ATG News You Need to Start the Week 5/4/20

by | May 4, 2020 | 0 comments

C&RL News – May 2020 is available

According to ACRL Insider “the May 2020 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Production of this issue is taking place during April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, a time when academic and research libraries and library workers are adapting to (hopefully temporary) new ways of working.

RCL Call for Reviewers

ACRL Insider also notes that “Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for undergraduate teaching and research, invites experienced subject selectors to serve as peer reviewers. We are currently seeking referees for the following Arts and Humanities subjects:..”

University of Louisville Clinical Librarians Behind the Front Lines on the COVID-19 Fight

infoDOCKET reports that “While the medical community grapples with the fallout from COVID-19, UofL doctors are depending upon a hidden asset to fight the virus: clinical librarians.

These invisible partners work behind the scenes to make sure physicians, medical staff and students have relevant, timely information to complete their missions. Providing library support at clinical meetings, conducting literature searches, and creating online resource guides are the daily regimen for Kornhauser’s librarians…”

University of California Libraries’ Shared Print program Joins Partnership for Shared Book Collections

Also according to infoDOCKET “The University of California Libraries’ Shared Print program has joined the Partnership for Shared Book Collections, a federation of shared print monographic programs that aims to coordinate shared print collaboration in North America to support cost-effective retention and access to shared print monograph collections.

The 2020 Edition of Marshall Breeding’s Library Systems Report Now Available

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that according to Marshall Breeding’s 2020 Library System Report “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…”

Announcing the launch of NISO’s Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) InitiativeLibrary Technology Guides automation upd…

According to Library Technology Guides “following its December 2019 announcement, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce the formal launch of its work to formalize and develop the Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) as an ANSI/NISO standard. NISO Voting Members expressed strong support for this work, which has also been welcomed by the wider community…”


Ithaka S+R: Summary Report From Five Roundtables For Academic Library Leaders

ACRL 2021 Proposal Deadline Coming May 8!

Tulane University Libraries to adopt Ex Libris Alma library services platform

The Society of Antiquaries of London chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

Sonos Speakers now stream library audiobooks for free with Libby App

Springshare Responds to Remarkable Shift to Online Library Services

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