December 11, 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.

Research Article: “Attitudes of North American Academics Toward Open Access Scholarly Journals” (Preprint)

The following full text research article (preprint) is scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue (Vol. 20 No. 1) of portal: Libraries and the Academy published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Title Attitudes of North American Academics Toward Open Access Scholarly Journals Authors Elizabeth D. Dalton University of Tennessee Carol Tenopir Middle Tennessee State University […]

New Books to Know About: “Information Hunters When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe”

The book highlighted below is scheduled for publication in print on January 3, 2020 by Oxford University Press. The e-book version was published on December 2, 2019. Title Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe Author Kathy Peiss University of Pennsylvania ISBN: 0190944617 ISBN-13: 978-0190944612 Publisher Description While armies […]

Video: An Interview with Kumsal Bayazit, CEO, Elsevier

Last month at the 2019 Charleston Conference, Kumsal Bayazit, CEO, Elsevier, sat down with Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of “Against The Grain” and Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University Libraries, for an interview that touches on a number of topics including: Becoming the the First Woman to Lead Elsevier Transitions in […]

Report: “Google Urges FTC To Weaken Children’s Privacy Rules”

From Media Post: Google is asking the Federal Trade Commission to revise children’s privacy rules in ways that would make it easier for YouTube to collect data from people who watch videos aimed at young children. The FTC currently presumes that people watching child-oriented videos are themselves children. That presumption hinders companies like YouTube from […]

Women Rule 2019 National Film Registry Selections: Boys Don’t Cry,’ ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ ‘Before Stonewall’ Among the Titles

From LC: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 of America’s most influential motion pictures to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage, the films in the class of 2019 range from Prince’s 1984 […]

News Roundup (December 11, 2019)

COPE’s Retraction Guidelines 2019  12 pages; PDF.  EIFL Joins New Openaire Non-Profit Organization

Research Tools: Oxford Experts Launch “Comp Prop Navigator” to Help Fight Disinformation

From the Oxford Internet Institute’s Project on Computational Propaganda: Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, have launched ‘The ComProp Navigator‘, a new online resource guide which aims to help civil society groups better understand and respond to the problem of disinformation. Developed by the OII’s Project on Computational Propaganda, led by Professor Philip Howard, the ComProp […]

University of Virginia: A Collaborative Effort Will Preserve Physical Card Catalog Containing 4 Million Cards

From UVA Today: As preparations continue for the renovation of Alderman Library, which replaced the Rotunda as UVA’s central library in 1938, a volunteer effort is preserving one small part of its past: the card catalog. Created over a 50-year span from 1939 to 1989, that catalog grew to about 4 million cards in 65 […]

New Full Text E-Book From NASA “Reveals Insights of Earth Seen at Night From Space”

From NASA: Dazzling photographs and images from space of our planet’s nightlights have captivated public attention for decades. In such images, patterns are immediately seen based on the presence or absence of light: a distinct coastline, bodies of water recognizable by their dark silhouettes, and the faint tendrils of roads and highways emanating from the […]

New Report From RAND: “Profiles of News Consumption Platform Choices, Perceptions of Reliability, and Partisanship”

From RAND: In this report, the authors explore novel measures of how U.S. media consumers obtain news. They examine the combinations and relative levels of use of different news delivery platforms (e.g., print, broadcast television, social media, internet), and the relationships between these “news consumption profiles” and (1) consumers’ perceptions of the reliability of news […]