ATG News & Announcements 2/16/19

by | Feb 16, 2019 | 0 comments


ARL News reports that ” The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2017–2018, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2017–2018. Data are reported for 10,518 professional staff in the 114 university ARL libraries and for 3,259 professional staff in the 9 non-university ARL libraries. In the Salary Survey, data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries…”

According to this post in Inside Higher Ed, the American Library Association “is accused of trying to silence an African American librarian who complained about hostile comments directed at her during the association’s midwinter meeting. A scholarly communications librarian at New York University set off an uncomfortable debate among fellow librarians about the racial views and values of the American Library Association after sharing that she was verbally attacked by a white colleague at an ALA meeting this week…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak there are a number of interesting findings in the new report conducted by information analytics business Elsevier and market research organisation Ipsos MORI.

Entitled ‘Research Futures – drivers and scenarios for the next decade’  the report claims that “In 10 years’ time, the academic world will see new funding models, methods of collaboration, and ways of conceptualising research and measuring its impact – all driven by advances in technology, reveals an empirical study, Tech advances are also likely to make research practice and publication faster, and more open. Researchers can expect to benefit from greater career flexibility, better feedback on their work and improved reproducibility…”

Inside Higher Ed also reports that “Reveal Digital, a platform that helps libraries crowdsource money to digitize their special collections, has been acquired by ITHAKA, the nonprofit organization behind digital library JSTOR.

Jeff Moyer, founder of Reveal Digital, said that ITHAKA is the “perfect home” for the platform, which works in partnership with libraries to digitize, clear rights and make special collections owned by universities and other institutions available to the public…”

“…Called “Aperio,” the new digital publishing partnership between the University Library and University of Virginia Press employs the latest technology to produce what’s called “open access” to research, scholarship and other educational materials – eventually including textbooks. (“Aperio” is a Latin word meaning “to uncover, to open, to make public.”)

The library is offering a platform for academic journals, both new ones and possibly those transferred from costly private publishers, and the University Press is publishing ebooks…”

infoDOCKET reports that ” Freedom on the Move (FOTM), an online project devoted to fugitives from slavery in North America, is enlisting the help of the public to create a database for tens of thousands of advertisements placed by enslavers who wanted to recapture self-liberating Africans and African-Americans…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “Students at Yale University are protesting a plan to permanently remove some books from a campus library in favor of more study space…By the fall, the school will remove about 58 percent of the volumes currently located in the Bass Library in favor of more study space…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and Penn Libraries have entered into an unusual partnership that will allow users of Penn’s vast library system, which encompasses many millions of volumes, to gain access to the Athenaeum’s renowned, but much smaller, collection…”







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