ATG News & Announcements 12/15/16

McMaster University Library Supports Digital Scholarship: 11th Profile in ARL Series;   *Association of American Publishers Sends Letter to President-Elect Trump;   *University of Minnesota Libraries to Make Key Minnesota Literary Archives Accessible to World;   *University Of Kentucky Libraries Signs with GPO to Become Second Preservation Steward Library in Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet);   *Gale launches interactive resources for chemistry and anatomy;   *Taylor & Francis: New UC Systemwide Agreement; and  *Professional development scholarship available plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


American Libraries has posted “the latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship support at ARL member libraries.” This entry features the work of the McMaster University Library presenting “a brief history of the evolution of digital scholarship support at the university, focusing on the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship…”


According to infoDOCKETletter to President-Elect Donald Trump from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) was sent today. It runs approx. 2100 words and is organized into the following sections:

  • Effective Copyright Legal Protections Are Critical for Publishers
  • Publishers Make Significant Cultural, Economic, Educational, Scientific & Social Contributions Both in the United States and Overseas
  • China Exemplifies Global Publishing Challenges of Market Entry and Rampant Infringement
  • Congress Must Fix DMCA to Ensure Service Provider Cooperation to Protect Copyright Online
  • Majority of U.S. Publishers are Small and Medium Enterprises Creating New Works and Jobs

infoDOCKET also notes that ” The University of Minnesota Libraries has received an $88,000 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant to increase access to the archives of three pivotal Minnesota poets and one premier literary press: Robert Bly, Margaret Hasse, Bill Holm, and Milkweed Editions. The materials for each are held in the Libraries’ Upper Midwest Literary Archives in Elmer L. Andersen Library…”


In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “the University of Kentucky Libraries signs a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become the second Preservation Steward library in GPO’s Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet). 


Library Technology Guides reports that “Gale, … has launched Gale Interactive: Chemistry and Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy for the academic market. Through innovative technology, these new digital resources combine Gale’s curriculum-aligned research content with interactive 3D models from partner VIVED to help students understand science topics…”


According to the California Digital Library website “CDL is pleased to announce that it has finalized an agreement on a new consortial contract for systemwide access to Taylor & Francis journals  effective with the 2016 calendar year.  The new agreement, negotiated and implemented early in 2016 but only recently finalized, is a successor to a previous T&F contract that was canceled in 2013…”


The ALA Learning Round Table will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serve, etc.) Applicants do not have to be ALA members to apply. Applicants must respond to the Survey Monkey questionnaire located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017PCGrant by February 15, 2017, at 11:50 p.m. CST.

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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