May 21, 2018

Chicago Public Library Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Expand Early Learning Spaces Across City

From the City of Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined this morning by Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon at the Albany Park Library branch to announce a significant expansion of Chicago Public Library early learning spaces across the city. Thanks to a $2.5 million grant from Exelon Corporation to the Chicago Public Library […]

City of San Francisco Announces Plan to Expand Access and Use of Open Data

From DataSF: Data can feel dry, boring and academic. At the same time, everyone loves a good story. But every story has a rich vein of data threaded throughout, describing a pattern and illuminating a path forward. It’s only when we link the data narratives that underlie our stories, that we are able to make […]

A New Report From CLIR: “The Once and Future Publishing Library”


Here’s a new report published and released online today (July 31, 2015) by CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources). Title The Once and Future Publishing Library Authors Ann Okerson Center for Research Libraries Alex Holzman Alex Publishing Source Council on Library and Information Resources CLIR Publication No. 166 ISBN: 978-1-932326-53-6 Abstract The report explores […]

Archives: NARA Renews and Updates Digitization Partnership Agreement With and Fold3

From the NARA Blog: NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) has enjoyed a successful partnership with Ancestry since 2008. NARA has also partnered with Fold3, Ancestry’s sister site, since 2007. In the month of June alone, NARA records received 8.8 million views on, and 2.5 million views on We are renewing our partnership […]

New Research Article: “Retraction Policies of Top Scientific Journals Ranked by Impact Factor”

The following full text article appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Title Retraction Policies of Top Scientific Journals Ranked by Impact Factor Authors David B. Resnik, JD., PhD National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health Elizabeth Wager, PhD Sideview Grace E. Kissling, PhD National Institute […]

OCLC Researcher Lynn Silipigni Connaway Elected President-Elect of ASIS&T

From OCLC: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Senior Research Scientist, has been elected President-elect of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) for the 2016 administrative year, and President for 2017. Connaway has been a member of ASIS&T for 25 years. She has served in a variety of leadership positions within the organization, including co-chair […]

ITU-T Standard on Cloud-Based Big Data Achieves First-Stage Approval

From the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Newslog: ITU members have achieved first-stage approval (‘consent’) of the first ITU-T standard on Big Data. The standard details the requirements, capabilities and use cases of cloud-based Big Data as well as its ‘system context’, a high-level view of a cloud-based Big Data system and its relationships with other […]

New Database: Three NGOs Launch Fishing Transparency Website Identifying 15,264 EU Vessels Authorised to Fish Outside the EU

From a Joint Announcement: Today [July 29, 2015], the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana and WWF heralded a new era of fisheries transparency with the launch of an online database detailing 15,264 EU vessels authorised to fish outside EU waters between 2010 and 2014. The figures have been made public by the NGOs for the […]

New Full Text Reference Resource: “Energy Primer: A Handbook of Energy Market Basics”

The following full text reference resource was published online earlier this month by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Title Energy Primer: A Handbook of Energy Market Basics (Also Embedded Below) Author The Division of Energy Market Oversight, Office of Enforcement Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Source Publication Date July 2015 Direct to Full Text (128 […]

Research Article: “Don’t Make Me Type: A Study of Students’ Perceptions of Library Catalogues on Tablet Computers”

The following full text article appears in Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Title Don’t Make Me Type: A Study of Students’ Perceptions of Library Catalogues on Tablet Computers Author Erik Gordon Christiansen University of Alberta Source Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research Vol. 10, […]