March 24, 2018

U.S. Federal Agencies Announce Limited Trial of “Release For One, Release To All” FOIA Policy

UPDATED July 21 NARA Participation in New FOIA Pilot NARA is participating in the pilot for FOIA requests for the operational records that NARA creates as a federal agency, which are managed by NARA’s Office of General Counsel. FOIA requests for NARA’s archival records from federal agencies and at Presidential Libraries, as well as the […]

Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries Launches Digital.Bodleian, A New “One-Stop” Online Portal

Digital.Bodleian utilizes iNQUIRE, digital discovery software from Armadillo Systems. The company plans to make the software open source sometime in the near future. From the U. of Oxford: The Digital.Bodleian website, launched yesterday, includes more than 100,000 images covering everything from beautifully illustrated manuscripts and centuries-old maps to Victorian board games and Conservative Party election […]

Wearables: “Can the Apple Watch Enhance Student Achievement”

From Government Technology: We know wearable technology gets people moving by quantifying steps and calories burned. What’s unknown, however, is whether — or how — wearable technology can influence other areas of behavior, like self-regulated learning. One Penn State University faculty member is teaming with technology staff to seek answers, and to pursue wearable technology […]

U.S. Senate Approves Amendment to Support School Libraries With 98-0 Vote

UPDATE July 9 2015 At the bottom of this post we’ve added a transcript of Senator Jack Reed’s (D-RI) and Senator Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) statements (via Congressional Record) on the Senate floor encouraging a yes vote on the amendment. The statements were made immediately preceding the vote. From The Washington Post: Senators began work in […]

Ann Campion Riley Named Acting Director of University of Missouri Libraries

From the University of Missouri: Starting July 1, 2015, Ann Campion Riley became the acting director of the MU Libraries. She will serve in this capacity during the 2015-16 year while a national search takes place for the next library director. Riley has served as the associate director for access, collections and technical services for […]

New Article: Ranking Journals Using Altmetrics

The following paper was presented on July 1, 2015 at the 15th International Society on Scientometrics & Informetrics (ISSI) Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey. Title Ranking Journals Using Altmetrics Authors Tamar V. Loach Digital Science [Owners of] Imperial College London Tim S. Evans Imperial College London Source via arXiv Abstract The rank of a […]

Dutch Universities and SAGE Reach Agreement on Open Access

From VSNU: The Dutch universities and SAGE have established  an agreement on the much-needed transition to open access (OA). This unique agreement supports researchers by enabling them to publish OA in all SAGE-owned academic journals, ensuring high-quality peer-reviewed OA publishing is a more accessible option for researchers within the Netherlands. The costs of publishing in […]

New Consortium Will Help Make Formerly Out-of-View Collections Become Publicly Accessible

From the Council of Independent Colleges: With $2.2 million in support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with Artstor, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is offering 42 liberal arts colleges and universities the opportunity to join its Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research. The Consortium intends to improve teaching […]

New Data: “Federal Funding For Science And Engineering at Universities Down 6 Percent in FY 13″

UPDATE July 13, 2015 Detailed Statistical Tables are Now Available HTML ||| PDF — New data from the National Science Foundation. From a NSF Summary: Federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 science and engineering academic institutions in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for […]

New Conference Paper: “US Libraries as Publishers: Status and Concerns”

The following paper will be presented this August at the 2015 IFLA Annual Meeting/World Library Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Title US Libraries as Publishers: Status and Concerns Authors Heather Lea Moulaison University of Missouri Chris Le Beau University of Missouri Source IFLA Web Site Abstract Although there are successful instances of library […]