November 12, 2019

The New School’s Digital Equity Lab Releases a “Manual for Libraries, CBOs, and Community Advocates: Preparing for the First Digital Census”

From The Digital Equity Lab/The New School: The 2020 Census will be conducted primarily online, creating additional obstacles to counting already under-counted populations. With this in mind, communities and organizations are preparing to support enumeration efforts by providing safe internet access points, answering questions from the community, and tracking incidents that arise. The Digital Equity Laboratory is […]

“New Landscapes on the Road of Open Science: 6 Key Issues to Address for Research Data Management in the Netherlands”

From the Open Working Blog (via 4TU.Centre for Research Data & TU Delft Research Data Services): The road to Open Science is not a short one. As the chairman of the Executive Board of the European Open Science Cloud, Karel Luyben, is keen to point out, it will take at least 10 or 15 years […]

“Audio Augmented Reality (AAR) Technologies Are Now Coming To Market”

From the BBC Research and Development Blog: Audio Augmented Reality (AAR) technologies are now coming to market, and this technology presents new opportunities for information and experience design. Collaborative or multiplayer experiences in AAR are potentially an exciting opportunity as they allow users to interact in real-time and space with each other, without the barrier of […]

Report: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Denies LinkedIn’s Request to Reconsider Data Scraping Decision

From Media Post: A federal appellate court has denied LinkedIn’s request to reconsider a ruling that requires the company to allow its site to be scraped by analytics company hiQ Labs. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in an order issued Friday that none of the court’s judges have requested a vote on whether […]

wikiview: A New Tool to Help Discover Images Available From Wikimedia Commons

From a PetaPixel Post by Michael Zhang: Wikimedia Commons has millions of public domain and freely-licensed photos available to the world, and now there’s a powerful new tool that helps you dive into the ocean of imagery for exploring or locating exactly what you’re looking for. It’s called wikiview, and it’s a graph-based visual image navigator. The […]

A Quick Comment: Library E-Books, Reader Privacy, and Transparency

Comment From Gary Price, infoDOCKET Founder/Editor: This morning, Bradley Chambers shared a comment on 9 to 5 Mac titled: “Amazon Kindle’s US Public Library Integration is Exactly What Apple Books Needs.” My hope is that if a service similar to what Amazon and OverDrive offers becomes available from others it will be, from the outset, […]

American Chemical Society Signs Their First Transformative Agreement with Hungarian EISZ Consortium

From a Joint News Release: The American Chemical Society (ACS), Publications Division, and the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) today announced a transformative open access pilot agreement that enables corresponding authors affiliated at the seven consortium member institutions to publish journal articles under an open access license in any of ACS’ more than 60 premier journals. […]

Springer Nature First Publisher to Implement Seamlessaccess.Org Service

From Springer Nature: …Springer Nature has been working with others in the industry  and in collaboration with to address the current sometimes confusing and frustrating experience researchers face trying to access research subscribed to by their university when outside of the institution’s network. This is because IP authentication, the mechanism by which users are currently […]

Roundup (November 12, 2019)

5G Race Could Leave Personal Privacy in the Dust (via WSJ) Expanding Digital Collecting at the Library of Congress (via LC’s “The Signal”) Center For Digital Humanities Opens at Stony Brook University Libraries IFLA Joins the Discussion on Preserving and Providing Access to Digital Heritage Introducing: LYRASIS the Research Initiative October 2019: List of BBC […]

Video: The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University Hosts Conversation with Edward Snowden

From Columbia University News: On October 29, 2019, Knight First Amendment Institute’s Jameel Jaffer and The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson Sorkin spoke to Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who leaked top-secret documents about the National Security Agency to the press in 2013. Snowden spoke via Skype about the rise of mass surveillance, his thoughts on the recent whistleblower […]