February 25, 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.

Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) Releases: “Access Denied: Federal Web Governance Under the Trump Administration”

From an EDGI Announcement: Today, the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) releases Access Denied: Federal Web Governance Under the Trump Administration. The report examines the Trump administration’s management of federal websites related to environmental regulation and makes recommendations for the Biden administration moving forward. Currently, there are few policies governing website content. Access Denied […]

Journal Article: “The Factors Significant to the Introduction of Institutional Open Access Policies: Two Case Studies of R-1 Universities”

The article linked below was published today by the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communications. Title The Factors Significant to the Introduction of Institutional Open Access Policies: Two Case Studies of R-1 Universities Authors Leo. S. Lo Penn St. University Source Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 9(1), p.eP2400. DOI: 10.7710/2162-3309.2400 Abstract Introduction US universities […]

Wikimedia Policy Statement: “Wikipedia Needs Local Journalism And The Open Web — We All Should Support Both”

From a Wikimedia Policy Statement: Wikipedia, which does not run ads, has just turned 20. One of its core principles is to only include information that can be verified through references to trusted sources. This essentially means two things: First, to continue to be reliable as an encyclopedia and to grow and include more information […]

Roundup (February 25, 2021)

Making Affordable Education a Reality (via The Ohio St. University Libraries) March 8 Event to Elevate Women Artists on Wikipedia (via Cornell University Library) National Film Board of Canada Announces Objectives and Commitments  for Greater Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Designed to Increase Participation by People from Indigenous, Black, Racialized, LGBTQ2+ and Disability Communities Reports: A […]

Milestones: JSTOR’s Open Community Collections Marks Over 100 Contributors

From a JSTOR Announcement: JSTOR’s Open Community Collection initiative has surpassed the 350 collection mark and is steadily growing, with more than 100 current contributing partners at libraries, museums, universities, and other institutions around the world. View Highlights From the Collections in the Complete Blog Post Direct to Browse Open Community Collections

“Howard University Joins Open Libraries, Embraces Digital Access for Students”

From an Internet Archive Post: Like campuses across the country, Howard University in Washington, D.C., shut down last March when COVID-19 hit. Most of its nearly 6,000 undergraduate students have been remote learning ever since. Without access to the physical library, demand for e-books has increased.  The university recently joined the Open Libraries program to […]

Library of Congress Acquires Courtroom Sketches of Trials on Police Brutality Against Rodney King

The Library of Congress has acquired more than 200 sketches of the Rodney King police brutality trials against four Los Angeles police officers in the 1990s, drawn by courtroom sketch artist Mary Chaney (1927-2005). Rodney Glen King (1965-2012) was an unarmed African-American man savagely beaten by four white police officers on March 3, 1991, after […]

A New Online Tool From Fight For the Future Looks at “Inequities in the Digital Publishing Revolution”

From Fight For the Future: Fight for the Future has built a new tool to highlight the inequities in the digital publishing revolution. Public libraries, public schools, independent booksellers, as well as disabled, rural, and low income readers are being cut out of the US’s digital future. [Clip] Fight for the Future’s new tool highlights […]

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Publishes “Future Thinking: Resource Guide to Controlled Digital Lending”

From the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL): Today the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) published “Future Thinking:  ASERL’s Guide to Controlled Digital Lending for Research Libraries.” The publication offers a high-level view of the benefits and risks for libraries that may be considering implementation of a Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) program. Controlled Digital […]

Roundup (February 24, 2021)

BiblioCommons Launches BiblioEmail For Public Libraries Elizabeth German Joins The Open Library Foundation as Senior Program Officer Keeping the Pages Turning at Duke Libraries (via Duke Today) Net Neutrality Law to Take Effect in California After Judge Deals Blow To Telecom Industry (via Washington Post) Pittsburgh: Librarian Seeks to Reclaim The Archives For Everyone (via […]