11 University and Library Groups Release Net-Neutrality Principles; Ithaka S+R announces new research report; IMLS Announces Grants of More Than $2 Million for U.S. Museums; Frontiers and University College London continue open-access publishing agreement; ALCTS Presidential Citation awarded to OCLC Research for ‘Understanding the Collective Collection’; Digital Humanities Project Exploring Annotations in Early Modern Manuscripts Receives Mellon Funding; and OCLC EMEA offers e-Services package.

Network_neutrality_symbol_english.svg 11 University and Library Groups Release Net-Neutrality Principles

The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that “cchoing almost a decade of pro-neutrality sentiment in academe, 11 higher-education and library groups released a set of 11 principles on Thursday that promote the notion that all Internet content, regardless of origin, should be treated equally…”


Ithaka S+R has announced “the publication of new research on this topic: Interactive Online Learning on Campus: Testing MOOCs and Other Platforms in Hybrid Formats in the University System of Maryland.
This research report, which grew out of an 18-month study with the University System of Maryland, allowed us to explore how MOOCs and other online learning technologies can be incorporated into a wide range of college courses. This study included controlled side-by-side tests examining how students fared in hybrid classes, creating new evidence of the effects of these formats on learning outcomes…”

According  to a recent press release “the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced thirty-seven grants totaling $2,450,102 for three programs: Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC), Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums, and Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH). Grantees in 20 different states will receive awards that range from $18,000 to $150,000. They will match these awards with $2,073,102 in non-federal funds…

Library Technology Guides reportsthat “EBSCO Information Services announces the release of Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index, an index-only database representing more than 150 prominent art history periodicals held at and indexed by one of the most prestigious art libraries in the world, the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection…”

UCL joins a growing number of institutions that support authors to publish with Frontiers, including the Max Planck Society, Bielefeld University, University of Nottingham, University of Stuttgart and others.

sun-95249_640.jpg - public domain ALCTS Presidential Citation awarded to OCLC Research for ‘Understanding the Collective Collection’

OCLC Research has been awarded the Presidential Citation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services for outstanding service to ALCTS in the report, ‘Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections

InfoDOCKET reports that “the Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, in partnership with University College London’s Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) and the Princeton University Library, have been awarded a $488,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to implement “The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe…”

OCLC EMEA today announced the launch of an e-Services package using cloud-based applications from WorldShare to streamline and automate the management, discovery and delivery of e-content for libraries…