February 22, 2018

Journal Article: “Data Authorship as an Incentive to Data Sharing”

Title Data Authorship as an Incentive to Data Sharing Authors Barbara E. Bierer, M.D. Mercè Crosas, Ph.D. Heather H. Pierce, J.D., M.P.H. Source New England Journal of Medicine 376:1684-1687 April 27, 2017 doi:10.1056/NEJMsb1616595 From the Article We believe that both as a matter of fairness and as a matter of providing an incentive for data […]

Roundup: A Selection of New Research and Data-Rich Reports Available on the Open Web

This roundup is under development (May 31, 2017). New items are added daily. The most recent completed roundup includes more than 100 items can be accessed here. Just Added (Weeks of June 11th, 18th, June 25th 2017) Friday (June 30) In 2015, US Institutions Awarded Most Doctorates Ever Recorded Data: Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: […]

ACM Public Policy Groups Release Statement on Guiding Principles for Internet of Things Privacy and Security

From ACM (Association for Computing Machinery): The ACM US Public Policy Council (USACM) and the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee (EUACM) today released a Statement on IoT Privacy and Security addressing existing and expected privacy and security concerns in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The principles embodied in the USACM/EUACM Statement on IoT Privacy […]

Repositories: Update About Next-Gen arXiv Initiative Posted

From a Post by Oya Rieger on the arXiv Public Wiki: Currently, we are in the process of assessing various technology components as well as identifying collaboration and partnership options. We will put in place initial testing and implementation of some key technology components and develop new organizational and staffing models to ensure continuity in […]

UPDATE: Russia Seeks Suspended Sentence For Ukrainian Library Director

From Radio Free Europe: Russian prosecutors are seeking a five-year suspended sentence for the former head of Moscow’s Ukrainian Literature Library, [Natalya Sharina], who is accused of extremism and embezzlement in a case that has been denounced by rights activists. [Clip] A suspended sentence would mean that Sharina would not be imprisoned. [Clip] The respected […]

Margaret Atwood, Author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Sends Letter in Support of New York City Area Public Libraries

From NYPL: This morning, an email from “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood was sent to New York Public Library patrons, asking them to support libraries in their fight for increased city funding for Fiscal Year 2018. The note — which had the subject line “There Are No Public Libraries in The Handmaid’s Tale’s Gilead” […]

News Roundup

1. Research Repositories: Zenodo Now Supports DOI Versioning 2. New From ScienceOpen: MyScienceOpen Networking Platform 3. Taylor & Francis Group Acquires colwiz, Provider of Interactive Research Management, Collaboration Tools 4. OCLC Signs Metadata Agreements with Leading Publishers Worldwide 26 publishers that OCLC recently signed agreements with are listed. 5. Dr. Louise Bernard, Former Director of Exhibitions […]

New Article: “BioSharing: Harnessing Metadata Standards for the Data Commons”

The following article (preprint) was recently shared on BioRxiv. Title BioSharing: Harnessing Metadata Standards for the Data Commons Authors Susanna-Assunta Sansone Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford Philippe Rocca-Serra Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford Massimiliano Izzo Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford Allyson Lister Oxford e-Research […]

Google Announces Enhancements to Results When Searching For “Art-Related Things”

From the Google Blog: Starting today, when you search for art-related things, you’ll have access to more relevant results and the ability to dive deeper into topics of interest. We’ve also added a new feature in Street View (think digital museum guide!) that gives you key insights about the artworks on your virtual museum visits. […]

Australia: “Unstacked” is a Time-Based Visualisation of Materials People are Accessing From the State Library of New South Wales Collection


The following recently launched data visualization comes from the DX Lab at the State Library of New South Wales. From a DX Lab Blog Post by the Developers of Unstacked, Elisa Lee & Adam Hinshaw: Unstacked reflects the pulse of the library’s users. Sometimes there is a flurry of movement as multiple items appear in succession, at other times a contemplative […]