December 1, 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.

New Report From Ithaka S+R: “Big Data Infrastructure at the Crossroads”

From Ithaka S+R: As “big data” has moved from the margins to the center of a growing number of academic disciplines, how well are universities, funders, and publishers supporting researchers? To better understand how big data research is pursued in academic contexts, Ithaka S+R partnered with librarians at more than 20 colleges and universities, interviewing […]

Research Article: “More Readers in More Places: The Benefits of Open Access For Scholarly Books”

The article linked below was published today by Insights. Title More Readers in More Places: The Benefits of Open Access For Scholarly Books Authors Cameron Neylon Curtin University Alkim Ozaygen Curtin University Lucy Montgomery Curtin University Chun-Kai (Karl) Huang Curtin University Ros Pyne Springer Nature Mithu Lucraft Springer Nature Christina Emery Springer Nature Source Insights […]

Stanford Libraries Launches the Black Graphic Design History Collections Initiative

From ReMix: (Stanford Libraries Newsletter): Stanford Libraries has launched the Black Graphic Design History Collections Initiative, an endeavor to bring together the archives of Black, Indigenous, and People-of-Color luminaries working in North America in the field of graphic design, to document and celebrate the contributions of these artists, to make Stanford a research destination for […]

Q&A with Peter Kaufman: Open Access Publishing and Access to Knowledge

From the Authors Alliance: In today’s post, as a part of our series of open access success stories that spotlight noteworthy openly accessible books and their authors, we’re featuring Peter Kaufman of MIT Open Learning. Kaufman made his new book, The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge, available for free under a CC-BY […]

New Report: “Branches to Recovery: Tapping the Power of NYC’s Public Libraries to Rebuild a More Equitable City”

From the Center for an Urban Future: In the months and years ahead, New York City’s leaders will be tasked with helping hard-hit communities across all five boroughs recover fully from the social and economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic—and chart a course toward a more equitable future. Fortunately, elected officials and policymakers have an […]

New Data From ITU: 2.9 Billion People Still Offline

From the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) An estimated 37 per cent of the world’s population – or 2.9 billion people – have still never used the Internet. New data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), also reveal strong global growth in Internet use, with the estimated […]

Roundup (December 1, 2021)

Cambridge University Press Releases 2021 Annual Report Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Virtual Conference in Review Clarivate Completes Acquisition of ProQuest Ex Libris Esploro Solution Now Integrated with ORCID LibLynx Integrates with the IPregistry.org to Simplify Access Control for De Gruyter RBmedia Acquires Author’s Republic Self-Published Audiobooks Platform SPARC Shares 2021 Accomplishments The Wikimedian on […]

Direct to Open Enables MIT Press to Publish Its Full List Of Spring 2022 Monographs and Edited Collections Open Access

From MIT Press: The Direct to Open model reaches the 50% participation threshold against its three-year target, with over 160 libraries committing to making knowledge more open and equitable. The MIT Press today announced that it has reached the fifty percent threshold for participation in the Direct to Open (D2O) initiative, an innovative sustainable framework […]

Statement: American Library Association Opposes Widespread Efforts to Censor Books in U.S. Schools and Libraries

From the American Library Association: Due to a dramatic uptick in book challenges and outright removal of books from libraries, ALA’s Executive Board and the Boards of Directors for all of ALA’s eight divisions have released the following joint statement regarding attempts to remove materials that focus on LGBTQIA+ issues and books by Black authors […]

Library of Congress: LC Labs Releases Report on Humans-in-the-Loop Machine Learning Research Framework

From the Library of Congress: Library of Congress innovation specialists examining the role of human expertise and experience in developing machine-powered research tools today released a report detailing their findings. The “Humans in the Loop” recommendation report from LC Labs details the potential and responsibility of the Library of Congress in its ongoing work to […]