ATG News & Announcements 6/8/16

by | Jun 8, 2016 | 0 comments

digital-pixabayIntroducing Choice Reviews;   *University of Florida Libraries Support Digital Scholarship: Fourth Profile in ARL Series;   *PBS LearningMedia Adds Access to DPLA Primary Sources;    *ELPUB Scientometrics Portal launched;   *Oxford’s Bodleian Library Acquires Rare Works by 17th Century Greats Donne, Locke and Aubrey;  and *Oyez Project, Home to U.S. Supreme Court Audio and Transcripts, Moving to Cornell’s Legal Info Institute (LII);  plus  more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ACRL Insider reports that “Choice has announced the launch of a new service called Choice Reviews, a completely redesigned Choice Reviews Online built to respond directly to the many suggestions received from subscribers.  This version has been engineered to work the way that librarians do, with an intuitive user interface, improved search and discovery features, and data management tools that will save you time and simplify decision-making…”

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the fourth profile in a series highlighting digital scholarship support at ARL member libraries. The latest installment in this series features the work of the University of Florida Libraries.

The University of Florida profile presents a brief history of the evolution of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (CHPS) and the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) and an overview of the current support provided by these two groups, including information about collaborations, staffing, projects, challenges, and solutions…”

According to Information Today “All of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets are now accessible via PBS LearningMedia, which gives educators 100 sets to view, save, and combine with PBS LearningMedia’s 100,000 videos, images, pieces of interactive content, lesson plans, and articles…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak “A scientometrics installation has been created to understand the reach of the electronic publishing community in convergence with the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB). Funded by IOS Press and executed by the STKO Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the ELPUB Scientometrics Portal allows the visual exploration of how the ELPUB conference has changed and grown over the past few years…”

infoDOCKET notes that “A rare manuscript of one of John Donne’s most famous poems, a letter by influential philosopher John Locke and a John Aubrey book about the supernatural, liberally annotated by the Oxford scientist Robert Hooke, are among the treasures that the Bodleian Libraries has recently acquired from the collection of the late American bibliophile Robert Pirie…”

infoDOCKET also reports that “[Cornell Saves The Oyez Project]  was the headline of a recent post at Southern California Appellate News reacting to an article earlier that day by Tony Mauro in the online National Law Journal detailing an arrangement between the LII and Justia Inc. to assume operations of Oyez, the online home of Supreme Court oral argument transcripts and audio files…”


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