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ATG News & Announcements 8/1/18

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According to ACRL InsiderACRL announces the publication of 2017 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate Colleges, Master’s Colleges and Universities, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the BMJ in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF are launching a special collection of articles that will explore how to achieve ambitious child health goals to safeguard the health and wellbeing of children across the world. The collection shares findings from a review of implementation of two leading global child health strategies; examines current best practices; and considers future needs when rethinking global and national child health programmes…”

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “alternative metrics provider Altmetric has added citation data from research insights platform Dimensions to all of its tools and services, providing extensive visibility of where and to what extent scholarly publications have been cited by other academic works. The openly-available Dimensions citation data joins mentions from sources such as the mainstream media, patents and policy makers on Altmetric details pages, which provide a complete record of all of the online attention found for an item…”

Citing the University of Michigan Libraries, infoDOCKET reports that  “on July 30, the U-M Library launched the full version of its new search interface, which combines various search paths and tools — Mirlyn, Search Tools, ArticlesPlus, etc. — into one interface that’s faster and works on mobile devices and equipment using assistive technologies. This new search interface has been live on the library’s website for extended beta testing since May…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Princeton University Library partnered with five historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for the inaugural Archives Research and Collaborative History (ARCH) Program July 9-13.

The program welcomed 12 undergraduate and two graduate students from HBCUs across the country to Princeton’s campus. The goal of the ARCH Program was to introduce students to the archival field, the importance of diversity in archival collections, how to use primary-source documents and potential career opportunities…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “last week, archivists at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum announced the completion of a project to digitize a collection of papers relating to the Western gunslinger’s time in Alaska…”


Information Today reports that “the BBC Landmark Video Collection from BBC Studios is now available to academic and public libraries via Alexander Street’s video platform. Included are series such as Planet Earth and Blue Planet, as well as others that cover earth science, climate science, geography, and other topics. Libraries can access the collection by subscription or perpetual purchase…”



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