ATG News & Announcements 8/7/20

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NISO launches its strategic plan for July 2020 – 2023, focuses on four key themes

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has launched its strategic plan for July 2020 – 2023, which focuses on four key themes: Diversity and Inclusion; Trendsetting; Standards Development for Content and Technology; and Community Development…”

Texas Library Coalition for United Action: Twenty-Seven Universities Across Texas Join Forces, New Coalition Seeks Lower Costs and Greater Access to Research

According to infoDOCKET “Twenty-seven universities across Texas have joined forces as the Texas Library Coalition for United Action (TLCUA) to think creatively about access to faculty publications and the sustainability of journal subscriptions. TLCUA has organized to identify the best way to change current models and the relationships between academic institutions and publishers. The goals of the Coalition are ambitious – improved access to scholarship, greater control over faculty content, and pricing models that are sustainable for strained library budgets in higher education…”

The Princeton University Library Inclusive Description Working Group Shares Progress on Effort to Describe Collections Accurately, Respectfully

According to infoDOCKET “A team of archivists at Princeton University Library (PUL)’s Special Collections is working to describe archival materials in a manner that is accurate and respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections…”

University of Nottingham partners with Preservica to promote open discovery of unique digital collections

Library Technology Guides reports that “Preservica, has been selected by the University of Nottingham Libraries to safeguard and aid the open discovery of its unique and diverse range of academic, business and cultural digital collections.

The University Library has been actively collecting manuscript and archive material for more than seventy years and has created a unique archive for staff, students and members of the public, containing more than three million records across 700 archive collections…”

Society of American Archivists (SAA) Council Approves Revised Core Values and Code of Ethics for Archivists

Also according to infoDOCKET “at its August 3 virtual meeting, the SAA Council approved significant revisions to the Core Values of Archivists and Code of Ethics for Archivists, as proposed by the Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct. The documents reflect member input from a 2018 comment period. The documents will be reviewed on a more regular schedule–including opportunity for member input–going forward…”


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