ATG News & Announcements 5/24/17

by | May 24, 2017 | 0 comments

ACRL Program Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference;   *Europeana Photography Unlocks Vast Archive of Historical Photography;   *U Libraries named recipient of nation’s highest museum and library honor;   *W3C Publishes Micropub Recommendation;   *Mendeley Data Adopts Google Science Datasets Standards;   *Copyright Clearance Center announces enhancements to RightFind XML for Mining; and IFLA Committee on Standards announces publication of ‘Definition of PRESSoo: A conceptual model for Bibliographic Information Pertaining to Serials and Other Continuing Resources’ plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.|

 For the first time, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

 infoDOCKET reports that ” Europeana Photography is now launching as the outcome of a collaboration between Europeana and PHOTOCONSORTIUM, the International Consortium for Photographic Heritage. Giving access to a vast archive of historical images, it’s a treasure trove [more than 2.2 million items] of carefully selected pictures from the first 100 years of photography…”

 According to the University of Minnesota News “the Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the University of Minnesota Libraries of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota as one of 10 recipients of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.The U of M libraries is just the third academic library to win the award in 23 years, which celebrates institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities. The award will be presented at an event in Washington, D.C., this summer…”

 Also according to infoDOCKET “the Social Web Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Micropub.
Micropub is a client-to-server protocol used to create, update and delete social networking content. Web and native apps can use Micropub to post notes, photos, events, and many others to servers that support the protocol. Users can choose to create content in a variety of client posting interfaces, while maintaining control of where the data is stored…”

 In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Mendeley Data is pleased to announce that we’ve adopted the new Google Science Datasets markup standard for datasets.

For the non-computer science buffs amongst us, this means we describe our datasets in a structured way recognised by Google – which helps Google to index our datasets, and makes them more readily available in their search results…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced enhancements to RightFind® XML for Mining, a cloud-based solution enabling users to quickly identify and download a corpus of full-text XML articles from more than 50 multiple publishers through a single source.|

With these new features, CCC enables users with no previous experience to harness the benefits of semantic enrichment, reducing manual processes and increasing efficiency in research…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “the IFLA Committee on Standards has announced the publication of the Definition of PRESSoo: A conceptual model for Bibliographic Information Pertaining to Serials and Other Continuing Resources.|

 PRESSoo is a formal ontology designed to represent the bibliographic information about continuing resources, and more specifically about serials (journals, newspapers, magazines, etc.)…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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