ATG News & Announcements 3/12/18

by | Mar 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Support Student Research with the Latest GOBI Collections Focused on In-Demand Topic Areas;  *Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Acquires Clumber Park Chartier; Digital Version Online;  *A Discussion About Open Access Publishing Airs on North Carolina Public Radio*DPLA Provides New Primary Source Sets;    and *Funding for scientific research marks new Canadian federal budget plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


“The GOBI Undergraduate Curriculum Collections are updated twice a year by EBSCO collection librarians and reviewed in conjunction with GOBI’s profiling categories. These focused frontlist titles cover popular academic subject areas to enhance research and enable students to find key resources in their area of study…”


According to infoDOCKETThe Beinecke Library recently acquired the Clumber Park Chartier, considered the finest illustrated manuscript of Alain Chartier (c. 1386-c. 1430), one of the most influential poets of the later Middle Ages. The manuscript, made in France circa 1455-1460 and circa 1475, is available for research by scholars and students at the library. The complete work has also been digitized and can be viewed on the Beinecke digital library…”


Citing North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC, infoDOCKET notes that “host Frank Stasio talks with James Boyle, law professor and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke University, about how free access to scholarship could change the way knowledge is built and shared. He also talks to Jason Schmitt, documentary filmmaker and producer of the forthcoming documentary “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship,” about the biggest players in academic publishing and their role in the move toward open-access scholarship. Schmitt is an associate professor of communication and media at Clarkson University.

The discussion about open access aired on The State of Things program from North Carolina Public Radio and runs 17:48. Listen to the Program


Information Today reports that “the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) rolled out 21 new Primary Source Sets, which give libraries, archives, and museums access to resources that are classroom-ready for secondary school and higher education students and teachers. New topics explore women’s historyAfrican-American history, and migration experiences, among others. Each set has a topic overview, 10–15 primary sources, discussion questions, and classroom activities. The new sets were developed in collaboration with DPLA’s Education Advisory Committee.


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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