RUMORS from the ATG NewsChannel 6/16/15

katinaBy Katina Strauch

Today is Tuesday, June 16, 2015, which is Bloomsday. I was interested that one of our student workers in collection development took the day off to celebrate Bloomsday. I can’t wait to hear about all her festivities. She was not going to Dublin (she has several summer jobs) but she is celebrating in some way. Stay tuned! Meantime, see our Quirkie posted by John Riley about it all.

Just finished the June print issue of Rumors which will be in the mail shortly. But was not able to include everything. In fact, just this minute learned that Mark Herring (Dean of Library Services, Winthrop University and long-time ATG columnist)  has agreed to serve on Reveal Digital’s newly formed Executive Committee, along with five other leaders from the library community.  Peggy Glahn says that they are excited to have such a thoughtful and experienced group of people to help guide our organization.  The six-member Executive Committee members will serve two-year terms beginning June 2015.   In addition to Mark, the committee will include: Martha Hruska (Associate University Librarian – Collection Services, University of California – San Diego), Elizabeth Kirk, (Associate Librarian for Information Resources, Dartmouth College), Susan Macicak (Collection Development Librarian, University of Texas – Austin), Tom Teper (Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technical Services and Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Illinois),  Robert Wolven (one-year term) (Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development, Columbia University).

Reveal Digital was founded by digital publishing veteran Jeff Moyer. Reveal Digital works in partnership with libraries to bring rare-and untapped-content into the digital world. Upon reaching a project’s cost-recovery threshold, access to the resulting digital collection is open to all under a creative commons license. Reveal Digital’s first project, Independent Voices, has received the support of over 70 libraries and is nearing $1 million dollars raised.

Meanwhile back at the Charleston Conference hovel, we are getting sign-ups for the 2015 conference. There are also 3 Seminars on Monday and Tuesday before the Conference and 11 preconferences on Wednesday before the Conference. We also have a full  house for the Vendor Showcase!  And a new website. See you soon!

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