Currently browsing category

General

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 1/23/2018

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/23/2018. Happy holidays. Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 8 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | …

Cites & Insights 17: 2017

Walt Crawford has published “Cites & Insights 17: 2017.” Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: If you care about gray OA–the gold …

Data and Decisions at EDUCAUSE

At the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Philadelphia, more than 8,000 attendees gathered to discuss the latest IT trends …

Fonda Lee’s Epic Picks | BackTalk

Photo by Elena Rose Photography For many readers, the fantasy genre conjures images of kings and queens, knights on horses, dragons, wizards, …

Big Deal Cancellation Tracking

SPARC has released Big Deal Cancellation Tracking. Here’s an excerpt: The “big deal” has often been compared to a cable or satellite …

Amazon in 1999, A Look Back

A look from 1999 at an interesting new company called, “Amazon”. Whatever happened to them? The post Amazon in 1999, A Look …

Understanding Bias in Peer Review

Topic: LibrariesTo conclude, we see that the practice of double-blind reviewing yields a denser landscape of bids, which may result in a …

Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors

The Authors Alliance has released Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: The guide addresses three common situations …

Women in Academia Unite

A look at inequality in research and knowledge systems, and in particular, how gender issues in higher education are exacerbated in the …

ALA Pledges Support for Net Neutrality

Jim Neal, current ALA president, released a statement on the proposed Net Neutrality order by Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

Net Neutrality Rollback: A Gift to ISPs?

Steven Salzberg writes in Forbes that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai’s Net Neutrality elimination plan “is a bigger gift to …

Net Neutrality: Good for Consumers?

Roslyn Layton writes the following in InsideSources: “Even before the FCC officially released the [Net Neutrality] item, … left-leaning skeptics have portended …

The Problems With Searching the Deep Web

For more than 20 years, researchers have worked to conceptualize methods for making web searching more comprehensive–going beyond the surface sites that …

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

My colleagues Rebecca Bryant and Merrilee Proffitt have summarized discussions at our 1 November 2017 regional OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting in …

PLOS Reports $1.7M Loss In 2016

After several high surplus years, a relatively small 2016 deficit will not sink PLOS. However, the trend over the past five years …

Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose

Topic: LibrariesIn September, academics in Britain uncovered 30 words ‘lost’ from the English language: researchers spent three months looking through old dictionaries …

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from The Scholarly Kitchen (and Big Star). The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more Source: …

Data Librarian at Yale University

Yale University is recruiting a Data Librarian. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: This librarian coordinates and provides Yale Library services to …

Nuking Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai thinks we’re being hysterical because we don’t trust our internet service providers to act in our best interest. That’s hysterical. …

Lava Lamps and Internet Security

How one company uses a decidedly analog technology to generate random numbers for encryption. The post Lava Lamps and Internet Security appeared …

Audio in Stereo | Audio Spotlight

Audiobook sales continued to see double-digit increases for the third year in a row, according to the Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) annual …

New Online: Abraham Lincoln Papers

This is a guest post by Michelle Krowl, a historian in the Manuscript Division. Regular visitors to the Library of Congress website …

New Online: Abraham Lincoln Papers

This is a guest post by Michelle Krowl, a historian in the Manuscript Division. Regular visitors to the Library of Congress website …

Welcoming Back Tim Vines

Welcoming Tim Vines back to The Scholarly Kitchen. The post Welcoming Back Tim Vines appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more …

How much metadata is practical?

That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Jennifer Baxmeyer of Princeton, MJ Han of …

The Black Box Problem

What does “information literacy” even mean these days? …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

Seeking title of short story

Topic: NothingLooking for the title and author of a short story I read. I recall reading this story in a Science fiction …

University Press Week 2017

Testimonials to the importance of university presses. The post University Press Week 2017 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more Source: …

Best Books of the Year @ Amazon.com

Topic: LibrariesMore About Amazon.com’s Best Books of 2017 All year, Amazon.com’s editorial team reads with an eye for the Best Books of …

New Book: American Libraries

The following is a guest post by Helena Zinkham, chief of the Prints and Photographs Division, about “American Libraries 1730–1950,” published this …

New Book: American Libraries

The following is a guest post by Helena Zinkham, chief of the Prints and Photographs Division, about “American Libraries 1730–1950,” published this …