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ipad-pixabay*Slide Away: Manchester School of Art archive under threat;  *Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Archive Donated to Harry Ransom Center;  *New Health/Medical Database: Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map (CCTAM);  *New ACRL publication focuses on Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts;  *New paper explains factors influencing archaeologists’ and zoologists’ skepticism about data preservation;   *WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Release – June 2015;  *John Wiley & Sons, Inc. launches six-month pilot program in partnership with F1000Research; and  *SAE International Technical Papers and Journal Articles Now Available through WorldCat Library Browser

The a.n website reports that “Manchester School of Art’s Visual Resource Centre, containing around 300,000 slides spanning 50 years, is at risk of being lost. As MA and PhD students launch the Adopt a Slide project to highlight the archive’s value, Chris Sharratt calls for the art school to recognise the uniqueness of this collection of analogue artefacts…”

According to InfoDOCKET, “the archive of Ben Bradlee (1921-2014), former editor of The Washington Post, has been donated to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.

With many of the materials spanning the era of Bradlee’s editorial tenure at the Post from 1965 to 1991, the archive documents the career of Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, whom former San Francisco Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein identified as the “last of the lion-king newspaper editors…”

InfoDOCKET also reports thatThe Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map (CCTAM) is now available… This online database includes details on clinical trial sites, research networks, research ethics boards, institutions/hospitals and individual clinical research experts, and will help advance Canada’s clinical research capabilities. The CCTAM offers tremendous marketing benefits to clinical research organizations and investigators and will allow clinical trial sponsors to place trials effectively and efficiently reducing clinical trial start-up times…”

ALA News reports that “the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the publication of Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians. Edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure and Gayle Schaub,…”  Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts” provides instruction librarians detailed, ready-to-use, and easily adaptable lesson ideas to help students understand and be transformed by information literacy threshold concepts…”

According to OCLC Research a new article “written by Rebecca D. Frank, Elizabeth Yakel and Ixchel M. Faniel,Destruction/Reconstruction: Preservation of Archaeological & Zoological Research” is available in a special digital curation issue of Archival Science, Volume 15, Issue 2. A preprint [pdf] is also available online.

OCLC News reports “a new release of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan took place on 7 June 2015. This release contains many requested enhancements and new features including:

  • Book-club features that let you request and track multiple copies…
  • Validations that help ensure only desired charges are triggered…
  • Patron ID no longer passed to lender…
  • Clarified “Can you supply?” message…
  • IFM pilot of charges triggered on Shipped…

According to KnowledgeSpeak “publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced the launch of a six-month pilot program in partnership with F1000Research. The pilot offers authors whose articles do not meet the specific criteria for publication in five Wiley journals the option to submit their manuscript to F1000Research, giving authors a streamlined process to get their work quickly and easily published online…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “SAE International announces that its technical papers and journal articles now are available through the OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. Users will be able to discover the metadata on and libraries will be able to configure the content in OCLC’s subscription-based services, WorldCat Local and WorldCat Discovery…”


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