October 20, 2019

Gary Price

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Materials From the “International Conference on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries, Archives, Museums and Educational & Research Institutions”

WIPO’s two-day “International Conference on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries, Archives, Museums and Educational & Research Institutions” concluded yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland. From the Conference Website: This International Conference is being held in accordance with the Action Plans on Limitations and Exceptions approved by member states during the 36th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related […]

The Internet Archive Announces Launch of the Offline Archive Project

In the past few days the Internet Archive (IA) has been busy announcing improved and enhanced services. Wonderful news! We have already noted the launch of a new streaming music player, more MS-DOS games you can play online and will soon have much more to say about the launch of several new features (go and […]

Association of American Publishers (AAP) Releases August 2019 Statshot Report; Paper Formats Continue to Dominate Trade Categories

From the Association of American Publishers (AAP): The Association of American Publishers today released a StatShot report for August of 2019 reflecting reported revenue for all tracked categories, including Trade (consumer publications), K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing and University Presses. Overall participating publisher revenue for the month was $2.0 billion, a […]

University of Georgia Partners with Google Books For Digital Access

From the U. of Georgia: Through a new partnership with Google, about 120,000 of the Libraries’ 4.5 million volumes will be digitized, allowing further access to literary, historic, scientific and reference books and journals through UGA’s library catalog as well as one of the largest digital book collections in the world. “The University of Georgia […]

MIT’s Open Access Task Force Releases Final Recommendations

From MIT News/MIT Libraries: The Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research has released its final recommendations, which aim to support and increase the open sharing of MIT publications, data, software, and educational materials. The Institute-wide open access (OA) task force, convened by Provost Martin Schmidt in July 2017, was charged with exploring how […]

Library and Archive Organizations Including ACRL, ALA, ARL, and SAA File Amicus Brief Promoting Digital Preservation

From an infojustice.org Blog Post by Jonathan Band: Organizations representing libraries and archives filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Allen v. Cooper, a case concerning the constitutionality of a statute that seeks to limit the sovereign immunity of state governments against claims for copyright infringement. The amicus brief focuses on the negative […]

Harvard Crimson Editorial: “Changing Libraries — But Not Too Much”

From an Editorial by the Editorial Board of the The Harvard Crimson: We appreciate the Harvard Library system, and the many functions it serves at the University and in the wider academic world, first and foremost providing access to centuries of accumulated knowledge. That said, we understand that libraries may feel the need to implement […]

The Internet Archive Launches a New Music Player: Access 1 Million+ Recordings, View Liner Notes, Discover Related Tracks, and More

From an Internet Archive Blog Post: Our online digital library is best known for its immense archive of web pages and websites in the Wayback Machines. Less well known are the million-plus recordings the site has stored digitally and made available to the general public, mostly from 78s, albums and CDs. Highlighting the growing importance […]

ARL Releases Proceedings of the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

From the Conference Website: The seventh biennial Library Assessment Conference was held in Houston, Texas, December 5–7, 2018. The conference brought together nearly 600 participants primarily from North American academic libraries. [Clip] These proceedings, arranged by themed sessions, comprise 80 papers representing the diversity of assessment efforts, including value and impact, space, methods and tools, […]

Open Access: The First Transformative Agreement for Australia and New Zealand

From the Council of Australian Librarians: The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the UK-based Microbiology Society are delighted to announce the signing of the first transformative agreement for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). [Clip] The transformative Publish & Read (PAR) agreement is a transitional pilot for two years (2020-2021) offered on an opt-in […]