March 20, 2018

Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Releases Taxonomy For Educational Materials

Ed. Note: BISAC Subject Headings also from BISG and mentioned below are primarily used in the book industry. However, we’ve posted and read about their use in both public and school libraries. On a related note, about six weeks ago we posted about the launch of a Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT) pilot […]

Public Library of Science (PLOS) Releases Data Repository Recommendation Guide

From a PLOS Blog Post: In line with our updated Data Policy, we are pleased to announce a PLOS Data Repository Recommendation Guide. To support the selection of data repositories for authors, PLOS has identified a set of established repositories, which are recognized and trusted within their respective communities. To develop the list, we consulted with editors, organizations running data […]

W3C Publishes First Public Working Draft of Web Annotation Protocol

From the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Blog: The Web Annotation Working Group has published a Working Draft of Web Annotation Protocol. Annotations are typically used to convey information about a resource or associations between resources. Simple examples include a comment or tag on a single web page or image, or a blog post about […]

New Data/Data Files: How Do Americans Spend Their Time? 2014 American Time Use Survey Released

The data tables noted in the highlights below can be accessed here. Additional data files including data from previous American Time Survey’s q3 From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: In 2014, on days they worked, 23 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home, and 85 percent did some or […]

Updated Datasets/Database: CMS’ Open Payments Posts Full Year of 2014 Financial Data (Medicare/Medicaid Data)

From the Center For Medicare  and Medicaid Studies: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today published 2014 Open Payments data about transfers of value by drug and medical device makers to health care providers. The data includes information about 11.4 million financial transactions attributed to over 600,000 physicians and more than 1,100 teaching […]

University of Rhode Island Appoints Karim B. Boughida New Dean of University Libraries

Ed. Note: Congrats to our friend, colleague, frequent infoDOCKET sharer, and soon to be ex-Gelman Library alumnus, Karim Boughida. From the University of Rhode Island: An International pioneer in library/information science and digital library development, Karim B. Boughida of Washington, D.C., has been appointed dean of University Libraries at The University of Rhode Island. Donald […]

Health: Data: AIDSVu Posts New Interactive Maps Online

From the AIDSVu Web Site: AIDSVu [presented by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in partnership with Gilead Sciences] is pleased to release its annual June launch of interactive online maps with the latest available data for HIV prevalence and new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. As part of an ongoing effort […]

Conference Paper: Digitization to Avoid Intellectual Content Loss From Natural Disasters (World Digital Library)

The following paper will be presented this August at the 2015 IFLA Annual Meeting/World Library Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Title Digitization to Avoid Intellectual Content Loss From Natural Disasters Authors Jeanne Drewes Library of Congress Alan Haley Library of Congress Sandra Bostian Library of Congress Eve Ferguson Library of Congress Source IFLA […]

Innovative Library Collection Stimulates Japanese Language Learning at UCLA

From UCLA: A student sits at a table across from her friends. She is reading a colorful manga and losing track of time as she becomes absorbed in the story. After finishing one volume, she eagerly returns to the bookshelf to pick up the next and returns to her seat. It’s a scene that would […]

Research Resources: What’s New With ERIC? (2015 Video Update)


Embedded below is a 13 minute video review of new developments with ERIC (Education Resource Information Clearinghouse), a key research tool for education-related topics and issues. The video is a version of the update that ERIC shared/is sharing the 2015 SLA and ALA annual conferences. See Also: Call for Feedback: Proposed Changes to How ERIC […]