ATG News & Announcements 10/19/17

University of Oklahoma Libraries part of team winning a $95K IMLS grant;  *Yale University Library joins the Open Preservation Foundation*JISC Releases Outcomes From First Group Purchasing of Digital Archival Collections Pilot, Pilot Two Coming Soon;  *ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to Help Preserve Software, Save Cultural Record, Advance Discovery;  *ERIC Releases Draft of Proposed Changes to Selection Policy, Feedback is Welcome;  *Library of Congress Announces Librarians-in-Residence Pilot Program For Recent LIS Master’s Graduates;  and *2018 EBSCO Serials Price Projection Report plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


According to Library Technology Guides “The University of Oklahoma Libraries is among a team of three universities, led by Nathan Hall, associate director of digital imaging and preservation services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, that has been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant in support of 3D visualization and virtual reality (VR) technologies…”


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has announced Yale University Library as its newest member. Yale University Library (YUL) is an academic research library that supports the mission of Yale University. Its collections range from ancient papyri and early printed books to digital collections and electronic databases using many formats including text, photographs, video, audio, data, maps, and ephemera…”


According to infoDOCKET “between March and July 2017 Jisc ran the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot’ in collaboration with three publishers (Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest) in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, so that researchers, teachers and learners can enjoy access to an even wider range of resources…”


“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and disseminate a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. This code will give individuals and institutions clear guidance on the legality of archiving software, in order to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to offer hands-on understanding of the history of technology…”


infoDOCKET also reports that “…the ERIC team has conducted an internal policy review based on day-to-day working experience and input received from ERIC users and publishers. This initial review has identified several areas for revision, as well as minor changes to language to increase clarity.
Topics to be revised include:

  • Reputable publishing practices
  • Reviewing sources under agreement

Acceptable percentage of education research for establishing a journal indexing agreement…”


In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “the Library of Congress is launching a Librarians-in-Residence pilot program to offer early career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and contribute to building, stewarding and sharing the institution’s vast collections.

The application period is Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2017. The Library will select up to four applicants for a six-month residency beginning in June 2018…”


According to EBSCO “The 2018 Serials Price Projections Report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent. In the report, EBSCO also provides a market overview, and this year’s report covers topics including library budget challenges, open access, shifts in political climates, assessment and evaluation tools, organized piracy and increases in serials pricing.

Download the 2018 Serials Price Projection Report, and read the press release to learn more.


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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