January 24, 2022

Creative Commons Receives $1M Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance Better Sharing

From a CC Blog Post: recently allocated $1M to Creative Commons (CC) in honor of CC’s 20th Anniversary. This three-year, general operating support will help foster CC’s commitment to Better Sharing by addressing equity gaps and unequal balances of power in the open ecosystem. The internet has global ownership with people sharing more information and […]

3000 Cookbooks, a Wok, and More: Chef Martin Yan and Wife Donate Archive to UC Davis

From the University of California Davis Library: World-renowned celebrity chef Martin Yan’s collection of nearly 3,000 cookbooks, his first wok, thousands of photographs and other media will be the main ingredients in an archive to be established in his name at the University of California, Davis. Yan and his wife, Susan, both UC Davis graduates, […]

ALA Announces Winners of 2022 Youth Media Awards (Complete List)

Note: The list of winners is available as a PDF. Note: A video recording of the announcement event is available (also embedded below). From ALA: The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and […]

Roundup (January 24, 2022)

North Carolina: 21 Newspaper titles added to DigitalNC! (via Digital NC) Texas State Library and Archives Commission Digitizes and Makes Available Nearly 80,000 Department of Transportation Records (via TSLAC) Two More State Ebooks Bills Move Forward with One Well Underway (via Readers First) University of Arkansas: Libraries’ $5.1 Million Gifts to Result in Endowments and […]

Journal Article: “Knowledge Management Activities: Conceptual Foundations and Research Issues”

The article linked below was recently published by the Journal of Information Science. Many thanks to SAGE for opening their paywall to infoDOCKET so we can share the full text article linked below at no charge. The article will be accessible for one month (beginning today) by clicking the link below.Registration is NOT required to […]

New Report From The Royal Society: “The Online Information Environment”

From The Royal Society: How are digital technologies changing the way people interact with information?  What technologies are there that can fabricate and detect misinformation?  And what role does technology have to play in creating a better information environment? The online information environment (PDF) report addresses these questions, providing an overview of how the internet has […]

University of Alberta Library (UAL) Announces Launch of Linked Data Implementation Plan

From the U. of Alberta Libraries (UAL): UAL is actively and strategically implementing linked data to: Facilitate different modes of discovery for enhancing user discovery experiences. Enable new modes of discovery within and across collections (ours and others’). Provide open access to our metadata for the widest of audiences. Support cataloging and metadata practices to […]

Penn State University Libraries Launches ROAM, an Expanded Open Educational Resources Repository

From Penn St. University Libraries: Penn State University Libraries’ Open Publishing unit recently launched ROAM, a newly expanded online publication service for openly licensed educational materials authored by Penn State faculty. Short for “Repository of Open and Affordable Materials,” the platform builds on a service created and previously hosted by the College of Earth and […]

Not Real News: An Associated Press Roundup of Untrue Stories Shared Widely on Social Media This Week

From the Associated Press: A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts… Direct to Full Text See Also: More “Not Real News” […]

Lorcan Dempsey to Retire as OCLC’s Vice President for Research and Membership, and Chief Strategist

Ed. Note: We wish Lorcan the very best in his retirement and at the same time very happy to read he will continue to be active in the library world as a consultant. I am honored to call him a friend. — Gary Here’s the Full Text of the OCLC Announcement: Lorcan Dempsey, known globally […]