July 31, 2021

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.

Canada: “Copyright Collective Can’t Force Tariffs on University, Supreme Court Rules”

From The Canadian Press/CTV: The Supreme Court of Canada says a copyright collective cannot force York University to pay specific tariffs for the use of published works in the classroom. In its unanimous decision today, the high court says the law does not empower the Access Copyright collective to enforce royalty payments set out in […]

Journal Article: “Analysing the Requirements for an Open Research Knowledge Graph: Use Cases, Quality Requirements, and Construction Strategies”

The following article (full text, open access) was recently published by the International Journal on Digital Libraries. Title Analysing the Requirements for an Open Research Knowledge Graph: Use Cases, Quality Requirements, and Construction Strategies Authors Arthur Brack Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology Anett Hoppe Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology Markus Stocker […]

IMLS Announces $22.7 Million Investment in U.S. Library Initiatives

From IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 78 awards totaling $22,711,204 to support libraries across the country. The FY 2021 awards were made through National Leadership Grants for Libraries and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The awarded grants search on the IMLS website contains a complete list of grantees and project descriptions. “With the […]

National Archives (NARA) Seeks Feedback on Draft of New Strategic Plan

From the National Archives and Records Administration: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has posted its new draft Strategic Plan and invites feedback from staff, public and government customers, stakeholders, and colleagues in the archival, historical, and records management communities. The draft plan reaffirms our current Mission, Vision, Values, Transformational Outcomes, and Strategic Goals […]

Roundup (July 30, 2021)

Call for Participation: The Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (via Canadian Association of Research Libraries) National Library of Medicine Joins Instagram (via NLM Collections) New Wikipedia Preview Feature Provides Context from Wikipedia Across the Web (via Wikimedia Diff) Pearson Introduces Pearson+, a Subscription-Based Service For e-TextbooksSee Also: Pearson+ Website Subscribe to Open (S2O): An Interview Post […]

Nature Editorial: “The Lack of People of Colour in Science Images Must be Fixed: Archives, Libraries, Photo Agencies and Publishers Need to Do Better to Reflect Science’s True Past and Present”

From Nature: Nature often illustrates articles reporting on communities and countries that are under-represented in science using generic images, in part because universities, national libraries and commercial photo agencies hold relatively few images of people from such communities. Although we do our best to work with generic images in such situations, they tend to be […]

Library of Congress Labs Announces Launch of “Speculative Annotation” Experiment

From LC: Created by artist and 2021 Innovator in Residence Courtney McClellan, Speculative Annotation is an open-source dynamic web application and public art project. The app presents a unique mini collection of free-to-use items from the Library for students, teachers and learners to annotate through captions, drawings and other types of mark-making. As a special […]

California: $115 Million Investment in Zero Textbook Cost Degrees and OER Signed Into Law, Single Largest State Investment in Open Educational Resources to Date

From SPARC California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law an unprecedented $115 million investment in the expansion of Zero Textbook Cost degrees and open educational resources at the state’s community colleges. Building on a successful pilot that concluded in 2019, the funding will support the development of degree and certificate pathways that students can complete […]

Report: “New Bill Would Update Decades-Old Law Governing Children’s Privacy Online, Add Protection For Teens”

UPDATE: Additional Details About the Bill Along with the Full Text of the Legislation are Now Available via Rep. Castor’s Office From The Washington Post: Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) plans to introduce a bill Thursday morning that would update the decades-old law governing children’s privacy online, an effort bolstered by increased attention on the issue […]

Roundup (July 29, 2021)

July/August 2021 Issue of Archival Outlook Published by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is Now Available Online University of Miami: Libraries Shed Light on Turmoil in Cuba, Haiti VIVO Announces Dragan Ivanović as Technical Lead (via LYRASIS)