ATG News You Need to Start the Week 2/4/19

by | Feb 4, 2019 | 0 comments


ACRL Insider reports that “Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, associate librarian at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster Medford Library, is the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development…”

According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) asserts its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of the Association. This commitment is deeply embedded in the mission of libraries and archives, and in the work we do as an institutional-member organization called upon to provide leadership in key issues and practices that define our profession.

According to infoDOCKET “The Graduate School of Science (Kyoto University) introduced a new rule on the reuse of the digital images of its library materials, in order to promote the use of the digital images created from its rare materials and publicized on the Internet as part of the Open Access Promotion Project. Under the new rule, the digital images of materials held by the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, publicized on the Internet are reusable without application or fee…”

New Resource: Global Cyber Policy Portal

Also according to infoDOCKET “the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) [recently] launched a Cyber Policy Portal that serves as an interactive, ‘at a glance’ tool for policymakers and experts.

For the first time on a single site, users can access concise yet comprehensive cyber policy profiles of all 193 UN Member States, as well as regional and international organizations…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “the Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the UMass Amherst Libraries was recently awarded $250,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize a suite of collections documenting the history of disability in America and the growth of the disability rights movement…”

The Penn Libraries now houses the best collection of material relating to 18th century British novelist Laurence Sterne and his works in the western hemisphere with its acquisition of the Geoffrey Day Collection of Sterneana. Sterne is most famous for his nine-volume novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman which attracted a wide readership in its day and remained influential to writers and thinkers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and other modernists cited the influence of Sterne on their own work.

Library Technology Guides notes that “ReCAP, the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, founded by Columbia University, The New York Public Library, and Princeton University in 2000 to preserve and make accessible the collections of its members, has expanded its scope and membership, transforming its original mission from serving as a shared physical repository to becoming a model for shared collection building and management…”

ACRL Insider reports that “the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors is aware that ALA Midwinter attendees have reported experiencing violations of the conference Code of Conduct, including incidents of racism, harassment, and discrimination. We laud the strength of those who have shared their experiences to draw needed attention to violations, and we abhor the systemic inequities in our profession that have normalized discriminatory, harassing, and racist behaviors…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak “the Dutch universities will give open access an extra boost from 2019 by starting a pilot titled ‘You share, we take care’ to make publications available after six months in collaboration with researchers. In order to achieve the Dutch ambition of 100% open access in 2020, agreements have been made with many publishers regarding open-access publishing…”



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