ATG News & Announcements 11/12/15

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glasses-219734__180*Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Launches Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Online;  *New Media Consortium Awarded $3.2 Million Gates Foundation Grant…;  *ARL, Higher Education Groups Support Lingua Editors, Open Access;   *Nominate an academic librarian for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award  *IFRT accepting nominations for 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award;  *YBP Library Services and University of Chicago Work Together to Improve Kuali OLE Acquisition Workflow;   *3M completes sale of Its Global Library Systems Business; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

infoDOCKET reports that the “Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, announces the release of the Seymour B. Durst Old York Library digital collection and website.

With generous support from the Old York Foundation and The Durst Organization, Avery Library recently completed a three-year project to inventory, catalog, preserve and digitize the renowned Old York Library collection assembled by Seymour B. Durst. The completion of the project at this time is especially meaningful as it coincides with both Avery’s 125th anniversary year and the Durst Organization’s 100th anniversary year, and celebrates the important collaboration between the two organizations…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “the New Media Consortium (NMC), …, has received a major grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead a postsecondary initiative in personalized learning. The NMC will promote the adoption of high-quality personalized learning solutions, including courseware and integrated planning and advising services, to colleges and universities across the US. Over the next two years, the NMC will organize and convene key influencers and leaders in the field to move the most innovative ideas and solutions from the foundation’s vast network of grantees and partners into practice…”


According to this press release “ARL has announced that they along with other higher education groups “share the significant concerns raised by the Lingua editors and we support sustainable open access models. Furthermore, research is becoming increasingly international and we must develop a system that fosters global participation, regardless of geographical location or size of institution. To that end, we strongly support the Lingua editors’ decision to pursue an alternative solution, which will better serve the needs and values of higher education and the public that sustains it…”

(Six editors and thirty-one editorial board members of the Elsevier journal Lingua resigned on October 27, 2015, in protest of Elsevier’s practices.)

ALAnews also notes that “LITA is seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship…”

ALAnews reports that “the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and consists of $500 and a citation. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2015…”

According to this press release from PRWeb “Libraries using Kuali OLE and GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information) from YBP Library Services will be able to use a new functionality that will streamline the acquisitions process. The OLE GobiAPI will allow the real-time transfer of bibliographic and order details for all print and electronic orders placed via the GOBI platform.

Library Technology Guides reports that 3M has announced “that it has completed the sale of assets for the majority of its remaining global Library Systems business outside of North America to a fund advised by One Equity Partners Capital Advisors L.P. (OEP). 3M announced earlier that it had completed the sale of assets of its North American Library Systems business to OEP.

The business delivers circulation management solutions to library customers with on-premise hardware and software, maintenance and service, and an emerging cloud-based digital lending platform.”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

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