March 17, 2018

Briefly: News From Penn St. Libraries, OCLC/WorldCat, EBSCO, Elsevier, and Others

1.  Penn State’s Libraries join the Academic Preservation Trust See Also: List of All Current Academic Preservation Trust Partners and Collaborators 2. WorldCat Discovery Adds EndNote Export, E-books to Full-Text Facet and Thai Interface 3. EBSCO Launches New Database for Members of the Military and Their Families 4. Elsevier and the African Academy of Sciences Work Together to Support […]

Toronto Public Library Opens 99th Branch, “A Facility That’s Built For the 21st Century”

The new Fort York Branch opened at 10am today. It’s the first new TPL branch in a decade. The Toronto Public Library is one of the busiest urban public library systems in the world.   If you’re familiar with the Greater Toronto Arera, the new library is located only a few blocks from the Rogers […]

Business Reference: “Census Explorer: Retail Edition” Now Available From U.S. Census

A new interactive mapping tool from the U.S. Census to visualize just released data from the County Business Patterns: 2012 report. …gives users easier access to neighborhood statistics and shows the geographic concentration of electronic shopping and mail-order houses. See Also: Direct to Previously Released Census Explorer Home Page as well as Census Explorer: Commuting Edition and Census Explorer: People, […]

Canada: A New National Library Service For Users With Print Disabilities Officially Launches, Over 600 Canadian Public Library Systems Already Members


The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) officially launched today at an event held at the Canadian Library Association National Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. From Today’s Announcement: Over three million Canadians have a print disability. This could be a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. For the 10 per […]

CrossRef Formally Launches Text and Data Mining Services

Note: For background about today’s launch see infoDOCKET posts from May 1, 2014 and December 23, 2013. From Today’s CrossRef Announcement: CrossRef Text and Data Mining services, allowing publishers to provide information that will simplify access arrangements for researchers who desire to mine and analyze scholarly publisher sites, is now available to CrossRef Members. [Clip] […]

Shared Print: An Update From the Maine Shared Collection Strategy (MSCS)

During March 2013 Library Journal published an excellent in-depth look at the Maine Shared Collection Strategy (MSCS) project. As the LJ article points out MSCS is one of a number of shared collection projects around the country. Nine days ago the Maine Shared Collection Strategy publicly shared their May 2014 update (9 pages; PDF) that […]

New Statistical Report: “The Condition of Education 2014″ (K-12 and Higher Ed)

The 2014 report was published today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)/U.S. Dept. of Education. From a NCES Announcement:  The 42 indicators presented in The Condition of Education 2014 provide a progress report on education in America and include findings on the demographics of American schools, U.S. resources for schooling, and outcomes associated […]

North Carolina and Massachusetts: More Interesting Statewide Ebook Partnerships Involving BiblioBoard

Last week we pointed out a new and very interesting partnership between the State Library of Arizona and BiblioBoard. The two organizations will work together to obtain content, which the State Library will own and BiblioLabs will host. In addition to hosting commercially available eBooks about Arizona, BiblioBoard will include a self-publishing module for local […]

Beginning Next Week NLM Will Add New and Updated Citations to PubMed Seven Days a Week

From the National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin: The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that beginning June 2, 2014, we will add new and updated citations to PubMed seven days a week. Daily updating is a welcome enhancement to PubMed. Prior to this change, we updated PubMed five times a week on Tuesday through […]

New Article: “Library (Publishing) School: Training and Competencies for the New Publishing Professional”

The following article appears in the new issue (Volume 17, Issue 2) of The Journal of Electronic Publishing. Title Library (Publishing) School: Training and Competencies for the New Publishing Professional Author Alix Keener Michigan Press Source The Journal of Electronic Publishing Vol 17, Issue 2 Spring, 2014 Abstract Many universities today now have a library […]