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Planning and Designing Academic Library Learning Spaces: Expert Perspectives of Architects, Librarians, and Library Consultants

OCLC Project LiteracyPlanning and Designing Academic Library Learning Spaces: Expert Perspectives of Architects, Librarians, and Library Consultants, Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy, Practitioner Series Research Report, December 7, 2016. (Two different versions of the report available: Full report with Methods section, 36 pages, PDF, 3.4 MB or report without Methods section, 32 pages, PDF, 3.3 MB. Also available as separate documents are the Executive Summary, 2 pages, PDF, 2.3 MB and stakeholders’ “Best Practices” and “Worst Practices,” 2 pages, PDF, 2.3 MB).

NPR’s Book Concierge Our Guide To 2016’s Great Reads

What would you like to read? 309 recommended titles. “Use the filters…to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008“ Continue Reading

Digital Science Releases Global Research Identifier Database Under CC0 License

December 5th 2016: “Digital Science, a leading technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities announced  today that the Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution. The CC0 license means that… Continue Reading

Oxford English Dictionaries Word of the Year

I took some time before posting this as I considered it appropriate to have a brief allbeit significant benchmark for the use of this new word to be acknowledged and actively used in the press and in academe. “The Word of the Year 2016 is…After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – #GovDocs2Trump Tweetathon and End of Term Harvest

#GovDocs2Trump Tweetathon and End of Term Harvest – Debbie Rabina, Ph.D., Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Information posted this blog that merits sharing for both its intent, the use of Twitter to attract the attention of the President-Elect, and the crowd sourcing concept. Rabina states: America deserves a president who is well versed in the… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography

Via LLRX.com – Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography – This expansive, comprehensive and up-to-date guide by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library, references resources that include books, loose-leaf, online, database and e-government sites, services and resources. Continue Reading

Reuters reveals use of new tool to verify breaking Twitter news

The Verge: “Reuters has developed a tool capable of automatically detecting and verifying breaking news on Twitter, in an attempt to report on events more rapidly and accurately. The tool, known as Reuters News Tracer, has been developed over the past two years, but Reuters only made it public this week, in interviews with the… Continue Reading

Paper – Technical Debt as an Indicator of Library Metadata Quality

D-Lib Magazine November/December 2016 Volume 22, Number 11/12. Technical Debt as an Indicator of Library Metadata Quality. Kevin Clair, University of Denver. DOI: 10.1045/november2016-clair “Abstract – Metadata production is a significant cost for any digital library program. As such, care should be taken to ensure that when metadata is created, it is done in such… Continue Reading

Internet Archive requests donations for a backup to be housed in Canada

This posting today by the Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle – Help Us Keep the Archive Free, Accessible, and Private, is significant for all of us who use this resource, be it as as educators, librarians, attorneys, advocates for civil liberties, students, or as citizens or residents of the United States.  Brewster states: “We are building… Continue Reading

GPO releases digital version of bound Congressional Record 1981-1990

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress (LC) to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1981-1990 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers debates and proceedings of the 98th thru the 101st Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: Ronald Reagan’s Presidency and the… Continue Reading

Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America To Form New Collaboration

“The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records. The first batch of records will include 5,000 items from three major… Continue Reading

Wiley Becomes First Major Publisher to Require ORCID IDs for Submitting Authors

News release: “Hoboken, NJ– November 28, 2016—John Wiley & Sons Inc.  announced today plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals. Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD)… Continue Reading