March 24, 2018

Digital Preservation: USC Digital Repository Will Manage and Preserve 50 Years of Oscar Telecasts


The USC Digital Repository is a collaboration between the USC Libraries, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and USC Information Technology Services. From the University of Southern California: The University of Southern California Digital Repository, in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Academy), will manage and preserve a 320-terabyte collection of […]

Making Sense of Data: A New Self-Paced Online Class From Google Begins in March

Google’s “Making Sense of Data” self-paced class is scheduled to run from March 18 – April 4, 2014 and students . There is no charge to register and participate. Googler’s Amit Deutsch and Joe Hellerstein will introduce students to Fusion Tables. What’s Required? From the FAQ: Internet Accessible Computer A Google Account “Basic familiarity with spreadsheets and comfort using a web […]

New Article in The Economist Looks at the Future of Wikipedia

Note: These two recent infoDOCKET posts, “Research Report Looks at Wikipedia Article Creation Trends”  and Recently Released: 2013 Wikimedia Traffic Trends Report might also be of interest. From The Economist: “Our job is to provide the sum of all knowledge,” says Erik Möller, the foundation’s deputy director. But like an entry in a fast-changing field, Wikipedia itself […]

Reference: Fast Facts: FTC Announces Top National Consumer Complaints for 2013 & New Data Book


Note: The library community can and should play major role in assisting consumers not only repair problems but also with info and skills (including web research and info/digital literacy skills) about how to avoid consumer problems in the first place especially in the areas that involve info technology including identity theft, personal info security, and […]

Databases: Mutual Link Between National Diet Library Search and Dibrary of the National Library of Korea Now Available

Note: infoDOCKET has a worldwide readership who search in many languages. We do our best to provide a selection of news around the world including stories like the one below that illustrate national libraries from various countries working together to improve linking/access to their materials.  From the National Diet Library (Japan): On the basis of the China-Japan-Korea […]

Metadata: France: BnF is First National Library in the World to Become ISNI Registration Agency

From Today’s BnF (National Library of France Announcement) In January 2014 the BnF was appointed as ISNI Registration Agency by the ISNI (International Standard Name Identifier) International Agency. The BnF is the first national library in the world to make such a commitment. “I welcome the BnF as ISNI Registration Agency. The ISNI database (International Standard […]

New York Public Library’s Renovation Plan Awaits Word From NYC’s New Mayor

Here’s a recently published article from The New York Times (about 1100 words) that provides a look at the current state of the renovation with comments from those for and against the plan.  From the Article: For the time being, Mr. de Blasio [NYC Mayor] has let stand the $150 million in capital funds that […]

Research From Germany: Software Maps Ambiguous Names in Texts to the Right Person

From University Saarland: Computer scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken have developed software that resolves the ambiguity of names within texts automatically. This mapping between mentions and actual entities like persons not only improves search engines, but also makes it possible to analyze huge amounts of text efficiently. If a name is […]

“Mobile Libraries: Librarians’ and Students’ Perspectives” (Research Article)

Note: What follows is the published version of an article we first shared as a preprint on November 12, 2012. The published version appears in the March 2014 issue (75.2) of College & Research Libraries. Title Mobile Libraries: Librarians’ and  Students’ Perspectives Author Noa Aharony Bar-Ilan University, Israel Source College & Research Libraries March 2014 (75.2) […]

New Report from CLIR: “Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings”

New from the Council on Library and Information Resources: Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings (114 pages; PDF) From the Summary: This report looks at how staff at eight academic institutions gained new insight about how students and faculty use their libraries, and how the staff are using these findings to improve […]