July 24, 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.

Kentucky: Library IT Staff at Daviess County Public Library Believes They Were “Targeted” in Ransomware Attack

From The Messenger-Inquirer: Information technology staff at the Daviess County Public Library hope to have library patron operations up and running within the next two weeks, according to IT Manager Brian Lashbrook. “My hope is that self-checks, patron catalogs, really all of it, will be up in roughly two weeks,” he said. “The reason that […]

C-SPAN Will Provide Near Real-Time Keyword Searchable Video of Mueller Hearings

C-SPAN and the C-SPAN Video Library will provide live coverage and near-real-time searchable video (using text transcripts generated from the closed-captioning) of Robert Mueller’s testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and U.S. Intelligence Committee beginning tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. ET. When the hearings conclude the searchable video will continue to be accessible via the […]

New Resource: Nexar Live Map Launches in NYC: Explore the World With Near Real-Time Street-Level Imagery

From a MapBox Post on Medium: The dashcam app Nexar just launched Nexar Live Map, an interactive map that allows anyone to see the world thanks to billions of fresh images and metadata from the Nexar network. [Clip] Nexar Live Map is your window into what the vehicles in the Nexar network are seeing right now. […]

New Research Article: “A Cohort Study Of How Faculty in LIS Schools Perceive and Engage With Open-Access Publishing”

Ed. Note: Many thanks to SAGE for opening their paywall to infoDOCKET so we can share the full text article linked below at no charge. The article will be accessible for one month (beginning today) by clicking the link below.Registration is NOT required to access the full text article. Title A Cohort Study of How […]

Funding: IMLS Awards $1.2 Million in Grants for Innovative Work at Small and Rural Libraries

From the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS): The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the first grant projects funded through the Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) initiative, launched in 2018. The agency received applications from 114 organizations that requested grants totaling $4,931,919. IMLS selected 30 grantees, who will receive a total of […]

“The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation: An Interview with Trevor Owens”

From the Society of America Archivists (SAA): BloggERS! editor, Dorothy Waugh recently interviewed Trevor Owens, Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress about his recent–and award-winning–book, The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation. The complete interview runs 1289 words. Here’s one (of four) questions and answers. [Q.] Tell us about the title […]

Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #14 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

This selection of curated, full text documents and other reference material is updated daily with new entries. Please bookmark this page and visit again. All of the linked items are free to access and download. This roundup began on June 27, 2019.  TAKE A LOOK 13 previously released curated roundups featuring hundreds of reports, datasets, etc. can be […]

Roundup (July 23, 2019)

AI is Supercharging the Creation of Maps Around the World (via Tech@Facebook) Anonymised Data Isn’t Nearly Anonymous Enough – Here’s How We Fix It (via New Scientist) Detecting Cyberbullying and Cyberaggression in Social Media Protecting the Integrity of the Scientific Record From a New Kind of Academic Misconduct (via Clarivate)

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Announces the Magnetic Tape Alert Project

From IASA: Today’s knowledge of the linguistic and cultural diversity of humanity is widely based on magnetic tape recordings produced over the past 60 years. Magnetic audio and video tape formats are now obsolete. Spare parts supply and service is fading, replay equipment in operable condition is disappearing rapidly, and routine transfer of magnetic tape […]

Combating Misinformation: University of Washington to Create UW Center for an Informed Public with $5 Million Investment From Knight Foundation

From the University of Washington: The University of Washington today announced a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create the UW Center for an Informed Public, led by an interdisciplinary group whose mission is to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. The Center is also […]