ATG News & Announcements 5/26/16

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news-pixabayACRL Collaborates with Springshare to Provide LibGuides Access to Member Units;  *Supporting Digital Scholarship, SPEC Kit 350, Published by ARL;   *Planning a Digital Scholarship Center: A CNI-ARL Workshop—Slides Online;   *University of Arkansas Libraries Contributes Arkansas African American History to Umbra Digital History Platform;   *Publishers and librarians, take note: Knowledge Unlatched announces KU Select 2016;   *The British Library Puts Literary Treasures From 20th Century Writers Online For Free;  *National Historical Publications and Records Commission / NARA Award 30 Access, Digitization, Editing Projects $3.2 Million in Grants;   *Springer Nature works with ProQuest to expand their access to key content; and *Gale Expands Historical Digital Newspaper Offerings and Support for Digital Humanities Research;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ACRL Insider reports that “that Springshare is providing complimentary access to LibGuides and LibAnswers to ACRL membership units. Both tools will be used to create unit-related resources to advance the work of ACRL, and will be available for use by division-level committees, sections, interest groups, discussion groups, and task forces…”

According to ARL News “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Supporting Digital Scholarship, SPEC Kit 350, an exploration of how library roles are evolving as multimodal and collaborative scholarship become more visible in the research landscape, and how these newly identified roles influence the work of library staff. This study covers the types of support libraries offer researchers, how the individuals involved in digital scholarship activities are positioned within the library organization, their range of responsibilities, collaboration with partners inside and outside the library, how support for digital scholarship activities is funded, and how it is assessed, among other questions…”

Speakers’ slides are now online for a workshop entitle “Planning a Digital Scholarship Center,” May 17–18, 2016, held in Arlington, Virginia sponsored by The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and the Association of Research Libraries.

According to infoDOCKET the University of Arkansas Libraries has announced “the contribution of 2,392 items to a digital discovery tool, Umbra: Search African American History.

Umbra is a free digital platform that brings together historical content from archives, libraries, and museums using partnerships, open data, and technology…”

According to No Shelf Required “Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is asking interested publishers to submit both frontlist and backlist titles for the next KU collections: KU Select 2016.

KU Select 2016 follows on from the successful unlatching of new books earlier this year, bringing the total to over 100 Open Access books. This time we will offer both new books and complementary older books that will be useful to both researchers and students in the Humanities and Social Sciences…”

infoDOCKET also reports that the British Library has releasedDiscovering Literature: 20th Century aims to bring the work of some of the period’s most famous writers to life. It features over 300 digitised collection items from the Library collections and over 90 essays written by writers and academics such as Elaine Showalter, Simon Armitage, Bidisha, Kate Flint, Hanif Kureishi, Caryl Phillips, Laura Marcus and Mark Ford placing the works of the 20th century writers in context…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero has awarded 30 proposals totaling $3,183,844 for projects in 19 states.

The National Archives grants program is carried out through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

A complete list of new grants is available online…”

According to this press release “ProQuest has added an additional 58 highly influential scientific and medical journals from Springer Nature to its databases. New titles include seven Nature Reviews journals in clinical medicine, biology, and materials sciences and several academic & society titles published by Springer Nature, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Translational Psychiatry.

According to this press release “Gale,…  has expanded its historical newspaper collections with the launch of several new archives. Now available are The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, a 145-year archive of Britain’s best-selling quality newspaper; China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals, a collection of English-language periodicals published in or about China from 1817-1949; and British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950, which adds newspapers from the northern part of the United Kingdom to Gale’s comprehensive digital collection of British newspapers…


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