April 24, 2018

New Backgrounder: “Online Disinformation and the EU’s Response”


Word of a new “resource-rich” backgrounder from the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS). The proliferation of disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, gaining notoriety as a global challenge during the 2016 United States presidential election campaign. While the EU is […]

UCLA Library Builds Worldwide Digital Archival Network (International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP))


From UCLA International Institute: UCLA is a global university in terms of its faculty, student body, educational reach and the scope and impact of its research. It is also a public university with one of the country’s finest libraries and a mission to serve the public. A wonderful illustration of these two realities can be […]

New Journal Article: “Conceptualising Benefits of User-Centred Design for Digital Library Services”

The following article was recently published in LIBER Quarterly, the Journal of the European Association of Research Libraries. Title Conceptualising Benefits of User-Centred Design for Digital Library Services Authors Heli Kautonen Aalto University School of Science The National Library of Finland Marko Nieminen Aalto University School of Science Source LIBER Quarterly 28(1) doi: doi.org/10.18352/lq.10231 Abstract Libraries […]

Research Tools: Data USA Visualization Platform From MIT, Deloitte, and Datawheel Adds More than 7,300 Profiles of Higher Education Institutions


Data USA is a wonderful research/reference tool that we strongly recommend you take a look at. The new data announced today is only a small portion of what’s available. From a Deloitte and MIT Joint Announcement: Data USA has released new data visualization profiles summarizing the costs, demographics, debt, acceptance rates, financial aid, and endowments of more than 7,300 […]

Research Article: “False Information on Web and Social Media: A Survey”

The following article was recently made available on arXiv. Title False Information on Web and Social Media: A Survey Authors Srijan Kumar Stanford University Neil Shah Carnegie Mellon University Source via arxiv April Note A previous version of this survey will appear in the book titled Social Media Analytics: Advances and Applications, by CRC Press […]

Library Publishing: UNC at Chapel Hill Libraries Partner on Open-Access Publication Series

From University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries: The University of North Carolina Press, the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the University Libraries published the first title in their collaborative open-access series, Studies in Latin America. Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize by Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar and William […]

Milestones: University of Toronto Libraries Acquires 15th Million Item, the Oldest English-Language Book in Canada


From U. of Toronto: As people around the world show their appreciation for the printed word on United Nations’ World Book Day, University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is making history with the acquisition of what is thought to be the oldest English-language book in Canada. Printed in 1481, the book includes three […]

News Roundup

1. ALA Releases New Net Neutrality FAQ 4 pages; PDF. Related Note: New Issue of ARL’s Research Library Issues Focuses on Net Neutrality 2. Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) Releases New Vision, Mission, and Values Statements 3. Slide Presentations and Audio Recordings from OCLC Resource Sharing Conference 2018 Now Available Online 4.  Video: Keynote Presentation: “Realizing the […]

Online Research Help: All About ERIC Bibliographic Records in New Tour Video


The following video/webinar from ERIC/Institute of Education Sciences was recorded on April 10, 2018. From the ERIC Website: Bibliographic records are the foundation of ERIC. Information in each record supports search and retrieval, and helps you see if the content you found is a good match for your work. The ERIC record contains fields that describe […]

Public Library News Roundup

Georgia Renderings of Central Atlanta Library’s Proposed Redesign Now Available (via Curbed) Illinois  19 Kane County, DuPage County Public, School, and Private Libraries Join SWAN Cooperative (via Daily Herald) Aurora Library Display Prompts Both Hate and Censorship Claims (via The Beacon News/Chicago Tribune) and Video Report (via WLS/ABC Chicago) Kanasas Lawrence Public Library’s Visitors Up […]