August 14, 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.

Research Tools: New Database from NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management Provides Provides City-Level Figures on Murder Rates in More Than 80 of the 100 Largest U.S. Cities

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From New York University: Violence has fallen in nearly all major U.S. cities since 1991, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York University. However, recent fluctuations in violence in selected cities point to temporary disruptions in this 17-year decline. “American cities are much safer than they were in the early 1990s,” explains […]

New U.S. Census Data Shows the Number of Women-Owned Employer Firms Increases (Release of Tables From 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs)

From the U.S. Census:  Women-owned employer firms in the United States increased by approximately 2.8 percent in 2016 to 1,118,863 from 1,088,466 in 2015, according to findings from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The data also shows that women owned approximately 20.0 percent (1,118,863) of all employer businesses (5,601,758) nationwide. Additionally, about one-quarter (289,326 […]

Research Resource: Cleveland Public Library Partners with GPO to Provide Access to World War II Army Operations Reports

From the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP): The Cleveland Public Library is now a Digital Access Partner for their digitized versions of the First United States Army’s Report of Operation. These reports describe the tactical operations of the First U.S. Army in Europe between Oct. 20, 1943 and May 8, 1945. All three multiple volume reports […]

CLIR Releases New Report on the “Complexity and Challenges of Preserving Email” (Report from the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives)

From the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR): Email is an increasingly important part of the historical record, yet it is particularly difficult to preserve, putting future access to this vast resource at risk. The Future of Email Archives looks at what makes email archiving so complex and describes emerging strategies to meet the challenge. The report […]

“Google Tracks Your Movements, Like it or Not” (AP Exclusive Report)

From the Associated Press: Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent […]

News Roundup

1. The Public Library Archives / Special Collections Section (PLASC) of Society of American Archivists Releases 2018 Survey Results 2. LSU Libraries Launching New Online Catalog Tomorrow 3. E-books Provide Student Savings Through Penn State Partnership 4. Stanford: East Asia Library Acquires Two New Sets Of Tibetan Buddhist Canonical Texts 5. New FOIA Advisory Committee Named (via NARA)

Report from ITHAKA S+R: “Amplifying Student Voices The Community College Libraries and Academic Support for Student Success Project”

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The following report was released on August 13, 2018 by ITHAKA S+R. Title Amplifying Student Voices The Community College Libraries and Academic Support for Student Success Project Authors Christine Wolff-Eisenberg ITHAKA S+R Braddlee Dean of Learning and Technology Resources and Professor for the Annandale Campus, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Source www.sr.ithaka.org doi.org/10.18665/sr.308086 From an Introductory […]

Public Library News Roundup

Florida Broward Libraries Suspend Printer Use Over 3-D Gun Concerns (via Sun-Sentinel) New Gainesville Hybrid Library and Social Services Center Opens (via WCJB) Georgia The Last Macon Library Will Shut Down. 100+ Could Lose jobs. Is a Tax Compromise Near? (via The Telegraph/Macon.com) Idaho Boise’s Urban Renewal Agency Proposing $15 Million For Main Library (via […]

Research Article: “Who Falls for Online Political Manipulation? The Case of the Russian Interference Campaign in the 2016 US Presidential Election” (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) was recently shared on arXiv. Title Who Falls for Online Political Manipulation? The Case of the Russian Interference Campaign in the 2016 US Presidential Election Authors Adam Badawy University of Southern California Kristina Lerman University of Southern California Emilio Ferrara University of Southern California Source arXiv Abstract Social media, once hailed […]

The National Library of Australia’s Building in Canberra Celebrates 50 Years

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From The Canberra Times: In many ways the National Library is the same as the day then-prime minister John Gorton cut the ribbon on the grand marble building 50 years ago. But now, it has robots. Fifty years ago the only way to view or use the collection was to walk into a reading room. […]