June 22, 2018

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.

New Digital Collections From UNLV Libraries: “Raising the Curtain”: A Large-Scale Digitization Project Featuring Historical Photos, Records of the Las Vegas Entertainment Industry

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From the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Special Collections Blog: Fabulous production shows were a staple of the Las Vegas entertainment industry and made the showgirl a Las Vegas icon. Today, researchers from around the world can explore this glamorous world and see behind the scenes via new digital collections from UNLV Special Collections and […]

Microsoft Launches a New Repository Featuring Open Data From Microsoft Research

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From Microsoft Research: Today we are excited to launch Microsoft Research Open Data – a new data repository in the cloud dedicated to facilitating collaboration across the global research community. Microsoft Research Open Data, in a single, convenient, cloud-hosted location, offers datasets representing many years of data curation and research efforts by Microsoft that were used in […]

Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program (RSS) Releases Report on the “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Asian Studies Scholars”

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Today. Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program (RSS) published Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Asian Studies Scholars. The report was written by Danielle Cooper and Katherine Daniel in collaboration with research teams at 11 academic libraries. From the Report’s Executive Summary: Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program investigates how the research support needs of scholars vary by discipline […]

New Data: U.S. Census Releases New Population Estimates (Midwest Home to Most of the Counties With Decreases in Median Age)

From the U.S. Census: Approximately half (51.4 percent) of the nation’s 531 counties that were getting younger between April 2010 and July 2017 were in the Midwest, according to newly released 2017 population estimates. Out of the counties that were getting younger, the South also had a high proportion (32.4 percent) of the counties that […]

Ebooks: DPLA Announces Launch of Open Bookshelf, A Curated Collection of More Than 1,000 Ebooks Free to Download

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From the Digital Public Library of America: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the launch of Open Bookshelf, a digital library collection of popular books free to download and handpicked by librarians across the US. The collection currently has more than 1,000 books, with new titles added daily. Open Bookshelf is […]

University of California Libraries Publish “Negotiating Journal Agreements at UC: A Call to Action”

From the University of California Office of Scholarly Communication: Over the past year, the University of California’s Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC), in partnership with our university libraries and the systemwide academic senate’s Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC), has been considering the twin challenges of journal affordability and the moral imperative […]

Ebooks Minnesota Collection Sees 86 Percent Increase in Readership During Second Year

From a continuum Blog Post: Following a two-year pilot, readership of Ebooks Minnesota, a free online book collection available to all Minnesotans, is taking off. The Ebooks Minnesota collection — managed by Minitex at the University of Minnesota — saw an 86 percent increase in readership during its second year. Through April 2018, out of 4,000 available […]

New Zealand: “Three Specialist Libraries to Close at University Of Auckland, 45 Jobs To Go”

From The New Zealand Herald: The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff. The decision has been condemned by the Auckland University Student’s Association, which says the move will be bad for students and creative arts at the institution. The university said: “Among other decisions, the […]

News Roundup (June 21, 2018)

1. Ex Libris Esploro Research Services Platform Released to Development Partners 2. Fiscal Year 2017 MEDLINE/PubMed Statistics Available; Overall 813,598 Citations Indexed, Down 6.5% v. FY 2016 Number of PubMed Searches Up 6.4% to 3.3 Billion v. 2016 3. Instagram Reaches 1 Billion Users Milestone and Launches IGTV 4. Google Announces New Navigation Features and Privacy Enhancements to […]

New Research Article: “Recommending Scientific Videos Based on Metadata Enrichment using Linked Open Data” (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) was recently made available on arXiv. Title Recommending Scientific Videos Based on Metadata Enrichment using Linked Open Data (Preprint) Authors Justyna Medrek Leibniz Universität Hannover Christian Otto Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB) L3S Research Center,  Leibniz Universität Hannover Ralph Ewerth Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB) L3S Research Center,  Leibniz Universität […]