ATG News & Announcements 3/15/17

Library named for Charleston church shooting victim targeted;   *Library Impact on Undergraduate Student Learning Featured in Research Library Issues;   *A partnership to bring open annotation to eBooks;   *Milestones: “Stanford’s Treasure Trove of Electronic Theses and Dissertations Tops 5,000 Mark;   *OUP and other Publishers Withdraw Copyright Suit Against Delhi University and Photocopier;   *Database of Hazardous Chemical Reactions Launched;   *The Book Sector in Europe: Facts and Figures;   *Curtis Institute of Music partners with Preservica to make over 90 Years of musical artistry available on-demand;   *Bodleian Library unearths new Tolkien;  and  *Library of Congress BIBFRAME 2.0 Components Available plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources


According to the AP “Police in South Carolina are looking for whoever is responsible for racist and anti-gay graffiti at three buildings, including a library named for one of the victims of the 2015 Charleston church shootings…

The racist and anti-gay remarks were sprayed at three buildings, including the library named for Cynthia Hurd, one of nine people shot to death at Emanuel AME Church…”

See the local Charleston Post and Courier article at: Cynthia Graham Hurd Library, 2 other Charleston buildings vandalized with graffiti and racial slurs


ARL News reports that “The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) highlights two case studies that explore various approaches to assessing the library’s effect on student learning outcomes and experiences.


The Hypothes.is blog reports  “a partnership to bring open, collaborative, cross-platform annotation to eBooks. Together with NYU Libraries, NYU Press, Evident Point, the Readium Foundation and the EPUBjs project, Hypothesis will be working to bring annotation to EPUB, the standard format for digital books…”


According to infoDOCKET “when Yusi Chen decided to submit his dissertation electronically, he helped Stanford achieve a milestone by becoming the 5,000th student to upload his treatise through the university’s innovative Electronic Thesis and Dissertation service…”


The Spicey IP website reports that “… OUP, CUP and Taylor & Francis just withdrew their copyright law suit filed against Delhi University (and its photocopier, Rameshwari) 5 years ago! They indicated this to the Delhi high court in a short and succinct filing made this morning.

This withdrawal brings to an end one of the most hotly contested IP battles ever, pitting as it did multinational publishers against academics and students. The law suit was filed as far back as 2012 and it dragged on for 5 long years!…”


In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “A nonprofit group (Pistoia Alliance) today released a database tool chemists can use to share information about hazardous chemical reactions. Called the Chemical Safety Library, the tool was developed by a group that included representatives from pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions.


Also according to infoDOCKET “in occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has produced a statistics publication that provides a wealth of data and information about book publishing and the book sector in Europe…”


Bookseller reports that “the publishing division of Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is to release a title featuring illustrations, letters and other material from J R R Tolkien’s archives that have never before been seen by the public, to coincide with a major exhibition on The Lord of the Rings author in 2018…”


According to Library Technology Guides “The halls of the Curtis Institute of Music are certainly alive with the sound of gifted young performers, but these days Curtis is putting digital preservation top of the agenda to ensure that their art will be available on-demand and preserved indefinitely. Preservica’s Cloud hosted digital preservation and access software has been chosen by Curtis’s digital repository team to provide streaming and long-term preservation of student recordings…”


Library Technology Guides also notes that “The Library of Congress is making available for public use the following BIBFRAME 2.0 components…  To create the environment for that Pilot, the Library is converting the whole Library of Congress bibliographic file to BIBFRAME (model and vocabulary)…

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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