ATG News You Need to Start the Week 8/21/17

LibQUAL+ 2018 Registration Now Open: Join the Global Assessment Community;   *Victory near in 20-year fight to provide public with CRS reports;  *NMC (New Media Consortium) Publishes Second Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy in Higher Education;  *A New Special Issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) Devoted to Libraries as Publishers is Now Online;  *California Digital Library and Berkeley Electronic Press announce partnership for Scholarly Communication Initiatives


ARL News notes that “the Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2018 LibQUAL+ survey…

The 2018 LibQUAL+ registration fee is $3,200.


District Dispatch reports that “after nearly 20 years of advocacy by ALA, Congress has recently taken significant steps toward permanently assuring free public access to reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Taxpayers fund these reports but generally have not been able to read them…”


According to infoDOCKET “The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released Digital Literacy in Higher Education, Part II: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief, a follow-up to its 2016 strategic brief on digital literacy. Commissioned by Adobe, this independent research builds upon the established baseline definitions of digital literacy from the 2016 brief, examining digital literacy through a global and discipline-specific lens to reveal new contexts that are shaping the way learners create, discover, and critically assess digital content…”


 infoDOCKET also reports that “a new issue (Summer 2017; Vol. 20, No.2) of The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) was published online today and contains the proceedings of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) 2016 Satellite Meeting, “Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community…”

(In addition, infoDOCKET provides links to each individual article)


According to Library Technology Guides “the California Digital Library and Berkeley Electronic Press announced a partnership to advance innovations in scholarly communication. Through the partnership, the California Digital Library will make a suite of electronic publishing tools from the Berkeley Electronic Press available to University of California researchers.
 

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

 

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