January 16, 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.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Launches New Safety Data Research Tool

From the FAA: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS). The Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) combines more than 65 document types from more than a dozen different repositories into a single searchable application. This comprehensive knowledge center centralizes the FAA’s […]

Rhode Island’s Historic Newspapers Now Available to Search on Library of Congress’ Chronicling America Website

From a Joint Providence Public Library and Rhode Island Historical Society Announcement: Providence Public Library (PPL) and the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) have announced that the first batch of Rhode Island’s historic newspapers digitized through a National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant are now freely available for researchers via the Library of Congress’ Chronicling […]

Journal Article: “Building Momentum to Realign Incentives to Support Open Science”

The journal article (uncorrected proof) linked to below was recently posted by Data Intelligence. Title Building Momentum to Realign Incentives to Support Open Science Author Heather Joseph Executive Director of SPARC Source Data Intelligence  3(1), 2020 Posted Online January 14, 2021 (Early Access) DOI: 10.1162/dint_a_00079 Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need to strengthen […]

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 (Jan. 15) See Also: More “Not […]

Video: “MedlinePlus Refresher for Public Library Staff”

The video embedded below from the Network of the National Library of Medicine [NNLM], New England Region was recorded on January 13, 2021. Presenter: Margot Malachowski, MLS Direct to MedlinePlus

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Announces New Open Access Policy

From an AAAS Statement: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the six Science family journals, is announcing an update to its terms of open access publication. On a trial basis, AAAS will allow authors funded by cOAlition S organizations to place a CC BY or a CC BY-ND […]

Report: “Can Former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior Build a Better Social Network For Book Lovers?”

From Fortune: Padmasree Warrior has spent most of her career in prominent C-suite offices, running large hard-technology operations at Cisco, Motorola, and Tesla competitor Nio. So why is her new startup devoted to…reading? [Clip] Fable has been quietly gearing up for months, but on Thursday it officially unveiled its new app for both the Apple […]

Boston Public Library Partners with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to Make Historical Images Available For Use in Wikipedia; Single Largest Batch of Uploads Ever Contributed to Wikimedia Commons

From a Boston Public Library Announcement: In celebration of Wikipedia’s 20th anniversary on January 15th, Boston Public Library has uploaded more than 8,000 historical photographs from its archival collections to Wikimedia Commons. These images include some of the library’s most important photographic collections, and contribute to the single largest batch of uploads ever contributed to Wikimedia Commons. By uploading these public domain images, BPL is making […]

Report: “Amazon Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over eBook Pricing”

From Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly: The law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011 has now filed a class action suit against Amazon, accusing the company of colluding with the Big Five publishers to restrain price competition in the e-book market. [Clip] “In violation of […]

Shared Print: Center For Research Libraries (CRL) Joins The Partnership and The Rosemont Alliance; Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) Joins The Partnership

From a Joint News Release (via CRL): The Partnership for Shared Book Collections (The Partnership), a federation of monograph shared print programs, and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance (Rosemont Alliance), a collaboration of regional programs focused on preserving print serials and journals, are pleased to announce the growth and expansion of collaboration in shared print […]