Gary has posted four previously curated roundups featuring hundreds of reports, datasets, etc. can be accessed here, here, here and here.


ACRL Insider reports that “ACRL is pleased to announce a new round of the Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $10,000 in fiscal year 2019 to offer travel scholarships of up to $2,000 each for librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education.


ACRL Insider also notes that “… ACRL is providing scholarship funding for two librarians to attend OpenCon 2018 to be held November 2-4 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To be eligible for selection, just follow this link to the OpenCon application process and mention ACRL as one of your affiliations…”


infoDOCKET reports that “over the past year, the University of California’s Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC), in partnership with our university libraries and the systemwide academic senate’s Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC), has been considering the twin challenges of journal affordability and the moral imperative of achieving a truly open scholarly communication system…

As we approach major journal negotiations for 2019, the UC system will be guided by the principles and goals outlined in their Complete Introduction and Call to Action in negotiating agreements with publishers…”


In addition infoDOCKET notes that “today Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services Program (RSS) published Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Asian Studies Scholars. The report was written by Danielle Cooper and Katherine Daniel in collaboration with research teams at 11 academic libraries…”


Diane Goldenberg-Hart, Communications Coordinator of the Coalition for Networked Information reports that the final videos from CNI’s spring 2018 membership meeting have been posted at https://www.cni.org/news/videos-data-sci-workshop-medieval-mss-devops-digital-preservation.

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