April 12, 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.

Journal Article: “Faculty Survey on OER: Perceptions, Behaviors, and Implications for Library Practice”

The article linked below was recently published by the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Title Faculty Survey on OER: Perceptions, Behaviors, and Implications for Library Practice Authors Jeffrey D. BondTexas Christian University Boglarka S. HuddlestonTexas Christian University Alysha SappTexas Christian University Source Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 9(1), p.eP2401DOI: 10.7710/2162-3309.2401 Abstract Introduction The […]

Penn Libraries: “‘Just Make the Data Available’: Exploring Manuscripts with OPenn”

From the Penn Libraries: Once upon a time, examining pages from one of the Medieval manuscripts held by Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts would always require someone to make an appointment with a curator, travel to Philadelphia, and visit the Charles K. MacDonald Reading Room. While the experience of […]

Report and Interview: Library of Congress Seeks Diverse Archivists and Storytellers

From PBS NewsHour: Founded in 1802, the U.S. Library of Congress is one of the world’s largest repositories of human knowledge. Now, a new initiative backed by a $15 million grant seeks to expand the National Archive to include diverse experiences. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano speaks with Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and first […]

Roundup (April 12, 2021)

Africa and Latin America Agree to Closer Collaboration Around Open Science (via Confederation of Open Access Resources) Ethics in the Digital World: Where We are Now and What’s Next (via The World Bank) llinois, Benton Institute Work Together to Close the Digital Divide (via Pew Research) U.S. Streaming Subs Surpass Population Total (Rapid TV News) […]

Media Burn, a Chicago-Based Independent Video Archive, Receives $500K Grant From CLIR to Launch New National Project

From WLS-TV (Chicago): The Media Burn Independent Video Archive recently received a grant of nearly $500,000 from the Council on Library Resources to kickstart a new national initiative. “It’s a partnership with six different institutions, and together we are going to be digitizing more than 1,000 video tapes,” said executive director Sara Chapman. Media Burn […]

American Library Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) Seeks Library Community Feedback About Update to ALA Code of Ethics to Address Racial and Social Justice

From ACRL Connect: ALA’s Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) is looking for feedback from the library community about an update to the ALA Code of Ethics. In July 2020, the COPE voted to establish a working group to explore the creation of a new principle of the ALA Code of Ethics to address racial and social justice. In collaboration […]

Journal Article: “Scavenging for Evidence: A Systematic Review of Scavenger Hunts in Academic Libraries”

The following article (full text, open access) was recently made available online by The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Title Scavenging for Evidence: A Systematic Review of Scavenger Hunts in Academic Libraries Authors Rachel Keiko Stark California State University, Sacramento Eugenia Opuda University of New Hampshire Jenessa McElfresh Clemson University Kelli Kauffroath California State University, Sacramento […]

Not Real News: An Associated Press Roundup of Untrue Stories Shared Widely on Social Media This Week

From the Associated Press: A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts… Direct to Full Text See Also: More “Not Real News” […]

Now Available From Statistics Canada: “Open Database of Educational Facilities, Version 2”

From Statistics Canada: The second version of the Open Database of Educational Facilities (ODEF) is now available as part of Statistics Canada’s Linkable Open Data Environment (LODE) initiative. The LODE aims to enhance the use, accessibility and harmonization of open microdata from authoritative sources such as governments and professional associations. It also supports collaboration on […]

ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Release Final Report on Emerging Technologies in Research Libraries

From an Association For Research Libraries Announcement: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE released their final report on Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning. Part of the ARL, CNI, and EDUCAUSE joint initiative to advance research libraries’ impact […]