ATG News You Need to Start the Week 4/3/17

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A Big Market Report: ‘Largest Cultural Industry in Europe’;   *New OCLC Research report explores the Realities of Research Data Management;   *Cambridge University Press partners with AJE to launch new language editing service for authors;   *Four New Digital Collections Available Online From the Library of Congress;   *NASA Unveils New Searchable Video, Audio and Imagery Library for the Public;  *Save the IMLS! Gale, ALA Launch New Advocacy Website;   *Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network Launches “Dataverse North”;    *CLIR and Jisc partner to enhance digital services;   *ProQuest collaborates with Asian Studies scholars, librarians and Chinese-language publishers to meet demand for Chinese-language resources;   *HarperCollins Launches Anniversary Exhibit at Columbia;  and *Hidden Treasure: Uncovering Panoramic Photographs of Alaska Territory plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


Publishing Perspectives reports that “with 575,000 new titles in 2015—and employing more than 150,000 people—the highly varied publishing industries of Europe come together in a new report” noting that “earlier this month, the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) released the 2017 edition of its The Book Sector in Europe: Facts and Figures report…”


OCLC News notes that “a new OCLC Research report, A Tour of the Research Data Management (RDM) Service Space, provides an overview of the RDM service space and sets the stage for further exploration of RDM at four universities around the world…”


According to Library Technology GuidesCambridge University Press has today announced the launch of a new author services website for 2017, in partnership with world-leading author services company American Journal Experts. The site will offer language editing for prospective authors who are writing in English as a second language…”


infoDOCKET notes four new collections from the Library of Congress:

  1. American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I
    “The Nation’s Forum recordings were made between 1918 and 1920 in an effort to preserve the voices of prominent Americans; in most cases, they are the only surviving recordings of a speaker.”
  2. Millard Fillmore Papers
    “The papers of Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), educator, U.S. representative from New York, vice president, and thirteenth president of the United States, contain approximately thirty-five items spanning the years 1839-1925, with the bulk dating from 1839 to 1870…
  3. Franklin Pierce Papers
    “The papers of Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), army officer, representative and senator from New Hampshire, and fourteenth president of the United States, contain approximately 2,350 items dating from 1820 to 1869…
  4. Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence
    “The papers of Union soldier Samuel J. Gibson (1833-1878) consist of a diary kept by Gibson in 1864 while serving with Company B, 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, and a letter to his wife while held as a prisoner at Camp Sumter in Georgia, the Confederate prisoner of war camp commonly known as Andersonville Prison.”

According to PRNewswireNASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov. The NASA Image and Video Library website consolidates imagery spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location.


According to infoDOCKETGale, a Cengage company, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and other publishers, has initiated an advocacy campaign highlighting the educational and economic value of libraries, in order to gain legislator support of library funding…”


infoDOCKET also reports that the Canadian Association of Research Libraries is launching “Dataverse North … an initiative created to develop a community of practice for libraries using or interested in using Dataverse as a repository for research data in Canada. Comprised of members from Canadian university libraries and together with regional library providers, Dataverse North will investigate gaps and opportunities that could be addressed by nationally coordinated strategies and services for Dataverse, including training, infrastructure development, and support for researchers and services in libraries…”


According to KnowledgeSpeak “The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Jisc recently announced a partnership to advance programmes of mutual interest for academic communities, on both sides of the Atlantic. Jisc, and CLIR, a US-based community-building, research, and leadership organisation, serving academic and cultural institutions, will explore transnational collaboration around the development of digital libraries and research data repositories.


KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “ProQuest is collaborating with Asian Studies scholars, librarians and Chinese-language publishers to offer a selection of Chinese-language ebooks, enabling libraries to provide resources demanded by researchers. The growing collection spans thousands of titles available on the Ebook Central®, ebrary® and EBL platforms…”


Publishers Lunch notes that “HarperCollins and the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library have announced an exhibition celebrating the publisher’s 200th anniversary. Open now through July 21 in the library’s Kempner Gallery, “Harper & Brothers to HarperCollins Publishers: A Bicentennial Exhibition” highlights continuity and change in the publishing industry. The exhibit includes, among other…


National Archives News reports that “as the National Archives and Records Administration commemorates the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867, the agency’s facility at College Park is hosting an exhibition of panoramic images taken in the territory during the early parts of the 20th century.

How those images were discovered and brought to the public is a tale of archival detective work and dedicated preservation efforts…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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