January 19, 2020

“Digital Preservation at CDL: Where We Are Headed”

From a University of California Curation Center (UC3) Post by Eric Lopatin: At CDL, our digital preservation strategy hinges on offering trusted, reliable, low-cost preservation services to the University of California. Over the past year, we’ve been busy moving forward with these values in mind. [Clip] Over the past months, we have also been rethinking […]

Report: “Proposed Book Banning Bill in Missouri Could Imprison Librarians”

UPDATE January 17 Drag Queen Story Hour Stirs Missouri Lawmaker to Support Limits on Library Programming (via KC Star) UPDATE 6 p.m. Statement from National Coalition Against Censorship “Proposed Library Legislation in Missouri Threatens Freedom to Read” UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Statement from ALA: OIF Responds to Missouri Legislation That Proposes Policies and Procedures that Threaten […]

Ex Libris Announces the Completion of Innovative Acquisition

From Ex Libris: Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has completed its acquisition of Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialist libraries. Innovative is now a business unit within Ex Libris. “This is an important day for Ex Libris and Innovative,” said Bar Veinstein, president of Ex Libris. “We are […]

Research Article (Preprint): “The Archives Unleashed Project: Technology, Process, and Community to Improve Scholarly Access to Web Archives”

The preprint linked to below was recently shared on arXiv. Title The Archives Unleashed Project: Technology, Process, and Community to Improve Scholarly Access to Web Archives Authors Nick Ruest York University Jimmy Lin University of Waterloo Ian Milligan University of Waterloo Samantha Fritz University of Waterloo Source via arXiv Abstract The Archives Unleashed project aims […]

Report: Maintainers of the Two Largest Collections of Nazi Testimonial Evidence Discuss Large Data Collaboration

From the Yale Daily News: For the past three days, the maintainers of the two largest collections of Nazi testimonial evidence met in New Haven to discuss plans to make a large data collaboration combining the archives. Staff from the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale — a collection of 4,400 video testimonies […]

Op/Ed: “Scholarly Publishers are Happy to Give Stuff Away if Someone Pays Them”

From Bloomberg Opinion (by Justin Fox): For almost two decades, a battle has been raging over access to scholarly research. On the one side have been scholars, librarians, funders and others arguing that in an age of near-costless global communication, research findings and the data that underlie them should be shared freely and openly. On […]

Journal Article: “Almost in the Wild: Student Search Behaviors When Librarians Aren’t Looking”

The following research article appears in the current issue of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (open access). Title Almost in the Wild: Student Search Behaviors When Librarians Aren’t Looking Authors Sarah P.C. Dahlen California State University, Monterey Bay Heather Haeger California State University, Monterey Bay Kathlene Hanson California State University, Monterey Bay Melissa Montellano California […]

Interview: “How Toronto’s Leading the Way in Library Innovation: A Conversation with Pam Ryan”

From Sidewalk Toronto: If you still think of libraries as musty, quiet places filled with books and little else, then you likely haven’t been to one in quite some time. In cities around the world, as free public spaces become rarer, libraries have become critical pieces of what writer Eric Klinenberg calls “social infrastructure.” Families […]

Roundup (January 16, 2019)

American Chemical Society Announces The Launch of JACS Au, a New Fully Open Access Journal Augmented Reality: Startup Mojo Vision Unveils Working Prototypes of AR Contact Lense (via IEEE Spectrum) Coherent Digital Announces Policy Commons to Launch in June 2020 Copyright Alliance Welcomes Adobe, News Corp, ASCRL and SONA as its Newest Members Europe PMC: […]

Journal Article: “Funding information in Web of Science: An Updated Overview”

The article/preprint linked to below was recently made posted on arXiv. Title Funding Information in Web of Science: An Updated Overview Author Weishu Liu Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, China Li Tang Fudan University, China Guangyuan Hu Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Source  via arXiv Forthcoming in Scientometrics Abstract Despite the limitations of […]