According to ARL News “in the latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI), Stanley Wilder, dean of libraries at Louisiana State University, illustrates recent demographic changes in the professional population of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions. Wilder focuses on delayed retirements and the coming “youth movement,” hiring and staffing trends, and specific subsets of the population, including Canadians, historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and millennials…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that ” The architects of Plan S, a contentious plan to tear down scholarly journals’ paywalls in Europe, have laid out more details on how the initiative will work. In a recently published seven-page implementation guidance note, funders backing the plan, including the European Research Council, national agencies in France, the Netherlands and the UK, as well as private funders including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, explain how grantees can abide by Plan S rules by 2020, when it goes into effect.
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Kudos, the award-winning service for maximising the reach and impact of research, will develop and launch a new communications management system for researchers, after securing £2.2m investment. The global research sector is undergoing significant and accelerating change, with mechanisms for evaluation, publication and reward being overhauled to improve efficiencies…”
According to infoDOCKET “the Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. An important star in the jazz firmament, Strayhorn was the source of much of the sound of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He worked with Ellington for nearly 30 years, writing or collaborating on more than 200 tunes and arrangements for the band. Strayhorn wrote the orchestra’s signature tune, “Take the ‘A’ Train.”
infoDOCKET reports that “the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is pleased to announce that it has accepted responsibility for maintaining the Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO). BIBO is a long-established ontology, is very stable and is widely used in bibliographic linked-data…”
infoDOCKET also notes that “the Library Publishing Coalition is pleased to announce publication of the 2019 Library Publishing Directory!
This year’s Library Publishing Directory highlights the publishing activities of 138 academic and research libraries, and is openly available in PDF and EPUB formats and via the searchable online directory…”
According to Library Technology Guides “non-profit global library cooperative OCLC has received a $249,710 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand its National Leadership Grant project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, to more small and rural public libraries across the US. In the first two years of the project, OCLC partnered with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) to guide and support 15 small public libraries in 12 states as they applied principles of design thinking to create space for social, active learning at the library…”