March 24, 2018

Data: New Census Bureau Population Estimates Show Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Has Largest Growth in the United States

From the U.S. Census: The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area’s 146,000-population increase last year was the most of any metro area and Maricopa County, Ariz., saw a population increase of nearly 74,000 — the most of any county last year — according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s July 1, 2017, population estimates released today. The statistics […]

Live and Recorded Video Streams From The National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web


The National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web is now underway in New York City. Recordings of Thursday’s sessions (March 22, 2018) and links to watch live sessions on Friday(March 23, 2018) and Saturday (March 24, 2018) are available here. Direct to Conference Program From the Conference Program: The National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the […]

Librarian of Congress Appoints Tracy K. Smith to Second Term as Poet Laureate

From LC (Complete Announcement): Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has appointed Tracy K. Smith to serve a second term as the nation’s 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2018-2019. During her second year, Smith will expand her outreach efforts to rural communities and unveil a new anthology to be published in the fall. “I am […]

SPARC: U.S. Congress Funds $5 Million Open Textbook Grant Program in 2018 Spending Bill


From Nicole Allen at SPARC: In a landmark victory for the Open Education movement, the U.S. Congress has included funding for a $5 million open textbook grant program in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill unveiled today. This marks the first major investment by Congress explicitly in open educational resources (OER) as a solution to the high cost […]

New Journal Article: “The Data Engagement Opportunities Scaffold: Development and Implementation”

The following article was recently published in the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Title″>The Data Engagement Opportunities Scaffold: Development and Implementation Authors Abigail Goben University of Illinois at Chicago Megan R. Sapp Nelson Purdue University Source Journal of eScience Librarianship Volume 7, Issue 2 DOI: Abstract While interest in research data management (RDM) services […]

News Roundup

1. VIDEO: Real-World VR Applications Beyond Entertainment (via O’Reilly) 2. Global Piracy in 2017: TV and Music Illegal Activity Rose, While Film Declined (via Variety) and Online Piracy Is More Popular Than Ever, Research Suggests (via TorrentFreak) 3. Openedition Offers A New Reading Recommendation System On Calenda 4. Silverchair Releases Text and Data Mining Interface Optimized for Machine […]

University of California Libraries Launch Toolkit to Help Achieve Open Access


From a UC Berkeley Library Blog Post: Today, to accelerate toward free readership for all, the University of California Libraries published Pathways to Open Access, a toolkit for campuses and research institutions to help make more knowledge openly available. The resource aims to help research libraries and institutions throughout the world, by empowering them with […]

New Journal Article: “Using Existing Bibliographic Resources to Compile Faculty Publication Lists: a Case Study from San Jose State University”

The following article appears in the latest issue (Winter 2018, No. 88) of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Title Using Existing Bibliographic Resources to Compile Faculty Publication Lists: a Case Study from San Jose State University Authors Ngoc-Yen Tran San José State University Emily K. Chan San José State University Source Issues in Science and […]

Evaluating Credibility on the Web With Annotation, New Funding For the Credibility Coalition (CredCo)

From Nate Angell at Hypothesis: The Credibility Coalition (CredCo), a collaboration including Hypothesis, just received significant new funding to support its work on a standardized framework anyone can use to generate and evaluate indicators about the credibility of online content like news. CredCo’s new funding comes from major donors that seek to address the quality of information […]

A New Joint National Study From PLA/ALA/OCLC Reveals Voter Perceptions of Libraries


UPDATED March 22 Access the Supplemental Analysis, Complete Dataset, Survey Questions, and More From an OCLC Media Release: The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, today released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public […]