ATG News & Announcements 7/9/16

news-ipad-pixabay*UMass Amherst Libraries Receives $600,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for W.E.B. Du Bois Center;   *Humanities Open Book Program Supports Out of Print Book Digitizing;   *Wellcome set to launch open research publishing platform – Wellcome Open Research;   *Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787 to 1910, a New Digital Collection From Library of Congress;    *New Research Article: “Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries” (Preprint) *HighWire Publishers gain access to ReadCube Connect technology;   *Collection of New Reports with Research, Reference Value;  and Library.Link Builds Open Web Visibility for Library Catalogs, Events.

The News and Media Relations department at UMass Amherst reports that “the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries a three-year, $600,000 grant to support a program for faculty fellows, graduate fellows and undergraduates from UMass Amherst and community colleges to engage deeply with the W.E.B. Du Bois archives through the W.E.B. Du Bois Center

According to News@Wesleyan the university “recently received a $100,000 grant through the Humanities Open Book Program for digitizing select titles in the areas of dance and theater that were previously published by Wesleyan University Press but are no longer in print.

The Open Book Program is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities, and is part of the agency-wide initiative called The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square…” 

KnowledgeSpeak reports thatWellcome will launch an open research publishing platform this autumn to enable their grantees to rapidly publish all outputs from their research. Wellcome Open Research will use services developed by F1000Research to make research outputs available faster and in ways that support reproducibility and transparency…”

A number of readers may be interested in this preprint article posted on infoDOCKET. It has been “accepted for publication, preprint) is scheduled for publication in the September 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries (C&RL)…”

infoDOCKET also notes that “the Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787 to 1910 digital collection was recently made available online by the Library of Congress

The Martin Van Buren Papers, one of twenty-three presidential collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, contains more than 6,000 items dating from 1787 to circa 1910.  The bulk of the material dates from the 1820s, when Van Buren (1782-1862) was a U.S. senator from New York, through his service as secretary of state and vice president in the Andrew Jackson administrations (1829-1837), to his own presidency (1837-1841) and through the decade thereafter…”

Direct to The Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787 to 1910 (via LC)

In addition, in the link above, infoDOCKET provides a list of 11 new reports having US, European, and global/international relevance for research.

HighWire Publishers gain access to ReadCube Connect technology

Digital Shift reports that “Linked data consulting and development company Zepheira is partnering with several vendors and libraries on the Library.Link Network, a project that promises to make relevant information about libraries, library events, and library collections prominent in search engine results…”


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