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Pay It Forward Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions

University of California Libraries, June 30, 2016, Revised July 18, 2016. Pay It Forward Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges for Large North American Research Institutions “As the global open access movement continues to grow and evolve, the question of whether a wholesale shift of the scholarly journal publishing system to… Continue Reading

New or Expanded Content and Features in FRASER

Via Katrina Stierholz -Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: *   “Bulletins of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/series/1486) are available from Bulletin 1 (November 1895) to Bulletin 2299 (March 1988 *   The Commercial and Financial Chronicle (https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/title/1339), a weekly business newspaper, is available for 1871-1935 (with several gaps in coverage). *   The Financial… Continue Reading

Over 1,000 pages of declassified docs on Argentina posted online

Argentina Declassification Project, August 8, 2016. “During his landmark visit to Argentina in March, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. government would declassify records relating to human rights abuses under Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship. At a ceremony commemorating the victims of these human rights abuses, held on the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup d’état,… Continue Reading

The Copyright Holdout Problem and New Internet-Based Services

Cross, John T. and Yu, Peter K., The Copyright Holdout Problem and New Internet-Based Services (July 29, 2016). EXPLORING SENSIBLE MECHANISMS OF PAYING FOR COPYRIGHT, Liu Kung-Chung and Reto M. Hilty, eds., Springer, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2815825 “This chapter examines the holdout problem involving a copyright holder’s refusal to license digital content… Continue Reading

Born digital news collections: New formats, new approaches

Born Digital News Collections: New Formats, New Approaches Elisa Villanueva, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands); Jasper Faase, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), IFLA 2016. “Nowadays most newspapers (or almost all of them) have a digital version or are definitely turning to digital. Furthermore, there are many news websites which provide news… Continue Reading

Converting Scholarly Journals to Open Access: A Review of Approaches and Experiences

Solomon, David, J. Mikael Laakso, and Bo-Christer Björk (authors). Peter Suber (editor). 2016. Converting Scholarly Journals to Open Access: A Review of Approaches and Experiences. This article was downloaded from Harvard University’s DASH repository, and is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Other Posted Material, as set forth at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-of- use#LAA “This… Continue Reading

Using Impact as a Strategic Tool for Developing the Digital Library via the Balanced Value Impact Model

Using Impact as a Strategic Tool for Developing the Digital Library via the Balanced Value Impact Model, Simon Tanner, Library Leadership and Management, Vol. 30, No.4 (2016) “This paper will demonstrate how to effectively measure the impact of a digital library and how this can enhance strategic planning. Measuring the impact of digital resources and… Continue Reading

Smithsonian – The Future of Libraries

Besides lending books, the local institutions are training young journalists, renting garden plots and more “…public libraries today are actually doing an enormous amount to meet 21st-century needs. A recent contest sponsored by the Knight Foundation awarded shares of a $1.6 million prize to 14 winners who came up with the best, most innovative ideas… Continue Reading

Discovery and Reuse of Open Datasets: An Exploratory Study

Discovery and Reuse of Open Datasets: An Exploratory Study – Sara Mannheimer, Montana State University-Bozeman; Leila Belle Sterman, Montana State Univeristy-Bozeman; Susan Borda, Montana State University-Bozeman. Publication Date 7-19-2016. DOI Link http://dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2016.1091 “Objective: This article analyzes twenty cited or downloaded datasets and the repositories that house them, in order to produce insights that can be… Continue Reading

BBC – Syria’s secret library

Mike Thomson, BBC News: “When a place has been besieged for years and hunger stalks the streets, you might have thought people would have little interest in books. But enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with volumes rescued from bombed buildings – and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it…As it is,… Continue Reading

Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessnes

Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessness and A Brief Overview of Services to Youth Experiencing Homelessness Without Parents or Guardians, Julie Ann Winkelstein School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Submitted on: 28.07.2016 (IFLA) “This paper provides an overview of the First Draft of the Guidelines… Continue Reading