ATG News & Announcements 5/30/19

by | May 30, 2019 | 0 comments

infoDOCKET reports that “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Voting Members have approved a new project, Assess Video and Audio Metadata and Standards for Academic Research and Professional Information, to determine best practices and recommendations for metadata associated with scholarly output and instructional materials in video and audio formats. NISO is now forming a working group; community members with an understanding of the various use cases of such media are invited to participate in this initiative intended to formulate recommendations…”

infoDOCKET also notes that according to the Deseret News “the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library has digitized 100 years of editions of The Provo Herald — known today as the Daily Herald. The archive is available online and free to the public.

Starting with 1909 and ending with 2009, the project, which is part of the Utah Digital Newspapers online repository, is one of the largest digitization efforts completed by the Marriott Library to date…”

According to the Library of Congress Blog  “Chronicling America, the online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, now includes more than 15 million pages! …”

According to KnowledgeSpeakSpringer Nature and Qatar National Library have announced a three-year agreement that combines reading access and open access (OA) publishing in a single arrangement. The Library is leading the first consortium in the Middle East to implement such an agreement, which has enabled researchers to access a variety of journals and publishing opportunities.


infoDOCKET also reports that IFLA has “launched the 2019 edition of the Development and Access to Information report, on the occasion of the President’s Meeting in Buenos Aires.The United Nations 2030 Agenda, agreed by all Member States in 2015, sets out a roadmap towards a richer, fairer, more sustainable world. The Agenda underlines the importance of access to information…”








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