May 22, 2022

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.

Report: “A Utah Expert Is Studying the World’s Oldest Movable-Type Book — and It’s Not the Gutenberg Bible”

From the Salt Lake City Tribune: Ask most people what the oldest book made with movable metal type is, and they likely will say the Gutenberg Bible, printed around 1455 in Mainz, Germany. That isn’t the case, and a University of Utah librarian is part of a research project to give proper due to what […]

New Digital Collections From Peru and Sri Lanka Now Available Online From the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme (EAP)

From the Endangered Archives Programme Blog: In this month’s round-up we have a collection of portrait photographs from Lima, Peru (EAP1234), and two collections from Sri Lanka, palm-leaf manuscripts from the Jaffna, Vanni, and Mannar districts (EAP1056), and Tamil Protestant records from the Jaffna Peninsula (EAP971). You can read more about each of the projects […]

Journal Article: “Measuring Publication Diversity Among the Most Productive Scholars: How Research Trajectories Differ in Communication, Psychology, and Political Science”

The article linked below was published today by Scientometrics. Title Measuring Publication Diversity Among the Most Productive Scholars: How Research Trajectories Differ in Communication, Psychology, and Political Science Authors Manuel Goyanes University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain Márton Demeter National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary Zicheng Cheng Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA Homero Gil […]

Online Resources: “New Online Archive Offers a Glimpse into More than a Century of American History”

From Cooper Union: The Cooper Union introduces Voices from the Great Hall, an extraordinary new public resource that tells the history of New York and the nation through the words of the people who helped to shape it from the stage of the storied Great Hall. Voices from the Great Hall is a digital archive, […]

Not Real News: An Associated Press Roundup of Untrue Stories Shared Widely on Social Media This Week

From the Associated Press: A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts… Direct to Full Text See Also: More “Not Real News” […]

Research Resource: World Health Statistics 2022 Published, Report and Dataset Available Online

From the World Health Organization: The World Health Organization has published its latest comprehensive set of World Health Statistics to 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic – which led to an estimated 4.5 million excess deaths in that year. The statistics reveal the extent to which the pandemic has been affecting health systems […]

University of Michigan: “Donna Hayward Appointed Interim Leader of U-M Libraries”

From the University of Michigan: Donna L. Hayward, associate dean of libraries, has been appointed the University of Michigan’s interim university librarian and dean of libraries, effective July 1. She will serve in the interim role until a new university librarian and dean of libraries is selected at the conclusion of a national search that […]

Online Resource: NASA, Partners Offer Global View of Environmental Changes via an Expanded Earth Observing Dashboard

From NASA: Continuing the collaboration that produced the COVID-19 Earth Observing Dashboard in 2020, NASA and its international partners in Europe and Japan have combined the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data in expanding the online resource to document a broad array of planet-wide changes in the environment and human society. The expanded […]

Canadian and US Academic Libraries Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Working Together to Facilitate Access for the Print Disabled

From CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) & ARL (Association of Research Libraries) Joint Release: The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled was adopted on June 27, 2013, in Marrakesh and is part of a body of international copyright treaties administered by […]

“‘Where Did You Get That Book?’ Freckle Survey Investigates the Role of Libraries and Reading in American Culture”

From EveryLibrary: The Freckle Report is a survey and review of consumer reading habits. Since 2019, the Freckle Report releases a full report of the ways in which consumer reading habits are changing and the role books play in American culture. Freckle Report has just released its half-year check-in survey, performed in conjunction with support […]