ATG News You Need to Start the Week 12/30/19

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ACRL ULS Discussion Forum: Applications & Implications of AI in Academic Libraries

Released: A video recording of the December 3, 2019 ACRL ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee Discussion Forum: Applications and Implications of AI in Academic Libraries


UCLA Film & Television Archive joins UCLA Library

The UCLA Newsroom reports that “The UCLA Film & Television Archive, the second-largest repository of motion pictures and broadcast programming in the U.S., is now part of the UCLA Library. The Archive, which had operated under the auspices of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, will now be more closely aligned with the UCLA Library’s world-class archival and research collections…”


The University of Chicago Library’s New North Korea Stamp Collection of 2,000-Plus Items Spans Culture, Politics and Art

According to infoDOCKET the University of Chicago Library has assembled in a public online database its new collection of North Korean stamps, The collection provides “a unique glimpse of the insular country. The stamps, which span from 1962 to 2018, capture a variety of scenes, settings and characters—ranging from explicit propaganda to traditional Korean garb to simple depictions of wildlife…”


InfoDOCKET also notes the recent publication of these articles of interest


International observatory targets predatory publishers

The THE website reports that “a coalition of scientists, funders, publishing societies and librarians believes that the formation of an international observatory to study predatory journals will lead to improved advice on how to tackle them. The initiative aims to fill the void left by the closure three years ago of Jeffrey Beall’s blacklist of predatory publishers.


OCLC partners with libraries on CONTENTdm Linked Data pilot project

According to KnowledgeSpeakOCLC is partnering with libraries on a pilot project to: Make it easier for researchers to find, evaluate, and use digitized cultural materials; Improve library staff efficiency when describing unique content; and Prove the feasibility of a production linked data service…”

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

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Print Units Fell 1.1% in the Week Before Christmas

Wolters Kluwer, American Journal of Nursing announce winners for 2019 Book of the Year Awards

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