ATG News You Need to Start the Week 12/9/19

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C&RL News – December 2019 is available

ACRL Insider reports that “The December 2019 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. In this month’s Perspectives on the Framework column, Robin Ford of Reed College reflects on the Scholarship as Conversation frame as it relates to equity and social justice in her article “The long conversation.”…

Choice Announces 2019 Outstanding Academic Titles

Also according to ACRL Insider “each December, Choice publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic community. This year’s complete list features 521 books and digital resources from 132 publishers.

Digital Collections: National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Alvin Ailey Photography Collection is Now Available to the Public Online, More Than 10,000 Photos Available

infoDOCKET reports that “ahead of World AIDS Day and the 30th anniversary of Alvin Ailey’s death (Dec. 1), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is making available the collection of more than 10,000 photographs chronicling the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1961 to 1994…”

Indiana University Reveals New Strategic Plan to Guide Care, Preservation, Use of More Than 220 Collections

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “Indiana University has revealed its first University Collections Strategic Plan to guide the care, preservation and use of more than 220 collections of material objects entrusted to IU, such as those in the Lilly Library of Rare Books, the Eskenazi Museum of Art and the Kinsey Institute…” Launches to Flip Funding Model for University Publishing

According to ARL News “The Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of University Presses (AUPresses) have launched a new website,, in a bold new effort to change the landscape of scholarly book publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

2019 Scholarly Communications Research Grant Recipients Announced

ACRL Insider also notes that “ACRL is pleased to announce the recipients of its Scholarly Communications Research Grants in 2019. These grants of up to $5,000 each support new research that will contribute to more inclusive systems of scholarly communications in areas suggested by the 2019 report Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future (available for download or purchase)…

DOAB and OAPEN, PKP and OpenCitations latest services to earn SCOSS recommendation

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), of which SPARC Europe is a founding member, is launching its second funding cycle. Three vetted ‘vital open infrastructure’ services are being presented to the international scholarly community for funding: The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), PKP and OpenCitations.

Student employee wins inaugural library award

According to Arizona State’s thelibrarychannel ” ASU student worker Jessica Sills has been awarded the inaugural ASU Library LibAid for Student Success award, presented by University Librarian Jim O’Donnell

O’Donnell and Sill’s supervisor, ASU Librarian Andrew Misler, presented Sills with her award on Tuesday, Dec. 3. 

PeerJ integrates the UNSILO Reviewer Finder API to optimize peer review workflows”

UNSILO is pleased to announce the adoption of its Reviewer Finder API by PeerJ,… The Reviewer Finder API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, will support the task of matching manuscripts with reviewers, and will be integrated with PeerJ’s manuscript tracking and peer review suite…


LocHal Public Library (Tilburg, Netherlands) Named 2019 Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival;

ARL Seeks Associate Director for Board and Member Relations;

Clarivate Analytics announces global life science alliances program with three new technology partners;

University College Birmingham selects OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services;

Softlink Information Centres releases Liberty v5 Build 8.034;

Evergreen release adds new features, updates infrastructure;

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