ATG News & Announcements – 10/2/15

data - information - pixabay 2*The British Library Outlines Plan to Create a National Radio Archive;   *Milestones: 100,000 Digitised Books Now Available in the Medical Heritage Library;  *Nominations sought for ALCTS 2016 HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions;   *Thomson Reuters predicts Nobel Laureates for 2015;   *Adaptive learning solutions have great potential but face barriers to adoption in the slow-moving world of education, notes Outsell report;   *EBSCO releases Serial Price Projection for 2016;  *Adam Matthew To Publish Five Hundred Years Of Unique Materials On The History Of Printing, Publishing And Bookselling;   *North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre to add 19 million records to WorldCat plus more corporate and publishing news from a variety of sources.

infoDOCKET reports that…”Sound archivists at the British Library estimate that 92% of UK radio is currently not subject to long term preservation or access, and thus will be lost to future generations of researchers.

This gap in the national collections has been identified as a key part of the British Library’s major preservation programme, Save our Sounds, which sets out to protect both the Library’s existing historic collection of more than 6.5 million recordings, and to safeguard the acquisition of future sound production in the UK, including the national collection of radio and published music…

Also according to infoDOCKET  “the 100,000th item to has been added to the Medical Heritage Library.

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) brings together a huge curated collection of digitised works related to health and medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries, drawn from some of the most important medical history libraries in North America and the United Kingdom…”

And in addition, infoDOCKET reports that “a four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help University of Illinois humanities scholars identify digital publishing options and produce new publications that will best disseminate their research.

The collaborative project involves the University Library, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and the department of African American studies. It aims to help scholars understand the digital publishing options available to them and identify those that will best meet their publication goals, whether it’s gaining tenure, providing the broadest possible access to their research or using multimedia formats to present their work…”

According to KnowledgeSpeakNominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement, including the HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is December 1, 2015…”

In addition, KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced its 2015 Citation Laureates. Having accurately forecast 37 Nobel Prize winners since 2002, the annual study mines scientific research citations within the Web of Science -the premier global search and discovery platform for the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities-to identify the most influential researchers in chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, and economics who are likely winners of the Nobel Prize now or in the future…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports thatOutsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm focused on media, information, and technology, has announced publication of a new report, Adaptive Learning: Best Practice Review and Future Outlook. The report shows that adaptive learning is rapidly becoming a central pillar of digital educational publishing, but that the market is experiencing underlying confusion because the meaning attached to the word ‘adaptive’ differs from one solution to the other, and because different solutions providers use a range of approaches to deliver adaptivity in a number of ways…”

And finally according to KnowledgeSpeakThe 2016 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) advises that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of 4 to 6 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for renewals season…”

According to this press release “Adam Matthew is pleased to announce an agreement with the Stationers’ Company to digitize and publish their entire records – hailed by academics as one of the most important sources on the history of printing, publishing, and bookselling.

Containing extremely rare documents relating to the book trade dating from 1554 to the 20th century, the Stationers’ Company archive is an invaluable source of research material for historians and literary scholars. Digitization of the archive enables potentially worldwide access to these extraordinary materials

According to this press release “The North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz), a library consortium in Germany’s most populous state, has signed an agreement with OCLC to add 19 million bibliographic records from the consortium to WorldCat, making these valuable collections more visible and accessible to scholars around the world…”


More corporate and publishing news from a variety of sources.



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