July 30, 2015

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.

UK: “Libraries Taskforce Secures Further Funding To Roll Out Free Wifi in Public Libraries Across England”

From the UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport Arts Council England announces £7.1million [$11.08 million/USD]to ensure all public libraries in England will offer free wifi access by March 2016. Libraries currently without free wifi access will be given priority and libraries that currently have wifi provision below the recommended technical specification will also have […]

New Video: Creating a 3D Model of the 1903 Wright Flyer at the Smithsonian Institution; Access 3D Model Online

A new background video from the Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office. The 3D model of the 1903 Wright Flyer (seen in the video) can be accessed and manipulated here. About the Video Learn how 3D technologies were used to digitally document the 1903 Wight Flyer in amazing detail for education, outreach, and research See Also: […]

Digital Humanities: Emory Digital Scholarship Center Launches Belfast Group Poetry Networks Interactive Resource

The following resource went live earlier this month and includes a number of data visualization tools. From Emory University in Atlanta: A new website called Belfast Group Poetry Networks will make it easier to understand the connections between Irish writers, particularly members of the mid-1960s Belfast Group, using open-source software created by the Emory Center […]

The British Library and National Library of Israel Announce Partnership to Digitize Hebrew Manuscripts

From a  Joint Announcement: As part of the National Library of Israel’s International Digital Library of Hebrew Manuscripts initiative, the National Library of Israel (Jerusalem) and the British Library (London) are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement providing for the digitization of at least 860 Hebrew manuscripts from the British Library’s collection, […]

Bexar County, Texas: New Bibliotech (All Digital Library) Opens in San Antonio Public Housing Project

From UTSA: The Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech is open for business. County Judge Nelson Wolff, the Honorable Julián Castro and other dignitaries cut the ribbon Saturday on the newest branch of Bexar County’s ground-breaking digital library system, named in honor of UTSA President Ricardo Romo. The Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech, located in the Gardens of […]

Florida: Gia Arbogast Appointed as New Director for the Miami‑Dade Public Library System

From the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System is proud to announce that Gia Arbogast has been appointed as the new Director for the Library Department. Ms. Arbogast brings to this position more than 20 years of administrative and operational experience. [Clip] As Director she will be responsible for a County […]

E-Rate: “Judges Revive Claim that AT&T Overcharged Schools and Libraries for Internet Service”

From ProPublica: For seven years, a Wisconsin telecom consultant has waged an unsuccessful legal fight against AT&T, alleging that the company long defrauded a federal program by overcharging the nation’s schools and libraries for Internet and telephone services. Now an appeals court in the District of Columbia has given new life to his case. The […]

Candidates: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Sara Gaar Laughlin Will Vie For 2017-18 ALA Presidency

Here’s the ALA announcement that includes brief bios of each candidate. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, professor and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sara Gaar Laughlin, retired director of the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana, are the candidates for the 2017-18 presidency of the American […]

Cool Projects: The British Library Has a New “Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence”, Will Work on Poetry + Smartphone + Geolocation Project

From The British Library Digital Scholarship Blog: Sarah Cole from TIME/IMAGE is the British Library’s new Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence, having secured funding from CreativeWorks London to work on a project called Poetic Places. This initiative will explore relationships between literary geographies, cultural heritage collections, and real world environments, via the creation of a smartphone geolocation user […]

The Smithsonian Heads to Kickstarter to Crowdfund Preservation and Digitization of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

The following Kickstarter campaign is the first in a series of crowdfunding campaigns from the Smithsonian Institution. From the Kickstarter Blog: The Smithsonian’s first project, from the National Air & Space Museum, focuses on the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong as he stepped off a ladder and became the first person on the moon. The […]