March 22, 2018

A Selection of Facts About the Irish-American Population From the U.S. Census

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a U.S. Census compilation of facts along with an infographic about the Irish-American population in the United States. Links to additional data are also available. From the Webpage/Document: Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved […]

“Digital Archiving: the Seven Pillars of Metadata” (New Blog Post from The National Archives (UK))

From The National Archives Blog: Two of the key challenges facing The National Archives in the digital age are the need to provide new ways of accessing digital archival records the desire to make digital archival records available for computational analysis As we touched upon in our recent blog post, we now need a model that describes our […]

New York Public Library Wins International Award For Library Marketing Award


The IFLA (International Federation of Library Association) Section on Management and Marketing  has announced that the New York Public Library is the winner of the IFLA BibLibre International Marketing Award 2018. From IFLA: The award honors organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns that promote the library and information services industry.  First […]

Legislation Introduced in U.S House of Representatives to Modernize Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

From the FDLP/GPO Website: On March 15, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives filed H.R. 5305, the FDLP Modernization Act of 2018, the amend Title 44, U.S. Code. From ALA’s District Dispatch The FDLP Modernization Act was developed with input from the library community following a series of public hearings in the Committee on House Administration […]

Government Libraries: Laurie Neider Named Executive Director of the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK)

From the Library of Congress: Laurie A. Neider, a seasoned manager and library procurement specialist, has been named executive director of the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) at the Library of Congress, effective April 2. “Laurie is an experienced librarian with the perfect combination of business acumen, contracting expertise and management savvy,” said Jane […]

Research Tools: ProPublica Adds “People Search” to Non-Profit Explorer Database


From Scott Klein at ProPublica: Today we’re launching a new feature in our Nonprofit Explorer database. You can now search for board members and key employees who work at nonprofit organizations by name. The database includes everyone listed on nonprofit tax returns filed electronically between 2014 and 2017. The data includes each person’s reported title and base […]

Book Chapter: “Our Marathon: The Role of Graduate Student and Library Labor in Making the Boston Bombing Digital Archive” (Preprint Version)

The following article (preprint version) was recently shared on Humanities Commons. Title Our Marathon: The Role of Graduate Student and Library Labor in Making The Boston Bombing Digital Archive Authors Jim McGrath Brown University Alicia Peaker Bryn Mawr College Source via Humanities Commons (Preprint Version) Published in: Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships: A Critical Examination of […]

New Report/Data: For the First Time Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Releases Preliminary Statistics on Size/Growth of U.S. Digital Economy

From the BEA: The Bureau of Economic Analysis released, for the first time, preliminary statistics and an accompanying report exploring the size and growth of the digital economy. Goods and services that are primarily digital accounted for 6.5 percent of the U.S. economy, or $1.2 trillion, in 2016, after a decade of growing faster than […]

News Roundup

1. Statements re: Marrakesh Bill in U.S. Senate Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Urges US to Ratify Marrakesh Treaty, Improve Access to Publications for Visually Impaired ALA Hails Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act as Possible ‘Turning Point Library Copyright Alliance Welcomes Introduction of Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act Updated: Marrakesh Treaty Guarantees Right To Read For The […]

Conference Presentation (Slides): “From Wikidata to Scholia: Creating Structured-Linked Data to Generate Scholarly Profiles”

The following presentation was given at the 2018 Code4Lib Conference in Washington, DC. Title From Wikidata to Scholia: Creating Structured-Linked Data to Generate Scholarly Profiles Authors/Presenters Mairelys Lemus-Rojas Jere Odell Source Indiana University ScholarWorks Abstract Wikidata, the newest project of the Wikimedia Foundation, has been increasingly attracting contributors from all over the world. Wikidata is a […]