ATG News & Announcements 1/10/18

by | Jan 10, 2018 | 0 comments

ARL Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP) 2018–2019. Call for Nominations and Applications by February 21; 2018 Academic Library Impact Research Grants;  *New LPC resource for the library publishing community – Publishers and Service Providers List;  *A Team of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Students Tackled a Full Revamp of Hayden Library in Design Project, Focusing on Form and Function;  *The Morgan Library & Museum Receives $5 Million Grant From the Sherman Fairchild Foundation;  *Michigan State University Awarded $1.5 Million Mellon Foundation Grant to Build Massive Slave Trade Database/Linked Open Data Platform;  * SFWA Finally Notices Internet Archive’s Decade Old Open Library, Decides It’s Piracy;  and *C&RL Journal article by OCLC researchers examines libraries’ RDM experiences; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources


ARL News reports that “ARL is seeking nominations and applications for the 2018–2019 Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP). The LCDP is a yearlong program to prepare mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large…”


According to ACRL InsiderACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the new Academic Library Impact Research Grants. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $20,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer research grants of up to $3,000 each. These grants will enable librarians to carry out new research, particularly in areas suggested by ACRL’s 2017 report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared for ACRL by OCLC Research and available for download or purchase)…”


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “as part of its new Publishers and Service Providers Program, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is releasing a new resource for the library publishing community: the Publishers and Service Providers List. The list is a place where any organisation eligible for the larger program (non- and for-profit publishers and service providers that work with, or provide services of interest to, library publishers) can indicate its interest in working with library publishers…”


infoDOCKET reports that the Hayden Library at Arizona State University “soon will undergo a $100 million renovation [Ed. Note: The renovation is now underway] and a team of design students undertook a redesign of the university’s main library as a senior project last spring. Their challenge was to reinvent the entrance and concourse level…”


infoDOCKET also notes that “the Morgan Library & Museum announced the receipt of a $5 million grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to support two key initiatives, the creation of an endowed position to lead the museum’s internationally recognized conservation department and the exterior restoration of its 1906 McKim building, the original library of founding benefactor, Pierpont Morgan…”


In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery.By linking data collections from multiple universities, the website will allow people to search millions of pieces of slave data to identify enslaved individuals and their descendants from a central source. Users can also run analyses of enslaved populations and create maps, charts and graphics…”


According to the Digital Reader “the Authors Guild and the SFWA … have just noticed that the Internet Archive is running a lending library called the Open Library where members can borrow digital copies of the print books that either the IA has archived in its warehouses, or a partner library has in its catalog. (There’s also an extensive catalog of public domain titles.)

Teleread reported back in December that The Authors Guild regarded it as piracy, and this week the SFWA has weighed in. They’re calling it piracy…”


According to OCLC Research “published this month in the College & Research Libraries Journal, the article Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs explores the factors that influence research data management (RDM) programs at US academic libraries. In the qualitative study, Ixchel M. Faniel, Research Scientist, and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, examine librarians’ RDM experiences, specifically the factors that influence their ability to support researchers’ needs.

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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