March 22, 2018

Reference: Top Consumer Complaints in U.S. During 2014 Released in New Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book

Note: The full text report discussed below is embedded at the bottom of this post. From the Federal Trade Commission: Identity theft topped the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints for the 15th consecutive year, while the agency also recorded a large increase in the number of complaints about so-called “imposter” scams, according […]

Name Change: Reed Elsevier is Now RELX Group


From Reuters: Anglo Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier plans to rename itself RELX and simplify its structure into one unit to make it more transparent for investors in the latest stage of its transformation. Europe’s largest media group has evolved in recent years, putting a greater focus on its fast-growing risk and events units and sending […]

Altmetrics: Public Library of Science (PLOS) Adds New Features to ALM Reports Including Three New Visualizations

New features added to ALM Reports are discussed in a new PLOS Tech blog post. Here’s some of what you’ll read about: “To enhance the search capabilities, we have introduced faceted search.” “ALM Reports also contains three new enhanced visualizations, using the popular D3.js visualization library.” “We have introduced a feature which we’ll be building […]

eBooks: U.S. Dept. of State Releases 20 Newly Digitized Volumes of Foreign Relations of the United States, Mobi and EPUB Versions Available

Each link below goes to HTML version of the material. You’ll find links to download Mobi and EPUB versions on the right side of each page. From the Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State: The Department of State announces today the release of newly digitized versions of twenty volumes […]

Serials: Bloomsbury Journals to Join the Routledge Social Science, Arts & Humanities Program

From Taylor and Francis: Bloomsbury Journals, comprising 25 titles in Arts & Humanities and 21 titles in Law (published under the Hart imprint) are to join the Routledge publishing program. The titles complement the existing subject scope at Routledge and extend opportunities for critical debate in new and emerging subject areas. Routledge Law has a […]

Videos and Slides: Five Presentations From OCLC’s “Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts” Event Now Available Online

Five presentations from “Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts” an OCLC’s Collective Insight event held on February 10, 2015 at the San Francisco Public Library are now available online via YouTube. You can review the complete agenda and view speaker bios here. Presentations and Slides Walk Before You Run: Prerequisites to Linked Data Presentation […]

Roundup: In 3-2 Vote FCC Passes Open Internet/Net Neutrality Proposal

A keyword searchable version of the FCC meeting/vote/press conference should be available via the C-SPAN Video Library soon. At the moment the entire meeting is available to view online here via C-SPAN. The open Internet/net neutrality discussion/vote begins at 52:32 in the video. Btw, you can easily create custom clips of the meeting (free) here. […]

Roundup: Ten Recently U.S Government Awarded Contracts for Information Products and Services

Here’s a roundup of 10 contracts for information products and services to U.S. Government organizations including the U.S. Military. All of these announcements were posted in the past 7 weeks and is far from comprehensive. In the most recent complete fiscal year—FY 2014—federal spending on information commodities was $548.7 million, one of the highest annual […]

hoopla Digital Announces Release of Version 3.0 ‘LightSpeed’ Interface, Roll Out Underway Across Platforms

Note: Library Journal’s Matt Ennis will have more on today’s hoopla Digital news in an upcoming article. From hoopla Digital: hoopla Digital today unveiled its new 3.0 LightSpeed interface and is now starting to roll out the upgrade to Android, iOS and online users in the U.S. and Canada. [Clip] hoopla digital’s LightSpeed interface – […]

New Resource: U. of North Carolina Archaeologists and Librarians Produce Online Catalog of Artifacts

From the UNC University Library: Over many decades, scientists at UNC’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) have collected more than 8 million artifacts, mostly from sites in North Carolina. Now, as the RLA prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary, it is making information about those pottery fragments, tools, and other relics of earlier lives available […]