August 18, 2019

Journal Article: “Leveraging Cataloging and Collection Development Expertise to Improve OER Discovery”

The following article was recently published by OLA Quarterly an official publication of the Oregon Library Association. Title Leveraging Cataloging and Collection Development Expertise to Improve OER Discovery Authors Clare Sobotka Linn-Benton Community College Holly Wheeler Mt. Hood Community College Heather White Mt. Hood Community College Source OLA Quarterly Volume 25 Number 1 Abstract While […]

NEH Announces 2019 Awards for the National Digital Newspaper Program, Adding Partners in Rhode Island, Virgin Islands and Wyoming

From The Library of Congress: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced 2019 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) funding for institutions representing 11 states to expand their selection and digitization of U.S. historic newspapers for contribution to the freely available Chronicling America online collection, hosted by the Library of Congress. New partners in the […]

ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Research Libraries’ Impact in a World Shaped by New Technologies

From a Joint Announcement (via ARL): The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE are working together to better understand how research libraries, as collaborative partners in the research and learning enterprise, can best advance research and learning during these times of significant changes in the production, dissemination, and […]

Author JP Donleavy’s Archive Donated to National Library of Ireland

From the National Library of Ireland: We are delighted to have received the archive of the internationally renowned, award-winning Irish American author JP Donleavy. The author’s archive is wide-ranging, comprising notebooks, manuscripts, playscripts, letters, theatrical posters and programmes, as well as first editions of the author’s work. A son of Irish immigrants, Donleavy was born […]

Project MUSE Provides Free Access to a Collection of Gun Violence Research Articles and Books

From The Hub/JHU: Project MUSE, Johns Hopkins’ massive online collection of scholarship, is providing temporary free access to more than a dozen journal articles and books focused on understanding and preventing gun violence. The collection, called “MUSE in Focus: Addressing Gun Violence,” aims to encourage the broadest possible engagement with research and expertise as gun […]

Documents in the News: “Assessing the Global Climate in July 2019: July was the Warmest Month On Record For The Globe”

Published today by the National Centers for Environmental Information/NOAA. From a Report Summary: The global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for July 2019 was the highest for the month of July, making it the warmest month overall in the 140-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. The year-to-date […]

Now Available From IFLA/ARL: Recording of “Academic Libraries Engaging in Publishing” Webinar

From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA): The recording from the IFLA ARL Webinar, Academic Libraries Engaging in Publishing: a Burgeoning Service Model in the Open Access Sphere, presented by: Jody Bailey, Head of Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University Libraries Ted Polley, Social Sciences & Digital Publishing, IUPUI University Library The webinar was recorded on August 1, […]

An Interview with David Ferriero: “The 10th Archivist of the United States Talks Bringing the National Archives into the Future”

From The Washington City Paper: David S. Ferriero, the 10th archivist of the United States, oversees the operations of the Archives. President Obama appointed Ferriero in 2009 after his long career as a librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke University, and most recently the director of the New York Public Library. Here’s one […]

Roundup (August 15, 2019)

The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform: Catching Up to Plan S and Going Further (via PLOS) Elsevier: Scopus Migrating New Sign-In System (via Elsevier) First Global Open-Source Database For Spinal Cord Injury Research Will Be A ‘Game-Changer,’ Say Experts (via U. of Alberta) Google Play Books Adds New Features in Beta (via The Keyword) Harvard Business […]

PubMed Milestone: 30 Millionth Journal Citation Added

From the National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin: PubMed, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) free online database of the world’s biomedical literature, recently attained a major milestone when the 30 millionth journal citation was added to the database on August 8, 2019. See Also: PubMed Celebrates its 10th Anniversary (October 2006)