Mashable: 10 free audiobook sites for discovering your next literary obsession

Mashable: 10 free audiobook sites for discovering your next literary obsession . “Great literature is closer than you think, and you don’t even need to visit a bookstore or pick up your e-reader to find it. If you haven’t got time to sit down with a book — or if you just like being read to — check out one of these sites, which allow access to thousands of free audiobooks. There’s the perfect one for you in the mix!”

Diverse Education: Research Focuses on Lack of Women Authors on Graduate Syllabi

Diverse Education: Research Focuses on Lack of Women Authors on Graduate Syllabi. “In a recent article published in The Journal of Politics, [Dr. Heidi] Hardt’s team reported the findings of their four-year research project. In what the researchers describe as the largest known study of Ph.D.-level assigned reading across a discipline, they analyzed 88,673 readings from 840 syllabi and 65 reading lists used in political science graduate courses….In addition to documenting the gender readings gap, the researchers have also made their Graduate Assignments DataSet (GRADS) publicly available as a free online database for researchers seeking to diversify syllabi or publications.”

Keene State College: A Look at the ‘Chaos Monsters’ of Social Media

Keene State College: A Look at the ‘Chaos Monsters’ of Social Media. “Trolls and memes: they overlap with politics in ways that are sometimes weird, sometimes creepy, and sometimes riveting. What’s really cool is that these social media spectacles are a subject of academic research. Meet Amber Davisson, associate professor of communication at Keene State, who likes to joke that she studies the bad things people do online – and one of her favorite things is involving students in her research. She’s one of four co-authors of a new book, Poaching Politics: Online Communication During the 2016 US Presidential Election.”

Publishers Weekly: Audible Tells IBPA It Will Press Pause on Full Captions Rollout

Publishers Weekly: Audible Tells IBPA It Will Press Pause on Full Captions Rollout. “In an email to the Independent Book Publishers Association this week, Audible confirmed that it will limit its controversial Captions program to public domain works—and apparently to a small beta group of students—until a copyright lawsuit filed by seven major publishers and supported by the Association of American Publishers is resolved.”

FAQ: Books to read in preparation for doing a data journalism course (Online Journalism Blog)

Online Journalism Blog: FAQ: Books to read in preparation for doing a data journalism course. “This latest in the frequently asked questions series is an answer to an aspiring data journalism student who asks ‘Would you be able to direct me to any resources or text books that might help [prepare]?’ Here are some recommendations I give to students on my MA in Data Journalism…”

Just Launched: Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive (Columbia University Libraries)

Columbia University Libraries: Just Launched: Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive. “I am pleased to announce the launch of the Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive. Curated by Amanda Bielskas (Columbia), Brittany Wofford (Duke), Jane Quigley (Dartmouth), and Emily Wild (Princeton) — under the auspices of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation — the Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive aims to preserve web-based geoscience field trip guidebooks, which document local geologic information and are often ephemeral.”

BBC: The Vagina Bible adverts blocked by social media

BBC: The Vagina Bible adverts blocked by social media. “Twitter, Facebook and Instagram blocked adverts promoting a doctor’s book about vaginal health, according to US publisher Kensington. Numerous social media posts using the words ‘vaginal’ or ‘vagina’, advertising Dr Jennifer Gunter’s The Vagina Bible, were rejected.”