ATG News You Need to Start the Week 6/5/17

Temple University Libraries Support Digital Scholarship: 15th Profile in ARL Series;   *Winds of Change | ALA 2017 Preview;   *Sign Up Now for an ACRL Buddy at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference;   *Caltech DATA, a new research data repository, is launched by Caltech and CERN spin-off TIND;  *German National Consortium and Portico sign digital preservation agreement…   *CiteScore releases 2016 annual values and updates;   *Author Guild to Congress: Preserve Library Funding;   *The Future of Newspapers is Digital;   *Nearly 70,000 Public Domain Images Available Online From Yale Center for British Art Now IIIF Compliant; and  *the Internet Archive Announces Ambitious Project to Collect, Digitize, and “Semantically Restore” 78rpm Era Audio Recordings plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources


The latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship support at ARL member libraries features the work of Temple University.

The Temple profile, written by ARL visiting program officer Catherine Davidson, presents a brief history of the evolution of digital scholarship support at the university, focusing on the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC). Established in 2015 through extensive collaboration by diverse units across campus representing many disciplines, the DSC serves as the central hub of digital scholarship support for the university.


In this post, eight of Library Journal editors  share some of the sessions they’re hoping to catch while attending ALA’s annual conference in Chicago…”


ACRL Insider invites “first-time attendees at ALA Annual … to sign up for a conference buddy who can guide you through selecting conference sessions, navigating conference venues, and answer any other questions you might have. This is a great way to learn about ACRL and expand your professional network!…

Interested? Sign up now! The deadline is Wednesday, June 14, 2017″


Library Technology Guides notes that “the Caltech Research Data Repository (CaltechDATA) was created by Caltech and TIND, a spin-off of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.  The platform has now officially launched as a service for Caltech faculty, staff, students, and research collaborations…”

CaltechDATA is the first-ever production site of TIND’s repository service for research data management (TIND RDM), a platform developed by TIND based on CERN technology for data management and preservation…”


According to KnowledgeSpeak “Digital preservation service Portico and a national consortium of German academic institutions has announced an agreement for consortium member libraries to join the Portico digital preservation service. By participating in Portico, German institutions and the communities they serve will be assured continued access to important scholarly content from across the world…”


KnowledgeSpeak also reports that Elsevier … has released CiteScore 2016 annual values and a number of improvements to its set of simple, reproducible serial metrics that cover all journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications in Scopus. CiteScore metrics now include 2016 annual values…”


The Authors Guild has sent letters to Congress supporting the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS),  the Library Services and Technology Act and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program.

The Guild notes that “healthy libraries nurture authors and develop readers; they are a fundamental part of a functioning publishing ecosystem. As both authors and citizens, we can’t afford to do without them. So we wrote last week to the Senate and House Subcommittees who oversee IMLS to underscore the importance of libraries to writers and to the country as a whole…”


Good E-Reader reports that “the circulation of daily print newspapers has dropped to a 77-year low, signaling an end to print and a shift to all-digital delivery, according to a new industry review. The Pew Research Center said that circulation has reached a new low of 34.6 million, six million less than papers sold in 1940.

The total estimated newspaper industry advertising revenue for 2016 was $18 billion, based on the Center’s analysis of financial statements for publicly traded newspaper companies. This decreased 10% from 2015. Total estimated circulation revenue was $11 billion…”


According to infoDOCKETthe Yale Center for British Art has now made available through its online collection nearly seventy thousand images of works of art in the public domain that are compliant with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). IIIF is a technology framework that supports enriched image use, including comparing, manipulating, and annotating multiple images within and across collections…”


infoDOCKET also notes from a Blog Post by Internet Archive Founder and Executive Director, Brewster Kahle that “the Great 78 Project will collect over 400,000 digitized 78rpm recordings publicly available, making it a rich data set to do large scale analysis. These transfers are being done with four different styli shapes and sizes at the same time, and all recorded at 96KHz/24bit lossless samples, and in stereo (even though the records are in mono, this provides more information about the contours of the groove)…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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