ATG News & Announcements 8/10/16

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color range-68838_640Updates to Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Begin;   *ACRL Program Proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference Due September 1;  *Harvard-Acquired Pentecostal Collection Offers Up ‘Gold Mine’;  *Nearly 400,000 Records From “Recollection Wisconsin” Now Accessible Through DPLA;   *PEN American Center Digital Archive of Free Expression;  *Reimagined, redesigned, responsive: Taylor and Francis Online re-launches;  *Landmark Partnership Improves Access to Eyewitness Accounts of Genocide ;   *ISTIC and Plum Analytics in deal to build Joint Laboratory for Big Data Research and Discovery;   *McGraw-Hill Education and Science Impact Limited to preserve e-journals and e-books with Portico;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ACRL Insider reports that ” The ACRL Board of Directors has recently appointed a task force to review and update the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE), as appropriate. Like all ACRL standards and guidelines, these are subject to a regular cyclical review…”

Also according to ACRL InsiderACRL program proposals for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago are due September 1, 2016. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2017 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2016…”

infoDOCKET reports that Harvard plans to digitized a collection of “300 crates of video footage, musicvideo2-pixabay recordings, photos, notes, and financial records” related to the career of “Bishop Carlton Pearson, a groundbreaking African-American televangelist of the late 20th century.”  The collection “will offer scholars a rare unvarnished glimpse inside the closely guarded world of evangelical religious broadcasting — and the careers of some of its most notable practitioners.” 

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “after three years of collaborative planning and development, Wisconsin’s libraries, archives, historical societies and museums are joining their peers around the country in providing free online access to their digital collections through DPLA. Nearly 400,000 records representing photographs, books, maps, artifacts and other historical and cultural resources from 186 collections are now part of DPLA…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “supported by a 2015 NEH grant, PEN American Center is preserving and digitizing more than 1,200 hours of recordings from 800 events previously unavailable to the public. The project is being conducted in partnership with Princeton University, where portions of the collection are currently housed, and whose detailed finding aid is now available. Some of the recordings are now available on the PEN America Web site…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “Taylor and Francis Online, the home of over 2,400 online journals across Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, relaunches on August 9th with a brand new design, a clean, uncluttered interface and an improved user experience.

According to this press release “ProQuest has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to distribute a streaming version of the Visual History Archive, … improving access to 53,000 video testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses…”

data(3) file0002120440786ISTIC and Plum Analytics in deal to build Joint Laboratory for Big Data Research and Discovery to promote academic research of big data in China

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) and Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company, have signed an agreement to build the ISTIC-EBSCO Joint Laboratory for Big Data Research and Discovery to promote the academic research of big data in China…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “McGraw-Hill Education has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its AccessScience articles, as well as its e-book library, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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