District Dispatch reports that “late on September 13 the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released a conference committee report on fiscal year 2019 funding for programs under the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee—which controls spending levels for many federal library programs—and the Defense Subcommittee. The news is good: The conference committee has recommended increasing funding levels for many programs.
ARL News reports that “the latest Advocacy and Public Policy Update, by Prudence S. Adler and Krista L. Cox of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), covers key issues of interest to the research library community in Canada and in the US from April 20 through September 14, 2018…”
Publishing Perspective has posted “the 10 books longlisted by the National Book Foundation for the 2018 National Book Awards in fiction feature five titles from imprints of Penguin Random House and one each from Graywolf, McSweeney’s, Soho Press, Workman, and Simon & Schuster…”
infoDOCKET reports that “Archives at Yale, a powerful new software tool launched in early September, will allow students, faculty, and other researchers to search more precisely across and within more than 5,000 collections held by nine Yale libraries and museums. The tool is built on a widely used open-source web application—which means that Yale’s investment in developing Archives at Yale will also benefit other libraries and museums around the world…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “James Cook University researchers say a new global database will lead to better marine parks by helping to bridge critical gaps in marine conservation planning.
Dr Jorge G. Álvarez-Romero from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at JCU led a study that looked at marine conservation planning worldwide…”
In case you missed recent reports CNBC notes that “European parliamentarians have passed a controversial overhaul of copyright law that could force tech giants to install filters that prevent copyright-protected content from being uploaded.