ATG News You Need to Start the Week

by | Jul 5, 2016 | 0 comments

news - man carryingCollege & Research Libraries – July 2016 is now available;   *New HathiTrust and NFB Partnership Will Make More Than 14 Million Digital Books Accessible to Blind and Print-Disabled Users;   *Springer Nature is Introducing a Standardized Set of Research Data Sharing Policies;   *NTIS Announces Joint Venture for Data Innovation Support;   *Library of Congress: More Historic Film Clips Added to “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom” Online Exhibition;   *Elsevier teams up with the White House National Cancer Moonshot Task Force to develop benchmark report on US cancer research landscape;   *University of Montana library to share resources statewide;  and *California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Google announce partnership to digitize state archives exhibits plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources

According to ACRL Insider “the July 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion…”

infoDOCKET reports that “more than 14 million digital books will soon be made available to blind and print-disabled users, thanks to a new collaboration involving the National Federation of the Blind and the HathiTrust Digital Library, a digital repository hosted at the University of Michigan…”

In addition infoDOCKET reports citing a post from the Biomed Central Blog that Springer Nature wants “to enable our authors to publish the best research and maximize the benefit of research funding… to help accomplish these goals we are introducing a set of standardized research data policies that can be easily adopted by journals and understood by authors.

Information Today reports that “The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is looking for joint venture partners to create products or services based on federal data. The agency wants to understand how businesses, government agencies, and other groups use government data. …

Also according to infoDOCKET “More than 70 new video and audio clips have been added to “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom” online exhibition, including many historic film clips…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak “STM publisher Elsevier has announced an initiative with the White House National Cancer Moonshot Task Force to develop a comprehensive study of cancer research in the United States. The Elsevier report will provide a road map of the cancer research landscape to identify pockets of expertise and opportunity and will be made available for free…”

The University of Montana’s Mansfield Library is part of a new system that will allow academic library users across the state to access the holdings of 16 libraries in Montana through a single online search.

A library system, called Alma, will take over the current management service. The system was created by Ex Libris, a ProQuest company. The new system allows libraries to share digital content with each other, said John Greer, head of technology and system services at the Mansfield Library.

Library Technology Guides reports that “Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced a new partnership between the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, and the Google Cultural Institute.This partnership will make State Archives exhibits available to a global audience online. The first three exhibits highlight the history of California state parks, the California Secretary of State’s office, and showcases campaign materials created by the nation’s first political consulting firm, Campaigns Inc…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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