February 22, 2018

OpenAire: New Metadata Application Profile for Literature Repositories is Approaching

The guidelines discussed below will be released for consultation during November. From OpenAire: The OpenAIRE and formerly DRIVER-Guidelines for Content Providers have been providing orientation for repository managers to align local and regional metadata management policies for the purpose of a pan-European Open Access network realized by the OpenAIRE infrastructure. The guiding principle has been […]

Keyword Search Transcript, View Video Of Today’s Senate Hearing: Facebook, Google, And Twitter Executives on Russia Election Interference


The complete hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism is available and KEYWORD searchable via the C-SPAN Video Library. Search the text transcript (uses closed captioning) and go direct to view video. The C-SPAN Video Library also allows users (you’ll need a free MyC-SPAN account) to create customized clips of the video that can be shared. […]

New Article: “Cutting Edge: Towards PubMed 2.0″

The following article is available from eLife. It was published on October 30, 2017. Title Cutting Edge: Towards PubMed 2.0 Authors Nicolas Fiorini National Institutes of Health David J Lipman National Institutes of Health Zhiyong Lu National Institutes of Health Source eLife 2017;6:e28801 Abstract Staff from the National Center for Biotechnology Information in the US […]

Recordings at Risk Grants Announced: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Awards $504,200 to 16 Institutions


From CLIR: The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 16 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants. Grant Recipients Institution: Binghamton University Libraries Project: Learning from Legends: Reflections on the 1960s Collection Amount: $16,552.50 Institution: Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Project: Standard Hour Broadcast Recordings Amount: $49,999.43 Institution: Boston College Project: Sounds […]

Three New/Updated Scoping Studies on Copyright Issues (Legislation, Disabilities, Education)

Three new scoping studies made available by WIPO in the past week. 1. Legislation Adopted Between 2006 and 2016 64 pages; PDF.  2. Scoping Study on Access to Copyright Protected Works by Persons with Disabilities 4 pages; PDF. 3. Updated Study and Additional Analysis of Study On Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities 21 pages; PDF.

New Article: “Measures of Change in Academic Library Behavior” by David W. Lewis

The following article appears in Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) published by the Library Leadership and Management Association. Title Measures of Change in Academic Library Behavior Authors David W. Lewis IUPUI University Library Source Library Leadership & Management Vol 32, No 1 (2017) From the Introduction Most of us working in academic libraries recognize that new […]

Tuesday Roundup

1. JISC Partners with FOLIO Project to Develop an Open Source Learning Platform 2. LIBER Endorses the European Open Science Cloud Declaration 3. Springer Nature Deposits More Than 600,000 Chemical Compounds on PubChem 4. Project MUSE Releases Info and Pricing For 2018 Book Collections Now Available, Including New Public Health Collection 5. Pratt Students Curate Interactive […]

Southern Illinois University: Publishing: Morris Library Acquires ‘Cricket’ Children’s Literary Magazine Records

From Southern Illinois University (Carbondale): The records of “Cricket,” the trend-setting children’s literary magazine, can now be found at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library Special Collections Research Center. Marianne Carus, the founder and former editor of the first children’s literature magazine, along with her husband, Blouke, and son, Andre, donated the collection to SIU. […]

Report: Hewlett-Packard Historical Archives Destroyed in Santa Rosa Fires

From The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA): When deadly flames incinerated hundreds of homes in Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove neighborhood earlier this month, they also destroyed irreplaceable papers and correspondence held nearby and once belonging to the founders of Silicon Valley’s first technology company, Hewlett-Packard. The Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and […]

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library & Williams Lincolniana Collection Opens in One Month at Mississippi State University

From Mississippi State University Libraries: A $10 million addition to Mississippi State’s Mitchell Memorial Library, home of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and the prestigious Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, will be unveiled with a Nov. 30 celebration at the land-grant university. The 21,000-sq.-ft. library addition contains a state-of-the-art museum chronicling Grant’s […]