ATG News You Need to Start the Week 4/8/19

by | Apr 8, 2019 | 0 comments


According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2019–2021 cohort of the Kaleidoscope Program. Formerly known as the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), the Kaleidoscope Program recruits master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups into careers in research libraries and archives…”

infoDOCKET reports that ” University of Missouri System President Mun Choi today announced the formation of the Open Access Publishing Task Force, calling for members of the task force to examine the rising costs of journal subscriptions and review the many open access opportunities available…. Recently, the University of California System decided to cancel its subscriptions with Elsevier, one of the world’s largest journal publishers. As part of its charge, the UM task force will review factors that prompted the California decision and determine how they might be similar to those impacting the UM System universities…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “… on Tuesday, April 23, the LSU Faculty Senate will vote on Resolution 19-05, which recommends cancellation of the LSU Libraries’ subscription to the bundle of Elsevier journals and adoption of a subscription model that would involve subscribing to titles in an à la carte manner, allowing the Libraries to narrow its Elsevier journal subscriptions to journals that are the most appropriate for LSU’s needs…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Cambridge University Press has reached a major Open Access agreement with the Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, BSB) on behalf of higher education and research institutions across Germany. The three-year -read and publish’ agreement has been concluded with the German academic library consortium, which represents research universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university research institutions and academic libraries…”

In addition infoDOCKET reports that “Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of its Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative, which offers funding and digitization services to preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings. This initiative is part of the institution’s Indigenous Documentary Heritage Initiatives (IDHI)…”




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