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New on LLRX – Introducing a New Success Framework for Information Professionals

Via LLRX – Introducing a New Success Framework for Information Professionals – Author, librarian, and professor Bruce Rosenstein’s article clearly articulates key deliverables that librarians and information professionals can frame, communicate about and deliver – specifically expert knowledge services, data curation, research, training and leadership skills – to organizations in a wide range of sectors.

Cybersecurity and You: Issues in Higher Education and Beyond

“The University of Maryland, Baltimore Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and Center for Information Technology Services have organized a cybersecurity conference that is free and open to the public.  You can find details, RSVP,  and a link to watch the livestream here: This program is made possible by aContinue Reading

Harvard Library’s Environmental Scan of Web Archiving

Harvard Library’s Environmental Scan of Web Archiving By Andrea Goethals, Manager of Digital Preservation and Repository Services; Preservation Services: “Managing born-digital material, including content that originated on the web, has been one of Harvard Library’s strategic priorities for FY15 and 16. As a result, the Web Archive Working Group has been gathering information to informContinue Reading

Library of Congress to Cancel the Subject Heading “Illegal Aliens”

Via Library of Congress – “Executive Summary – In response to constituent requests, the Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress, which maintains Library of Congress Subject Headings, has investigated the possibility of cancelling or revising the heading Illegal aliens. PSD also explored the possibility of revising the broader term Aliens. It concludedContinue Reading

NYPL – Photographers’ Identities Catalog

“Photographers’ Identities Catalog (PIC) is an experimental interface to a collection of biographical data describing photographers, studios, manufacturers, and others involved in the production of photographic images. Consisting of names, nationalities, dates, locations and more, PIC is a vast and growing resource for the historian, student, genealogist, or any lover of photography’s history. The informationContinue Reading

Research Scientist Ixchel Faniel Interviewed about Work on Data Reuse

Via OCLC – Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D., was interviewed by Thomas Padilla for dh+lib as a part of its Data Praxis Series. “Dr. Faniel discussed her interests in reuse of research data within academic communities and the role of libraries and librarians in supporting researchers’ data sharing, management and reuse. The interview ranged over various aspectsContinue Reading

Access to Government Information in the United States: A Primer

Via FAS – CRS Report – Access to Government Information in the United States: A Primer, Wendy Ginsberg – Analyst in American National Government; Michael Greene, Information Research Specialist. March 18, 2016. “…This report offers an introduction to the four access laws and provides citations to additional resources related to these statutes. This report includesContinue Reading

GPO working to make Jefferson’s Manual and Rules of House of Representatives available in XML

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is working with the House of Representatives Committee on Rules, the House Parliamentarian, and the Clerk of the House to make Jefferson’s Manual and the Rules of the House of Representatives available in XML format using the United States Legislative Markup (USLM) schema. USLM is an XML information modelContinue Reading

Pew – Lifelong Learning and Technology

“A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many and differences in education and income are a hallmark of people’s learning activities.. Most Americans feel they are lifelong learners, whether that means gathering knowledgeContinue Reading

New page for people/institutions who want to get data into Wikidata

Wikidata:Data donation – “This page is written for institutions, companies, organisations and individuals who are interested in adding data to Wikidata…Wikidata aims to create a multilingual free knowledge base about the world that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. It provides data in all the languages of the Wikimedia projects, andContinue Reading

Controversy over free journal access database keeps Sci-Hub in legal and research spotlight

Follow up on previous posting – Database of 48 million pirated research papers is focus of litigious revolt against paywalls – see Sci-Hub: research piracy and the public good – The release of millions of journal papers online reflects impatience with an outdated publishing model, says John Willinsky: “The old economy is the impetus behindContinue Reading

Shakespeare wrote eloquently about the humane treatment of migrants

Via – The last surviving play script handwritten by William Shakespeare, in which he imagines Sir Thomas More making an impassioned plea for the humane treatment of refugees, is to be made available online by the British Library. The manuscript is one of 300 newly digitised treasures shining a light on the wider societyContinue Reading