ATG News & Announcements 5/17/19

by | May 17, 2019 | 0 comments


infoDOCKET reports that “Gregory Eow, currently Associate Director for Collections, MIT Libraries, will succeed Bernard Reilly as president of the Center for Research Libraries, effective August 12, 2019. The appointment was announced by Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles and Chair of CRL’s Board of Directors…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “the University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archives of the late filmmaking pioneer George A. Romero…. The collection is composed of three separate archives belonging to his widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, daughter Tina Romero and business partner and friend Peter Grunwald. Beginning in 1968 with “Night of the Living Dead,” Romero revolutionized the horror genre, … His overall contributions will soon be accessible to allow scholars, students, filmmakers and fans worldwide to trace Romero’s projects from inception to completion…”

KnowledgeSpeak notes that “the Open Access initiative Knowledge Unlatched has launched the Open Research Library together with several international partners. It aims to unite all Open Access (OA) book content over the coming months. To this end the Open Research Library is working with publishers and libraries worldwide and is open to all providers and users of quality-assured research content…”

According to ACRL Insider “this is the fourth request for feedback from the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) after the ALA Midwinter Meeting… The IFC would appreciate feedback on two interpretation drafts by Wednesday, May 29:  “Rating Systems” (adopted in 2015), “Access to Library Resources and Services for Minors” (adopted in 1972, amended in 1981, 1991, 2004, 2008 under previous name “Free Access to Libraries for Minors”, and 2014), “User-Generated Content in Library Discovery Systems (adopted in 2016),  and Privacy (adopted in 2002, amended in 2014)…”


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