May 25, 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 Report: “Public Libraries as Platforms For Civic Engagement”

The following report comes from the University of Washington Information School’s Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA). Title Public Libraries as Platforms For Civic Engagement Authors Chris Coward Colin Maclay Maria Garrido Source University of Washington Information School’s Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA). May 2018 Abstract What role should the world’s public libraries have in civic […]

Research Tools: Searchable Archive of Facebook and Instagram Ads With Political Content Goes Live

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From Facebook: Starting today, all election-related and issue ads on Facebook and Instagram in the US must be clearly labeled – including a “Paid for by” disclosure from the advertiser at the top of the ad. This will help ensure that you can see who is paying for the ad – which is especially important […]

Just Announced: “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge” Will Be Theme of 2018 International Open Access Week

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From the International Open Access Week Website: The 2018 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week, to be held October 22-28, will be “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars […]

News Roundup (May 25, 2018)

1. Support for ACCESS to Recordings Act Library Copyright Alliance Issues Statement Applauding Introduction of the ACCESS to Recordings Act Public Knowledge Welcomes Sen. Wyden’s ACCESS to Recordings Act (via PK) The ACCESS to Recordings Act is the Right Way to Fix Music Copyright (via The Internet Archive) 2. Read/Comment: ACRL Policy Statement on Open […]

A New Issue Brief From ARL: What Does GDPR Mean for Libraries Worldwide?

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From Krista Cox, Director of Public Policy, Association of Research Libraries (ARL): To help libraries consider what they need to do in response to the GDPR, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published an issue brief on the topic by Anne T. Gilliland, scholarly communications officer for University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at […]

New Data From U.S. Census: America’s Fastest Growing Cities

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From the U.S. Census: Eight of the 15 cities or towns with the largest population gains were located in the South in 2017, with three of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. “San Antonio, Texas, tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 […]

Legal Research Tools: Yale Law School Consumer Arbitration Data Archive (Open Access Resource)

From the Goldman Library Blog/Yale Law School: In order to preserve and study the effects of arbitration in the United States, Professor Judith Resnik together with a team of Research Assistants and Law Librarians created an open access archive of data from the American Arbitration Association. Professor Resnik has studied this data for AT&T’s arbitration […]

Report: “Apple Launches New Privacy Portal, Users Can Download a Copy Of Everything Apple Knows About Them”

From 9to5Mac: Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available for European Union accounts, to comply with GDPR, […]

“People Feel Very Differently About Owning Physical Books Versus E-Books” (New Research From U. of Arizona)

From the University of Arizona: Despite stereotypes that paint millennials as “all technology, all the time,” young people may still prefer curling up with a paper book over their e-reader — even more so than their older counterparts — according to a new study from the University of Arizona that explores consumers’ psychological perceptions of […]

Privacy: “Lawmakers Push Bill to Protect Children from Online Data Collection”

From The Hill: Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) on Wednesday re-introduced companion versions of the “Do Not Track Kids Act” in the Senate and House respectively. The bills were also sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.). “The Do Not Track Kids Act puts parents in control of their children’s information and contains […]