ATG News You Need to Start the Week 4/25/16

by | Apr 25, 2016 | 0 comments

digital-pixabayStanford Libraries leads collaborative grant;   *Harvard’s receives grant to expand its tools for saving sources on the Web;   *Three Organizations Partner to Develop Editoria, a New Open Source Digital-First Book Production Platform;   *Digital Archive of Freddie Gray Protests/Baltimore Uprising Launches Online;   *Now Available: Recordings of Sessions From Recent Center For Research Libraries (CRL) Collections Forum;   *Travel Awards for Underrepresented Professionals to Attend 2016 Library Assessment Conference—Deadline Extended to May 31;  and *TED Unveils Its 2016 Reading Recommendations List plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

Library Technology Guides reports that “the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data. Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data…”

Library Technology Guides also notes that “the Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a major grant to the Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab to further develop its tool to combat link rot. The IMLS grant awards over $700,000 to the Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab, in cooperation with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and more than 130 partner libraries, to sustainably scale to combat link rot in all scholarly fields…”  

open_signAccording to infoDOCKET “through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of California Press (UCP) and the California Digital Library (CDL) have embarked on a project to build an open source platform for content and workflow management of book-length works. The goal of the project is to create a shared resource for presses and library publishers to automate book production, in multiple formats using a versatile, web-based production workflow system…”

infoDOCKET also reports that “Maryland Historical Society announces the launch of a website [Baltimore Uprising 2015 Archive Project] containing thousands of images documenting the unrest and cleanup efforts in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death.

More than 12,000 images were submitted, including photographs taken from cell phones and cameras, audio segments, oral histories, and more than 2,000 intergovernmental emails surrounding the unrest that were released by Baltimore City…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “the videos (audio + static slide) from the recently held Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Collections Forum were made available online today.

@Risk: Stewardship, Due Diligence, and the Future of Print, a CRL Collections Forum took place in Chicago on April 14-15, 2016.  A detailed agenda is available here including session descriptions. Speaker profiles are also available...”

According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is extending the application deadline to Tuesday, May 31, for scholarships to support individuals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to attend the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment in Arlington, Virginia, on October 31–November 2…”

GalleyCat reports that “a group of TED speakers and TED-Ed educators gave recommendations for TED’s “50 books to read in 2016” list; it features several different genres such as biography, fiction, and science…”



More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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