ATG News & Announcements 7/18/19

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According to infoDOCKET, “On July 17, 2019, Acting Provost and Vice Provost Susan Carlson, University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, and Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director Günter Waibel briefed the UC Board of Regents’ Academic and Student Affairs Committee on open access and academic journal contracts.

The video archive of the presentation is available here. A copy of the presentation script is also available here.



Library Technology Guides reports that “LYRASIS announces the release of a new study, “Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials”. The study was undertaken in an effort to map the landscape of accessibility policies and practices for online resources as managed by libraries and archives across the United States. The study can be accessed on the LYRASIS website…”


ACRL Insider reports that “ACRL announces the publication of 2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate, Master’s Colleges and Universities/ and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. The 2018 survey is also data available through ACRL Metrics, an online subscription service that provides access to the ACRL survey data from 1999-2018.


The July/August 2019 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. “New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships” was the focus of a 2017 European symposium for North American librarians. Brian Vetruba gives an overview of the symposium and a look ahead to the next iteration coming up in 2020…”


infoDOCKET reports that “The Federal Communications Commission on Monday said it authorized more than $524 million to expand broadband in 23 states. The funding will support more than 205,000 rural homes and businesses over the next 10 years, the FCC said. Providers will start to get funding this month.


According to infoDOCKET the University of Texas libraries “entered the landscape of GIS last year with the hiring of Geospatial Data Coordinator Michael Shensky, and a major undertaking in his short tenure has been to spearhead the development of an interface that will facilitate discovery of the cartographic resources and geospatial datasets in our collections by researchers, faculty and other university constituents… The Texas GeoData Portal uses an open source geospatial discovery application – GeoBlacklight – to power a web portal that gives users the ability to search, browse, preview, and download geospatial datasets.


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Publons and ScholarOne, both part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics company), have entered into a new partnership with IOP Publishing to introduce the industry’s first cross-publisher, scalable transparent peer review workflows across some of their leading journals in the physical sciences and beyond. Transparent peer review shows the complete peer review process from initial review to final decision, and has gained popularity with authors, reviewers and editors alike in recent years…”


According to ARL News,”the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) a $248,670 National Leadership Grant in support of the Research Library Impact Framework initiative. The framework is an agenda for the exploration of library services, operations, impact, and alignment with institutional mission and goals across four areas: Research & Scholarly Life Cycle; Teaching, Learning & Student Success; Collections; and Physical Space… ARL’s grant project will support the ARL library teams exploring five research topics by investigating the nature of and evidence for the impact of library services and programs…


On April 17, 2019, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) issued a call for public comments on a draft recommended practice for improving access to institutionally provided information resources. The draft is based on findings from the RA21: Resource Access for the 21st Century initiative and provides recommendations for using federated identity as an access model and for improving the federated authentication user experience. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has offered the following comments on the proposal, based on input from member representatives and broader engagement within our community…”

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