ATG News & Announcements 5/28/16

book making[3]Northwestern University Press Launches Translation Prize;   *Preserving and Curating ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects, Guidance Briefs Available for Public Review and Use;  *Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy) Announce Plans to Digitize in 3-D Museum’s Entire Collection of Greek and Roman Sculpture;   *New Report: “Web Archiving at National Libraries Findings of Stakeholders’ Consultation by the Internet Archive”;  *University of North Carolina Press Titles Available in HeinOnline Through New Partnership;  *CAS and BioOhio team up to organise Big Data: Data-Driven Insights in Health Care;   *Elsevier announces new reference modules in life sciences, and neuroscience and biobehavioral psychology; and  *EBSCO Information Services continues to support open source technology for libraries plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

Poets and Writers reports thatNorthwestern University Press (NUP) and the university’s Global Humanities Initiative have launched the $5,000 Global Humanities Translation Prize for a translation-in-progress of a non-Western literary or scholarly text. Northwestern University Press will publish the winning manuscript…

“The press’s partnership with the Global Humanities Initiative is part of our long tradition of bringing exceptional translations of important works to an English-speaking audience,” said NUP director Jane Bunker. “We expect that this award will bring a renewed measure of academic prestige to the craft of translation itself…”

According to ACRL Insider “the ETDplus Project invites Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) program staff, librarians, faculty advisors, and graduate students to participate in a public review of the Guidance Briefs for Preserving & Curating ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects.

The Guidance Briefs are short (3-4 page) “how-to” oriented briefs designed to help ETD programs build and nurture supportive relationships with student researchers. These briefs will assist student researchers in understanding how their approaches to data and content management impact credibility, replicable research, and general long-term accessibility: knowledge and skills that will impact the health of their careers for years to come…”

infoDOCKET reports that “a cooperative agreement between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, will result in an unprecedented initiative to digitize in 3-D the museum’s entire collection of 1,250 pieces of irreplaceable Greek and Roman sculpture.

The project between the Uffizi, one of the oldest and most renowned art museums in the world, and IU’s Virtual World Heritage Laboratory will create high-resolution 3-D digital models of the Uffizi sculptures and make them freely available online by IU’s bicentennial in 2020…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “the report, Web Archiving at National Libraries Findings of Stakeholders’ Consultation by the Internet Archive was recently published and made available online.

A summary blog post by the author of the report, Helen Hockx-Yu (Director of Global Web Services, Internet Archive, is also available…”

LawAccording to this press release “through a new partnership with the University of North Carolina Press, HeinOnline, a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., has licensed more than 100 law related titles to be included in its database…

The UNC titles in HeinOnline will be available to Core collection subscribers at no additional cost. The University of North Carolina Press titles will be in their own database within HeinOnline, and also will be found in other subject-appropriate collections. For example, more than 50 of the titles included focus on slavery and the law…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, and BioOhio, Ohio’s bioscience membership organisation, are organising the Harnessing Big Data: Data-Driven Insights in Health Care. This highly anticipated event will share real world examples and case studies of how Big Data is being leveraged to address critical issues and opportunities shaping the healthcare industry…”

Also according to KnowledgeSpeakElsevier has announced two new Reference Modules, the first in Life Sciences, and the second in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Each will provide researchers, clinicians, educators and students access to reference content updated as science progresses…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “EBSCO Information Services continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access. EBSCO has agreed to provide additional financial support to Koha, the world’s first full-featured, free open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types…”


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