ATG News You Need to Start the Week 7/27/20

by | Jul 27, 2020 | 0 comments

UNCG launches effort to document local Black Lives Matter protests

According to UNCG News “… For educators, researchers, and archivists, the surge of local and national activism has posed several important questions: Who is documenting this activism? How are we preserving the voices of Black activists? How will this story be told in the future?

In response to these questions, UNC Greensboro has launched the Triad Black Lives Matter Protest Collection to document the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality protests, and race relations in the Triad region of North Carolina…”

UCLA Library’s Online Publishing of Music Scores Makes History

According to infoDOCKET “composers from 86 countries have submitted more than 7,800 musical compositions as part of a collaborative project by the UCLA Music Library and the Los Angeles–based Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra to highlight the work of living composers and bring it to a wider audience by making it available online…”

Data Tools: Updated and Expanded Peterson-KFF Health System Dashboard Now Available

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that ” Newly updated and expanded, the Peterson-KFF Health System Dashboard compiles data on the U.S. health system’s performance in four areas: access and affordability, health and well-being, health spending, and quality of care. Users can explore trends over time, as well as disparities and differences across demographic groups. The dashboard also includes indicators comparing health outcomes and spending in the U.S. to that of similarly large and wealthy countries…”

Key Milestones Achieved in CRediT-NISO Collaboration

According to this press release “following their April 2020 announcement, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) Steering Committee have now achieved two more important milestones in their work to formalize and develop CRediT both as a NISO/ANSI standard and as a community.


Audio-described video improves accessibility for Academic Video Online users

Library Technology Guides reports that “ProQuest announced the addition of audio descriptions to its most-watched video titles in the Academic Video Online and ProQuest One™ Academic platforms, making educational streaming video more accessible to visually impaired users…”

EBSCO Information Services announces support for The UK Reproducibility Network

Also according to Library Technology GuidesEBSCO is joining the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) as an external stakeholder. In providing in-kind support to UKRN, EBSCO is furthering its goal of supporting open research and reproducibility by teaming up with an organization of researchers and research institutes dedicated to improving the quality of research…

Part of EBSCO’s support for UKRN will include a series of workshops with and Code Ocean addressing methods and protocol development, reproducibility and structuring research analytics…”

FOLIO’s Goldenrod Release Signifies Version One of the Open Source Library Services Platform is Ready for Adoption

In addition, Library Technology Guides notes that “The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release opening the way for many sites to adopt FOLIO. The Goldenrod Release signifies the completion of Version One (V1) ILS functionality for the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP).


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