ATG News You Need to Start the Week 5/11/20

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$15 Million in IMLS CARES Act Grants Now Available for Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced “two new funding opportunities for museums, libraries, federally recognized tribes, and organizations that primarily serve Native Hawaiians. The combined $15 million federal investment will provide direct support to these institutions, equipping them to respond to community needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic…

Interested applicants are invited to attend free informational webinars to learn more:

2020 Library Systems Report

In his annual post in American Libraries Marshall Breeding notes that “the library technology industry took some significant turns in 2019. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, acquired Innovative Interfaces and shifted the balance of power, strengthening Ex Libris’s position in technology for academic libraries and propelling it as a major player in public libraries. This move narrows the slate of competitors in an industry already offering few viable options for many libraries…”

AAP submits comments to administration concerning open access policy for peer-reviewed journals

According to KnowledgeSpeak “The Association of American Publishers has submitted public comments in response to a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information on ‘Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research…”

New ACRL Framework for Access Services Librarianship

According to ACRL Insider “The ACRL Board of Directors approved a new Framework for Access Services Librarianship (PDF) at its spring virtual meeting. Consisting of four sections, the framework defines access services, suggests competencies for access services librarians and managers, examines marketing and outreach of access services, and suggests opportunities for professional engagement for access services librarians…”

ARL Responds to US Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information on Public Access to Federally Funded Research

ARL News reports that Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries has submitted “the following views on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a nonprofit collective of libraries in 124 leading research institutions in the United States and Canada. As collaborative partners supporting the full life cycle of scientific inquiry and creation, ARL’s mission is to create an equitable, enduring, and barrier-free research information environment to advance research and learning. Our 100 US academic member libraries alone, including many public and land-grant institutions, directly serve 3.5 million students and faculty…”

New Checklist and Report: Planning Toward the “New Normal’ for Libraries in Australia

infoDOCKET reports that “with state and territory governments planning to ease restrictions in the coming months, libraries will need to carefully consider the risks associated with reopening, and the measures which will need to put in place when the time comes for them to open.

To assist with this, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has created a strategic checklist to support this process, including information on staff support, services that need to be phased in (or out), communications planning, and safety precautions…”


IOP Publishing unveils co-review policy
McGraw-Hill Digital Sales are up 18%
Research Square launches new blog as educational resource for researchers
Arcadia Publishing Acquires New Orleans–Based River Road Press
COVID-19 NEWS: Mendeley Group Offers Studies on the Sex and Gender Dimensions of the Virus
Patron Point Enhances Its Event Promotion Feature via Communico
Apple Sets the Date for Its Virtual Worldwide Developers Conference

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