ATG News You Need to Start the Week 7/9/18

by | Jul 9, 2018 | 0 comments

According to District Dispatch “the Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2019 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). New this year, IMLS is offering one application deadline for the two programs, which have previously each had two cycles per year. Applicants have through September 17, 2018, to submit their two-page preliminary proposals…”

ACRL Insider reports that “The July/August 2018 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online.

ACRL Insider also notes that “ACRL wants your help in identifying actionable steps that academic librarians can take to accelerate the transition to and build capacity for more open, inclusive, and equitable systems of scholarship. This survey is part of the new Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System and is intended to capture insights from the ACRL and wider scholarly communications communities in an effort to better understand your priorities concerning the research environment and scholarly communications…”

According to Library Technology Guides  “The British Library, working with a group of cultural and memory organisations, is piloting a shared repository service for research content built on an open source platform. The repository aims to increase the visibility and impact of research outputs, making the knowledge generated by cultural institutions easier to explore and use for new research. The Library has appointed open access publisher Ubiquity Press to build the pilot repository…”

Library Technology Guides also reports that “the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has … published its new strategy, setting out the long-term direction for the organisation. The strategy establishes the OPF’s position in the digital preservation landscape and guides the tasks, tools, and projects that the Foundation will address…”

infoDOCKET reports that “a new MIT Libraries initiative aims to highlight MIT’s women faculty by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible their personal archives. The Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC) launched the project last year with the generous support of Barbara Ostrom ’78 and Shirley Sontheimer.The first year of the project has focused on reaching out to faculty who are ending the active phase of their careers. Four faculty members added their personal collections, comprising 234 boxes and 50 gigabytes of material…”

According to Library Journal Northeastern University (NEU) has launched the Boston Research Center, an addition to its library that will focus on interdisciplinary studies of Boston’s history. Dan Cohen, vice provost for information collaboration and Dean of the Libraries at Northeastern, notes that the Center is a natural outgrowth of Northeastern’s already-extensive collection of Boston-related materials.

infoDOCKET also reports that “in response to program cancellations and rising concerns about social media access and privacy, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee published new guidelines and a Q&A for library workers.

According to KnowledgeSpeak “IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced that the staff and students at institutions that have purchased its ebooks can now buy print copies of books, directly from The myPrint service is available for any book an institution has bought electronically…”



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