ATG News You Need to Start the Week 5/14/18

by | May 14, 2018 | 0 comments

*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

ARL News reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Accessibility and Universal Design, SPEC Kit 358, an exploration of how ARL member libraries are meeting the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.

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…”

infoDOCKET reports that according to the California State LibraryGovernor Brown’s May Revision includes a major investment in the digital preservation of California’s cultural heritage and historically significant documents by both the State Library and State Archives.The revised budget provides an increase of $663,000 to purchase emergency supplies, restore damaged books, and procure a vault to further protect the library’s collection. The proposal also provided an increase of $430,000 annually to support the California Newspaper Project at UC Riverside and $195,000 annually to preserve information on state websites four times each year and records collected by the State Archivist…”


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 TwitterInstagram, 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…”


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