ATG News You Need to Start the Week

Fireworks - kuwait-252613_640.jpg - picabay*Okerson and Holzman monograph wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award;   *IFLA issues Statement on Right to be Forgotten;  *First of several draft outputs from the NISO Altmetrics Initiative is now available for input from stakeholders;   *The Rosa Parks Collection Digitized and Now Available Online;  *Archivists at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Working to Preserve Obsolete Recordings;  *U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases 275 Geospatial Datasets Online;  *Google May Introduce Recommended Articles in Chrome; and *B&N Confirms New Prototype Store Will Open This Year;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources

ALA News reports that “the recipients of the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award are Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman for their monographThe Once and Future Publishing Library(CLIR, 2015).

The Outstanding Publication Award is given annually to honor the author or authors of the year’s outstanding monograph, article or original paper in the field of technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, collection management, preservation, continuing resources and related areas in the library field. Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman will receive a citation and a $250 monetary award on June 25 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando…”

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IFLA’s Governing Board has approved a statement on the “Right to be Forgotten” that suggests that libraries participate in policy discussions in their regions and identifies issues of concern. The “Right to be Forgotten” refers to an individual’s ability to request that a search engine (or other data provider) remove links to information about himself or herself from search results. IFLA has noted the global application of this practice within court rulings and legislation and issued a background paper to accompany the statement…

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft Altmetrics Data Quality Code of Conduct, NISO RP-25-201X-3, one output of a multi-pronged, multi-phase project that aims to build trust in and adoption of new methods of assessing impact. Further draft outputs from two other working groups, addressing altmetrics definitions, use cases, specific output types, and use of persistent identifiers, are expected to be released for public comment in the coming weeks…

According to infoDOCKET “the Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress has been digitized and is now online.

The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs, is on loan to the Library for 10 years from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The Library received the materials in late 2014, formally opened them to researchers in the Library’s reading rooms in February 2015 and now has digitized them for optimal access by the public…”

infoDOCKET reports on a “scenario that is surprisingly common for UAF archivists. They’re in an ongoing fight against aging audio and video formats, with the obsolete or obscure especially well represented.

“We have all kinds of stuff like this,” said Curator of Oral History Leslie McCartney with a smile. “You just open a box and there it is…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that the Department of Homeland Security has “opened 275 geospatial datasets, half of the agency’s offerings through the ArcGIS Online program that manages the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) collection, David Alexander, a geospatial information officer at DHS, said during the Esri FedGIS conference this week in Washington, D.C…”

Information Today reports that “according to an article on VentureBeat, Google is developing a feature for its Chrome browser that will provide article recommendations on the New Tab page for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS devices…”

According to Publishers Weekly “in a conference call talking about second quarter results, Barnes & Noble CEO Ron Boire said that the nation’s largest bookselling chain was working on a new prototype store. More details emerged about the creation of a bricks-and-mortar store that integrates online elements at the annual eTail West conference in Palm Springs, Calif., although the company did not give any specifics on the size, location, or opening date beyond calendar year 2016. Boire’s remarks were reported by internetRetailer…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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