May 29, 2020

Roundup (May 28, 2020)

“The Google Page Experience Update: User Experience to Become a Google Ranking Factor” (via SEL)Plan to begin using the “user experience” sometime next year. Additional Reports:  “Google Search Results Will Take ‘Page Experience’ Into Account Next Year” (via The Verge) Direct From Google: Evaluating Page Experience For A Better Web “The page experience signal measures […]

Over 60 Percent of U.S. Households Have Responded to 2020 Census; Minnesota and Utah Have Highest Internet Response Rates Among States

From the U.S. Census: Responses to the 2020 Census are on track as more than 60% of U.S. households have responded to the 2020 Census, with approximately four out of every five households that responded on their own choosing to do so online at 2020census.gov. Current internet self-response rates are 9.2 percentage points above Census […]

IFLA Signs on to ICOLC Statement on Resource Access During COVID-19, Shares Principles for Associations in Negotiations

From the International Association of Research Associations and Institutions (IFLA): IFLA has signed onto the Statement by the International Coalition of Library Consortia on the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on library services and resources.  To further support members, IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters has produced principles for use in […]

Now Available: A New Edition of the “Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefing” from the Oxford Internet Institute (May 26, 2020)

From the Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefing (via Computational Propaganda Project/Oxford Internet Institute): Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—and public understanding of the crises—we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. For the week leading up to 26-05-2020 we find: Of all the junk news […]

LC for Robots: Library of Congress Launching a Series of Jupyter Notebooks

From “World’s Revealed” (A Library of Congress Blog) Post by Rachel Trent, Digital Collections and Automation Coordinator in the Geography and Map Division: The Library is beginning a series of Jupyter Notebooks exploring how to computationally access, retrieve, and analyze cartographic materials in the Library of Congress’s online collections. These notebooks include instructions and demonstration Python code that […]

New Resource: Freedom on the Move Digital Archive Adds K-12 Lessons

From Cornell University: The Freedom on the Move project, an online collection devoted to fugitives from slavery in 19th century North America, has developed a series of lesson plans to make its crowdsourced database accessible to K-12 teachers and their students. The project is a database of tens of thousands of advertisements placed by enslavers […]

Roundup (May 27, 2020)

Carlyle-Backed ZoomInfo Looks to Raise About $800 Million in Nasdaq Listing ||| Read the S-1 Collaborating to Support Greater Visibility and Discoverability of Open Scholarship – DSpace 5 & 6 Extension now Available to Support ORCID and New OpenAIRE Guidelines Expanded Access to JSTOR Archive Extended Through 2020: a Letter From Kevin Guthrie Harvard University […]

Johns Hopkins Releases Report on Digital Contact Tracing to Aid COVID-19 Response

From Johns Hopkins University: Johns Hopkins University today released a comprehensive report to help government, technology developers, businesses, institutional leaders, and the public make responsible decisions around use of digital contact tracing technology, including smartphone apps and other tools, to fight COVID-19. Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response—a report led by JHU’s Berman Institute for […]

Urban Libraries Council: “Public Libraries Innovate to Serve Vulnerable Populations on the Front Lines of COVID-19”

From the Urban Libraries Council: Public libraries across the U.S. and Canada are taking bold and innovative measures to mitigate the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on children, low-income families, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness and other high-risk populations. Through dynamic partnerships with local government, new digital service models, reimagined library spaces and other innovative […]

Webinar Video: “OER Discoverability and Sharing”

The video embedded below was posted online earlier today by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). It was recorded on May 14, 2020. Title OER Discoverability and Sharing Description (via CARL Website) The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)’s Open Education Working Group (OEWG) invites you to this webinar, which follows up on our earlier Community […]