March 22, 2018

UBC Press and University of Washington Press to Develop Digital Publishing Platform in Indigenous Studies with $509,000/3 Year Mellon Foundation Grant

From the University of Washington Press: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of British Columbia a three-year $509,000 grant to support a collaboration between UBC Press and the University of Washington Press for the development of a new writing and publishing infrastructure for Indigenous studies scholarship. [Clip] UBC Press and University of […]

Digital Preservation: Portico Hits 1 Billion Files Preserved


From ITHAKA: Today ITHAKA announced that its large-scale digital preservation service Portico now preserves one billion files or, in practical terms, more than 20,000 e-journals, 400,000 e-books, and 600 million images that include vast collections of historical newspapers. Portico has nearly doubled the amount of content it preserves in the past year, representing the ingestion […]

PubMed: Improvements to “My Bibliography” and Other Citations Research Management Tools Released

From the National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin: NCBI has enhanced My Bibliography and Other Citations to include the following two improvements: a search and select tool to add citations from PubMed option to add citations in bulk using files that have citations in the MEDLINE or RIS (Research Information Systems) format. These features were […]

Australia: Architects Announced For State Library of Victoria Redevelopment and More Government Funding

From the State Library of Victoria: Multi-award winning Australasian design firm Architectus will join forces with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, one of Scandinavia’s most recognised architectural practices, to transform the iconic building. Architectus is known for its delivery of complex and technically challenging projects, receiving more than 100 industry awards for work across education, public, […]

Public Library News Roundup

1. Ontario: Waterloo Library Board Looking to Cut Costs (via The Record) 2. Ontario: Kingston Frontenac Public Library Board Opts Not to Disclose ‘Sunshine’ Salaries (via The Whig) 3. Ontario: Kingston Library Criticized For Ban On ‘Lingering Aimlessly’ and ‘Offensive Body Odour’ (via National Post) 4. Public Libraries Connecting the Next Billion: Report From Global […]

National Archives (U.S.) Publishes Ebook Featuring Political Cartoons, Now Available Online (Free)


From the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) To help make sense of Congress and its complexities, the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives today launched Representing Congress: Clifford K. Berryman’s Political Cartoons, a free eBook (67 pages; PDF). Representing Congress goes beyond the headlines, using political cartoons to explore what Congress is, how it […]

New Research Article: “Who’s Downloading Pirated Papers? Everyone”

From Science (NO Paywall): But in increasing numbers, researchers around the world are turning to Sci-Hub, which hosts 50 million papers and counting. Over the 6 months leading up to March, Sci-Hub served up 28 million documents. More than 2.6 million download requests came from Iran, 3.4 million from India, and 4.4 million from China. […]

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian at UC Berkeley, Joins Authors Alliance Board of Directors


From the Author’s Alliance: We are delighted to welcome Jeffrey MacKie-Mason to our Board of Directors, where he joins Pamela Samuelson, Molly Van Houweling, Carla Hesse, and Thomas Leonard [former University Librarian at UC Berkeley] in guiding the strategic decisions and activities of the Authors Alliance. MacKie-Mason is the University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship […]

New Editorial: “The Role of Librarians in Data Science: A Call to Action”

The following editorial appears in the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Title The Role of Librarians in Data Science: A Call to Action Author Elaine R. Martin University of Massachusetts Medical School Source  Journal of eScience Librarianship Vol 4, No 2 2015 Posted Online: April 26, 2016 Abstract Many academic institutions and their libraries have developed research […]

Reference: Just Released “Digest of Education Statistics 2014″ (U.S.) Published, Full Text Online


This is the 50th edition of the Digest of Education Statistics. From the National Center for Education Statistics: The National Center for Education (NCES) has released Digest of Education Statistics, 2014. The Digest’s purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest […]