ATG News & Announcements 1/11/16

bookshelve pixabay*2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits — thousands of attendees address the many ways libraries transform;  *Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference awarded to ‘Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law;   *Reference experts announce annual Outstanding Reference Sources list for adults;   *A “Reinvented” UC Santa Barbara Library Opens After $80 Million Renovation Project;   *JISC Releases Introductory Guide to Research Data Management For Researchers;   *FRASER Database Adds Browse by Subject Feature, 1000+ Subjects Available;   *OCLC Sustainable Collection Services now support shared print monograph projects via its GreenGlass application;  and  *NISO receives two grants to undertake creation of a framework on data and privacy;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to ALA News “11,716 librarians, library workers and supporters, including 3,622 exhibitors, shared the latest library-related trends, updates, innovations, products, titles and services at the 2016 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Boston, Jan. 8-12. Lively conversations, productive problem-solving and networking took place throughout the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and other venues at 2,400 scheduled meetings and events…”

ALA News also reports that “the winner of the 2016 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law, Editor-in-chief: Brent Strawn, published by Oxford University Press...

Comprehensive entries from scholars from all points on the religious spectrum include topics such as Marriage, Divorce, Testimony and Witness, and Gender. Extensive bibliographies and suggestions for further research make this a useful and balanced resource for library shelves…”

In addition, ALA News notes that “the most noteworthy reference titles published in 2015 have been named to the 2016 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by experts of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA. The list was announced today at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston…”

According to infoDOCKET “a third of the UCSB Library had been closed for more than two years, throughout a nearly $80-million renovation of the building,…  

Crews have built an additional three-story building on the library’s north side to make way for more faculty and student…”

infoDOCKET also reports that a new guide written by Caroline Ingram at JISC “provides an introduction to engaging with research data management processes. It will be of interest to university researchers and research data management support staff, including those who are responsible for giving advice to researchers on the storage, management, publication and archiving of research data…”

And finally infoDOCKET notes that FRASER, a database “from the St. Louis U.S. Federal Reserve, provides access to thousands of digitized historic documents providing economic, financial, & banking history.”

According to the FRASER Web Site “in addition to the existing title, theme, and author options, FRASER records can now be browsed by over 1000 subjects, such as monetary policy, business cycles, and gold.

According to KnowledgeSpeak OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) now supports shared print monograph projects through its GreenGlass application. GreenGlass group features extend collection visualisation and interactivity to consortial or regional collections, enabling participating libraries to better understand and manage their shared collection…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has received two grants to develop a consensus framework for mitigating and managing the privacy risks related to the collection, preservation, sharing, use, and re-use of research data sets. The grants from both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will further advance NISO’s existing privacy initiatives on user privacy in library, publisher, and software supplier systems, details of which were published in December 2015…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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