November 30, 2021

Report From Europe: Three High-Tech Industry Consortia Selected to Prototype Solutions for Archive and Digital Preservation of Research Data

From the ARCHIVER Project: Arkivum, LIBNOVA, and T-Systems are the leaders of the three projects selected via the ARCHIVER Pre-commercial Procurement Tender to build prototypes for hybrid cloud end-to-end archival and preservation services for European Research communities. Started in January 2019, the ARCHIVER project is one of the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) initiatives funded by the […]

Research Article: “A Role for the Library in Public Research: The Global COVID-19 Dashboard” (Preprint)

The article (preprint) linked below was recently made available by portal: Libraries and the Academy published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Title A Role for the Library in Public Research: The Global COVID-19 Dashboard Authors Mara Blake North Carolina State University Libraries Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University Reina Chano Murray Sheridan Libraries […]

Merriam-Webster Announces “Vaccine” as 2021 Word of the Year

From Merriam-Webster: Today Merriam-Webster announced its Word of the Year: Vaccine. While this may seem like an obvious selection for 2021, the data from the dictionary’s website tells a complex story. “Vaccine lookups increased 600%, and the story is about much more than medicine,” says Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s Editor at Large. “It was at the […]

This Thursday (December 3, 2021): “Along Came Google: Authors Deanna Marcum & Roger C. Schonfeld in Conversation with Brewster Kahle”

From The Internet Archive: The Internet Archive invites you to a virtual book talk with authors Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld about their new book, “Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization.” Deanna and Roger will be joined in conversation by Brewster Kahle, the founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, as […]

Roundup (November 29, 2021)

arXiv founder Ginsparg Wins Einstein Foundation Berlin Award (via Cornell University) Chegg to Enter Digital Language Learning Market with Acquisition of Busuu Elsevier Acquires Osmosis.org, a Digital Health Education Platform arXiv founder Ginsparg Wins Einstein Foundation Berlin Award National Library of New Zealand Hits Pause on Internet Archive Deal Days Before Deadline (via Stuff) NISO […]

Research Article: “The Accuracy and Completeness of Drug Information in Google Snippet Blocks”

The article linked below was published by the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Title The Accuracy and Completeness of Drug Information in Google Snippet Blocks Authors Cambrey Nguyen University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Source Journal of the Medical Library Association Vol 109, No 4 (2021) DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2021.1229 Abstract Introduction: Consumers commonly use the […]

Research Article: “Learning Analytics: a Bibliometric Analysis of the Literature Over the Last Decade”

The article linked below was recently published by the International Journal of Educational Research Open. Title Learning Analytics: a Bibliometric Analysis of the Literature Over the Last Decade Authors Source International Journal of Educational Research Open Volumes 2–2, 2021, 100084 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedro.2021.100084 Abstract Learning Analytics is a recent and dynamic area of research. It is […]

Not Real News: An Associated Press Roundup of Untrue Stories Shared Widely on Social Media This Week

From the Associated Press: A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts… Direct to Full Text See Also: More “Not Real News” […]

A New Guide From LIBER: “Citizen Science Skilling for Library Staff, Researchers, and the Public”

From LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries): The LIBER Citizen Science Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of the first section of their Citizen Science for Research Libraries Guide, a four-part book series. The guide is designed to be a practical toolbox to help run a citizen science project. It has been put […]

Ivy Plus Libraries Consortium (IPLC) Launches Uyghur Human Rights Web Archive

From an Ivy Plus Libraries Consortium Blog Post The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of its collaborative Uyghur Human Rights web archive, preserving web resources documenting the displacement and repression of Uyghurs, Uzbeks, Tatars, and Kyrgyz peoples in East Turkestan/Xinjiang. The creators of these websites include but are not limited […]