April 24, 2018

Libraries Promise to Destroy User Data to Avoid Threat of Government Surveillance

From The Guardian: The New York Public Library (NYPL) changed its privacy policy on Wednesday to emphasize its data-collection policies. Last week, the NYPL website stated that “any library record or other information collected by the Library as described herein is subject to disclosure pursuant to subpoena, court order, or as otherwise authorized by applicable […]

Iowa: Free Speech Groups Defend “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Against Label of ‘Obscenity’

From the NCAC: The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is again defending Stephen Chobsky’s young adult novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, after Iowa parents labeled it “obscene” and pushed for its removal from local classrooms. Earlier this month, Jodi Lockwood, a parent of a child at Hempstead High School in Dubuque Iowa, brought […]

News Roundup

1. Elsevier Has Now Implemented FORCE11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles for Over 1800 Journals 2. Open Access: PKP (Public Knowledge Project) Has Joined OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association) 3. Mendeley integrates with ORCID

The November/December 2016 issue of D-Lib Magazine Now Available Online

The November/December 2016 issue of D-Lib Magazine. Direct to COMPLETE Table of Contents Direct Links to November/December 2016 Issue Volume 22, Number 11/12 Featured Collection OPenn Created by the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, makes digitized cultural heritage material freely available and accessible to the public. All images and […]

More of New Zealand’s Digital Content to Become Freely Available

From bizEDGE: More of New Zealand’s digital content will become freely available to Kiwis, thanks to a collaboration between Wellington digital agency, Boost, the National Library of New Zealand and the Department of Internal Affairs. The trio have developed the award-winning Supplejack, which powers its DigitalNZ services and makes more of New Zealand’s massive collection […]

New State Government Audit Report: California Ranks 50th in U.S. for School Library Services


From KXTV: California ranked as the worst state in school student-to-teacher librarian ratios, according to a recent report by the California State Auditor. This report evaluates why school districts should strengthen their library programs and how education should redesign its annual library survey to better assess school libraries statewide. There’s generally supposed to be one full-time teacher […]

Preservation of Digital Humanities Projects Discussed at UC Berkeley Library Event

From a UC Berkeley Library News Report by Rachael G. Samberg & Stacy Reardon: Preservation of DH research outputs is critical for their future use, yet durable access questions often go unaddressed as DH projects take shape. Failure to account for projects’ enduring sustainability can leave gaps in cultural heritage and potentially eliminate years of […]

New Jersey: Newark Public Library Foundation Gets $1 Million Grant For Digitization and Literacy Programs

From the WSJ (Sub’s only) or FREE via Google Search Results: The Newark Public Library Foundation has received a $1 million, two-year grant from the Carnegie Corp. of New York to digitize its historic collections and to pay for family literacy initiatives. The library will use some of the funding to digitize its collections on […]

ALA Announces Winners of 2016 “I Love My Librarian” Award


Congrats to all of the winners! 2016 I Love My Librarian Award Winners Danielle S. Apfelbaum New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, New York Andrea Bernard Tyler Memorial Library Charlemont, Massachusetts Olga Valencia Cardenas Stanislaus County Library Modesto, California Elissa Checov Gwinnett Technical College / Gwinnett County Public Library Lawrenceville, Georgia Kathryn Cole Northside […]

New Article: “Citations as Data: Harvesting the Scholarly Record of Your University to Enrich Institutional Knowledge and Support Research”

The following article (preprint) was recently approved for publication in the November 2017 issue of  C&RL (College and Research Libraries). Title Citations as Data: Harvesting the Scholarly Record of Your University to Enrich Institutional Knowledge and Support Research Authors Leila Belle Sterman Montana State University Jason A. Clark Montana State University Source via C&RL Web […]