ATG News You Need to Start the Week 11/7/16

by | Nov 7, 2016 | 0 comments

ethernet cableA New Home Page for;   *Google News Promotes Fact-Checking;  *Massachusetts Historical Society Digitizes and Makes Anti-Suffrage Records Available Online;   *Cuba on our Minds: Online Resources for the Study Of Cuban History and Culture;  *OMB Launches Repository for Open Source Projects;   *The November issue of CD HotList has been posted;  *Digital Monograph Costing Tool;   *Ringgold and PSI partner to harness the power of linked data;  and *Credo, Arkansas State University partner to improve college readiness, student success;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

The Library of Congress blog reports that LC has presented “a new home page for that we hope will give visitors an ever-changing window into all this updated content. The new page will update frequently, reflecting the dynamic and resource-filled institution that is your nation’s library.”

This new design allows LC to “highlight more of the collections, services and programs that are available for you. It’s mobile-friendly and accessible to users with disabilities…”

According to Information TodayGoogle News added a fact-check tag to identify fact-checking in large news stories (starting with U.S. and U.K. results). Tagged articles appear in the expanded story box on and in Google News & Weather apps for iOS and Android devices…”

Noting that at a time when so many were working hard to gain voting rights for women, there were also those working against this movement, infoDOCKET reports that the records the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women are now “fully digitized and available on the web, thanks to a grant provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act grant as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners….”

infoDOCKET also provides “a link to a new guide featuring 10 online resources that include resources Cuban history and cultured compiled and annotated by Meiyolet Méndez, interim E. B. de Varona chair and librarian/bibliotecaria for the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries and published in the November 2016 issue (Vol. 77, No. 10) of C&RL News…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “the Obama administration launched Thursday, a new repository for government open source code now featuring nearly 50 open source projects from more than 10 agencies.

Coders can expect to see more projects on the site in the coming months as agencies implement the recently released Federal Source Code Policy, U.S. CIO Tony Scott said in a blog post announcing the launch…”

“This month’s recommendations include world-premiere recordings of chamber music by Louis-Gabriel Guilllemain and Richard Barrett; classical masterworks arranged for five-string banjo; Beatles tunes performed as Gypsy jazz; a recently-discovered live recording by Shirley Horn; a live album from the Mavericks; a Kate & Anna McGarrigle album available for the first time on CD; new music from Beats Antique; and much, much more. Enjoy!”

According to this post, “the AAUP Digital Costing Tool consists of an Excel workbook, where publishers can enter their data, and see the results by title or in the aggregate. The accompanying User’s Guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to gather the information needed, and includes a facilitation guide for organizations that wish to engage staff members in the process.

The AAUP Digital Monograph Costing Tool was created by Nancy Maron and Kim Schmelzinger, co-authors of the February 2016 Ithaka S+R study, “The Costs of Publishing Scholarly Monographs,” on which the tool is based. A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported the creation of the tool and accompanying documentation…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Ringgold, an ISNI Registration Agency, and Publisher Solutions International, Ltd. (PSI) have signed an agreement that will enable both companies to provide services based on the power of combining Ringgold’s Identify Database and PSI’s IP Registry. The process is underway to map Identify and the IP Registry…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Credo … and Arkansas State University are embarking on a partnership to bring information literacy resources and instruction to regional Arkansas high school students in support of their college readiness. The innovative collaboration is designed to provide research instruction to high school students to help prepare them for college success, even before they arrive on a campus…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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