May 26, 2022

Data Released Today by US Census Show Big Population Shifts in Cities and Towns One Year into Pandemic, Fastest Growing Cities Still in West and South

From the US Census: Populations of cities and towns in the South and West regions of the United States still experienced the most growth from July 2020 to July 2021, with the top 15 fastest-growing cities or towns located in these regions, according to new population estimates for cities and towns, released by the U.S. […]

Report: “A Florida Library’s LGBTQ Pride Display Started a Yearlong Battle”

From The Tampa Bay Times: The yearly LGBTQ Pride Month display in the Citrus County library went largely unnoticed until 2021. But last year, the small array of LGBTQ-themed books surrounded by rainbow hearts and signs saying “love is love” became a point of contention that has expanded into a larger partisan battle, pushed by […]

Research Article: “One-Year in: COVID-19 Research at the International Level in CORD-19 Data”

The article linked below was recently published by PLOS One Title One-Year in: COVID-19 Research at the International Level in CORD-19 Data Authors Caroline S. Wagner The Ohio State University Xiaojing Cai Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Yi Zhang University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Caroline V. Fry University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Source PLOS One, 17(5): […]

“Connecting Communities: Libraries as Invisible Infrastructure”

From a CitiesSpeak (National League of Cities) Article by Daphna Blatt, Senior Director of Strategy & Public Impact at The New York Public Library: In collaboration with library professionals across the country and the Our Common Purpose Project at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, representatives of the New York Public Library and Memphis […]

Roundup (May 25, 2022)

DuckDuckGo Browser Allows Microsoft Trackers Due to Search Agreement (via Bleeping Computer) Remote Learning Apps Tracked Millions of Kids Around the World (via Protocol) Show Me the Data 2022: States Have Lost Momentum on Improving Report Cards (Data Quality Campaign) U.S. Book Show: Jamie Raskin Headlines a Big Day for Libraries (via PW)

Jon Shaw Appointed New Leader of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University

From Vanderbilt University: Jon Shaw has been appointed the new leader of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1. Previously, Shaw served as associate vice provost and deputy university librarian for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. With experience in collaborative partnerships, strategic initiatives and digital strategy, as well as space […]

New From The Internet Archive: A Digital Collection of Backlist Titles From the Music Library Association

From an Internet Archive Blog Post by Caralee Adams: For librarians who specialize in caring for music collections, it can be challenging to keep up with the latest technology and resources in the profession. The Music Library Association recently helped address this problem by making many of its publications openly available online. The MLA donated […]

Open Research in Conversation: Two Approaches (Octopus and ResearchEquals) to Micropublications

From a Guest Blog Post via JISC Research by Dr Alex Freeman, Director of Octopus Publishing CIC and Chris Hartgerink, CEO of Liberate Science: Octopus and ResearchEquals (formerly Hypergraph) are two projects which have much in common, and which followed a similar timeline from initiation to launch. Back in 2020, the founders of the two […]

OCLC Releases More Than 150 Million WorldCat Entities as the Foundation of a Linked Data Infrastructure

From OCLC: OCLC has completed a project, funded in part by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, to develop a shared entity management infrastructure that supports linked data initiatives in the library community. As a result of this effort, OCLC has released millions of authoritative WorldCat Entities through a publicly searchable website and will continue […]

Plan S Journal Comparison Service is Now Open for Publishers to Register and Deposit Price and Service Data

From a cOAlition S Announcement: cOAlition S is excited to release today the Journal Comparison Service (JCS), a secure, free and long-anticipated digital service, that aims to shed light on publishing fees and services. Starting from today, publishers can register with the JCS publisher portal. After signing a service agreement, publishers can share information, at […]