ATG News & Announcements 10/28/17

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ARL National Digital Stewardship Residency Concludes with Release of OSF Toolkit;  *ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to Help Preserve Software, Save Cultural Record, Advance Discovery;  *California Digital Library Releases Major Redesign of eScholarship Publishing and Repository Platform;  *NARA Releases Approx. 2800 JFK Assassination Records;  *YIVO Announces Discovery of 170,000 Lost Jewish Documents Thought to Have Been Destroyed During the Holocaust;  *OA2020 relaunches website, calls on libraries worldwide to divest subscription model to finance innovative, sustainable business and publishing models;  *New Online: Ulysses S. Grant Papers;  *UVA’s Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative awarded Grant; and  *Wiley announces 2018 launch of Wiley digital archives plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ARL News reports that  “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a toolkit to support the deep engagement of librarians in the creation and management of digital scholarship. Developed by Megan Potterbusch, the toolkit is the outcome of Potterbusch’s yearlong National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) hosted by ARL and administered by the Library of Congress…”

In addition, ARL News notes that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and disseminate a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. This code will give individuals and institutions clear guidance on the legality of archiving software, in order to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to offer hands-on understanding of the history of technology…”

infoDOCKET reports that “the Publishing group at the California Digital Library is pleased to announce the launch of a major redesign of the eScholarship publishing and repository platform…

Also according to infoDOCKET “the National Archives today released 2,891 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). These records are available for download online…”

And infoDOCKET also notes that “the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research … announced the discovery of a trove of lost Jewish materials thought to have been destroyed during the Holocaust. The new Vilna Discovery contains never before published literary manuscripts from some of the most famous Yiddish writers as well as numerous religious and communal works…”

With ‘Open in order to innovate!’ as the theme of Open Access Week 2017, OA2020 relaunches its website with a call to libraries worldwide to divest the traditional subscription model in order to finance innovative, sustainable business and publishing models.

According to the Library of Congress Blog “… Materials documenting Grant’s post-presidential travels are represented in the Ulysses S. Grant Papers at the Library of Congress, which are now available online. Other highlights of the collection include the handwritten manuscript draft of Grant’s celebrated memoirs, Civil War headquarters record books, and personal letters he wrote to Julia throughout their life together. While many people know Grant as a Civil War general, 18th president of the United States, and memoirist, few are familiar with Grant’s global adventures…

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $750,000 to complete the work of establishing the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Cooperative. For this final phase of establishing the Cooperative, the University of Virginia Library is collaborating with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and 27 other Cooperative members…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources



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