December 19, 2014

Gary Price

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Queens Library Director Thomas Galante Fired by Board

Note: Almost a year after sharing our first of many posts about Thomas Galante and his job as the director of the Queens Library the story appears to have come to an end. Yesterday, Galante was fired by the Queens Library Board. Some of our previous posts and additional links can be found at the […]

IMLS Receives $228 Million For FY 2015 Budget, $1 Million More Than FY 2014

From the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2015. The legislation includes $227,860,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is $1,000,000 above FY 2014 funding. The additional funds will assist with the […]

Partnerships: Second Branch of BiblioTech “All Digital” Public Library Will Open in a San Antonio Public Housing Project

A new partnership between BiblioTech (the all-digital public library in Bexar County, Texas that opened 15 months ago) and the San Antonio Housing Authority will establish a new BiblioTech branch (BiblioTech West) in the Gardens at San Juan Square public housing project. From MySanAntonio.com/Express-News: The facility will be the second walk-in branch for Bexar BiblioTech. […]

Georgia Tech Research Finds Copyright Confusion has ‘Chilling Effects’ in Online Creative Publishing

From Georgia Tech: Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can publish these creations with the click of a button. But in […]

Canada: The New $57.6 Million Halifax Central Library Opens! (Roundup)

Canada: The New $57.6 Million Halifax Central Library Opens!  (Roundup)

Here’s a roundup of some news coverage along with some resources to learn more about the new library. Congrats to all of those involved in making it a reality. 1. From The Canadian Press: The new Halifax Central Library officially opened its doors to the public today. At an estimated cost of $57.6 million the […]

France: Agreement Signed to Facilitate E-Lending in French Public Libraries

From an IFFRO (International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations Announcement: An innovative agreement was announced on 8 December in Paris to facilitate e-lending in French public libraries. Twelve recommendations are set out in the agreement in order to make available digital editorial output within and outside the public libraries’ premises while ensuring fair remuneration for […]

California: Driving New Toyota Priuses Fresno County Librarians Leave The Branch Behind, Hit The Road

From the Fresno Bee: Seven Fresno County librarians are fanning out in brand new Toyota Priuses to meet one-on-one with business owners or nonprofits, attend community events and inform the public about free services the library system offers. The Library Without Walls (WoW!) program has been under way for about nine months but reached full staffing in […]

New York Public Library Expands Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Loan Program

UPDATE: Here’s the official news release (with additional details) from NYPL. It includes the following: Google’s $1 million donation, along with a $500,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Robin Hood Foundation, will allow the program to expand this fall […]

10 Recipients of the 2014 “I Love My Librarian” Award Announced

10 Recipients of the 2014 “I Love My Librarian” Award Announced

From the ALA: Today, 10 librarians were honored with this year’s Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for demonstrating the critical role librarians play in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. Selected from a pool of more than 1,000 nominations, the 10 winners winning librarians join a […]

Two Initiatives Announced to Make Articles on Nature.com More Widely Available to Read, Share

From Nature Publishing Group: Subscribers to 49 journals on nature.com can now legitimately and conveniently share the full-text of articles of interest with colleagues who do not have a subscription via a shareable web link on nature.com. In addition, Macmillan Science and Education will take a lead on opening up public engagement with scientific knowledge to society at […]