ATG News & Announcements 2/10/16

by | Feb 10, 2016 | 0 comments

books-1082949_1280*ITHAKA S+R releases new report on costs of publishing scholarly monographs;   *College Students Prefer Print to E-Books;   *ALA disappointed at White House budget cut to state grants to libraries;   *Mellon grant continues support of open-source library system;   *Elsevier and ICPSR announce data linking between research articles and datasets;   *HighWire announces integration of CHORUS with HighWire Open Platform;   *University of South Carolina Plans to Preserve, Digitize U.S. Marine Corps Film Repository (16,000 Reels); and New Research Databases From California, Maine, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Tennessee, and Wyoming; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.  

According to KnowledgeSpeakAAUP heralds ITHAKA S+R’s publication ofThe Costs of Publishing Monographs: Towards a Transparent Methodology.’ The study, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and conducted by Nancy Maron and Kimberly Schmelzinger, developed a ground-up, activity-based methodology for understanding the full cost of publishing high-quality university press monographs…

GalleyCat reports that “ninety-two percent of U.S. college students prefer print books to e-books, according to new research.

The numbers come from a four year study led by American University’s linguistics professor Naomi Baron who is also the author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World.

The research includes feedback from more than 420 university students from the U.S., Slovakia, Japan and Germany in 2010 and 2013.  Tech Times has more…

District Dispatch reports that “after reviewing President Obama’s Fiscal 2017 Budget released today, Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association (ALA), issued the following statement:We are truly disappointed that the President’s budget does not recognize the value libraries bring to our country. Every day America’s libraries create individual opportunity and community progress. It is ironic that the President has cut federal funds considering libraries are on the front lines directly serving all Americans without exception and that our work with individuals and communities advances our country in education, employment, and entrepreneurship…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “Duke University has received a $1.165 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the continued development of an open-source integrated library system. Known as Kuali OLE, for Open Library Environment, it is the first system designed by and for academic and research libraries to manage and deliver scholarly information…

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “ Elsevier and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), … have implemented two-way linking between research articles and datasets. Over 400 Elsevier journals will offer direct linking options with datasets in ICPSR. These behavioral and social science datasets become discoverable through corresponding research articles on ScienceDirect…”

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “HighWire Press, Inc., … has announced that it now integrates CHORUS so authors and their publishers can more easily make research output freely available, as required by CHORUS US funder partners including National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Geological Survey. In addition, CHORUS is running a pilot project with NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)…”

infoDOCKET notes 16,000 reels of films shot by U.S. Marine Corps photographers from the late 1930s through the 1970s “documenting the operational history of the Marine Corps from World War II through Vietnam — is moving from Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, to the University of South Carolina, home of one of the largest public film archives in the U.S…”

infoDOCKET also provides the above link with a list of new database now available providing  information on diverse topics ranging from campaign finance, to policing, to oral histories.

ACRL Insider notes that “each year the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee of ALA’s Office of Diversity seeks to recognize an individual for significant contributions to diversity research and outreach efforts in Library and Information Science by honoring them with an Achievement in Library Diversity Research designation… Nominations are accepted year-round and an honoree will be selected from the pool of nominees received by March 15, 2016, with the award presented at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL

More information and the short form are available on the ALA websitePlease direct any questions to


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