ATG News & Announcements 3/29/19

by | Mar 29, 2019 | 0 comments

According to the press release “Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced her selection of Karyn A. Temple to serve as the 13th Register of Copyrights. Temple has been Acting Register of Copyrights since Oct. 21, 2016…

Prior to her appointment as Acting Register, Temple had served since 2013 as Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs for the United States Copyright Office. In that role, she oversaw the office’s domestic and international policy analyses, legislative support and international negotiations… ”

ALA News reports that “the American Library Association (ALA) appointed James G. (Jim) Neal as a senior policy fellow. Neal will advise the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Unit (Washington Office) on copyright and licensing matters and provide leadership on selected priority initiatives, including the ALA Policy Corps established in 2017 as one of his presidential initiatives…”

“The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $28.6 million in grants for 233 humanities projects across the country…Grant awards announced today will preserve the papers of American writer Eudora Welty and create a digital repository of her manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and sound recordings, and enable production of a documentary by filmmaker Ric Burns on the life and work of Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy…”

infoDOCKET reports that “following eighteen months of work, more than 50,000 78rpm record “sides” from the Boston Public Library’s sound archives have now been digitized and made freely available online by the Internet Archive…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “A former associate dean and professor at Purdue University will be returning to campus after being selected the new dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies.

Beth McNeil, dean of library services and professor at Iowa State University, will join Purdue on July 1…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that ““A Public Record at Risk: The Dire State of News Archiving” in the Digital Age was published today by The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.This research report explores archiving practices and policies across newspapers, magazines, wire services, and digital-only news producers, with the aim of identifying the current state of archiving and potential strategies for preserving content in an age of digital distribution. Between March 2018 and January 2019, we conducted interviews with 48 individuals from 30 news organizations and preservation initiatives…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak“The Iowa State University of Science and Technology (Iowa State) has established an institutional membership agreement for open access publishing withFrontiers. The Iowa State University of Science and Technology supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. Under the terms of this agreement, eligible authors from Iowa State University may publish in any Frontiers journal at no cost to the author…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Kudos, …, has announced a partnership with DataCite. Through this new partnership, Kudos will provide researchers with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for their research projects and programs, to support more widespread dissemination, engagement and tracking of impact activities…”






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