March 5, 2021

News Roundup

1. Randomly Selected SSRN (Social Science Research Network) Visitors Are Seeing Beta Release of New Site Design, Features (via SSRN Blog)
Background: Elsevier acquired SSRN on May 17, 2016. Since then a new open social science archive, SocArXiv, has launched.

2. University of Kansas Rejects Springer Journal Package

3. Wilson Library (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Launches T-Shirt Archive (via UNC Library Blog)

4. Food and Libraries: DC Public Library Sees Spike in Library Card Applications Amid Free ShopHouse Promo

5. Data: Consumers Have Nearly Unlimited Content Options, But How Many Do They Really Use?  (via Nielsen)

6. Shifts in Usage Behavior Across All Smartphone Users Nearly Triple the Amount of Video Data Consumed Monthly Per User In Q2 2016 vs. the Year Prior (via NPD)

7.  Steady Growth in CRL Licensing Efforts

8. Dave Lambert, President and CEO of Internet2, Announces Retirement

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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