ATG News You Need to Start the Week 8/29/16

news - world*Keeping Up With… Cybersecurity, Usability, and Privacy;   *IMLS Awards Nearly $7 Million in Grants (Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian, Native American, Native Hawaiian Programs);   *New Titles in the LITA Guide Series;   *NISO unveils new project to create a flexible API framework for e-content in libraries;   *SEC University Libraries Commit to Enhanced Resource Sharing;   *“Over 800 New Indexing Terms to be Added to Visual History Archive Thesaurus”;   *The ASEAN group nearly doubled its share of the world’s research papers since 2006, increasing patenting activity by over 40% in the past three years, says new report; and  *Siloe to Create 898 Replicas of the Voynich Manuscript plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

The latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Cybersecurity, Usability, and Privacy by Bohyun Kim…”

infoDOCKET reports that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced $2,985,512 in grants aimed at recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders. The grants were awarded through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

IMLS also “announced 243 grants totaling $4,055,022 through three library programs aimed at supporting and improving services among Native American and Native Hawaiian institutions…”


ALA News reports that “A new relationship between LITA and Rowman and Littlefield publishers kicks off with the announcement of 7 recent and upcoming exciting titles on library technology. The LITA Guide Series books from Rowman and Littlefield publishers, contain practical, up to date, how-to information, and are usually under 100 pages. Proposals for new titles can be submitted to the Acquisitions editor using this link...”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “voting members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved a new project to modernize library-vendor technical interoperability to improve the access of digital library content and electronic books. Building upon a set of API (Application Programming Interface) Requirements developed by Queens Library, a new NISO Working Group will create a foundational API set that the library community can build on…”

The University of Kentucky News reports that “to support scholarly research efforts within the Southeastern Conference (SEC), library deans from all SEC member universities, including the University of Kentucky, have committed to sharing in new ways their respective institutional collections with other conference schools, effective immediately.

During a recent meeting of SEC library deans at the SEC office in Birmingham, Alabama, the group discussed ways their universities could collaborate beyond existing practices…”

According to infoDOCKET “a team of USC Shoah Foundation researchers has identified over 800 new indexing terms that will be added to the Visual History Archive when it undergoes its next big update in the coming weeks…”

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN collectively almost doubled its share of the world’s research papers (scientific literature), and increased its patenting activity, a common industry measure of innovation, by more than 40 percent in the last three years. These are just some of the key findings from the ‘ASEAN – The Emerging Research and Innovation Hub’ report produced by the Intellectual Property & Science (IP & Science) business of Thomson Reuters, which suggests that the ASEAN region is becoming a hub of research and innovation activity…

Interested parties may visit to download the report.”

According to GalleyCatSiloe, a publishing house based in Spain, announced plans to re-create and publish the infamous Voynich manuscript. The actual codex can be found in the Beinecke library’s vault at Yale University.

NPR reports that the company has secured permission from the Beinecke to produce 898 replicas of the book. Each one will be sold for €7,000 to €8,000 (approximately $8,000 to $9,000 USD)…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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