ATG News & Announcements 4/21/17

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Ithaka S+R and OCLC Research launch project to examine how universities and their libraries are changing;   *C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley Acquires the largest Chinese Film Studies Collection in North America;   *A Letter in Support of the NEH, IMLS and NHPRC From the Directors of Independent Research Libraries;   *Harry Ransom Center (U. of Texas at Austin) Acquires Archive of Theatre and Film Actor Peter O’Toole;   *Total Boox and Tocker Foundation continue ebooks for rural libraries;   *Impactstory Launches Browser Extension for OA Discovery;   *Wolters Kluwer announces strategic alliance with intellectual property service provider ktMINE;  and  *Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science partners with Clarivate Analytics to expand Web of Science access to 1,600 institutions across Russia; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

Inside Higher ED reports that “Ithaka S+R and OCLC Research launch project to examine how universities and their libraries are changing.

The research arms of Ithaka and the library collaborative OCLC have launched a joint project to find out how do you measure the impact of a library when the number of books on its shelves is no longer its defining characteristic. Over the next 14 months, researchers with the organizations plan to survey the higher education landscape to identify how colleges and universities are differentiating themselves, explore the different types of services libraries are investing in, and help college librarians articulate the new ways in which they are creating value for their institutions…”

According to infoDOCKET “the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley today announces its acquisition of the largest and most comprehensive Chinese film studies collection in North America. The over-70,000 periodicals, posters, photographs, and ephemera contained in the Paul Kendel Fonoroff collection document the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater China from its inception in the early decades of the twentieth century to the 1990s…”

infoDOCKET also notes that a letter from the directors of several important independent research libraries in support of the NEH, IMLS and NHPRC “appears in full on The Iris (a Blog from The Getty in Los Angeles)...”

Also according to infoDOCKET “the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has obtained the archive of British theatre and film actor Peter O’Toole (1932–2013)…

The extensive archive contains theatre and film scripts along with O’Toole’s writings, including drafts, notes and working material for his multivolume memoir “Loitering with Intent…”

According to Library Technology Guides “Total Boox, … and the Tocker Foundation, a non-profit supporting the work of small libraries in Texas, are pleased to announce the continuation of their groundbreaking pilot, which makes Total Boox’s collection of nearly 100,000 quality ebooks available to 20 small and rural libraries across the state of Texas…”

Library Journal reports that “nonprofit altmetrics pioneer has launched Unpaywall, a free extension for Google Chrome and Firefox browsers that helps users obtain free full-text copies of open access (OA) research papers…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. has announced plans to bolster its intellectual property content and workflow solutions through a strategic alliance with ktMINE, a growing IP data and information services firm.| The collaboration with ktMINE provides additional capabilities aligned with customer needs.

Clarivate Analytics, … in partnership with the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, has expanded its Web of Science coverage from 300 to 1,600 institutions across the Russian Federation.|


This will empower its scientists and prepare a new generation of scholars with the needed tools and advice to advance their research and dramatically increase global impact…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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