ATG News & Announcements 8/2/19

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The Auraria Library, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (Alliance), InfoBase (Films On Demand), and Swank Digital Campus have announced their “collaboration on the SILLVR (Streaming Interlibrary Loan Video Resources) pilot project. ILL for streaming video is one step in supporting digital inclusion by allowing libraries to share the streaming content they are subscribing or purchasing… The SILLVR pilot will start Spring 2020 and last one year. During that time streaming videos can be loaned via ILL using the Alliance’s Union Catalog and Resource Sharing system Prospector.  Swank films will only be made available to the Academic Libraries within the Alliance.

(The Project was also a finalist at the 2018 Charleston Conference Fast-Pitch competition

The SSP Career Development Committee is now accepting applications for mentors and mentees to participate in the Fall 2019 cohort of its Mentorship Program.  This program is ideal for professionals at all career levels to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from others outside their organizations by connecting with a mentor. The next cohort will run from September through March 2020, and SSP is accepting applications for mentees and mentors now through August 16.

According to this press release “the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) have entered into a two-year partnership to advance accessibility for library electronic resources, with the goal of providing equal access to information for all library users. Since 2016, the BTAA has been conducting third-party evaluations of electronic resource platforms and collections, publicly posting the evaluations for review by vendors and libraries.

infoDOCKET reports that the Library of Congress has recently combined and expanded two earlier reference aids – one having to do with images of Lincoln and his family, and one having to do with his assassination – into one handy research guide…”

Also according to infoDOCKET the Wall Street Journal reports that “Pearson, one of the largest publishers of print and digital textbooks, has revealed it has suffered a major data breach… The breach affected more than 13,000 school and university accounts with some accounts containing information on hundreds of thousands of students at those institutions. First and last names, email addresses, and dates of birth were obtained in the hack…”

According to Good e-ReaderApple is rolling out an update to their podcasting app that will make it easier to discover new content. They have added new top level categories, a new curated system and have introduced charts, which shows you the most popular podcasts and it changes regularly…”

Information Today reports that according to PetaPixel “the CASE [Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement] Act, a major piece of legislation that would introduce a small claims court for copyright infringement cases, has officially been passed by Senate Judiciary Committee, clearing the way for a full vote on the Senate floor. … As of now, defending your copyrights means taking your case to federal court—a complicated and expensive proposition. If passed, the CASE Act would remedy this by establishing a small claims tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office, making it much easier and cheaper to defend your copyrights in court…”




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