ATG News & Announcements 5/22/20

by | May 22, 2020 | 0 comments

LITA Job Board Analysis Report

The LITA Blog notes that “this report comes from a joint analysis conducted by LITA’s Assessment & Research and Diversity & Inclusion committees in Fall 2019. The analysis focused on the new and emerging trends in skills in library technology jobs and the types of positions that are currently in demand. It also touches on trends in diversity and inclusion in job postings and best practices for writing job ads that attract a diverse and talented candidate pool…”

Webinar Report: RLUK Launches a Manifesto For The Digital Shift In Research Libraries

Citing RLUK, infoDOCKET reports that “On Monday 18 May, RLUK launched a manifesto for the digital shift in research libraries during a webinar attended by over 450 delegates. The manifesto is the product of a year’s work by members of RLUK’s digital shift working group and provides a vision for the research library of the future, an overview of how this vision might be shaped by the digital shift, and the tangible steps that the research library community might take to enable its realisation.

Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes

According to this post in Publishing Perspectives “cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments to some of Europe’s biggest book fair events—so far known in the pandemic—could affect more than 6,500 exhibitors in 2020…”

DMCA: U.S. Copyright Office Releases Section 512 Report

infoDOCKET reports that “The U.S. Copyright Office today released its Report, Section 512 of Title 17, a multi-year study of section 512 of the U.S. Copyright Act, which is part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). When it enacted section 512 in 1998, Congress designed its safe harbors to provide “strong incentives for service providers and copyright owners to cooperate to detect and deal with copyright infringements that take place in the online networked environment.” The Report examines whether the balance that Congress sought has been achieved, particularly in light of the enormous changes that the internet has undergone in the last twenty-plus years…”

State Council of State Archivists Releases New Emergency Preparedness Documents

Also according to infoDOCKET “A new series of four emergency preparedness guidance documents was released this month by CoSA (Council of State Archivists) with the generous corporate support from the Polygon Group…”

Around ACRL: May 22, 2020

ACRL Insider has posted its bi-weekly update of activities and events held by ACRL and its sections, interest groups, and discussion groups.


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