July 4, 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.

Penn State University Libraries Needs to Reduce Spending on Library Collections by About $2.2 Million for 2020-21 Fiscal Year

From Penn St. University News: Because of budget constraints, Penn State University Libraries will need to reduce spending on library collections by about $2.2 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Although order cancellations will be necessary, the University Libraries remains committed to providing access to scholarly resources needed for the Penn State community and to increasing […]

Four New Digital Collections From the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) Now Available Online

From the British Library’s Endangered Archives Program Blog: In recent weeks we have continued to put new collections online. Here is a summary of  four of the most recent projects to be made available. Notary Books of Bahia, Brazil, 1664-1910 [EAP703] Documentation of Endangered Temple Art of Tamil Nadu [EAP896] Fragile Palm Leaves Digitisation Initiative [EAP1150] Safeguarding Colonial […]

Roundup (July 3, 2020)

cOAlition S Chooses DOAJ’s Technical Partner, Cottage Labs, to Deliver Their Journal Checker Tool News From SCOSS: “Eleven Universities from Australia and New Zealand Make Pledge of 22,275 Euros to DOAB/OAPEN, OpenCitations and PKP with the Prospect of Pledging More Next Year” Finland: FinELib Signs New Open Access Agreement Taylor & Francis

Profile: “A Librarian For Digital Times (Barbara Rockenbach Begins University Librarian Job at Yale)

From Yale Alumni Magazine: It’s a strange time for Yale’s libraries. Instead of venturing into Sterling’s labyrinthine stacks or summoning rare books in the Beinecke’s subterranean reading room, students have been relying on Yale’s digital collections and online services since March. Luckily, Barbara Rockenbach, who becomes the university librarian on July 1 after three years […]

Journal Article: “A Case Study Exploring Associations Between Popular Media Attention of Scientific Research and Scientific Citations”

The article linked to below was recently published by  PLOS One. Title Case Study Exploring Associations Between Popular Media Attention of Scientific Research and Scientific Citations Authors Note: Affiliation of All Authors: Brigham Young University (BYU) P. Sage Anderson Aubrey R. Odom Hunter M. Gray Jordan B. Jones William F. Christensen Todd Hollingshead Joseph G. […]

Library Stabilization Fund Act Introduced in U.S. Congress, Legislation Would Establish a $2 Billion Fund to “Address Financial Losses and Bolster Library Services

From ALA: The American Library Association (ALA) praised today’s introduction of the Library Stabilization Fund Act, introduced in both chambers by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representative Andy Levin (D-MI), respectively. The legislation would establish a $2 billion fund, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to address financial losses and bolster library services, with […]

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Basic Criteria – Updated and Rewritten in Plain English

From DOAJ News: We are rewriting our website in plain English so that it is easy for our users, especially publishers, to understand what is required for a good quality and complete application. These are first steps to us: becoming even more open and transparent; offering a greatly improved user experience for a new application form; starting a […]

Rick Anderson Named University Librarian at BYU

From Brigham Young University Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Shane Reese has announced the appointment of Rick Anderson as university librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library. He succeeds Brian Rennick who has been interim university librarian since December 2019 following the passing of university librarian Jennifer Paustenbaugh in November. The appointment will be […]

Wikimedia Foundation Introduces First New Project in Seven Years: Abstract Wikipedia

From an Announcement by Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation: It is my honor to introduce Abstract Wikipedia, a new project that has been unanimously approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Abstract Wikipedia proposes a new way to generate baseline encyclopedic content in a multilingual fashion, allowing more contributors and more readers to […]

Report From OCLC Research: “Open Content Activities in Libraries: Same Direction, Different Trajectories — Findings from the 2018 OCLC Global Council Survey “

From OCLC Research: This report is the culmination of efforts from across the OCLC membership to answer the question raised at a Global Council (GC) meeting: “What is the status of open access and open content in libraries across the globe?” The underlying open content survey was conducted in 2018-2019 by the OCLC Global Council […]