news - worldU-M Library and Knowledge Unlatched survey to focus on the scalability of OA monographs in the humanities and social sciences;   *Princeton University Art Museum Undertaking ‘Massive’ Digitization Effort of Artworks;   *Presidential Transition 2016: Selected Congressional Research Service Reports;   *RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage – Fall 2016;   and *NOBLE receives grant from EBSCO Information Services; and the Cochrane Library iPad edition presents up-to-date evidence from Cochrane Library; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


KnowledgeSpeak notes that “in June 2016 the University of Michigan Library (U-M Library) and Knowledge Unlatched (KU) began a collaboration ‘to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of Open Access (OA) scholarly publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).’ One of the products of this partnership will be a survey of academic librarians in the United States conducted by Dr. Christopher Barnes, a fellow at U-M Library and an LIS student in the School of Information.

The survey, to be released towards the end of November, will target librarians involved in the decision-making process behind participation in OA initiatives targeting monographs in the HSS…”


According to infoDOCKETthe Princeton University Art Museum is undergoing a multi-year initiative to digitize its collections and archives for students, scholars, researchers and others. Over 97,000 artworks have been digitized, including more than 6,000 images and related photographic material by the American modernist Minor White…”


infoDOCKET has also posted “a collection of ten selected full-text Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports that might be of interest during the presidential transition period.

This collection will be updated with new versions of the reports linked below (if/when they become available). We also plan to add add additional reports to the collection in the coming days.


The Fall 2016 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its proceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016.


Danvers-based North Of Boston Library Exchange, which serves 28 area public and academic libraries, is a co-recipient of a grant from EBSCO Information Services to improve the Evergreen open source library system.

The grant is intended to finance new developments of popular catalog features for thousands of libraries using Evergreen. Evergreen is highly scalable open source software for libraries that helps library patrons find library materials, and helps libraries manage, catalog and circulate those materials.


The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer seven scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The scholarship allows more librarians to take advantage of the opportunities for continuing education, meetings and interactions with colleagues at the meeting, which will take place from June 22 – 27, 2017.


According to KnowledgeSpeak “the Cochrane Library iPad edition presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides users with relevant, accessible research, when they need it, from the leading experts in evidence-informed health care. The monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically abridged to provide the best possible iPad reading experience.

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