March 19, 2018

Cool Award Winning Apps! Winners of National Library of Medicine Software Development Challenge Announced

Congrats and kudos to the winners and those receiving an honorable mention. From the Official NLM Announcement: The library’s software development challenge, Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information, solicited applications that used the library’s data to develop innovative ways for people to obtain and share scientific and medical information. Entrants could create […]

New Issue Alert: E-News For ARL Directors (October 2011)

Direct to October 2011 Issue E-News is compiled by Charles Lowry and Kaylyn Groves. Here’s a Small Portion of What You’ll Find in the October Issue: ARL Governance & Membership ARL Membership Convenes, Elects New Board Members ARL Membership Meeting, ARL-CNI Forum Slides Available Online ARL, CNI, SPARC Strategic Actions ARL Releases Statement on USGPO […]

"How to Use PLoS’s Advanced Search Function" by Michael Morris

From a PLOS Blogs Post by Michael Morris: At PLoS, we’re dedicated to the tenet of Open Access, making academic literature widely available on the web. However, with an ever-growing pool of scientific literature, our goals have to consider not only making content available, but also accessible. With the breadth of articles we aggregate, you […]

Mobile: Amtrak Adds Wi-Fi Service on To More Trains in the Northeast

Exciting news for those of you who travel by train in the Northeast and want wi-fi access. From an Amtrak News Release (2 pages; PDF): This phase of Wi-Fi expansion includes Northeast Regional trains, the most popular Amtrak service, which operates daily between Virginia and Boston, and the heavily traveled Empire Service (New York – […]

Major Book Publisher Files Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuit & Full Text of Complaint Filed in Court

Update: Here’s a Copy of the Complaint Filed in U.S. District Court (Southern District, NY) on October 27, 2011 John Wiley and Sons, Inc., v. John Does Nos. 1-27 (18 pages; PDF) From a TorrentFreak Post: John Wiley and Sons, one of the world’s largest book publishers, have sued 27 BitTorrent users at a federal […]

Library Journal's New Review Site Goes Live

Congrats to the LJ Team on the Launch of Now, in one location you can find the latest reviews from several LJ resources: In the Bookroom Prepub Alert E-Views The site is crisp, clean (tan colored header and right-side box are very effective), and can save a readers time by allowing them to quickly […]

New Report from RIN: "Research Supervisors and Information Literacy"

Recently released report from the UK’s RIN (Research Information Network): From Summary/News Release: Research supervisors can play a crucial role in the effective imparting of relevant skills, knowledge and understanding. But in reality, they often are not able, well-equipped or even predisposed to play such a role. RIN’s Mind the Skills Gap report pointed to […]

Paper — Judicial Ethics and Social Networking Sites

Judicial Ethics and Social Networking Sites (PDF) One of the significant developments in communication in the last few years is the astounding growth of social networking websites. Increasing numbers of people join Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter or other on-line social networks as a means to notify others of news in their lives, to learn […]

Reference: Lists & Rankings: Largest U.S. Bankruptcies

A list of the largest U.S. bankruptcies provided by Reuters has been updated to reflect today’s bankruptcy filing by MF Global Holdings Ltd. See Also: Business Insider has posted a list Of MF Global creditors. See Also: Complete bankruptcy filing (via

Safari Books Online to Significantly Expand Collection of Titles from Independent Publisher Berrett-Koehler

From a Safari Books Online News Release: Safari Books Online, the on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that it will expand its offering of titles from independent publisher Berrett-Koehler in its online digital library. These additions push the number of books and videos available on Safari Books Online to […]