February 18, 2019

Germany: Full Text of “Publish&Read” Contract Signed Jan. 15, 2019 Between Project Deal (Germany) and Wiley

From Project Deal: The forward-looking “Publish & Read” (signed Jan. 15, 2019) model at the basis of the agreement delivers the benefits of open access to authors and advances the principles of open science by enabling institutions and researchers alike to make the most of the opportunities that open dissemination in our digital environment provides. […]

Report: “Even Years Later, Twitter Doesn’t Delete Your Direct Messages”

From TechCrunch: Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended, according to security researcher Karan Saini. [Clip] Saini says this is a “functional bug” rather than a security flaw, but argued that the bug allows anyone […]

Report: Major Medical Journals Don’t Follow Their Own Rules for Reporting Results From Clinical Trials

From Science: It’s a well-known problem with clinical trials: Researchers start out saying they will look for a particular outcome—heart attacks, for example—but then report something else when they publish their results. That practice can make a drug or treatment look like it’s safer or more effective than it actually is. Now, a systematic effort […]

Roundup (February 18, 2019)

As Scholars Are Driven to Less Prestigious Journals, New Measures of Quality Emerge (COHE) Google to Let You Link Directly to a Word or Phrase in Chrome (via BleepingComputer) Iron Mountain Renews Support for Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, Preserving and Protecting the Writings and Legacy of President Lincoln EC Funded Project: Diversity is Key […]

New Data Visualization Tool Shows Carbon Footprint of Everyday Products

From the Earth Institute, Columbia University: A Columbia researcher affiliated with the Data Science Institute and the Earth Institute has created a data-visualization tool that shows the carbon footprints of hundreds of consumer products. The tool makes it easy for everyone to explore the products’ carbon emission levels and the various strategies companies are employing to reduce emissions. The […]

Roundup (February 17, 2019)

European Project Tackles The Machine Translation of News in Languages With Little Online Presence Study Uses Neural Networks to Define Dada (via Cornell)  New App Reveals The Hidden Landscapes Within Georgia O’Keeffe’s Paintings (via Science) Scientists Work to Save ‘Fragile’ Digital Media Artworks (via FT; Subs Only)

Pilot Project: Internet Archive Helps Make Books Accessible For Students with Disabilities

From an Internet Archive Blog Post: The Internet Archive will be part of a team that is working to address a key challenge for students with disabilities: getting books in accessible formats. This participation aligns with an existing Internet Archive program to make materials available and accessible to readers with disabilities. [Clip] A newly-funded pilot project, “Federated […]

Journal Article: “Comparing the Information Needs and Experiences of Undergraduate Students and Practicing Engineers”

The following article appears in The Journal of Academic Librarianship. The full text is available (free) online as of Feb. 16, 2019. Title Comparing the Information Needs and Experiences of Undergraduate Students and Practicing Engineers Authors Margaret Phillips Purdue University  Michael Fosmire Purdue University  Laura Turner Caterpillar Inc Kristin Petersheim Caterpillar Inc JingLu Purdue University  Source The Journal of […]

Independent Libraries: Boston Athenaeum Plans Big Expansion

From The Boston Globe: The Boston Athenaeum announced Thursday that it had signed a long-term lease at neighboring 14 Beacon St. that will allow the independent library to expand by almost 20,000 square feet. [Clip] News of the expansion comes a week after Athenaeum director Elizabeth Barker announced her impending departure from the library, following a tumultuous tenure […]

Reference: GlobaLex Releases Updated Version of “Researching Canadian Law” Guide

What is GlobaLex? GlobaLex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law. The guides and articles published are written by scholars well known in their respective fields and are recommended as a legal resource by universities, library schools, […]