September 19, 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.

Penn Libraries Enter a ‘New Era of Innovation’

From the U. of Pennsylvania: Having just completed her first year, Constantia Constantinou is helping to guide the Penn Libraries into the future, driving collections, forming new partnerships, and reimagining spaces. [Clip] Constantinou arrived at Penn one year ago to become the H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries. Rogers had been […]

New Research Tools: Statistics Canada Announces Release of the Education Statistics Portal

From a Statistics Canada Announcement: Today, Statistics Canada is releasing the Education Statistics Portal as part of its commitment to making data more accessible to Canadians. This portal provides a central location where data users can easily find information about elementary, secondary and postsecondary education in Canada in one convenient location. It also highlights the most […]

Digital Privacy News Roundup

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring ‘Data Brokers’ to Register (via Media Post) Gale Reports Data Breach Google Calendar Settings Gaffes Exposes Users’ Meetings, Company Details (via ThreatPost) Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek. (via ProPublica) New Today from the UK “The Cyber Threat to […]

Temple University Libraries Helps a Community Resident Self-Publish a Book

From Temple Libraries: A year ago, Tony Ransome moved from Baltimore to York Street in North Philadelphia. He had visited Philadelphia in the summers of his childhood. But in a city relatively new to him, Mr. Ransome said, his professional work as a paratransit driver occupied most of his waking hours. “I was doing 10- […]

Library of Congress: Announcing International Collaborations on Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions

From the Library of Congress: The Library of Congress Labs team is co-hosting a workshop to kick-off international collaborations around digital scholarship. Partners in the UK and the US are coming together to collaborate on the role of digital scholarship in transforming museums and other cultural institutions such as libraries, archives, and galleries. The Arts […]

Roundup (September 18, 2019)

Accessible Archives Year of Technology: Software Upgrades Completed! Canada’s Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) Appoints Appoints Rina Hadziev as Executive Director Getty to Devote $100 Million to Address Threats to the World’s Ancient Cultural Heritage JFK Presidential Library Chooses iXsystems TrueNAS to Preserve Precious Digital Archives University of Virginia Receives Official Approval to Form […]

Journal Article: “Library-Authored Web Content and the Need for Content Strategy”

The following article was recently published by Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL). Title Library-Authored Web Content and the Need for Content Strategy Author Courtney McDonald University of Colorado Boulder Heidi Burkhardt University of Michigan Source Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Vol 38 No 3 (2019) DOI: 10.6017/ital.v38i3.11015 Abstract Increasingly sophisticated content management systems (CMS) allow […]

Research Tools: Printed Elizabethan Poetry Now Included in Folger Union First Line Index Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library

From The Collation (Folger Shakespeare Library Blog Post by Erin Blake): As of September 2019, researchers have 35,261 more reasons to use the Union First Line Index of English Verse, hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library. The database now contains all first lines, not just manuscript first lines, from Elizabethan poetry: a bibliography and first-line index of English verse, […]

Myth-Busting: All Open Access Journals Can Be Listed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

From a DOAJ News Service Article: People think that DOAJ exists to index all open access journals. A journal can only be indexed if it passes all of our criteria. The Directory of Everything open access would be a wonderful thing but of how much use would it be? DOAJ understands that users want: advice […]

Brown University’s John Hay Library Acquires Janis Ian’s Collection of Personally Inscribed Works of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Many by Women and LGBTQ Authors

From Brown University Library News: The John Hay Library at Brown University is delighted to announce the acquisition of Janis Ian’s personal library, including collections of books of contemporary science fiction and fantasy authors inscribed to her. Among these authors are Anne McCaffrey, George R. R. Martin, Mercedes Lackey, Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Neil Gaiman, […]