September 24, 2021

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Multidisciplinary Research Team Led By U. of Buffalo Awarded $750,000 NSF Grant to Fight Online Disinformation

From the University of Buffalo: A multidisciplinary research team led by the University at Buffalo has been awarded $750,000 to develop digital literacy tools to curb the deleterious effects of online disinformation. The grant is from the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator, a program launched in 2019 that builds upon basic research and discovery to […]

“Eshoo, Wyden Press Big Five Publishers on Costly, Overly Restrictive E-Book Contracts with Libraries “

From a Joint News Release: U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pressed the big five book publishing houses – Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan – for answers regarding their contracts on e-books with libraries. “E-books play a critical role in ensuring that libraries can […]

UMass Amherst Libraries Announce Publication of Openly Licensed Textbook, Tutt* a tavola!

From UMass Amherst Libraries: The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries are pleased to announce the publication of the openly licensed textbook, Tutt* a tavola! Dr. Stacy Giufre and Dr. Melina Masterson were 2020 recipients of two Open Education Initiative grants that are funded by the Provost’s Office and University Libraries. Tutt* a tavola! is a two-volume textbook for […]

Research Tools: New eCFR (Code of Federal Reguations) Website Goes Live with Several New Features

From the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP): The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) have formally launched a new eCFR website. Over the last few years, OFR and GPO developed significant improvements that are now available on the new eCFR website, including the ability to: Show which sections have been recently […]

Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21): 21st Century Access to Culture, Learning and Research in Europe Programme Formally Launches Today

From a Joint Launch Announcement (via International Federation of Library Associations – IFLA): Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21) formally launches today. We are grateful to Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, for its grant of €3m over three years awarded to the Knowledge Rights 21 programme to Stichting IFLA Foundation (SIF). SIF […]

News Roundup (September 23, 2021)

A Rediscovered Tape Archive Captures the Bay Area Folk Music Scene of the 1960s (via SF Chronicle) Internet Archive Canada Submits Response to “Consultation on a Modern Copyright Framework for Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things” (via IA Blog) San Diego State University Library Expands #DEI Commitment and Collections (via SDSU) Wikipedia’s Next Leader […]

SPARC Releases 2021 Update to Landscape Analysis & Roadmap for Action

From SPARC: Today, SPARC is pleased to release the 2021 Update to the SPARC Landscape Analysis and Roadmap for Action. Building on SPARC’s previous analysis, the 2021 update reviews the impact of the past year on the broader research and education markets and on key individual firms within these markets. The report describes the latest […]

Civil War Maps from the Army Corps of Engineers Now Digitized

From the National Archives and Records Administration: Civil War era and related maps from the Army Corps of Engineers have been digitized and are available to view and download from the National Archives Catalog. The records are part of the Civil Works Map File series from Record Group 77, Records of the Office of the […]

NISO Voting Members Approve Work on Recommended Practice for Retracted Research

From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO): The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that its proposed work item for a Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CORREC) Recommended Practice has been approved by NISO Voting Members. Retracted research is published work that is withdrawn, removed, or otherwise invalidated from the scientific […]

Issue 52 of Code4Lib Journal is Now Available Online

Issue 52 of Code4Lib Journal was published online today (September 22, 2021). The complete table-of-contents (with abstracts) is available. In This Issue Editorial : The Cost of Knowing Our Usersby Mark Swenson Building and Maintaining Metadata Aggregation Workflows Using Apache Airflowby Leanne Finnigan and Emily Toner Closing the Gap between FAIR Data Repositories and Hierarchical […]