March 23, 2018

BBC Report: “A Visit to Syria’s Secret Library”

Note: Along with the text report (linked below), the BBC’s “Crossing Continents” program on Radio 4 aired/streamed a 28 minute report about the library. You can stream it on demand or download it here, From the BBC: Down a flight of steep steps, as far as it’s possible to go from the flying shrapnel, shelling […]

Three New Data Reports Look at Trends in Bullying, Use of Hate-related Words, and Other Unfavorable Conditions at Schools in the U.S.

New today (July 28, 2016) from National Center For Educations Statistics (NCES). From an NCES E-Mail: Three new Data Points  look at trends in reports of bullying, use of hate-related words, and other unfavorable conditions in the nation’s schools. The reports from the National Center for Education Statistics, in the Institute of Education Sciences, use […]

Library of Congress Announces Grant Recipients for Teaching with Primary Sources

From LC: The Library of Congress today announced the selection of 21 organizations that will receive a total of $3,340,352 to support the effective use of digitized primary sources in K-12 classrooms. Some of the selected organizations will focus their efforts on the research and development of curricular materials; others will provide professional development opportunities […]

New Data Resource: U.S. Census Releases First Ever Advance Economic Indicators Report

From the U.S. Census: Today the U.S. Census Bureau released its first ever Advance Economic Indicators Report that combines the release of advance statistics on international trade in goods with new advance estimates for retail and wholesale inventories. This summary level report contains select aggregate levels for retail and wholesale trade inventories. Background The new […]

New Report/Data From Nature: “Rapid Growth in High-Quality Research Outputs Shows China is Consolidating Position as Scientific Powerhouse”


New From Nature: The Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement identifies the countries and institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality research publications, using the power of the Nature Index, which tracks the research of more than 8,000 global institutions. These are the players to watch. It shows that Chinese institutions are leading the […]

Conference Paper: “The Library of Congress Literacy Awards, 2013-2017: Finalists and Best Practices”

The following paper will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 taking place August 3-19, 2016 in Columbus, OH. Title The Library of Congress Literacy Awards, 2013-2017: Finalists and Best Practices Authors Lesley S.J. Farmer California State University, Long Beach John Y. Cole Director for the Library of Congress Center for […]

Video: “Digitizing the Collections” at the University of Oklahoma Libraries

New video provides a brief look inside the University of Oklahoma Libraries Digitization Laboratory. Direct to Digitization Lab Web Page (Incl. Another Video)

New Report Examines Attitudes, Opinions, and Use of Open Educational Resources (OER) Among Teaching Faculty in U.S. Higher Education.

A new report containing survey findings about OER awareness and usage from the Babson Survey Research Group from Babson College in Massachusetts, The report (75 pages; PDF) is titled, “Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16.” From a News Release/Key Findings: Read the News Release Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among U.S. higher education teaching faculty […]

Texas: New Database From UT Austin Promotes Transparency on Deaths in State Custody

From the University of Texas at Austin: A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005. The database, launched by The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), is designed to provide transparency of […]

Idaho State University & Grand Teton National Park Create New 3-D Imagery, Documentation of Native American Artifacts

Note: A gallery of 18 3D images from the collection are currently available online. From Idaho State University: Idaho State University researchers are working with Grand Teton National Park and various tribes to better document about 50 Native American artifacts from the park’s David T. Vernon Collection and create digital 3-D visualizations of them. [Clip] […]