ATG News & Announcements 5/10/16

by | May 10, 2016 | 0 comments

breakfast news-pixabayHathiTrust Research Center opens doors to text mining scholars;  *YBP Library Services Partners with Taylor & Francis to Offer Routledge E-book Titles through GOBI;   *University of Notre Dame and Vatican Library Sign Collaboration Agreement;    *ALA announces 2016 winner of L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award;    *British Library Releases Six Endangered Archives Programme Digital Collections Online;    *Big Data and You: A Conversation with the Chief Data Scientist of the U.S.   *Archived copy of CopyTalk webinar now available; and  *The Associated Press leverages the Cloud for new digital preservation initiative; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

KnowledgeSpeak notes that “ The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), … has expanded its services to support computational research on the entire collection of one of the world’s largest digital libraries, held by HathiTrust. HathiTrust’s collections include over 14 million digitized volumes, including more than 7 million books, more than 725,000 US federal government documents, and more than 350,000 serial publications…”

According to this press release “E-books from the Taylor & Francis e-books platform are now available through the GOBI acquisition platform from YBP Library Services (YBP). This helps to simplify the complex process of discovery, acquisition model and content management that libraries have to manage when purchasing books.

As a result of the partnership, libraries can efficiently and conveniently use GOBI to select more than 50,000 e-book titles from Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis…”

According to infoDOCKET  “the five-year agreement calls for the library and the university to collaborate in organizing joint conferences, to hold lecture series, art exhibitions and musical and theatrical performances, to have informal exchanges of personnel and to develop joint research programs…

The only such collaboration between the Vatican Library and any American academic institution, the agreement will develop visits and informal exchanges of faculty, scholars, librarians and administrators; organize joint conferences, lecture series, art exhibitions, and musical and theatrical performances; and explore the development of joint programs of research…”

copyright-40632_1280ALA News reports that “the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today named the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS)—a product developed by staff at the University of Michigan’s HathiTrust digital library with the contributions of volunteers at libraries across the country— this year’s winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award…” 

infoDOCKET also reports that “six new digital collection from the British Library’s Endangered Archives Program (EAP) are now available online…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes the release of  “a video recording of recent conversation between DJ Patil, ‎U.S. Chief Data Scientist at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Silicon Valley Correspondent, Washington Post.

The 69 minute conversation took place at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 5, 2016.

According to District Dispatch “if you missed the May 5, 2016 “Higher education copyright programs and services,” you can now access the archived copy.

Program description:  Universities and their libraries provide copyright information to the members of their community in different ways. Hear three copyright and scholarly communication librarians describe the services they offer regarding copyright to their faculty, staff, and students…”

Library Technology Guides notes that “The Associated Press (AP) has begun a new collaboration with digital preservation specialist, Preservica, to future-proof its corporate records and unique news wires using Preservica’s digital preservation platform hosted in the AWS Cloud.


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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