May 24, 2018

Motion Pictures: George Stevens, Jr., Donates His Papers, Films to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library and Film Archive

From the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a donation to the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive from George Stevens, Jr., the award-winning filmmaker and founder of the American Film Institute.  The acquisition of papers and films documenting his creative […]

News Roundup (May 21, 2018)

1. Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) Hires Michelle Trumbo as New Executive Director 2. Wikipedia Announces Update to Privacy Statement 3. Cengage and VitalSource Expand Collaboration to Include Cengage Unlimited Subscription 4. Wiley Names New Chief Technology Officer  5.  White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Position Eliminated (via CBS News) and White House Cuts Critical Cybersecurity Role As Threats Loom (via Wired) […]

New Journal Article/Case Study: “Five Principles to Navigate a Bumpy Golden Road Towards Open Access”

The following article was recently published by Insights (a UKSG publication). Title Principles To Navigate A Bumpy Golden Road Towards Open Access Authors Matthijs van Otegem Erasmus University, Netherlands Sofie Wennström Stockholm University, Sweden Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen National Library of Finland & President of LIBER Source Insights ,31, 16 . DOI: 10.1629/uksg.403 Abstract The publishing ecosystem of the […]

Internet Archive Awarded $1 Million Grant From Arcadia Fund to Digitize University Press Collections and Seeks Partnerships with University Presses

From The Internet Archive Blog: Internet Archive has received a $1 million dollar grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – to digitize titles from university press collections to make them available via controlled digital lending.  The project, Unlocking University Press Books, will bring more than 15,000 titles online from university presses. […]

“Seeing British Library Collections Through a Digital Lens” (Use of Computer Vision Technology)

From a Guest Post on The British Library’s Digital Scholarship Blog: The University of Oxford’s Visual Geometry Group has been working with a number of British Library curators to apply computer vision technology to their collections. [Clip] Computer vision – the extraction of meaning from images – has made considerable strides in recent years, particularly through the […]

New Journal Article: “Enhancing Institutional Publication Data Using Emergent Open Science Services”

The following article was recently published by Publications(from MDPI). Title Enhancing Institutional Publication Data Using Emergent Open Science Services Authors David Walters Brunel University London, UK Christopher Daley Brunel University London, UK Source Publications 2018, 6(2) Abstract The UK open access (OA) policy landscape simultaneously preferences Gold publishing models (Finch Report, RCUK, COAF) and Green […]

$1.3M Gift Will Support Digital Upgrade of Johns Hopkins Medical Archives

From The Hub: Mario Molina, president of the Golden Shore Medical Group and trustee of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has donated $1.3 million to help launch a major digital upgrade of the Johns Hopkins Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. The gift, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the archives, will also help fund the development of exhibits […]

An Interview with Steve Potash, CEO of Rakuten OverDrive, Published by Crain’s Cleveland Business


From the Introduction to the Crain’s Cleveland Business Interview with Steve Potash, CEO of Rakuten OverDrive: OverDrive, acquired by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten Inc. in 2015, supplies digital books to 40,000 schools and libraries in 72 countries, leading to double-digit revenue percentage growth and over 215 million book downloads in 2017 alone. Already dominating the […]

Video: “Improving Openness and Innovation in Scholarly Communication with Brian Nosek” (Recorded at UC San Diego)

Recorded at the U. of California San Diego’s Geisel Library on April 19, 2018. Brian Nosek, co-founder and executive director of the Center for Open Science, outlines the most urgent challenges in achieving a more open science future and how the scholarly communication community can change practices to validate and recognize open research. Nosek, a […]

The Television Academy Foundation Launches New Portal For “The Interviews: An Oral History of Television”


From The TVA: The Television Academy Foundation has launched its new website for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, featuring never-before-seen interviews with many of television’s most beloved stars, show creators and behind-the-scenes innovators. It is the world’s largest such collection available online. For more than 20 years the Foundation has been recording and […]