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The secret lives of Google raters

Topic: GoogleFew people realize how much these raters contribute to the smooth functioning act we call “Googling.” Even Google engineers who work …

How Libraries Became Public

It was during an era much like ours when the public library became an American institution. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

PubFactory Adds Altmetric Functionality

PubFactory partnered with Altmetric to give authors, readers, and editors real-time insights into how people are engaging with their research publications. …read …

VitalSource Content Studio Gets Enhancements

italSource updated VitalSource Content Studio (VCS), an authoring platform for publishers, academic institutions, corporations, and professionals. It now offers legacy content conversion …

W3C Expands Its MOOCs Program

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is celebrating the second anniversary of W3Cx by offering its first introductory-level course in JavaScript. It …

CLOCKSS Announces More Partners

The CLOCKSS Archive is preserving content from five additional publishers and is getting support from six additional libraries. According to the press …

Disciplinary Hearing for Evanston Librarian

Topic: Employment & Work StoriesLibrariansDozens rally for Evanston’s only African-American librarian in work dispute according to the The Chicago Tribune. Lesley Williams, …

Happy 100th Birthday, I. M. Pei

This is a guest post by Mari Nakahara, curator of architecture, design and engineering in the Prints and Photographs Division. Former first …

Decline and Fall of the Editor

Many of the finest scholarly publications can boast of exemplary editorial programs, but the advent of Gold Open Access, especially when mandated …

GPO Unveils Streamlined New Website

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launched a new website, which is now in beta. It has a simple, mobile-friendly structure that …

National FOIA Portal in the Works

The Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy (OIP) joined forces with 18F to create a National FOIA Portal. According to the …

DCL Studies Content Trends

DCL (Data Conversion Laboratory) and the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) released the results of their fifth annual content trends survey, “Following …

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 5/10/2017

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 5/10/2017. Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship …

The Fascinating History of Card Catalogs

Topic: BooksCatalogingFriday Time KillersLibrariesLibrary Of CongressYes, according to Vox.com the history of card catalogs is weirdly fascinating. So don’t disengage just yet…The …

Envisioning Chemistry

Short films show the beauty of chemical reactions. The post Envisioning Chemistry appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more Source: Scholarly …

DigitalKoans Turns 12

The first DigitalKoans post, which was about John Willinsky’s book, The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship, …

NodeSource Unveils New Tool

NodeSource updated its open source Node.js platform with the product N|Solid for Alpine Linux, which “enables a secure, reliable and extensible platform …

GPO Launches New GPO.GOV Website

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launches a newly designed, user-friendly agency website for customers, vendors, Federal agencies, libraries and the public …

Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad

Topic: Book MobilesInternationalLibrariesBAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad’s many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don’t know what …

Ivanka Trump Gets Schooled by Librarians

Topic: LibrariesPoliticsFrom the Huffington Post: When the first daughter tweeted about applauding librarians last week, she was not met with much praise. …

"The Stars Are Aligning for Preprints"

Judy Luther has published “The Stars Are Aligning for Preprints” in The Scholarly Kitchen. Here’s an excerpt: Significant events have occurred in …

"Copyright Reform Is Never Happening"

Andrew Albanese has published “Copyright Reform Is Never Happening” in Publishers Weekly. Here’s an excerpt: But here’s what’s most troublesome to me: …

The Stars Are Aligning for Preprints

An overview of recent events and current state of preprints in the scholarly communications landscape. The post The Stars Are Aligning for …

The Book

Topic: BooksThe BookWe may love books, but do we know what lies behind them? In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the …

ProQuest Adds to Its Civil War Archive

ProQuest introduced the Robert E. Lee Papers archive as part of the ProQuest History Vault: Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union …

New skill sets for metadata management

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

Pic of the Week: Reading Without Walls

Gene Luen Yang. Photo by Shawn Miller. Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, launched his Reading Without Walls program …

The PEEPles v. O.J. Simpson

Topic: Friday FunniesFriday Time KillersHumorWinner of the Peeps Diorama Contest from The Washington City Paper. Tweet …read more Source: LIS News

Post-Post Truth

What have we learned from the “fake news” conundrum? That neither algorithmic tweaks nor lessons in fact-checking will solve the problem. …read …

Kortext and Dawson Books collaborate

“Digital textbook platform Kortext and Dawson Books have announced a partnership to help libraries and students change the way they discover, acquire, …

Spring Break

Spring has sprung, and we’re taking a few days off. The post Spring Break appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more …

New Book: Card Catalog’s History

Jacket design by Brooke Johnson A new book exploring the history of the card catalog—that venerated chest of small drawers that contained …

For Peeps Lovers

Topic: Friday Time KillersLibrariansLibrarians like Peeps, right? Can someone please explain (in the comments) how this came to be? Anyway, here’s a …

Succession Planning

Robert Harington attempts to help you think through how to develop a strategy for succession planning, recognizing that in today’s world, people …

Open Data: The Researcher Perspective

Elsevier and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies have released Open Data: The Researcher Perspective . Here’s an excerpt: Combining information …

The Dictionary of the Book

Topic: Books The Dictionary of the Book: A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others Tweet …read more Source: LIS News