ATG News You Need to Start the Week 5/21/18

by | May 21, 2018 | 0 comments

infoDOCKET reports that “the Television Academy Foundation has launched its new website for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, featuring never-before-seen interviews with many of television’s most beloved stars, show creators and behind-the-scenes innovators…”


In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “April … brought over 3,300 new items to the Digital Commonwealth database.” The largest donation came from the National Archives at Boston with its Watertown Arsenal Photographs collection.  The photos of bright shining new armaments contrast sharply with the Franklin Historical Museum’s riveting Images of World War I Battlefields collection. On balance, the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation and Jacob Edwards Library (Southbridge) have added images of everyday life in small town Massachusetts…”


According to KnowledgeSpeak “Swedish universities and research institutions will reportedly not renew their current contract with publisher Elsevier. The Bibsam Consortium, which represents 85 higher education and research institutions in the country, has said that its current agreement with Elsevier would not be renewed after June 30, 2018. The move comes not long after academic institutions in other countries have let publishers’ subscriptions lapse when fee negotiations come to a standoff.


Also according to infoDOCKETthe Munch Museum in Oslo has published more than 7,600 of the artist’s drawings online, making them free to access for any purpose—even merchandising. The three-year project to digitise the works, billed as a digital catalogue raisonné, responds to a wider call for museums to waive image fees for works in their collections that are out of copyright…”


Information Today reports that “Springer Nature began its third Change the World, One Article at a Time campaign, which is designed to facilitate the use of research-based solutions to solve real-world problems. The campaign will make more than 250 articles published in the company’s journals in 2017 freely available until July 31, 2018. They were “handpicked because the research within them has the potential to have a significant impact on society’s grand challenges,” according to the press release. “As one of the world’s largest publishers focused on academic research, educational content and science journalism, Springer Nature’s dissemination and application of evidence-based sustainability research is an initiative intended to help support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”


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