May 21, 2018

JAMA: “Internet Searches for Suicide Following the Release of 13 Reasons Why”

From the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why explores the suicide of a fictional teen, and the finale graphically shows the suicide over a 3-minute scene. The series has generated widespread interest (>600 000 news report), including debate about its public health implications. For some viewers, the series glamorizes […]

Cultural Heritage: Library and Archives Canada Posts 47 Historical Films to YouTube

All 47 digitized films from were uploaded to YouTube by Library and Archives Canada earlier today and can be accessed here. We’ve embedded four of the films/videos below.

New Report From ALA: “Rural Libraries in the United States Recent Strides, Future Possibilities, and Meeting Community Needs”


The following report was published today by ALA’s Office of Information Technology Policy. Title Rural Libraries in the United States Recent Strides, Future Possibilities, and Meeting Community Needs Authors Brian Real, Ph.D. Calvert Library Calvert County, MD R. Norman Rose Source Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP), American Library Association Highlights/Overview via a District Dispatch […]

News Roundup

1. Wiley Content Sharing Launches Across Wiley Online Library 2. HBO Hacked: Upcoming Episodes, Game of Thrones Data Leaked Online (via EW) 3. Johns Hopkins University Press Names Publishing Industry Veteran Barbara Kline Pope as New Director (via JHU Hub) 4. Russia: Putin Bans VPNs in Web Browsing Crackdown (via BBC) 5. FTC Approves Modifications to TRUSTe’s […]

FGI Warns: “This is Not A Drill. The Future Of Title 44 and the Depository Library Program Hang in the Balance”

From infoDOCKET Friends James A. Jacobs and James R. Jacobs at Free Government Information (FGI): As we wrote last week the Government Publishing Office (GPO) has asked the Depository Library Council (DLC) to recommend changes to Title 44 of the US Code. We believe this is a bad idea at this moment in history and worry that the […]

Webinar: Recording of “Government Information on The Great American Eclipse” Now Available

The FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) webinar “Government Information on The Great American Eclipse” was recorded on July 26, 2017.  An archived version of the presentation is available online.  It runs 44 minutes. Description On Monday, August 21, 2017, many people in the United States will be able to view a partial or total solar […]

Report From New Zealand Book Council: Book Reading in New Zealand (2017 Survey Findings)


From the New Zealand Book Council Website: Our 2017 survey on book reading in New Zealand confirms not only are we a nation that loves to read – we devour an average of 20.6 books a year – but also a nation that loves to read our own stories. Almost 50% of Kiwi adult survey respondents read […]

Library Collections: “Countries and Regions with Acquisitions Challenges” (Updated Library of Congress Collections Policy Statement)

The LC Policy Statement, “Countries and Regions with Acquisitions Challenges” was updated earlier this month. It replaces a former Collections Policy Statement entitled “Developing Countries.” From the Document: The Library develops a universal collection of knowledge by selectively acquiring materials in all formats and languages from all nations of the world. This Collections Policy Statement […]

An Updated and Enhanced United States Supreme Court Website Debuts

The updated and enhanced website went live two days ago. From Andrew Hamm at SCOTUSblog: The court’s Public Information Office boasts that the site update includes “a more consistent menu structure, a more interactive calendar, faster access through Quick Links, improved page load times, and reduced page scrolling.” For example, instead of indicating only that the […]

Research Tools: ScienceOpen Releases Automatically Updating Collection of Open Access Articles on Climate Change


UPDATE: As of July 30, 2017 the collection described below provides access to over 7,700 articles. From a ScienceOpen Blog Post: We are in the midst of a global information and knowledge crisis. Access to scientific research has never been more important to provide the basis for debates on critical issues such as climate change, global […]