October 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.

Research Article: “Citation Analysis of Ph.D. Theses with Data From Scopus and Google Books”

The following research article was recently published by Scientometrics. Title Citation Analysis of Ph.D. Theses with Data From Scopus and Google Books Author Paul Donner Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung (DZHW) (German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies) Source Scientometrics (2021) DOI: 10.1007/s11192-021-04173-w Abstract This study investigates the potential of citation analysis […]

Coalition Publica Publishes Two Reports on Metadata in Scholarly Publishing

From a Coalition Publica Announcement: Metadata is an essential aspect of academic publishing. It ensures accurate identification of a journal’s content and can improve discoverability, access, dissemination, preservation, and, arguably, research impact.  Given metadata’s important role in digital scholarly publishing, Coalition Publica is pleased to announce the publication of two important reports prepared by its […]

Research Tools: “Search Engine Could Help Researchers Scour Internet For Privacy Documents”

Note: We first mentioned PrivaSeer in an infoDOCKET post on April 25, 2020. From Penn State University: A search engine that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to “read” through millions of online documents could help privacy researchers find ones that are related to online privacy. The researchers who designed the search engine suggest it could be […]

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 See Also: More “Not Real News” […]

Report: Library and Archives Canada Service Cuts Hindering Research, Historians Complain”

From the Canadian Press (via CTV) Researchers say recent service cuts at Canada’s national archives are making their work — already hampered by COVID-19 — even more challenging. In a letter to Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Historical Association urges the institution to reconsider reductions that have left its archival reading room open just […]

Association of Research Libraries (ARL): “Fall Forum Plants Seeds for Change in Talent Management through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging”

From an ARL Post by Jerrell Jones: Visible by months of diligent program formation, intentional speaker selection, and a highly engaged participant group. The theme of talent management through diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging provided an impetus for discussions that planted seeds for real change. Diverse academic library staff and the patrons they serve will […]

Key Messages From the 2nd Open Science Conference

From an International Science Council Blog Post: \July 2021 saw the 2nd Open Science Conference delivered by the United Nations Department of Global Communications, Dag Hammarskjöld Library, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The conference, “From Tackling the Pandemic to Addressing Climate Change”, saw policymakers, intergovernmental organizations, librarians, publishers, and research practitioners engage […]

Brewster Kahle: “Turns Out It’s Not the Technology, It’s the People” (Internet Archive at 25)

From an Internet Archive Blog Post by Brewster Kahle, Founder, Internet Archive: Universal Access to All Knowledge has been the dream for millennia, from the Library of Alexandria on forward. The idea is that if you’re curious enough to want to know something, that you can get access to that information. That was the promise […]

Report: “Global Refugee Archive Collecting the Stories of the World’s Displaced”

From KSL-TV (Salt Lake City): The struggles of refugees around the world have captured headlines recently due to the plight of the Afghan people. A Global Refugee Archive launched today at Brigham Young University by a nonprofit plans to preserve those stories. This is a digital archive to be housed at the Harold B. Lee Library […]

News Roundup (October 22, 2021)

China is Reinventing the Way The World Reads: Millions of oVerseas Fans are Reading Translated Chinese Web Novels, Making Them the Country’s Most Successful Cultural Export” (via Protocol) FTC Staff Report Finds Many Internet Service Providers Collect Troves of Personal Data, Users Have Few Options to Restrict Use (via Federal Trade Commission) Brewster Kahle: “I […]