March 23, 2018

Library of Congress: National Recording Registry Adds 25 Titles as Registry Reaches 500 Entries

From the Library of Congress: Tony Bennett’s hit single, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”; the Latin beat of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine’s 1987 “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”; the timeless soundtrack of “The Sound of Music”; Run-DMC’s 1986 crossover hit album “Raising Hell”; and radio coverage of the birth of […]

Reference: LinkedIn Top Companies Report 2018 (Most Sought-After Employers in Eight Countries)

From LinkedIn: Today we released the 2018 Top Companies ranking—a list of the most sought-after employers across the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India and the UK. Direct to Top 10 “Infographics for Eight Countries Direct to Methodology More Data in Country Reports: US Australia Brazil Canada France Germany India UK See Also: 2017 Report

Project Report: “Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries”

The following report was posted today in the D-Scholarship @ Pitt (University of Pittsburgh) Repository Title Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries Authors Matt Burton University of Pittsburgh Liz Lyon University of Pittsburgh Chris Erdmann North Carolina State University Bonnie Tijerina Data & Society Source via D-Scholarship @ Pitt (University of […]

Blog Post and Report: “Mapping Duke University Libraries’ Discovery System Environment”

From a Post by Maggie Dickson on “Bitstreams” From the Digital Projects Team at Duke University Libraries: Just over one year ago, Duke University Library’s Web Experience team charged a new subgroup – the Discovery Strategy Team – with “providing cohesion for the Libraries’ discovery environment and facilitate discussion and activity across the units responsible […]

Report: “India’s Digital Library Plans to Collaborate with Foreign Peers”


From The Economic Times: The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is focusing on forging collaborations with digital libraries in the US and Australia, as part of its second phase of development. Through collaborations, NDLI is looking at strengthening its own content, technology and business model. The library does not have a business model in […]

Alaska: New Data Shows Impact of Budget Cuts at the Univ. of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific Univ. Consortium Library

From The Northern Light: Data from the UAA/APU [University of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific University] Consortium Library faculty and graduate student survey shows that the library is not meeting minimum expectations of the library in several areas. The undergraduate student survey showed that students felt their minimum expectations were being met. “That to me is an unfortunate […]

Researchers From John Jay College of Criminal Justice Develop First of its Kind School Shootings Database; Public Released Scheduled For Spring 2019

From John Jay College (City University of New York): A new open source database at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, being developed in partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas and Michigan State University, will track shootings at K–12 schools and analyze the factors involved in such attacks. The project is supported by a grant from the National […]

News Roundup

1. Brewster Kahle Shares Ideas on Improving the Scholarly Record (via Internet Archive) 2. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (MidContinental Region) to Hold Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Next Month 2. University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals & University Library of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins OLH LPS model 3. Extending Publons’ […]

International Alliance: American Chemistry Society (ACS) Announces New Strategic Partners for ChemRxiv Preprint Server


From the American Chemistry Society: The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) to support the financial and strategic development of ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community. This strategic partnership among three of the largest scientific societies in the chemical […]

Resource Sharing: Tips & Tricks for Handling Difficult Requests (Conference Slide Deck)


The following slide deck was shared last week (March 14, 2018) at the 2018 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Presenters: Tina Baich, IUPUI University Library, IUP Lapis David Cohen, University of Pennsylvania, PAU Melissa Jackson, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, GAC Moderator: Geneva Holliday, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NOC Direct to […]