ATG News & Announcements: 6/20/18

by | Jun 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Thanks to hundreds of donors contributing $80,000 toward relief, the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that 20 libraries in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive grants to assist in recovery from the damage wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Thirteen libraries in Puerto Rico and seven libraries in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been awarded $4,000 grants from ALA…”


infoDOCKET reports that “the online version of the 1,451-page Mississippi Encyclopedia, a project that began at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture in 2003 and concluded with publication in 2017, is now available at MississippiEncyclopedia.org...”


Also according to infoDOCKET “as of today, FAO will implement an Open Access policy, enabling maximal reach and ease of use for FAO knowledge products.FAO has been disseminating knowledge since its foundation in 1945, and its publications have been freely accessible in the FAO online Document Repository since 1998…”


According to Library Technology Guides ProQuest has added support for two new Google Scholar features, giving academic researchers round-the-clock access to scholarly full-text articles and graduate works from anywhere in the world.

Now, researchers who use Google Scholar can more easily discover and access the scholarly journal articles, dissertations and theses in their library’s ProQuest databases with the help of Google Scholar CASA remote access… and Mobile access with Quick Abstracts…”


Library Technology Guides also reports that “EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Modern Language Association (MLA) are working together to create the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text, a definitive research database for the international study of language and literature. Produced by MLA, the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations as well as full text for more than 1,000 journals.


According to Good E-ReaderAmazon has just announced the best books for the first half of 2018. The Amazon editors normally do this twice a year and it gives readers a chance to discover new authors or to be made aware of new titles from their favorites. All of these books are available in print and digital…”


KnowledgesSpeak reports that “ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, and Innovative Education Services (ies), the Asia-Pacific based consulting firm focused on enhancing quality and global visibility of Asian-Pacific scientific research, have formed a partnership to advance the use of blockchain in scholarly communications. Under this partnership, ARTiFACTS and ies will work together to expand the use of blockchain technology to help academic institutions, their researchers, and funding organisations throughout the Asia-Pacific region improve speed, collaboration, access, transparency, and attribution in scholarly research…”

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