck for the Brain”: First of Four Edmonton Public Library epl2go Literacy Van Hits the Streets

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Note: The Edmonton Public Library was recently named Library Journal’s 2014 Library of the Year. From the EPL: The Edmonton Public Library is hitting the streets to bring exciting library programs and the latest technology to Edmontonians. The first in a series of four literacy vans, epl2go will visit new neighbourhoods and underserved communities in […]

Open Access: OAI-PMH Feed of SCOAP3 Repository Now Available

From the SCOAP3 Blog: The SCOAP3 initiative has converted to Open Access the majority of the literature in High-Energy Physics through a partnership of libraries, publishers, funding agencies and the research community in 35 countries. About 400 new articles appear monthly on the publishers platform and on the SCOAP3 repository under a CC-BY license. PDF, […]

Report from Congressional Hearing on ‘Let Me Google That for You’ Bill

Update on this story. This article reports on a hearing held yesterday. The bill (S. 2206) was introduced on April 3, 2014. From the National Journal: A little-known branch of the Commerce Department faces elimination, thanks to advances in technology and a snarkily named bill from Sens. Tom Coburn and Claire McCaskill. The National Technical […]

New Online: Scopus Releases 2013 Journal Metrics

New online today. Here’s what Scopus/Elsevier sent us and also posted online. The metrics provide alternative, transparent and accurate views of the citation impact a journal makes, and are all available for free download at www.journalmetrics.com. The impact metrics are based on methodologies developed by external bibliometricians and use Scopus as the data source. Source […]

Ebook Subscription Services: Oyster Debuts Web Reader (No App Required)

Oyster, the all-you-can read ebook subscription the service that we first called to your attention in 2012 and launched in September 2013, began offering a web-based reader today. In other words, you now don’t need an app (iOS, Android, Nook, or Kindle Fire) to access and read books. Like Scribd and Kindle Unlimited, all books […]

A Variety of Content From the BBC Will Help Power Four MOOCs From UK Universities

BBC Learning is working on this project. From the British Broadcasting Company Blog: This year has seen the start of four years of commemoration of the centenary of World War One – as part of this commemoration, a number of the UK’s leading universities have been developing online courses which explore themes around the war […]

New Issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation Now Online (Vol. 9, No. 1; 2014)

A new issue of the International Journal of Digital Duration (Vol. 9, No. 1) is now available online. This issue contains eight peer-reviewed papers, 18 articles, and one editorial. Here are direct links to the full text of a selection of papers and articles from the issue. The complete table of contents/links is available here. […]

U.S. Government: Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Introduces Info Page/FAQ About Web Archiving Program

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is administered by the Government Printing Office (GPO) and web archiving is one of 11 active FDLP projects. The actual web crawling, capture, and archiving is conducted by Archive-It, a fee-based service from the Internet Archive and a resource we mention regularly on infoDOCKET. FDLP began partnering with Archive-It […]

Reference Resources: Glassdoor Debuts Job Explorer, A New Interactive Job Search Mapping Tool

Glassdoor is a site for employment and company information or in their words,”the world’s most transparent career community. They are perhaps best known for the “company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos” they provide. Job Explorer became available in the past day. From the Glassdoor Blog: There are two […]