ATG News & Announcements 7/26/19

by | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 comments

ARL News reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2018–2019, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in the 124 ARL member libraries during 2018–2019. Data are reported for 10,718 professional staff of the 116 university ARL libraries in Canada and the United States and for 3,318 professional staff of the 8 US federal and public ARL libraries. In the Salary Survey, data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries…”

In addition, ARL News notes that “Members of the ARL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and their designees have chosen 18 master of library and information science (MLIS) students to participate in the 2019–2021 Kaleidoscope Program as ARL Diversity Scholars.

infoDOCKET reports that “One of the country’s largest book publishers is changing the way it sells e-books to libraries, whose increasingly popular digital-book borrowing apps are taking a toll on its sales… Macmillan’s new policy will take effect on Nov. 1,… After a book has been out for eight weeks, libraries will be able to buy as many additional digital copies as they want. Macmillan said the delay, known in publishing circles as “windowing,” is intended to boost the sale of new books, both digital and hardcover…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports news from the University of Oregon that “with support from a new $85,216 Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Oregon State Library, some of the university’s most priceless scholarly resources soon will become fully accessible to researchers worldwide.

For the first time ever, the UO Libraries’ collection of rare books will be readily searchable via a complete and accurate set of online catalog records. The grant will fund both library staff time and vendor digitization support for the project, which is expected to take about one year to complete…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the release of the 2019-2020 Recommended Formats Statement.

LC has “been gratified to see how widely the Statement continues to be used throughout the stakeholder community.  And with this version, we have aimed to provide some valuable updates to the sections on Moving Image Works and Audio Works in particular…”

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $172,172 to the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) in partnership with the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) for Scaling Up a Collaborative Consortial Institutional Repository as part of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. IMLS received 138 preliminary proposals requesting more than $33 million in funding, and selected 36 applicants to receive awards during this grant cycle. With this award, the partners will develop and pilot an affordable, open-source, and collaborative institutional repository solution based on the Hyku software…”



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