ATG News & Announcements 1/10/19

by | Jan 10, 2019 | 0 comments

ACRL Insider reports that ” The January 2019 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL  on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.

According to infoDOCKET, Canada’s DigiLab has “hosted over forty projects since its launch in 2017, and two of those were carried out by Landscapes of Injustice. Landscapes of Injustice is a seven-year humanities project led by the University of Victoria to research and make known the history of the dispossession and deportation of Japanese-Canadians in 1942.

In total, over 40,000 pages of textual material and a little more than 180photos were digitized by the two researchers with Landscapes of Injustice. Some of the documents are now available online for all to consult…”

infoDOCKET also reports that ‘Cancer’, blockchain’ and ‘big data’ were among the top search terms in a major science database in 2018.

The search-term data — for 2017 and 2018 — were provided to Nature’s news team by the scholarly database Scopus, which indexes abstracts and references from thousands of journals.

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “UConn researchers are developing an immersive learning experience using virtual reality (VR) and game design to bring to life archival materials from the Nuremberg Trials.

With the help of a $25,000 Digital Projects for the Public award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), researchers from UConn’s Digital Media and Design Department in the School of Fine Arts, UConn Library’s Archives & Special Collections (ASC), and Neag School of Education are working with colleagues across the globe to make this project a reality.

Publishers Lunch reports that “NPD Bookscan’s final count of unit book sales for 2018 came in at 696 million books, a 1.3 percent gain over the 687 million units tracked in 2017. Adding 9 million units over 2017’s total, that is the smallest gain in the latest 5 years, when the print market has grown continuously,

According to Library Technology GuidesSpringer Nature and the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of The Open University are partnering to provide a comprehensive Computer Science Ontology (CSO) to a broad range of communities engaged with scholarly data. CSO can be accessed free of charge through the CSO Portal, a web application that enables users to download, explore, and provide feedback on the ontology…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak ” The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAISTM),  has announced that Marty Kahn, Chairman of Code Ocean, has been selected to receive the NFAIS 2019 Miles Conrad Award. NFAIS’ Miles Conrad Award, long considered the information community’s premier annual honour for achievement in fostering the growth of information services, will honour Kahn during the NFAIS 61st Annual Conference, scheduled to be held from February 13 – 15, 2019.

FlatWorld unveiled FlatWorld Institutional, a fully customizable college textbook subscription for university- or department-wide usage in the U.S. and Canada.




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