September 21, 2019

Special Collections: National Service Archives to Open at IUPUI

From IUPUI/Indiana University: Researchers and historians wanting to know more about civic service and volunteerism in America will soon be able to turn to new archives at IUPUI. The National Service Archives, a collection within the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives at University Library, will be filled with documents not available elsewhere that tell […]

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the Focus of the Latest Issue of ARL’s Research and Library Issues

From an Introductory Blog Post by Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL): The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) opens a conversation about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of knowledge production, dissemination, and preservation. AI is rapidly becoming ubiquitous. With so much underway […]

New Data: U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2017 Economic Census First Look Estimates

From the U.S. Census: Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released First Look estimates from the 2017 Economic Census. The Economic Census provides the most comprehensive and detailed statistics on employer businesses available, and serves as the benchmark for nearly every business survey conducted by the Census Bureau. The 2017 Economic Census is one of the […]

Research Article: “Reuse of Wikimedia Commons Cultural Heritage Images on the Wider Web”

The following article was recently published by EBLIP (Evidenced Based Library and Information Practice). Title Reuse of Wikimedia Commons Cultural Heritage Images on the Wider Web Author Elizabeth Joan Kelly Loyola University, New Orleans Source EBLIP (Evidenced Based Library and Information Practice) Vol. 14 No. 3 (2019) DOI: 10.18438/eblip29575 Abstract Objective Cultural heritage institutions with […]

Roundup (August 19, 2019)

Cambridge University Press and UNSILO Partner to Deliver Ai-Based Related Links The Top 10 Most Accessed Articles in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) So Far This Year Open Access Publishing with Cambridge University Press Begins September 19, 2019

New Report: “Examples of Changes to the EPA Website that Undermine Public Access to Scientific Information”

From the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI):  There have been substantial changes to the EPA website during the Trump administration that negatively impact the quality of information provided to the public. Most, but not all, of the changes that EDGI has observed occurred under Administrator Pruitt, but the Wheeler administration has not replaced removed […]

Library Design: “New Library is Temple’s Most Compelling Work of Architecture in Decades”

UPDATE September 20, 2019 Another Review of the Temple’s Charles Library is Now Online. This Time from Architectural Digest: “Snøhetta’s New Library for Temple University is a Soaring Ode to Knowledge” UPDATE: A Look Inside Temple’s New $175 Million Charles Library (via Philadelphia Magazine) –END UPDATE– From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Walking through Temple University’s new, […]

Syracuse University iSchool: New IMLS Grant Moves Accessibility, Inclusiveness Training Tools Forward

From the iSchool at Syracuse University: The School of Information Studies and Syracuse University are taking more steps forward in developing and providing a unique set of accessible and inclusive problem-based resources for librarian training through a new Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant is the fifth one the […]

Penn Libraries Enter a ‘New Era of Innovation’

From the U. of Pennsylvania: Having just completed her first year, Constantia Constantinou is helping to guide the Penn Libraries into the future, driving collections, forming new partnerships, and reimagining spaces. [Clip] Constantinou arrived at Penn one year ago to become the H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries. Rogers had been […]

Research Tools: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Officially Launches New IP Portal

From WIPO: WIPO has launched its new IP Portal, a one-stop shop to the Organization’s full range of online intellectual property (IP) services. For users of WIPO’s IP services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs, the IP Portal will provide greater consistency in how they interact with WIPO, while maintaining the underlying business processes. [Clip] […]