July 1, 2015

James A. Michener Art Museum & Indianapolis Museum of Art Launch Newly Digitized Collections Online

Two items. 1. James A. Michener Art Museum Launches Google Art Project Street View and Gigapixel Imagery The James A. Michener Art Museum announced today that it is launching Street View imagery of its galleries along with thirteen works viewable in super high resolution or ‘gigapixel’ photo capturing technology. Using the Street View feature, visitors […]

OpenAIRE Portal Now Includes Over 11.5 Million Open Access Documents From Over 600 Data Providers

From OpenAire: OpenAIRE portal includes over 11.5 million open access documents from over 600 data providers. We had over 60 new data providers (repositories and journal aggregators) joining us this year and over 50 revalidated. The following are among the newest OpenAIRE data providers that contributed over one million new records: SCOAP3 Repository (CERN) with […]

ALA Appoints Jenny Levine as New LITA Executive Director

Ed. Note: We’re thrilled to learn of Jenny Levine’s new position at LITA. Jenny has been a friend for years,  a fellow U. of Kansas alum, and most importantly, a superb, “ahead of the curve” librarian. Congrats Jenny! Congrats LITA! From LITA: The American Library Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenny Levine […]

Minnesota: “Coming Soon to Your St. Paul Library: Data Tracking”

From Minnesota Public Radio: St. Paul Public Library plans to start testing new software to help find some answers. The program connects the data libraries have — like addresses — to other databases. It then creates a demographic profile of patrons. Hadley says new information will give her a better idea of who’s using the […]

Scottish Explorer David Livingstone’s Writings, Drawings Now Available Through Online Archive

From Oregon St. University: Students, researchers and the public will have extraordinary access to the drawings, letters and field diaries of Scottish explorer David Livingstone through an expanded digital archive The site, Livingstone Online, www.livingstoneonline.org, is the digital home for the documents chronicling the life and work of Livingstone, a missionary, physician and abolitionist best […]

News Roundup

1.  APA Makes E-books Available through EBSCO eBooks 2. NFAIS Launches Lunch & Learn Virtual Education Series 3. Ex Libris Announces Deals With California State University System, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University 4. NISO Elects New Vice Chair and Directors to Serve Community

New Data: “Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2012″

From the National Center for Education Statistics: This report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. The report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report includes national estimates of […]

New Data: Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers in U.S. According to New Census Bureau Estimates

From the U.S. Census: Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that of the 75.4 million baby boomers, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. Overall, millennials are more diverse than the generations that […]

University of Rhode Island Appoints Karim B. Boughida New Dean of University Libraries

Ed. Note: Congrats to our friend, colleague, frequent infoDOCKET sharer, and soon to be ex-Gelman Library alumnus, Karim Boughida. From the University of Rhode Island: An International pioneer in library/information science and digital library development, Karim B. Boughida of Washington, D.C., has been appointed dean of University Libraries at The University of Rhode Island. Donald […]

Health: Data: AIDSVu Posts New Interactive Maps Online

From the AIDSVu Web Site: AIDSVu [presented by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in partnership with Gilead Sciences] is pleased to release its annual June launch of interactive online maps with the latest available data for HIV prevalence and new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. As part of an ongoing effort […]