December 17, 2017

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Releases Statement Opposing Proposed Cuts to IMLS

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From the APLA Statement: The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) staunchly stands against the proposed elimination of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the Trump administration’s 2018 budget blueprint. IMLS is a core funding source for hundreds of libraries around the country and supports the library and museum professions in advancing the […]

News Roundup

1. arXiv Launches Public Wiki For News and  Repository Documents 2. Upcoming NISO Event/Webinar:  Opening Up Education: Textbooks, Resources, Courseware & More 3. ACRL, ALA, ARL, EDUCAUSE and Other Higher Ed. Groups Urge FCC Chair to Uphold Net Neutrality Principles 4. CLIR and Jisc Announce Partnership to Enhance Digital Services for Libraries and Research 5. Smithsonian and U.S. Department […]

New Data: Highest Educational Levels Reached by Adults in the U.S. Since 1940

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From the U.S. Census: More than one-third of the adult population in the United States has a bachelor’s degree or higher marking the first time in decades of data. “The percentage rose to 33.4 percent in 2016, a significant milestone since the Current Population Survey began collecting educational attainment in 1940,” said Kurt Bauman, Chief […]

New Report: “Federal Documents in HathiTrust: A Look at Our Collective Collection”

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From an Introductory Blog Post by HT’s Heather Christenson: HathiTrust has an ambitious goal to build a comprehensive digital collection of U.S. federal documents distributed in print format. But what do we already have in our collective digital collection? And what is it that can we learn about that collection? It is these questions that […]

Knight Foundation Announces Nearly $1 Million in Funding for Five Projects Aimed at Advancing Innovation in Public Libraries

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From The Knight Foundation: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced nearly $1 million in support to five projects aimed at advancing innovation in U.S. public libraries so they can better meet digital age information demands. The new funding is informed by the foundation’s previous work with libraries, detailed in a report […]

NEH Grant Supports Harry Ransom Center’s ‘Writers Without Borders’ Project

From the Ransom Center (U. of Texas at Austin) The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a two-year, $195,000 project to arrange, describe, selectively digitize and share its PEN records. The Ransom Center holds the archives of […]

University of Rochester Libraries Acquire Unknown Susan B. Anthony Letters Found in Old Barn

From the U. of Rochester: The picture most people know of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the women’s suffrage movement in America is one painted in broad strokes and grand designs. Beyond the vision, grit, and heroism, however, the workaday details of how the movement was actually run—the backroom negotiations, convention planning, grassroots […]

Architecture: Getty Research Institute Acquires Frank Gehry Archive From 1954 to 1988

From the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute recently announced the acquisition of a major archive of the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The Frank Gehry Papers cover more than thirty years of his singular career and includes comprehensive material on some of his best-known projects. The acquisition is part purchase and […]

Research Article: “The Transformation of Scientific Journal Publishing: Open Access After The Berlin 12 Conference”

The following full text article was published earlier this month (March 7, 2017). Title The Transformation of Scientific Journal Publishing: Open Access After the Berlin 12 Conference Author Ralf Schimmer Head, Scientific Information Provision Max Planck Digital Library Source Information Services & Use vol. 37, no. 1 (2017) DOI: 10.3233/ISU-160808 Abstract In the last 10–15 […]

Oklahoma: The Bob Dylan Archive Opens on a Select Basis in Tulsa, RFQ For Designing Dylan Center Published

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From Tulsa World: The Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa has officially opened its doors to qualified entities and individuals who wish to access the archive’s wealth of elements spanning nearly 60 years of the artist’s extraordinary life and career. Announced concurrently, the George Kaiser Family Foundation issued a request for qualifications from agencies interested in […]