ATG News & Announcements 4/4/19

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The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism has published this report that “explores archiving practices and policies across newspapers, magazines, wire services, and digital-only news producers, with the aim of identifying the current state of archiving and potential strategies for preserving content in an age of digital distribution…”

According to ACRL InsiderACRL is pleased to announce recipients of its latest round of Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships in 2019. These scholarships of up to $2,000 each support librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education…”

The April 2019 special issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.

infoDOCKET reports that “inventors at the University of Arizona Libraries have developed an e-learning platform that allows users to create easy-to-build tutorials, teaching users how to use website-based tools. The system, originally created to teach students how to use complex library databases, has now been licensed to startup Sidecar Learning.

According to Shelf Awareness “Effective July 1, Northern Illinois University Press will become an imprint of Cornell University Press. NIUP will continue to publish around 20 titles per year and retain its own acquisitions editor and a faculty press board. CUP, meanwhile, will handle editing, production, design, marketing, distribution and sales…”

ACRL Insider also reports that “ACRL is accepting applications from prospective curriculum designers/presenters to create and deliver a new ACRL RoadShow to support librarians in finding, using, and developing open educational resources (OERs). This introductory level, day-long workshop will be intended for academic librarians and library staff integrating OERs into their institutions and developing OER initiatives.

Wiley Education Services released a report, “Survey of Graduate Students: Their Motivations, Behaviors, and Expectations,” which looks at “the needs and concerns of potential graduate students as they research and apply to programs” and gives higher education administrators “insights into this diverse group to support their marketing, recruiting, enrollment, and retention efforts.”

Library Technology Guides notes that “five Essential Factors for Data Sharing, published by Springer Nature today, translates findings about researcher attitudes and behaviours into concrete measures that will accelerate data sharing. The white paper builds on a number of reports published in 2018 that pinpoint challenges researchers face when sharing data.




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