ATG News You Need to Start the Week: 6/18/18

by | Jun 18, 2018 | 0 comments

According to District Dispatch “months of advocacy by ALA members across the country has produced the first positive results for fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding as the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee voted today to provide level funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) at $240 million. Funding levels for individual programs like the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) will be confirmed next week when the Subcommittee releases its accompanying report…”

The newly redesigned web site of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is now available at The site connects users to a half a million digital objects in more than 700 collections from over 130 institutions and 100 government agencies. The new site is designed to provide quick and direct access to these resources for all audiences and was developed by incorporating input from end users, librarians, and other stakeholders. The redesign incorporates a new logo design for the DLG and improved navigational tools.

According to infoDOCKET The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) received a major grant from the Ohrstrom Foundation. The grant was made in May 2018 and will support the NSLM’s project to digitize its collections and share them online.

infoDOCKET also reports that according to a report published today “sixty one per cent of research outputs known to be in scope for the REF 2021 are meeting open access deposit, discovery and access requirements, with a further twenty per cent reporting a known exception, .

The report details the findings of a survey by the former Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Wellcome Trust, the former Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Jisc. The survey sought to assess how the sector is delivering funders’ open access (OA) policies and to understand some of the challenges the sector faces…”

Emirates reports that “New York University Libraries announced that the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York has made a grant of US $500,000 to support Arabic Collections Online (ACO), a major project to create a publicly available, digital library of public-domain Arabic language content.

ACO aims to digitise 23,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions and make them accessible to the public on the ACO website. ACO is a partnership between New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and NYU New York and began in 2013 with funding from NYUAD.

In addition infoDOCKET notes that “the MIT Press is pleased to announce the award of a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct a landscape analysis and code audit of all known open source (OS) authoring and publishing platforms…”







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