*Accessibility and Universal Design, SPEC Kit 358, Published by ARL; *Macmillan Learning, Intellus Learning, and OhioLINK partner to provide students with affordable materials and insights; *Governor Brown May Revise Provides Funding for Digital Preservation; *Discover Fascinating Vintage Maps From National Geographic’s Archives; *NISO launches new project to facilitate manuscript exchange across systems; *The University of Cincinnati Libraries joins HathiTrust; *IFC Seeking ALA Feedback on Library-Initiated Programs as a Resource Draft; and *Call to publishers: Jisc digital archival collections group purchasing scheme PIN notice; plus MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Macmillan Learning, Intellus Learning, and OhioLINK partner to provide students with affordable materials and insights
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Macmillan Learning, … and OhioLINK, …, have announced a strategic offering designed to make course materials more affordable. This multi-pronged approach includes a textbook pricing agreement and Intellus Learning, a Macmillan Learning product, as a learning tool for participants in a state-wide grant supporting Open Educational Resources (OER) in the state of Ohio…”
In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “for the first time, National Geographic has compiled a digital archive of its entire editorial cartography collection — every map ever published in the magazine since the first issue in October 1888.
The collection is brimming with more than 6,000 maps (and counting), and you’ll have a chance to see some of the highlights as the magazine’s cartographers explore the trove and share one of their favorite maps each day.
Follow @NatGeoMaps on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what they discover. (The separate map archive is not available to the public, but subscribers can see them in their respective issues in the digital magazine archive.)
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has approved a new project to develop a common means to easily transfer manuscripts between and among manuscript systems, such as those in use at publishers and preprint servers. Those who work in manuscript-processing areas such as production systems, preprint servers, and authoring services are invited to actively engage in community development of a NISO Recommended Practice intended to alleviate pain points encountered by researchers as well as service providers operating in the scholarly ecosystem.
In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “the University of Cincinnati Libraries have joined HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future by collaboratively collecting, organising, preserving, communicating and sharing the record of human knowledge. UC Libraries joins more than 130 international research libraries in HathiTrust, and is the third Ohio library to join along with The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University.
ACRL Insider reports this “…first of many requests for feedback on updated Library Bill of Rights interpretations. The IFC would appreciate comments on “Library-Initiated Programs as a Resource: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.” It was approved by Council in January 1982 and last updated in July 2000 (view the current interpretation here). The deadline for feedback is Tuesday, May 22…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- EBSCO Information Services announces four winners for the second round of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge;
- EKT and Public Knowledge Project announce strategic partnership;
- EIFL extends agreement with Credo Reference:
- OpenAthens selects Google as its public cloud partner;
- Remarq now available across journals published by American Mathematical Society:
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.