ATG News You Need to Start the Week 11/6/17

by | Nov 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Short List Announced for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction;   *New Online: Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection;  *American Medical Informatics Association outlines priorities for data science research;  *National Transportation Library (NTL) Debuts ROSA P, a Repository and Open Science Data Portal; and *Now Available to Stream From the American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Gavel-to-Gavel TV Coverage of Senate Watergate Hearings; and  *PW’s The Week in Libraries: November 3, 2017 plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to Library Journal ” The American Library Association (ALA) announced the six books short-listed for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, given for the previous year’s best adult titles published in the United States. The short-listed fiction titles (and the non-fiction titles ) all comment on American history and culture…”

Library of Congress Blog reports that “the American Folklife Center is pleased to announce the online release of the Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection.

Between 1977 and 1997, the AFC conducted 25 ethnographic field projects and cultural surveys in various parts of the United States, resulting in a rich body of visual and aural documentation of our nation’s cultural heritage…

So far, in addition to the Rhode Island project, the AFC has released the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection, the Montana Folklife Survey Collection and the South-Central Georgia Folklife Project Collection. By the time all the collections are online, over a quarter-million new items will have been added to the Library’s digital collections…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak “Nation’s health and biomedical informatics professionals have urged the National Library of Medicine to lead Data Science efforts across the National Institutes of Health. In comments submitted recently, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) offered numerous suggestions on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) could lead data science research efforts in health and biomedicine.

infoDOCKET reports that “the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Transportation Library (NTL) in the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has launched ROSA P (Repository and Open Science Access Portal), a new public repository for NTL’s collection of over 30,000 items.

Members of the transportation community and the general public can use ROSA P for all the open data and publications NTL acquires, manages and preserves for their benefit.

Also according to infoDOCKET “The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH announced today that gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973, donated to the Library by WETA Washington, D.C., has been digitally preserved and made available online.

In their weekly roundup, Publishers Weekly notes that “Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden kicks off OCLC’s first independently held America’s Regional Council meeting; Stephen Hawking shares his views on open access, and ALA and Google announce the winners of Libraries Ready to Code grants…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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