September 19, 2018

News Roundup (September 18, 2018)

1. OpenStax Publishes New Business Textbook Series (via Rice University) 2. Rider University’s Textbook Reserve Program Sees More Than 1,000 Checkouts In Third Year 3. Hindawi Launches Peer Review System Built Using the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) Open Source Framework ||| Hindawi Announcement 4. A.M. Salaz and Brian Matthews Named Associate Deans for University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University 5. University of […]

Library of Congress Launches OFFICIAL Congressional Research Service Reports Portal


Long awaited public access to Congressional Research Service reports are now available online. The new OFFICIAL PORTAL launched today at Official/Formal public access can after years of hard work by a number of people and organizations. Kudos to those involved. Daniel Schuman at Demand Progress (a person and an organization deeply involved in making […]

New Research Article: “An Analysis of Academic Libraries’ Participation in 21st Century Library Trends”

The following article appears in the new issue (13.3) of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) published today. Title An Analysis of Academic Libraries: Participation in 21st Century Library Trends Authors Amy Jo Catalano Hofstra University Sarah Glasser Hofstra University Lori Caniano Adelphi University William Caniano Hofstra University Lawrence Paretta Source Evidence Based Library And […]

Conference Paper: “What Increases (Social) Media Attention: Research Impact, Author Prominence or Title Attractiveness?”

The 23rd International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI 2018) took place last week in Leiden, Netherlands. Title What Increases (Social) Media Attention: Research Impact, Author Prominence or Title Attractiveness? Authors Olga Zagovora GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne (Germany) Katrin Weller GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne (Germany) Milan Janosov […]

Links to Presentations and Posters From the 10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)

The 10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (#COASP10) concludes today in Vienna, Austria. We’ve been posting links to presentations and posters as we have learned about them. We plan to continue to update this post. Please bookmark and stop by again. Creating Value from Open Research Data by Rob Johnson and Andrea Chiarelli Funders Facing FAIR Data […]

Reference: Europe: Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2018 and Interactive Tools Now Available


From Eurostat: …the 2018 edition of Eurostat regional yearbook, [is] published each year by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. It contains chapters on regional policies and European Commission priorities, as well as statistics on population, health, education and training, labour market, economy, structural business statistics, research and innovation, digital economy and society, […]

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Publishes First Annual Report


From the Annual Report: Our first annual report of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group covers the year 2017-2018. Prepared by the steering committee, we include the user group’s activities and organizing within and outside the Wikimedia community. Activities discussed in the report include: Recognition as a Wikimedia User Group (June 2017) Wikimania Montréal Open user group meeting […]

PACER: “New Bill Would Finally Tear Down Federal Judiciary’s Ridiculous Paywall”

NOTE: While we wait to see what happens with the new legislation discussed in the article below we encourage you to visit, use, share info about the wonderful services CourtListener makes available on the web.  One of the CourtListener services provides FREE access to millions of PACER documents AT NO CHARGE via their keyword searchable RECAP Archive. Btw, less than one […]

New Resource: Cornell’s Legal Information Institute Publishes Enhanced Constitution Annotated


From the Legal Information Institute: Cornell’s Legal Information Institute is celebrating Constitution Day by publishing the first publicly-available web version of the Congressional Research Service’s Constitution Annotated, a non-partisan publication that helps readers appreciate how Americans’ collective understanding of our governing principles has changed throughout our history on timely issues such as the scope of presidential power, […]

All About BHL! Biodiversity Heritage Library Introduces New “About” Site


From a BHL Blog Post by Grace Costantino: We’re excited to announce the launch of the new “About BHL” site! What is BHL’s history? Who’s involved in the Library? What tools and services does BHL offer? How do you search, download content or access data and developer tools in BHL? How can you get involved in the Library? What projects has BHL engaged in? Find the answers to […]