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ATG News & Announcements 3/5/19

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180 years of Catholic history have been digitally preserved by the brand new archive of The Tablet, a weekly journal that dates back to 1840. Developed in partnership with digital publishing experts Exact Editions, the archive serves as an important ever-expanding historical record that transcends its affiliation with the Catholic Church in terms of academic value.

According to ACRL Insider “the March 2019 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.

ACRL Insider also reports that “The March 2019 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. “We kick off this month’s issue with the latest edition of our Scholarly Communication column. Debbie Feisst and Willa Tavernier write about their experiences as ACRL scholarship recipients to OpenCon 2018,’” with a focus on building community, equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarly communication…”

According to infoDOCKET “The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has acquired an edition of Sir William  Hamilton’s book, “Campi Phlegraei,” which is Latin for “fields of fire.”

Sir William Hamilton, the British ambassador to Naples at the time, studied the eruptions of the Mount Vesuvius volcano in the 1760s and 1770s and wrote this celebrated account of the eruptions.

infoDOCKET also notes that a new report recounts “the lessons learned from a pilot project undertaken jointly by the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) and Altmetric which aimed to understand how altmetrics could support the many functions of the average university press: recruiting new monograph ideas and authors, marketing a press’s current publications and backlist, tracking sales, and more. Could this nascent type of data actually help? Direct to Full Text Report

In addition infoDOCKET notes that “the Library of Congress just released Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music, a selection of more than 200 pieces of sheet music spanning the years 1838-1923, over half of which highlight women’s emerging voices and suffrage efforts. The collection includes published rally songs and songsters written and compiled by notable composers and suffragists, as well as music manuscripts submitted for copyright deposit by everyday citizens. Anti-suffragists raised voices in song as well, and popular music of the era echoed anti-suffrage sentiments of the day with specific references to the movement.

Cambridge University Press is now accepting nominations for our Innovation in Librarianship award, focusing on innovative developments from early career librarians. The recipient will be awarded a travel stipend to a North American library conference of his/her choosing. Last year’s winner chose to attend the Charleston Conference. Nominations can be made through May 15, 2019.





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