ATG News & Announcements 3/10/16

data5*NEH Puts Out Call For Projects That “Document Or Digitally Re-Create Imperiled Or Destroyed Cultural Materials”;   *Millions In FY2017 Library Funding In Congress’ Crosshairs   *Indiana State University: Archives Aims to Preserve Student Legacies; *KU Libraries adds nearly 1,000 zines to radical lit collection;   *Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives Libraries and Museums Professional Development Survey;  *EBSCO introduces Global PatentsTM, database makes patent searching available enterprise-wide; and   *Shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016 announced plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

infoDOCKET reports that “the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is putting out a call for projects that contribute to the study, documentation, or digital reconstruction of cultural heritage materials that are at risk or have been lost…

Through “Protecting our Cultural Heritage” NEH invites applications for projects that undertake virtual and 3D reconstructions of works of art, monuments, sites, or landscapes; training for cultural heritage specialists in risk assessment and preservation approaches; or data-sharing and knowledge exchange about cultural heritage sites.

District Dispatch reports that ALA needs help giving “library champions in Congress all the support we can in their fight to keep both LSTA and other key library programs, like Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL), alive and well.   Why? “Less than one year ago, the Chairman of the House Budget Committee suggested completely eliminating IMLS and, with it, nearly $200 million in federal support for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).” and “just weeks ago, President Obama’s budget proposed to trim almost $1 million from LSTA’s Grants to States program.”

Also according to infoDOCKET  “Indiana State University Archives is working to preserve the legacy of student organizations by collecting their memorabilia…

University archives, located on the third floor of the Cunningham Memorial Library, want students to donate material that holds meaning to the organization in order to capture its history on this campus. The department is interested in material such as photos, flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, minutes, organizational by-laws, programs, trophies, membership lists, scrapbooks and more…”

According to KU Today “…the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements in KU’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library is the new home of a collection of nearly 1,000 zines on a wide range of topics. Frank Farmer, professor of English, arranged for the acquisition of the zine collection of Solidarity, a now-defunct political activist organization based in Lawrence. The Wilcox Collection is home to political publications and ephemera running the political gamut…”

According to ACRL InsiderThe Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums is currently administering a survey to help the library community develop learning opportunities better suited to your needs and interests. Please take 15 to 20 minutes between now and March 24th to complete this anonymous online survey.

According to KnowledgeSpeakEBSCO Information Services has introduced Global PatentsTM to enable R&D teams and corporate librarians to quickly determine the novelty of an idea or technology across the broadest set of content available. The online resource opens up a wealth of patent information to researchers and operational professionals…” 

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “The shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016 has been announced, with China leading the shortlists with five nominations and the USA and Australia not far behind with four each. The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and ground breaking initiatives in the industry…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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