October 18, 2021

New From NIH: “Metrics for Data Repositories and Knowledgebases: Working Group Report”

From the National Institutes of Health: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Resources Lifecycle and Metrics Working Group and Metrics for Repositories (MetRe) subgroup have released “Metrics for Data Repositories and Knowledgebases: A Working Group Report”. This report presents the findings of an exploration of the current landscape of biomedical data repository metrics. The […]

OpenOKState Saves Oklahoma State University (OSU) Students $500,000

From Oklahoma St. University: Students at Oklahoma State University have collectively saved more than $500,000 through the OpenOKState Open Educational Resources program.  Open Educational Resources (OER) are instructional materials intentionally created to be free to students. These materials are licensed by authors to permit and encourage distribution, modification and retention. The OpenOKState OER program supports […]

Not Real News: An Associated Press Roundup of Untrue Stories Shared Widely on Social Media This Week

From the Associated Press: A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts… Direct to Full Text See Also: More “Not Real News” […]

“Uplifting Global Voices: A Reflection on Publishing an Edited Book on Academic Libraries and Wikipedia”

From a Diff Blog Post by: Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University Raymond Pun, Education and Outreach Manager at Hoover Institution Library & Archives Roberto A. Arteaga, Instruction and Reference Librarian at Pacific Lutheran University In fall of 2019 we set out to publish an open access edited volume titled Wikipedia […]

Journal Article: “Studying Effectiveness of Web Search For Fact Checking”

The article linked below was recently published by the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Title Studying Effectiveness of Web Search For Fact Checking Authors Maram Hasanain Qatar University Tamer Elsayed Qatar University Source Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) First Published: October 14, 2021 DOI: 10.1002/asi.24577 […]

New Video: “HathiTrust: Beyond ETAS”

“HathiTrust: Beyond ETAS” was recorded on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Presenters Mike Furlough, HathiTrust Jessica Rohr, HathiTrust Melissa Stewart, HathiTrust Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian Scholarly Resources at University of California-Davis Michelle Paolillo, Digital Lifecycle Services Manager at Cornell University HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service was an extraordinary benefit realized from more than a decade […]

Indiana University (IU) is America’s Dictionary Destination: Lilly Library Establishes Merriam-Webster Archive and Acquires the Complete Madeline Kripke Dictionary Collection

From Indiana University: When America’s top dictionary editors and language scholars find themselves at a loss for words, where do they turn? For decades the illustrious Dame of Dictionaries, Madeline Kripke, answered the call. Her stockpile of more than 20,000 linguistic books and ephemera was often referred to as the world’s largest and finest dictionary […]

Endangered Archive of Siberian Indigenous Voices to Be Digitised

From the Museums Association (UK): The University of Aberdeen has been awarded $50,000 to digitise an endangered archive containing the voices, stories and songs of the indigenous people of the Siberian region. The recordings were made over a period of six decades from 1920s to the 1980s and are currently held on cassette tape at […]

News Roundup (October 14, 2021)

Author Name Change Policy Introduced at AIP Publishing Cambridge University Press and Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Announce Transformative Open Access Agreement in Australia & New Zealand Introducing Figshare+ Plan S Announces Improvements to Journal Checker Tool LIBER 2021: Enabling Library Support for Open Access Books: From Vision to Implementation (via COPIM)

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) to Become 126th Member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

From the Association of Research Libraries (ARL): At its Fall 2021 Association Meeting held virtually September 28–October 6, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) voted to invite University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Library to join ARL as the 126th member, effective January 1, 2022. Elizabeth Cowell, the Richard L. Press University […]