March 23, 2018

Gary Price

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.

Harvard to Digitize Cuba Library Collections

From the Harvard Gazette: The Cuba Studies Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce that the Harvard Library has begun an important process of digitization of some of its most important Cuba-related resources. The digitization of the José Augusto Escoto Cuban History and Literature collection, ca. 1574–1920, is now […]

IMLS Receives Funding Increase for Remainder of FY 2018 + Comments From ALA President James Neal

From IMLS (Institute of Museum  and Library Services): Today, President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2018. The legislation includes $240 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is $9,000,000 above the FY 2017 enacted funding. The legislation […]

Statistics Canada Releases New Book Publishing Sales, Revenue, Earnings Data


From Statistics Canada: The Canadian book publishers industry generated operating revenue of $1.6 billion in 2016, down 0.6% compared with 2014. Operating expenses decreased 1.4% to $1.5 billion, resulting in an operating profit margin of 10.2%. Salaries, wages, commissions and benefits totalled $379.7 million in 2016, down 1.9% from 2014, and accounted for the largest […]

“Long-Sidetracked” Tape Recording of a 1965 Interview with Joan Baez and Bob Dylan Now Part of Southern Folklife Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries

From the News & Observer: In 1965, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan crashed the gates of pop fame, searing Top 40 radio with “Like a Rolling Stone” and devastating the gentle image of folk music at the Newport Folk Festival. Dylan also visited Raleigh that year, playing an influential March 19 concert at NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum […]

Cultural Heritage: The Finnish National Gallery Opens Up Its Collections

From an Interview with Europeana (via Medium): The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading institutions in the OpenGLAM movement to promote free and open access to digital cultural heritage. Riitta Ojanperä, PhD, Director of Collections Management, tells us all about the Gallery’s new policy. What led to […]

Northern Ireland Library Staff Threatened Over Honouring Former Israeli President

From The Belfast Telegraph: Online attacks on a Belfast library over its hosting of an event marking the centenary of the birth of a former President in Israel have been condemned. Staff at the Linen Hall Library also received a number of threatening phone calls following the event on March 13. The library described the […]

News Roundup (March 23, 2018)

1. Simba Information Reports “Scholarly and Professional E-Books Sales Increased Globally By 5.6% In 2017 and Will Grow an Additional 4.8% in 2018 2. Twitter, Google Security Executives to Leave Companies (via Reuters) 3. Open Citations: Microbiology Society joins I4OC 4. HBO Chooses Wazee Digital for Archiving Endangered Formats  

Milestones: Ohio History: Archivists at Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Scan and Digitize 1 Millionth Item into Digital Collection


From CML: Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) archivists today [March 21, 2018] scanned and digitized the 1 millionth item into CML’s My History digital collection. The item is a historical photograph that CML’s Local History & Genealogy division recently acquired. Taken from the Statehouse cupola, it is estimated to be one of the oldest panoramas of Columbus – […]

Finally! Decades in the Making! Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports To Become Publicly Available

This is exciting news! Here’s the Full Text of a News Release From Daniel Schuman at Demand Progress: The Library of Congress will begin publishing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports online within 90 days of enactment of the Omnibus, which passed the House this afternoon. The non-confidential non-partisan reports, issued by Congress’s think tank, provide an even-handed […]

Research Tools: New OECD-WTO Data Provides Coherent and Comprehensive View of Global Trade in Services

From the OECD and World Trade Organization: Services comprise a growing share of international trade. Yet detailed statistics on which countries trade which services with which partners remain patchy. Although worldwide, almost all countries provide an estimate of total trade in services as part of their balance of payments and national accounts, only around 50 […]