March 18, 2018

Vint Cerf on “The Role of Archives in Digital Preservation”

From a Column Published in Communications of the ACM (January 2018) by Vint Cerf: Some readers may wonder whether the World Wide Web is already an example of an archive. It is not because there is no assurance of long-lasting storage or accessibility of the content. To be sure, the WWW content is a candidate […]

New Journal Article: The Perceived Value of Acquiring Data Seals of Approval

The following article was recently published by the International Journal Of Digital Curation (IJDC) Title The Perceived Value of Acquiring Data Seals of Approval Authors Devan Ray Donaldson Indiana University Ingrid Dillo Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) Robert Downs Columbia University Sarah Ramdeen University of North Carolina Source International Journal Of Digital Curation (IJDC) […]

New Survey Findings: The Number of American Homes With Only Wireless Telephones Continues to Grow


The latest “Wireless Substitution” reports from the National Center for Health Statistics is now available. Formal title of the report: Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2017. A second document/report is also available: Wireless Substitution: State-Level Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2016. From the Report: Preliminary results from […]

News Roundup (December 30, 2017)

1. Roundup: New Maps Made Available Online by the Maps Division, Library of Congress During November 2017 (27 pages; PDF) ||| A Year in Review: Newly Scanned Maps of 2017 (via World Revealed Blog/LC) 2. Preserving Long Island’s History in the Digital Age (via Newsday) 3. Mt. Wachusett Community College in Massachusetts is Helping Faculty Develop […]

New Report/Data on Academic Libraries, Graduation Rates, Outcome Measures, Student Financial Aid, Admissions in United States (2015-2016)


From the National Center for Education Statistics: The percent of revenues that postsecondary institutions received from tuition and fees in 2015-16 varied greatly depending on the type of institution, according to new data released today by the National Center for Education StatisticsFor instance, public 4-year institutions and administrative offices received about 22 percent of their […]

Digital Literacy: “One In Ten Publishers Say They’re Not Labeling Native Advertising”

From MediaPost: In two just-released studies from the Native Advertising Institute (NAI), roughly one in ten news and magazine publishers admitted their publications hadn’t labeled online native advertising. The Native Advertising Trends in News Media 2017 report, which was a collaboration with the International News Media Association (INMA), found that more news media publishers (11%) […]

Reference: College Football Playoff Media Guide: 2017-18 Edition (Full Text)


138 pages of facts and stats about the 2017-2018 College Football Playoff can be accessed in the media guide that’s linked below. Direct to Media Guide (Read Online) Direct to Download (PDF) Additional Resources Rose Bowl  Rose Bowl Game Digital Program Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff FAQ College Football Playoff News Releases Teams Clemson Tigers Sugar […]

Public Library News Roundup

Alabama The New $10.2 Million, 25,000-Square-Foot Madison Public Library Prepares to Open (via ||| Direct to Library Website Alaska A Downtown Anchorage Library is Moving Closer to Reality (via Alaska Dispatch-News) Alberta Calgary’s First Express Library Opens in New YMCA Arizona Phoenix: Burton Barr Central Library Will Open a 35,000-Square-Foot Temporary Location in Basement of Park […]

San Francisco: City Librarian Luis Herrera Announces Retirement


Here’s the full text of today’s announcement from the San Francisco Public Library. Luis Herrera, City Librarian of the San Francisco Public Library, announced his retirement, effective late February 2018. “Today is a bittersweet day,” began the message sent to all staff by Herrera. “Together, we have ensured that the San Francisco Public Library remains […]

New Article: “Understanding Appeals of Video Games for Readers’ Advisory and Recommendation”

The following article was published in the latest issue of Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ). Title Understanding Appeals of Video Games for Readers’ Advisory and Recommendation Authors Jin Ha Lee University of Washington Rachel Ivy Clarke Syracuse University Hyerim Cho University of Washington Travis Windleharth University of Washington Source Reference and User Services Quarterly […]