March 24, 2018

Report: “India’s Digital Library Plans to Collaborate with Foreign Peers”


From The Economic Times: The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is focusing on forging collaborations with digital libraries in the US and Australia, as part of its second phase of development. Through collaborations, NDLI is looking at strengthening its own content, technology and business model. The library does not have a business model in […]

Alaska: New Data Shows Impact of Budget Cuts at the Univ. of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific Univ. Consortium Library

From The Northern Light: Data from the UAA/APU [University of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific University] Consortium Library faculty and graduate student survey shows that the library is not meeting minimum expectations of the library in several areas. The undergraduate student survey showed that students felt their minimum expectations were being met. “That to me is an unfortunate […]

Researchers From John Jay College of Criminal Justice Develop First of its Kind School Shootings Database; Public Released Scheduled For Spring 2019

From John Jay College (City University of New York): A new open source database at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, being developed in partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas and Michigan State University, will track shootings at K–12 schools and analyze the factors involved in such attacks. The project is supported by a grant from the National […]

News Roundup

1. Brewster Kahle Shares Ideas on Improving the Scholarly Record (via Internet Archive) 2. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (MidContinental Region) to Hold Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Next Month 2. University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals & University Library of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins OLH LPS model 3. Extending Publons’ […]

International Alliance: American Chemistry Society (ACS) Announces New Strategic Partners for ChemRxiv Preprint Server


From the American Chemistry Society: The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) to support the financial and strategic development of ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community. This strategic partnership among three of the largest scientific societies in the chemical […]

Resource Sharing: Tips & Tricks for Handling Difficult Requests (Conference Slide Deck)


The following slide deck was shared last week (March 14, 2018) at the 2018 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Presenters: Tina Baich, IUPUI University Library, IUP Lapis David Cohen, University of Pennsylvania, PAU Melissa Jackson, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, GAC Moderator: Geneva Holliday, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NOC Direct to […]

Reference: Mercer Releases 20th Annual Quality Of Living Ranking (Most Livable Cities in the World)

From a Mercer News Release and Summary: Despite economic volatility in Europe due to uncertainty around Brexit as well as increased political volatility in the region overall, many of its cities still offer the world’s highest quality of living and continue to remain attractive destinations for expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 20th annual Quality […]

View Online: Dan Cohen’s Keynote Presentation at the RLUK 2018 Conference

Dan Cohen, Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Libraries, and Professor of History at Northeastern University gave a keynote presentation on March 16, 2018 at the RLUK (Research Libraries UK) Conference. The event took place at the British Library in London. A video recording of the keynote is now available online and is […]

Goodreads Releases Updated App For iOS; Includes New Way to See Book Recommendations

From Goodreads: Love finding out about the latest new releases? Want to know what fellow Goodreads book lovers are reading this week? Just tap on Search in the brand new update of the Goodreads iOS app to see book recommendations, trending books in the Goodreads community, and new releases hot off the presses. It’s all […]

Selections From the C-SPAN Video Archive: A Selection of Facebook Officials Discussing 2016 Election, Fake News, and Related Topics

Below, you’ll find links to view a few recent interviews and panels featuring officials from Facebook discussing Facebook’s role in recent election. All of these programs have aired on C-SPAN. Each video includes a keyword searchable transcript. Access to all material is free. 1. British Committee Hearing on “Fake News”, Facebook Panel Monika Bickert Head of Global […]