September 21, 2019

Research Tools: “American FactFinder Retires: Data Dissemination Transitions to”

From the U.S. Census:  The U.S. Census Bureau has retired American FactFinder (AFF), its statistics and information search engine after 20 years. Users can begin accessing Census Bureau data at, including the 2018 1-Year American Community Survey and 2017 Economic Census later this month. represents a new chapter in the Census Bureau’s dissemination approach by centralizing data access and […]

Journal Article: “Quality Control for Media Digitization Projects”

The following article appears in the latest issue of IASA Journal published by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. Title Quality Control for Media Digitization Projects Author Michael Casey Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, Indiana University Source International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Journal No. 50 (2019) DOI: 10.35320/ij.v0i50.92 Abstract This […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) News & Report Week in Review

A selection of some of the MANY ai-related items the we came across in the past week. Backgrounder: Artificial Intelligence and Information Communication Technology Accessibility (via ITU) EPFL Develops Solution for Detecting Deepfakes (via EPFL) Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the Focus of the Latest Issue of ARL’s Research and Library Issues EU Guidelines […]

University of Buffalo to Hold Town Halls on Potential Outcomes of SUNY Libraries Consortium’s Contract Negotiations with Elsevier

From the University of Buffalo: The University Libraries will host four information sessions open to members of the UB community on the potential outcomes of the SUNY Libraries Consortium’s contract negotiations with Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific and technical scholarly journals. SUNY’s current contract with Elsevier is set to expire on […]

News Roundup (September 20, 2019)

Cambridge University Press and UNSILO Partner To Deliver AI-Based Related Links MDPI Now Gives Scholars the Possibility to Endorse and Recommend Articles

New Research Tools: The Digital Humanities Guidebook

The Digital Humanities Guidebook is a recently released resource that was was “conceived and orchestrated by Scott B. Weingart,” Program Director of Digital Humanities at Carnegie Mellon University. From the Guidebook: The DHLG introduces digital humanities (DH) to the interested newcomer, featuring introductory project videos; lists of educational resources; and materials on how to engage […]

Report: “EPA Signals Retreat From Controversial ‘Secret Science’ Rule”

From Science/E&E News: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dropping plans to issue a final version this year of its divisive plan to limit the agency’s use of scientific studies in crafting major new regulations, Administrator Andrew Wheeler indicated at a congressional hearing this morning. Instead, the agency will issue a supplemental proposal early […]

Report: “Public Libraries May Turn The Page For Colorado City’s News Desert”

From NPR: He [Scott Converse, founder of the Longmont Observer] called the Community Information Cooperative learned that there’s a type of special district that’s actually really common in Colorado. They’re for libraries. And what are libraries, he says, if not nonpartisan, nonprofit sources of trusted information chock full of some of the nation’s best information […]

University of Tennessee Libraries Acquires Archive of Cartoonist Paige Braddock

From the University of Tennessee Libraries: The University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired the papers of critically acclaimed cartoonist and distinguished UT alum (Knoxville ’85) Paige Braddock. The majority of the artwork now in the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives pertains to Braddock’s award-nominated comic strip, Jane’s World. The comic strip, which […]

Special Collections: National Service Archives to Open at IUPUI

From IUPUI/Indiana University: Researchers and historians wanting to know more about civic service and volunteerism in America will soon be able to turn to new archives at IUPUI. The National Service Archives, a collection within the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives at University Library, will be filled with documents not available elsewhere that tell […]