March 21, 2018

New Preprint: “Scholarly Use of Social Media and Altmetrics: A Review of the Literature”

The following preprint (full text, linked below) was recently made available on arXiv. It has been submitted to the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Title Scholarly Use Of Social Media and Altmetrics: A Review of the Literature Authors Cassidy R. Sugimoto Indiana University Sam Work Université de Montréal Vincent Larivière […]

New Repositories: University of Illinois Library’s “Illinois Data Bank” Provides Storage, Access To Research Data Of Illinois Faculty


Here’s a 900 word article about new “Illinois Data Bank” from the University of Illinois (UIUC) Library. The article was published today by the Illinois News Service. From the Article: The Research Data Service – a new program based at the University Library and designed to help Illinois researchers manage their research data – developed […]

News and New Resources Roundup

1. Privacy: EPIC and Center for Digital Democracy File Complaint With FTC Regarding Recent WhatsApp Policy Change “EPIC and the Center for Digital Democracy have filed a complaint with the FTC concerning WhatsApp’s plan to transfer user data, including personal phone numbers, to Facebook.” 2. Data on the Web Best Practices Now a W3C Candidate […]

Elsevier Awarded U.S. Patent For “Online Peer Review System and Method”

A few hours ago, 50 months after Elsevier submitted a patent application for an “Online peer review system and method” the patent was awarded to the company. HOW or IF Elsevier is currently utilizing or will utilize the technology/method receiving patent is unknown. The complete patent is linked below. Here’s the abstract: An online document […]

North Carolina: DigitalNC Adds More Digitized Films From North Carolina Film Board to Collection


From the Digital North Carolina Blog: Over time, we have worked with the State Archives of North Carolina, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, and UNC-Chapel Hill to digitize a number of North Carolina Film Board films. Created by Gov. Terry Sanford, the Film Board operated for a short time during the 1960s and produced films of statewide significance. […]

Now Available: South Carolina State Library Adds Over 19,000 Documents to South Carolina Digital Library


From the South Carolina State Library The South Carolina State Library added three new digital collections to the South Carolina Digital Library database on August 22, providing online access to over 19,000 historical documents. SCSL staff members spent six years digitizing the documents, pulling items from its book collections, South Carolina State Document Depository and […]

Public Library News Roundup

California: New State-of-the-Art Library Coming to Arcadia (Pasadena Star-News) California: Berkeley Library Director to be Named Without Public Input? (via SJ Mercury-News) Georgia: Gwinnett Library Will Relocate, Close For 2 Weeks (via AJC) Illinois: Niles Public Library District Hires Consulting Firm to Guide Strategic Planning (via Niles Herald-Spectator) Illinois: Schaumburg Library Details Renovation Plans (via The Daily Herald) […]

Roundup: New & Updated Reference and Data Resources Online

1. Two Reports: The Princeton Review and the Washington Monthly Publish Annual College Rankings 2. State of Pennsylvania Launches Open Data Portal 3. Data: SIPRI Military Expenditure Data (by Country) From 1988-2015 Now Available in PDF Format Data continues to be available in Excel format. 4. Report/Data: Financing the United Nations Development System: Current Trends […]

Fast Facts/Infographic: Media Universe: Total Audience (US Users “Engaging” With Media, By Device)

From Nielsen Newswire: The data used in this graphic is inclusive of multicultural audiences. Hispanic consumer audiences are composed of both English and Spanish speaking representative populations. Direct to Source Blog Post and Infographic See Also: Nielsen Estimates 118.4 Million TV Homes in the U.S. for the 2016-17 TV Season (August 26, 2016)

Reports: Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Will Reopen Next Week After Major Renovation

From The New Haven Register: To really appreciate the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, visitors need to look past the marble. But while tourists gawk at the beauty of the building, plenty of researchers are ready to delve into the library’s holdings when it reopens Sept. 6 after a massive 16-month renovation. [Clip] Gordon […]