April 24, 2019

EDUCAUSE Releases 2019 Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition

From EDUCAUSE: EDUCAUSE is proud to continue the tradition of excellence begun by the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) work on the Horizon Report. The report serves as a reference and technology planning guide for educators, higher education leaders, administrators, policy makers, and technologists. This year’s Horizon Report has been updated with new features and improvements including Fail or Scale essays […]

New Resources: Congressional Budget Office Releases an Interactive Tool for Analyzing the Effects of Certain Social Security Policies

From the CBO:  Today, the Congressional Budget Office released an interactive tool for analyzing the effects of certain Social Security policies. The tool is one of many products that CBO has provided to policymakers and analysts so that they can assess the effects of different policies on the budget. The policies included in the tool […]

LSU Libraries and Student Government Partner to Implement Textbook Lending Program

From The Reveille: LSU Student Government is partnering with LSU Libraries to implement a Textbook Lending Program at the University in which single copies of 15 textbooks will be available for students to check out and scan passages from. [Clip] Political science sophomore Miranda Campbell toured the libraries at Duke University and North Carolina State […]

Universities in Ethiopia and Serbia Adopt Open Access and Open Science Policies

From EIFL: EIFL welcomes the news that four more universities in EIFL partner countries, one in Ethiopia and three in Serbia, have adopted open access and open science policies. [Clip] Among the three universities in Serbia is University of Belgrade, the oldest and largest university in the country, and one of the most important educational […]

UMass Amherst: Mass Aggie Seed Library Opens at the Science and Engineering Library

From the UMass Amherst Library: The Mass Aggie Seed Library at the Science and Engineering Library, now open for seed borrowing and donation, houses a collection focusing on organic, open-pollinated, and heirloom vegetable and flower seeds, as well as a collection of books to educate the community about seed saving. Additionally, seed-saving tools will soon […]

Conference Paper: “Institution as Social Media Collector: Lessons Learned from the Library of Congress”

The following paper was presented at the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) and posted online today (April 23, 2019). Title Institution as Social Media Collector: Lessons Learned from the Library of Congress Authors Kate ZwaardDigital Strategy Directorate, Library of Congress Moryma AydelottLibrary Services, Library of Congress David Brunton Platform Services, Design and […]

Results From OpenGLAM Principles Survey

From a Post on the Wikimedia Foundation “Down the Rabbit Whole” Blog on Medium: As open access has become broadly adopted in the cultural sector, the need for stronger collaboration between stakeholders in this area has grown. In 2018, a group of people connected to Creative Commons, the Wikimedia Foundation and Open Knowledge International took […]

Reference: U.S. Census Releases 2018 Voting and Registration Data, New Data Show Voter Turnout From Midterm Elections

From the United States Census: Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2018 voting and registration table package. These November 2018 election data come from the Voting and Registration Supplement to the Current Population Survey, which surveys the civilian noninstitutionalized population in the United States. This table package [14 tables, .xls] provides data down to […]

New Resource: OCR4all (Open Source Text Recognition Software for Historical Texts)

From the University of Würzburg: Historians and other Humanities’ scholars often have to deal with difficult research objects: centuries-old printed works that are difficult to decipher and often in an unsatisfactory state of conservation. Many of these documents have now been digitized – usually photographed or scanned – and are available online worldwide. For research […]

Norway and Elsevier Agree on Pilot National Licence for Research Access and Publishing

The following joint statement was released today. It follows news from mid-March that Unit (Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research) had decided not to renew with Elsevier and had signed a national licensing deal with Wiley. From a Joint Announcement (April 12, 2019): The Norwegian consortium for higher education […]