June 5, 2020

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.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Announce Awardees For Its 2020 Digital Extension Grants Program

From ACLS: The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce awardees for its 2020 Digital Extension Grants program. “At a time when difficult but much needed conversations are dominating the national discourse and as we continue to traverse this new era of social distancing, ACLS is proud to support advances in digital […]

University of Alberta: Coutts Library Closed; Marks Second Library Closure Due to Budget Cuts

From The Gateway: The University of Alberta has closed the Herbert T. Coutts Library found within the Education building. The permanent closure of Coutts Library was announced by blog post on June 4. The library was the primary resource library for both the faculties of education and kinesiology, sport, and recreation (KSR). According to vice-provost (library and […]

Report: “Facebook Slaps Labels on State-Controlled Media Amid Anger Over Trump’s Posts”

From Politico: Facebook took steps Thursday to reduce the role of state-backed media outlets from Russia and China on its global platform amid controversy over how the social networking giant handled recent posts from Donald Trump. The company has faced a backlash from its employees for not adding warning labels to comments from the U.S. […]

Interview: Ryan Merkley, Chief of Staff to the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Talks with Lawfare

From Lawfare: In this episode of Lawfare‘s Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Ryan Merkley, the chief of staff to the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation. [Clip] Ryan, Evelyn and Quinta talked about Wikipedia’s unique structure, how the site has managed to become a reliable resource on […]

Now Available: A New Edition of the “Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefing” from the Oxford Internet Institute (June 1, 2020)

From the Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefing (via Computational Propaganda Project/Oxford Internet Institute): Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—and public understanding of the crises—we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. For the week leading up to 01-06-2020 we find: Coronavirus misinformation from junk health […]

Journal Article: “Stewarding National User Groups to Strengthen Open Source Software Communities”

The following article was published today by Publications. Title Stewarding National User Groups to Strengthen Open Source Software Communities Authors Pascal-Nicolas Becker The Library Code Michele Mennielli LYRASIS Katharina Trachte The Library Code Source Publications 2020, 8(2), 31. DOI: 10.3390/publications8020031 Note: From Special Issue: 14th International Conference on Open Repositories 2019 – All The User Needs Abstract […]

A New Report From Digital Science: “How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture”

From Digital Science: Digital Science has today released a report highlighting the global research landscape trends and cultural changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture analyses publication trends, regional focal points of research, collaboration patterns, and top institutional producers of research in COVID-19. The report key findings […]

Roundup (June 4, 2020)

American Chemical Society (ACS) Partners With University of Campinas in First Open Access Agreement in Latin America EBSCO Announces Suite of Resources for Business Studies from Harvard Business Publishing Enthusiasm for OER Takes Off in Colorado With Statewide Support (via SPARC) Harvard Library’s Steps Toward Reopening (Interview with Martha Whitehead, Vice President for the Harvard […]

Research Article: “Generate FAIR Literature Surveys with Scholarly Knowledge Graphs” (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) was recently posted to arXiv. Title Generate FAIR Literature Surveys with Scholarly Knowledge Graphs Authors Allard Oelen L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Markus Stocker TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology Mohamad Yaser Jaradeh L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Sören Auer TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science andTechnology & L3S […]

University of Toronto Library Launches Revamped Romantic Poetry Bibliographic Database

From the U. of Toronto Library: The University of Toronto Libraries has just launched an updated and redesigned version of the Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry with a greatly improved search function. The bibliography is based on first-hand examination of copies of existing editions of all English poetry published for the first time between 1770 and 1835, amounting to approximately 23,000 volumes.  The founder of the […]