June 19, 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.

Report: “DARPA Wants to Deliver Relevant, Just-in-Time Knowledge”

From GCN: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for ways to deliver the right nuggets of policy and procedural knowledge to the right people at the right time, without including irrelevant or already known information. The Knowledge Management at Scale and Speed program aims to develop technologies that can deliver sufficiently granular and […]

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Supports Creation of US Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

From an ARL Release: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is proud to join civil society, higher education, racial justice, and other organizations dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the movement for US Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (USTRHT). The movement aims to “properly acknowledge, memorialize, and be a catalyst for progress toward jettisoning […]

Two McGill University Librarians Discuss “Engaging with Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries” at RLUK Digital Shift Forum Presentation

The RLUK Digital Shift Forum video embedded below was recorded on June 16, 2021. Program Title Engaging with Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries Description As artificial intelligence becomes a popular topic in the news and popular culture, Research Libraries are experiencing an increase in available technology using AI. As the AI environment grows, it will […]

ALA Committee on Education Requests Feedback on Newly Revised ALA Core Competences of Librarianship; Last Revision Was Passed in 2009

From the American Library Association Library professionals are working in environments fueled by rapid advances in technology, social change, funding challenges, and changing user needs. Therefore, the roles, capabilities, and expectations of library professionals are changing as well. The ALA Core Competences (ALACCs) for library professionals must reflect these changes. Today the American Library Association […]

Urban Libraries Council (ULC) Announces New Executive Board Officers and Members

From ULC: The Urban Libraries Council elected its 2021-2022 Executive Board during its Annual Member Business Meeting held virtually earlier today. Newly named ULC Executive Board officers, who will serve one-year terms, include: Dr. Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi (President, San Francisco Public Library Commission; Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of the Pacific) as Chair […]

New York Public Library Receives $12.5 Million Grant From Arcadia Fund For Open Access Project

From the NYPL: The New York Public Library (NYPL) has received a $12.5 million grant from Arcadia a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Library Trustee Peter Baldwin, towards a significant investment in the Library’s digital transformation. The grant will support the Library’s efforts to improve patrons’ ability to discover, request, and access in digital […]

NTIA Releases Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide Across the Country, Features Data From Public and Private Sources

From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration: Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new publicly available digital map that displays key indicators of broadband needs across the country. This is the first interactive, public map that allows users to explore different datasets about where people do not […]

Meet the 2021-22 NISO Board Of Directors

From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO): The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board elections for the term beginning July 1, 2021. Mary Sauer-Games, Vice President, Product Management, OCLC, Inc, will transition to the role of Chair of the NISO Board, having served as Vice Chair […]

Library of Congress: “Renowned Digital Humanities Researchers Begin Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud”

From LC: Three renowned researchers in digital humanities and computer science are joining forces with the Library of Congress on three inaugural Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud projects, exploring how biblical quotations, photographic styles and “fuzzy searches” reveal more about the collections in the world’s largest Library than first meets the eye. Supported by […]

News Roundup (June 17, 2021)

ACRL Joins “Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History” (via ACRL) ACS Transformative ‘Read and Publish’ Agreement Expands Open Access in Spain (via ACS) arXiv Adds Interactive Citation Maps Powered by Litmaps (via arXiv Blog) OCLC to Provide New National Cataloging Platform For More Than 1,300 Libraries in Japan […]