ATG News & Announcements 9/26/17

arXiv Announces Launch of the “Economics arXiv”;  *GPO and LC Release Digitized Bound Congressional Record for the 1920s Now Available Online;  *Nominations sought for ALCTS 2018 HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions;   *LIBER signs open letter calling for revised Text and Data Mining (TDM) exception;  *University of Michigan Library Launches Visual Resources Kit;   *NISO Bibliographic Roadmap Development Project;  Google Now Includes Overdrive Library eBooks in Search Results and 2017 National Book Award Long-Lists Announced;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


According to infoDOCKET “an Economics (econ) section of the scientific repository arXiv is opening this month. arXiv is internationally acknowledged as a pioneering open access preprint repository…

The Economics arXiv will start with a single subject area of Econometrics, but according to demand we expect to add more subject areas in the future, and the Econometrics subject can also be subdivided further…”


infoDOCKET also reports that “the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), in partnership with the Library of Congress (LC) has made available on govinfo digitized versions of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1921-1930.

This release covers debates and proceedings of the 67th through the 71st Congresses…”


KnowledgeSpeak notes that “nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement, including the HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is December 1, 2017…”


According to KnowledgeSpeak “twenty organisations, including LIBER, have signed an open letter to European lawmakers calling for changes to a proposed Text and Data Mining exception. Coordinated by the European Alliance for Research Excellence, the letter asks Members of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) in the European Parliament and Deputy Permanent Representatives of the 28 Member States to fix the Text and Data Mining (TDM) exception in the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market…”


infoDOCKET notes that “with the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the U-M Library and Press have released a new collection of resources that will support the efforts of authors, editors, publishers, and arts organizations seeking to make their publications and collections more accessible to people with visual impairments and other print disabilities…”


“The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of the new Technical Report NISO TR-06-2017, Issues in Vocabulary Management.

Background: In November 2012, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation generously provided the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) with a grant to support an initiative to develop a community roadmap that will help support movement toward a future bibliographic information exchange ecosystem…

Over the course of the next nine months, NISO will host one face-to-face meeting in the United States and several global webinars, as well as organize at least three working group efforts during the periods between webinars…”


According to Good E-Reader “…Google now includes Overdrive e-books in the search results and users are taking to their local branches website to see if it’s available to checkout or get on the waitlist.

This new system is only available in the United States and it should be opening up into other markets in the near future…”


According to Library Journal “during the week of September 11, the National Book Foundation rolled out its long lists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature, revealing its continuing focus on diverse, of-the-moment books while reminding us how rich publishing can be these days.

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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