New Online: Mapping the U.S., Block by Block; *Grants to UNC Library Will Advance Statewide Learning Initiatives; *Libraries win $1M grant to expand AV repository tool; *Jisc launches group-purchasing pilot; *Stanford University Press expands title availability for scholars with CoreSource; *Pew Research Center Looks at the Future of the Internet of Things; *New York Academy of Medicine Library Debuts New Website; and *Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Releases “Asia Open Access Regional Survey” Report; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
According to this post on the Library of Congress Blog “the Library will add more maps to Sanborn Maps Collection website monthly until 2020. By then, about 500,000 public-domain maps from the Sanborn Map Collection will be available…”
UNC Libraries News & Events reports that “the State Library of North Carolina has awarded two grants to UNC’s libraries to support lifelong learning, research, and education across the state. The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants total nearly a half-million dollars. The Library will use the grants to create a learning network focused on innovative educational experiences and to advance the work of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
According to the Northwestern Libraries website “a $967,000 federal grant will allow Northwestern University Libraries and Indiana University Libraries to enhance their jointly developed audiovisual repository system, further improving the ability of archival institutions to manage and make accessible large digital collections of video and audio…
Research Information reports that “Jisc is giving subscribing universities and research centres access to more than 20 collections from three major publishers, Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest, as part of a group-purchasing pilot.
The agreement is part of exploring ways to help higher education libraries increase access to digital archival collections that facilitate research, teaching and learning…”
According to Library Technology Guides “Stanford University Press continues to expand their reach and impact in the academic space with Ingram Content Group’s distribution network. Stanford University Press is now using CoreSource®, Ingram’s digital asset management and distribution platform, to increase their digital presence in the academic market…”
Information Today reports that the “Pew Research Center’s Internet & Technology division published “The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?” This report is based on a study of 1,201 technologists, scholars, practitioners, strategic thinkers, and others by Pew and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center…”
Information Today also notes that “the New York Academy of Medicine Library rolled out its new digital collections and exhibits website. Anyone from around the world can use it to explore highlights of the library’s collections on the history of medicine and public health…”
According to infoDOCKET, COAR has released “the results of a survey of open access activities in Asia undertaken in early 2017″ noting that “the continent of Asia is rapidly increasing in prominence on the world stage, both in terms of R&D as well as scientific production. According to the UNESCO World Science Report (2015), the region encompasses “close to half of global economic output (45%) and expenditure on research and development (R&D, 42%) and is home to both some of the world’s most dynamic technological powerhouses…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- GVPi selected to build new MIT Press ebooks platform
- University Of Arkansas at Little Rock Library Signs Preservation Steward Agreement with GPOGVPi_MITP eBook Platform press release_final
- The New England Institute of Technology goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support
- PSU Axe Library enters next phase of renovation
- Nearly Flat for the Year, Wiley’s Earnings Nudge Up As Book Sales Keep Falling;
- bepress’ Digital Commons Network Reaches Half a Billion Downloads.