February 23, 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.

ICYMI: Presentations and Resources From Academic-Led Publishing Day

Academic-Led Publishing Day took place on February 7th. The goal of Academic-Led Publishing Day is to create an open dialogue about academic-led publishing programs and funding models – both current and potential – and to raise awareness about the roles and capabilities of different stakeholders in this space. On-Demand recordings (and slides) of four presentations […]

Guiding Principles on Ethics in Digital Health Produced During a Seminar at Stanford Libraries

From Stanford Libraries: Stanford Libraries and more than 30 partners, including Proteus Digital Health, today [2/21] unveiled Guiding Principles on Ethics in Digital Health resulting from a multiday seminar that brought together industry, academic and nonprofit leaders to address the growing concern about management and use of personal health data by digital health organizations.  The document begins […]

New Research Report From CIRA Shares Canadian Perspective on Fake News, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Internet Access

From the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA): [The] Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) [recently] released a research report displaying Canadians’ opinions and experiences regarding the internet and fake news, privacy, cybersecurity and access. Based on a survey of over 1,200 Canadian internet users in December 2018, the report highlights areas of concern, including apprehension around […]

New Resource: ‘Historical ‘Google Earth’ Project’ Offers 70 Years of Change to UK’s Cities and Landscapes (Britain From The Air: 1945-2009)

From the University of Cambridge: Aerial photographs of Britain from the 1940s to 2009 – dubbed the ‘historical Google Earth’ by Cambridge academics – have been made freely available to everyone on Cambridge University Library’s Digital Library. The first 1,500 photographs from a vast archive of almost half a million images went live online this morning (Feb 22), […]

Research Article: “Google Search Histories Of Patients Presenting to Emergency Department: An Observational Study”

The following article was recently published by BMJ Open. Title Google Search Histories Of Patients Presenting to Emergency Department: An Observational Study Authors Jeremy M AschUniversity of PennsylvaniaPenn Medicine David A AschPenn MedicinePhiladelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center Elissa V KlingerPenn Medicine  Justine MarksUniversity of PennsylvaniaPenn Medicine Norah SadekUniversity of Pennsylvania Raina M MerchantUniversity of PennsylvaniaPenn […]

Catherine Murray-Rust, Dean of Libraries at Georgia Tech University, to Step Down in Summer 2020

From Georgia Tech University Libraries (Full Text): Catherine Murray-Rust, dean of Libraries, has announced her desire to focus on the completion of the Library Next project before stepping down as dean in the summer of 2020. Murray-Rust has served as the dean of Libraries since 2008. During her tenure as dean, Georgia Tech has taken […]

Report: Using Librarians to Foster Information Literacy

From Community College Daily (American Association Of Community Colleges): Information literacy is considered an essential learning outcome by the Association of American Colleges & Universities and among its high-impact educational practices. It topped the Chronicle of Higher Education’s higher education trends for 2017. Even the architects of guided pathways urge the inclusion of librarians in course design, teaching partnerships and faculty development. […]

New Free Tool Scans for Chrome Extension Safety (Beta)

From the Duo Security Web Site:  To provide users and IT teams with actionable intelligence about Chrome extensions, Duo Labs is excited to announce the public beta of CRXcavator (rhymes with “excavator”), a free service that analyzes Chrome extensions and produces comprehensive security reports. [Clip] The Chrome extension permission model asks the user to approve permissions, and […]

New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space; Interactive (Free), E-Book (Free), and Print Versions Available

From NASA: Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites. The book is available now in hardcover and ebook, and online with interactive features. From a lava field in Iceland to the icy Patagonian […]

Library Design: IUPUI University Library Renovation Garners Positive Reviews

From IUPUI in Indianapolis: The book was closed last fall on University Library’s $1.75 million renovation of the third and fourth floors, and library officials are writing a new chapter this spring on how new furniture and study spaces are being utilized. [Clip] New signage and artwork for the walls are still on their way, but associate […]