ATG News You Need to Start the Week 2/11/19

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In this press release, the NASIG Blog announces that as part of their vision to  “to improve the distribution of information resources in all formats.” NASIG is “taking a step forward by pursuing a partnership with the UKSG to publish the 2021 NASIG Conference Proceedings in the Open Access journal, Insights.

Andrew Barker, Chair of UKSG said: “NASIG is a very important collaborative partner for UKSG, and we have a long tradition of working together. We are delighted by NASIG’s decision to pursue this partnership in offering its Conference Proceedings through the UKSG open access journal, Insights.  This will give UKSG and NASIG the opportunity of broadening the reach of both UKSG Insights and NASIG’s Conference Proceedings through an Open Access model that will ensure that all of us within the knowledge community can benefit from the great work that’s taking place in our international community”…”

ACRL Insider reports that “the February 2019 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. We start out this issue with the latest installment of our Scholarly Communication column. Jenny Hoops and Sarah Hare share information on some great Library publisher resources in this month’s installment…”

Also according to ACRL Insider “The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!  If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by February 15, 2019.  For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website…”

“The Illinois News Bureau reports that “University Librarian and Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries John Wilkin is the 2019 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. The award, named for a former University of Illinois librarian, is given by the American Library Association to recognize an academic librarian who has made significant achievements in library automation or management and notable improvements in library services or research…”

infoDOCKET reports that “the Library Bill of Rights — first adopted in 1939 and last amended in 1980 — has been updated to include an article focused on the concept of ensuring privacy and confidentiality for library users…”

At ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, ALA Council adopted revisions to “Copyright: An Interpretation of the Code of Ethics” a document first adopted in 2014.

The changes, proposed by the Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), strengthened Copyright: An Interpretation of the Code of Ethics by adding legal citations; expanding the text to include definitions of important principles for “Fair Use” and “First Sale Doctrine”; and  addressing digital licensing agreements. The interpretation has also been broadened to encompass all types of libraries and material formats.

According to Digital Reader Forbes reports that Amazon is still a distinctly second-tier retailer in the academic library market. The dominant player is Ebsco:Is Amazon taking over the academic library industry? That’s what a new study from a higher-education-focused non-profit takes a look at, and their findings might surprise you as long as you haven’t read the title of this article too closely.

For the study, Ithaka S+R gathered acquisitions data from 124 U.S. higher education institutions in fiscal year 2017 along with data from 51 institutions covering between 2014 and 2017…

infoDOCKET notes that “The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology a $5 million grant to catalog and prepare for the anticipated move of nearly 1 million ethnographic objects, archaeological specimens and images that illustrate and document human cultures and societies from across the globe…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “the Library of Congress announced that it has received a $540,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to evaluate the physical health of the national collection of books in American research libraries and to guide their archive retention and preservation decisions…”






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