RESOURCE: On a Collections as Data Imperative

The Library of Congress has published “On a Collections as Data Imperative” by Thomas Padilla (UC Santa Barbara). The article focuses on rethinking and reframing collections as data, which then opens up “potential of a collections as data imperative”: To see collections as data begins with reframing all digital objects as data. Data are defined ...

RESOURCE: Scholarly journal publishing in transition– from restricted to open access

Bo-Christer Björk (Hanken School of Economics) has self-archived his article, “Scholarly journal publishing in transition– from restricted to open access,” published in Electronic Markets, The International Journal on Networked Business. From the abstract: Electronic delivery has become the norm, but the same publishers as before are still dominating the market, selling content to subscribers. This ...

RESOURCE: No Scholar Is an Island: The Impact of Sharing in the Work Life of Scholars

The latest issue of Learned Publishing features an article by Carol Tenopir, Suzie Allard, Lisa Christian, Robert Anderson, Suzan Ali-Saleh (all University of Tennesee), Dave Nicholas, Anthony Watkinson(both CIBER Researdh Ltd.), and Hazel Woodward (Informatuion Power Ltd.) entitled “No scholar is an island: The impact of sharing in the work life of scholars.” From the ...

RESOURCE: Editorial: Introspection as Activism, or, Getting Our Houses in Order

Code4Lib Journal has published an editorial by Ruth Kitchin Tillman (University of Notre Dame), “Introspection as Activism, or, Getting Our Houses in Order,” in the latest issue. But I see in this last year and these last few weeks the material for a call which I intend to make here, a call for action by ...

RESOURCE: Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs

College & Research Libraries has made available a pre-print of Ixchel M. Faniel and Lynn Silipigni Connaway’s (both OCLC) article, “Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs.” Faniel and Connaway’s article details a qualitative research study they conducted, examining librarians’ experiences with research data management (RDM) and identifying factors that “facilitate or ...

RESOURCE: Announcing the new CC Search, now in Beta

Creative Commons has announced the beta release of the new CC Search, designed to make CC content more easily findable and usable. The beta uses the Rijksmuseum, Flickr, 500px, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its test sources. “The new CC Search harnesses the power of open repositories, allowing ...

RESOURCE: 6 Ways to Save Pages in the Wayback Machine

A new post on the Internet Archive blog details a variety of methods to ensure webpages are added to the Wayback Machine. “If You See Something, Save Something: 6 Ways to Save Pages in the Wayback Machine,” includes a one-click “Save Page Now” form on the wayback machine’s homepage, a new Chrome Extension and Wikipedia ...

RESOURCE: Breaking Down the Desk, Librarians Engaging Researchers in the New Scholarly Landscape

Harriet Green (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) authored an article in Parameters responding to Jim Neal’s (Columbia University) future of libraries piece in the same publication. Neal asks thought provoking questions: Will the library in the eyes of the researcher mean innovation? Can the library advance new methods, new ideas, and new products and services? Can the library ...

RESOURCE: Data, Data Citation, and Bibliometrics

Christine Borgman (University of California, Los Angeles) recently deposited the slides from the presentation,”Data, Data Citation, and Bibliometrics” she gave recently at the Taiwan Data Curation and Citation Workshop/Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University. The presentation makes the case for data citation, its best practices, its benefits for scholarship, and recommendations. Borgman quotes CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on ...

RESOURCE: Growing Pains and Growing Pleasures in Digital History: Announcing the November Issue of Perspectives

A post at AHA Today announces the release of the latest issue of Perspectives, which takes on the topic “Doing History in the Digital Age.” …we’ve assembled a group of articles that do not issue the “go digital or else” imperatives that rightly ruffle many in our community—they explore possibilities and complications of the digital ...

RESOURCE: Digital Humanities: What Can Libraries Offer?

Shun Han Rebekah Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University) has authored an article analyzing collaborative authorship and library involvement in the digital humanities: Wong, S. H. R. (2016). Digital Humanities: What Can Libraries Offer? [pdf postprint] portal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(4), 669-690. The abstract is reproduced below: The collaborative aspect of digital humanities is one ...