ATG News You Need to Start the Week 3/12/19

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“Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has appointed Robin L. Dale to the position of Associate Librarian for Library Services effective April 1, 2019. An accomplished, innovative and service-oriented administrator, Dale brings 25 years of experience to her new role. Dale has been a strong advocate for libraries and has expertise in library technologies, digital library service development, collection access management and preservation, library space and renovation, and personnel management. She also has extensive experience in strategic planning, developing and managing budgets, aligning initiatives with organization goals, and developing strategic partnerships…”

According to Library Technology Guides “more than 450 documentaries, interviews and special films originally released by CNN are now available to academic libraries through the Academic Video Online streaming video collection, marking the first time CNN content is available in a video database for the library market…”

Citing the World Wide Web Foundation, infoDOCKET references a post by Sir Tim Berners-Lee reflecting  on how the web has changed our world and what we must do to build a better web that serves all of humanity.

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infoDOCKET also reports that “the Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 30 finalists for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for community service. Over the past 25 years, the award has celebrated institutions throughout the nation that have demonstrated extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service.

ARL News reports that “the sixth annual Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week was celebrated February 25–March 1, 2019, by 163 participating organizations as well as numerous individuals worldwide. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) organized the event and participants included universities, libraries, library associations, and many other organizations, such as Authors Alliance, the Center for Media & Social Impact, New Media Rights, and Re:Create. Fifty-one ARL member institutions contributed a wide range of resources this year. Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week was observed around the globe by participants in such countries as Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

In addition, infoDOCKET provides a link to a video recorded at the Library of Congress on June 12, 2018 and posted online last week. The video “highlighted the goals and accomplishments of the Library of Congress’ BIBFRAME 2.0 pilot to date and gave an overview of the next steps. Also provided is a Text Transcript of Video


ARL News reports that “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has appointed Cynthia Hudson-Vitale of Penn State University and Jennifer Muilenburg of University of Washington as part-time visiting program officers for research data, effective March 15 and April 1, 2019, respectively. Hudson-Vitale and Muilenburg will work on ARL’s Scholars and Scholarship team, developing policies and practices to advance research data sharing…”

ARL News also notes that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has appointed Kiyomi Deards of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a visiting program officer for diversity and leadership, effective February 1, 2019. Deards will support the Association’s diversity, equity, and inclusion portfolio in advancing access to economic and social prosperity, encouraging full participation in society, and countering the historical lack of access to and underrepresentation of human and material resources that research libraries cultivate and steward…”








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