ATG News & Announcements – 11/20/20

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ATG News & Announcements – 11/20/20

Digital Privacy Tools: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Introduces “Cover Your Tracks”

According to infoDOCKET the Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced ” Cover Your Tracks,, the newest edition and rebranding of our historic browser fingerprinting and tracker awareness tool Panopticlick. Cover Your Tracks picks up where Panopticlick left off. Panopticlick was about letting users know that browser fingerprinting was possible; Cover Your Tracks is about giving users the tools to fight back against the trackers, and improve the web ecosystem to provide privacy for everyone…”


Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to States Funding Formula: In Brief (New Report From the Congressional Research Service)

Also, infoDOCKET reports the release of a report entitled “Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to States Funding Formula: In Brief. This report begins with a short overview of the Grants to States program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS). It then examines the formula used to allocate funds under this program to states and territories. The report concludes with an illustration of the allocation formula using FY2020 as an example…”


OCLC and Washington State University Partner to Offer Free Digital Stewardship CoursesInformation Today News Breaks

According to Information TodayOCLC’s WebJunction is teaming up with Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation to develop a series of 10 free, online, on-demand training courses for tribal libraries, archives, museums, and small public libraries that cover digital stewardship and community-centered curation…”


REALM project update: Test 6 results and new resources available

OCLC Research reports that “the REALM project has published the results of the sixth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on five materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums.

View Test 6 results at oc.lc/test6-results


Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Gets a Third Term; Launches “Living Nations, Living Words”

According ot the Library of Congress Blog “Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as the U.S. Poet Laureate, will serve a third term in the office, the Librarian of Congress announced today, making her only the second person in the position’s 77-year history to do so. Harjo will start that third year next September. We’re hoping that health conditions in the country will by then allow her to return to traveling across the nation to read her work and champion poetry…”

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