ATG News & Announcements 8/22/17

by | Aug 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Roundup of Several Sources of Total Solar Eclipse Imagery and Videos From NASA and NOAA;  *Material From Montana! Material From Big Sky Country Digital Network Collections Now Available on DPLA;   *IFLA Publishes a “Literature Review on the Use Of Licenses In Library Context, and the Limitations This Creates To Access To Knowledge”;   *Applications now being accepted for 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program for librarians from developing countries;  *ACS Debuts Proofing Portal;  *NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians Approved and Adopted by Organizations Executive Board; and *University of New Mexico Press Faces Lean Times Ahead; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

infoDOCKET provides this roundup of images and videos that capture the solar eclipse that mesmerized millions yesterday. Plans call for adding more collections of images and videos to this page as they become available. Anyone interested in the eclipse will want to bookmark the page and check back occasionally.

Also according to infoDOCKET “The collections of the Big Sky Country Digital Network are now available to explore in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The new Montana Service Hub represents a collaborative effort between  the Montana State Library (MSL), the Montana Historical Society (MHS), the University of Montana (UM), and Montana State University (MSU)…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters … commissioned a literature review on the use of licensing in library context, and the limitations this creates to access to knowledge. The study, written by Svetlana Yakovleva and released today, looks through the available research, from theoretical analyses to practical survey work on libraries’ experience of licensing. It identifies the main limitations associated with copyright licenses in the library context, sets out how they impact both access and use of digital content, and provides examples…” (infoDOCKET also provides a direct link to the Full Text Literature Review.)

Library Technology Guides reports that “OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2018 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program…”

Information Today reports that “on Sept. 1, 2017, ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications will launch ACS Direct Correct, a proofing service designed to help researchers with the publishing process. With this service, proof corrections and comments can be entered directly into the copy-edited manuscript file. …

Also according to Information Today “NA Publishing, Inc. announced Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015, a forthcoming digital collection of English-language periodicals. It will upgrade access to 141 Marxist and Socialist newspapers that were originally hosted by the Marxists Internet Archive…

The NASIG Blog reports that “The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site. This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in today’s libraries. Please share widely…”

The Albuquerque Journal reports that “the University of New Mexico Press has in recent months cut its staff by about a quarter – partly via layoffs – and made plans to reduce its annual output by about one-third.

And those money-saving measures are not the only changes. UNM Press’ director of seven years, John Byram, left last month at the conclusion of his contract – one that UNM did not renew. And university leaders are considering a plan to fold the press into the school’s library division and out-source its warehouse functions.

 More library and publishing news from a variety of sources




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