ATG News & Anouncements 11/9/19

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Charleston Conference 2019 Opening Keynote (video)

Brewster Kahle the founder of the Internet Archive got the 2019 Charleston Conference off to an exciting start with his keynote presentation entitled “Building Trust When Truth Fractures.” During the presentation he and Better World Books CEO, Dustin Holland, announced that Better World Books is now owned by a non-profit affiliated with Internet Archive, Better World Libraries…”

Conference Keynote: Kumsal Bayazit, CEO, Elsevier, Delivers Keynote at The Charleston Conference 2019 (video)

infoDOCKET has posted a direct link to Kumsal Bayazit’s (CEO, Elsevier) keynote presentation at this year’s Charleston Conference. Ms. Bayazit’s plenary address was entitled “Collaborating to Support the Research Community: The Next Chapter.”

Editor’s note: the entire 2019 Charleston Conference was video taped and will soon be posted on the Charleston Conference website.

W3C Sets New Accessibility-Related Recommendation

Information Today reports that “the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group published Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. The test rules contribute to consistent testing for accessibility standards compliance. … For more information and examples of organizations already using ACT, see the blog post: Calibrate Your Accessibility Evaluation With ACT.”

ARL Supports MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts

According to ARL News “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) supports the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts as an important pathway to making scholarly content more openly available. The framework sets forth six core principles for library contracts with publishers, such as author retention of copyrights, automatic deposit of manuscripts into institutional repositories, and blanket text- and data-mining (machine-reading) rights with no additional license required.

Snøhetta Reveals Its $100 Million Charlotte, North Carolina, Library

infoDOCKET reports that “Civic leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, unveiled renderings yesterday for a $100 million “library of the future” designed by Snøhetta and partners, which is intended to be an anchor for revitalization efforts in uptown Charlotte…”

120,000 Books Going Online for First Time as Part of Historic National Library of Israel – Google Collaboration

Also according to infoDOCKET “The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the NLI collection are going online for the first time, as part of an historic collaboration. The books include all of the NLI’s out-of-copyright books which have not yet been digitized…”


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