December 12, 2017

News Roundup

1. Bankruptcy Fears As Turkish Government Closes 29 Publishing Houses (via International Publishers Association) 2. Penn State Librarian Leads Exploration of Scholarly Research Activities (via PSU News) 3. Important Archive in Taiwan Begins Barring Scholars From Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau (via China Post) 4. Introducing Wolfram|Alpha Add-ons for Google Drive 5. SAGE Research Methods Moves to New […]

Music Archives: University of Calgary Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to “Broaden Access to EMI Music Canada Archive While Preserving Original Audio Materials”

From the University of Calgary: One day you could be listening to musical gems that have been tucked away in boxes for years: a 1985 Anne Murray master recording of Now and Forever (You and Me) produced by David Foster. Corey Hart’s demo tape. An early video of the Matthew Good Band. Production master recordings […]

Access to Information: NARA’s Information Security Oversight Office Releases Annual Report to the President

From NARA’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO): Today, the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) released online its Report to the President for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. This annual report covers government agencies’ security classification activities, shares cost estimates for these activities, and provides an update on the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program.  This annual report was […]

Coming Soon! ARL Will Make “Spec Kits” Open Access Resources

Kudos ARL! Exciting news. From the Association of Research Libraries: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) will open up access for all SPEC Kits on the ARL Digital Publications platform to all users by the end of August 2016. This change demonstrates the value that the Association and its members place on free and open […]

HathiTrust Research Center Announces Funding For Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) Projects

From HTRC: The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is pleased to announce the award of its second round of Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) projects. For the first time, HTRC accepted proposals requesting non-consumptive, computational access to in-copyright materials for research purposes, marking a significant milestone for the HathiTrust. Scholars working in a broad array of fields […]

Reference: Fast Facts: All Time Summer Olympics Medal Standings (New Interactive Visualization From Reuters)

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Here’s a new interactive graphic from Reuters. Click the image below or this link to go to interactive version of the graphic. Clicking a country name provides additional data.

Conference Paper: Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessness…”

The following paper will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 taking place August 3-19, 2016 in Columbus, OH. Full Title Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessness and A Brief Overview of Services to Youth Experiencing Homelessness Without Parents or Guardians Authors Julie Ann […]

IMLS Publishes Guidelines For First Round of FY 2017 National Leadership & Laura Bush Grants

From the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS): The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the guidelines for the first round of FY 2017 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG)and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). The NLG program invests in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive […]

Reference: IMF Releases New Online Database of Gender Equality Indicators Worldwide

From the International Monetary Fund: The IMF has conducted the first-ever global review of policymakers’ use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality and has released an online database toolkit of gender equality indicators worldwide. The IMF project outlines the economic rationale for gender budgeting—the use of fiscal policy and administration to promote […]

Report: “The Vatican Library Digitizes 1,600-Year-Old Edition of Virgil”

From The Guardian: The Vatican Apostolic Library has digitised one of the world’s oldest manuscripts, an illustrated fragment of Virgil’s Aeneid that dates back 1,600 years. [Clip] The 1,600-year-old document is one of more than 80,000 manuscripts, running to 41m pages, in the library, which was founded in 1451 by Pope Nicholas V. With its […]