ATG News & Announcements 9/9/16

news - worldVariety of Tours Available for Charleston Conference Attendees;    *EBSCO Information Services Releases Serial Price Projection for 2017  *ACRL seeks nominations for 2017 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship;   *The Library of Congress Updates Today in History Collection;   *New Report from Pew: Americans Express Positive Views on Local Libraries But Visits to Library Websites Decline;   *National Archives’ (NARA) Open Government Plan 4.0 Open For Review and Comment;   *ACS Publications joins OpenAthens Federation;   *Bowker: 727,000 US Self-Published ISBNs Registered in 2015; and *Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

In case you missed it the ATG NewsChannel reported earlier that “in addition to all of the fantastic conference sessions, the Charleston Library Conference also has a number of culinary and walking tours available at discounted rates for our attendees. See our schedule for full details and reservation information. Reservations are required, and participation is limited…”

PRWeb reports that “according to the 2017 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), the overall effective publisher price increases for academic/medical libraries are expected to be the range of 5 to 6 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO bases the information in the Serials Price Projection Report on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for renewals season.

According to this press release “every year, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) celebrates the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of academic and research librarians across North America. Made possible by generous corporate support, the annual presentation of ACRL’s awards, grants, and fellowships enables ACRL to honor the very best in academic librarianship. This year, ACRL once again seeks to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of its peers…”

Citing a Pew Research report infoDOCKET notes “Americans view public libraries as an important part of their communities, a… Three-quarters (77%) say that public libraries provide them with the resources they need, and 66% say the closing of their local public library would have a major impact on their community.

The survey of more than 1,600 U.S. adults age 16 and older finds that digital tools and comfortable workspaces are among the resources American library users expect to find at their local libraries…”

infoDOCKET also notes that “you can now review and comment on the National Archives and Records Administration’s Open Government Plan 4.0 on Github. The plan covers steps the National Archives intends to take over the next two years to strengthen open government within our agency and across the Federal government…”Highways IMG_0707 (2)

According to KnowledgeSpeak the “publications division of the American Chemical Society has joined the OpenAthens access management federation. The new partnership provides ACS members and subscribers with a streamlined path to the ACS’ world-leading suite of 50 journals, and hundreds of eBooks, along with additional transparency around usage data for institutions…”

Information Today reports that “The Library of Congress (LC) redesigned its Today in History feature, which draws on the LC’s digitized content to describe people, events, and activities that are associated with each day of the year…”

According to Publishing Perspectives “the US ISBN agency, Bowker, reports a 21-percent increase in self-published ISBNs—not titles—from 2014 to 2015: another indication of quickly rising interest in indie publishing…”

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as “ReadMOre,” a reading list for Missouri’s state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as “Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography…”


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