ATG News & Announcements 10/13/16

by | Oct 13, 2016 | 0 comments

newspapers2ACRL launches the ACRL Diversity Alliance;   *Taylor & Francis article and book collections now indexed and discoverable across ReadCube’s platform;  *SCOAP3 journals double downloads;   *A Library of Congress and Galileo Museum Between Releases Interactive Multimedia Online Resource;   *Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Awarded $2.7 Million for New Program to Preserve Recordings at Risk;   *Springer Nature Merges Major Reference Works Portfolios Of Palgrave Macmillan and Springer;  and *ORCID has been awarded further funding by The Helmsley Charitable Trust  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ACRL Insider reports that “ACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., the ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak “academic publisher Taylor & Francis has announced its partnership with publishing technology company, ReadCube. Through ReadCube’s Discover service, over four million Taylor & Francis journal articles and book chapters are now indexed and discoverable across ReadCube’s platform…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) has announced that the four largest journals participating in SCOAP3 have analysed their logs to understand the impact of SCOAP3. Two of these journals are published by Elsevier and two by SpringerNature in partnership with the Italian Physical Society (SIF), and the Italian Institute for Advanced Studies (SISSA)…”

infoDOCKET reports that “the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress and the Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy, today unveiled a multi-media interactive website that celebrates the life and times of 16th-century cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, who created the 1507 World Map, which is the first document to use the name “America,” represent the Pacific Ocean and depict a separate and full Western Hemisphere…”

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Also according to infoDOCKET “the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $2,725,000 for a regranting program to digitize “at risk” audio and audiovisual materials of high scholarly value. The program will run four competitions between January 2017 and September 2018, awarding a total of $2.3 million…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Springer Nature has merged the major reference programs from Palgrave Macmillan and Springer to form a complementary, comprehensive Major Reference Works (MRW) program. The expanded MRW portfolio includes high-profile trade and academic references from all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, humanities, business and economics. It gives access to a collection of content, published in over 500 individual reference works…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “ORCID has been awarded further funding by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. This 18-month, $1.84M award follows our initial $3M award from the Helmsley Charitable Trust. It allows us to leverage the progress we have made engaging the community and increasing ORCID adoption and use over the last 18 months, and also to ensure that our technical offering scales appropriately as we grow…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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