ATG News You Need to Start the Week 6/19/17

by | Jun 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Library Renewal Project Moves Forward at Georgia Tech University;   *Video: “What Does it Mean – Library Collections as Data”;   *Infographic: Six Tried and True Ways to Get More Reading in Your Life;   *New Archaeology Archive Makes Heritage Data Freely Available;   *APA targets online piracy websites to curtail unauthorized publication of journal articles;    *Industry initiative for manuscript transfer officially named MECA;  and  *Marmot Launches Digital Archive plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

The Georgia Tech News Center reports that the “Price Gilbert and Crosland Tower renewal project, known on campus as Library Next, will begin its first major phase of construction in late July. This phase will focus on the Crosland Tower renovation and includes the removal of the connecting bridge, stairs, and walkways between the two library buildings. Construction on Crosland Tower is expected to finish in late fall of 2018, at which time Crosland Tower will reopen and function as the main Georgia Tech library while Price Gilbert undergoes its renovation. The entire Library renewal project is scheduled to be completed and fully open in early 2020…”

infoDOCKET reports that and “online video recording of last week’s (June 16th) ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group (DHIG) event; is now available online Title “What Does It Mean – Library Collections as Data”.


  • Thomas Padilla, Humanities Data Curator from UC Santa Barbara
  • Jamie Mears, National Digital Initiatives Division at the Library of Congress
  • Christina Harlow, Repository Specialist and Data Operation Specialist at Stanford University

This post from the Digital Reader points out that “between work and the distractions of social media and the internet, many struggle to find time to spend on important activities like reading. Fortunately, it is easy to make more time simply by making small changes to your daily routine. This simple infographic from the Peabody Institute Library lists six ways you can incorporate more reading time into your daily routine…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “details of more than 1,500 archaeological excavations across the country are now freely available online as part of a new initiative launched on Monday at the Royal Irish Academy. The project, a collaboration between TII, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) and the Discovery Programme, makes it possible for anyone to explore Ireland’s archaeological heritage from every time period and region,…”

In it’s July 17th News Roundup infoDOCKET notes that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has release its 2016 Annual Report as a 142 page PDF. “The Scholarly Communications section begins on page 46 of document (page 48 of PDF). Scholarly Communications: Grants section begins on page 104 of document (106 of PDF).”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that ” The American Psychological Association has announced that it is targeting online piracy websites and not individual authors in its efforts to curtail the unauthorised sharing on the internet of articles published in the association’s journals. The move – a change to a recently launched pilot program – came in response to concerns voiced by some authors who were surprised to hear from their academic institutions that they should remove final APA copyrighted articles from their websites.

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “The cross-organisational industry initiative previously called Common Manuscript Transfer Protocol has been officially named MECA, which stands for Manuscript Exchange Common Approach. In addition to the project’s name change, other updates include formal launch via a presentation at SSP, and the announcement of a new website…”

According to Library Journal “Marmot Library Network, the multi-type consortium based in Grand Junction, CO, has developed a Digital Archive and repository solution, enabling its member libraries to showcase digitized collections of images, postcards, books, magazines, videos, recorded oral histories and music, academic research, and more…”      

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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