September 27, 2021

News Roundup (September 23, 2021)

A Rediscovered Tape Archive Captures the Bay Area Folk Music Scene of the 1960s (via SF Chronicle) Internet Archive Canada Submits Response to “Consultation on a Modern Copyright Framework for Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things” (via IA Blog) San Diego State University Library Expands #DEI Commitment and Collections (via SDSU) Wikipedia’s Next Leader […]

SPARC Releases 2021 Update to Landscape Analysis & Roadmap for Action

From SPARC: Today, SPARC is pleased to release the 2021 Update to the SPARC Landscape Analysis and Roadmap for Action. Building on SPARC’s previous analysis, the 2021 update reviews the impact of the past year on the broader research and education markets and on key individual firms within these markets. The report describes the latest […]

Civil War Maps from the Army Corps of Engineers Now Digitized

From the National Archives and Records Administration: Civil War era and related maps from the Army Corps of Engineers have been digitized and are available to view and download from the National Archives Catalog. The records are part of the Civil Works Map File series from Record Group 77, Records of the Office of the […]

NISO Voting Members Approve Work on Recommended Practice for Retracted Research

From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO): The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that its proposed work item for a Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CORREC) Recommended Practice has been approved by NISO Voting Members. Retracted research is published work that is withdrawn, removed, or otherwise invalidated from the scientific […]

Issue 52 of Code4Lib Journal is Now Available Online

Issue 52 of Code4Lib Journal was published online today (September 22, 2021). The complete table-of-contents (with abstracts) is available. In This Issue Editorial : The Cost of Knowing Our Usersby Mark Swenson Building and Maintaining Metadata Aggregation Workflows Using Apache Airflowby Leanne Finnigan and Emily Toner Closing the Gap between FAIR Data Repositories and Hierarchical […]

Journal Article: “Electronic Resource Management in a Post-Plan S World”

The article linked below was published today by Insights. Title Electronic Resource Management in a Post-Plan S World Authors Jill Emery Portland St. University Graham Stone JISC Source Insights 34 (1): 21 DOI: 10.1629/uksg.554 Abstract cOAlition S and research funding policies mean open access content is no longer a ‘trend’ but rather another consideration of […]

Report: “Spotify for Readers: How Tech is Inventing Better Ways to Read the Internet”

From Protocol: The internet, as a reading experience, is mostly terrible. The heavy pages riddled with ads and trackers, the unexpected pop-ups, the bespoke designs that in too many places end up broken. Over the years, many have tried to fix this problem — Google with AMP, Facebook with Instant Articles — and none have […]

New Book Alert: “Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization”

Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization was published today by Princeton University Press. infoDOCKET offers congratulation to authors, Deanna Marcum and Roger Schonfeld. Details Title Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization Authors Deanna Marcum Ithaka S+R Roger Schonfeld Ithaka S+R ISBN: 9780691172712 From the Princeton University Website: Libraries have long talked […]

Rock On! KISS Collection Comes to University of South Carolina Libraries

From U. of South Carolina: When John Downs Jr. was 17, he and his brother drove from their home in Charleston to Columbia, where they squeezed into the top row of the Carolina Coliseum and watched his favorite rock band — KISS. Downs’ love affair with the band, known for its costumes, face paint, pyrotechnics […]

The Open Reviewers Toolkit is Now Openly Available

From PREreview: The PREreview team is very excited to announce the publication of the Open Reviewer Toolkit, three guides to help with the unbiased composition and assessment of research manuscripts’ review. The guides are openly available for download on Zenodo under CC-BY 4.0 license. The first one is the Bias Reflection Guide, a tool meant […]