ATG News You Need to Start the Week 11/16/20

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ATG News You Need to Start the Week 11/16/20

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2019–2020 Reports Data on Professional Positions in Member Libraries

According to ARL News “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2019–2020, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in 123 of the 124 ARL member libraries during 2019–2020. Data are reported for 10,691 professional staff from 115 of the 116 university ARL libraries in Canada and the United States* and for 3,154 professional staff of the 8 US federal and public ARL libraries. In the Salary Survey, data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries…”


Kanopy study shows collection diversity in streaming video is very important to libraries

Library Technology Guides reports that “preliminary results of a Kanopy survey of more than 960 librarians, publicly available January 2021, show that 94% of academic and 86% of public libraries say Collection Diversity is “very important” to “important.” Yet only 26% and 29% respectively say they are fully meeting their users’ needs for such content…”


Margaret Sraku-Lartey Confirmed as Second NISO Plus 2021 KeynoteLibrary Technology Guides automation upd…

Also according to Library Technology Guides “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced that Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Principal Librarian at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG), will be a keynote speaker at the next annual NISO Plus conference to be held virtually on February 22-25, 2021…”


Hundreds of Copies of Newton’s Principia Found in New Census

Citing the California Institute of Technology: infoDOCKET reports that “a Caltech historian and his former student have unearthed previously uncounted copies of Isaac Newton’s groundbreaking science book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known more colloquially as the Principia. The new census more than doubles the number of known copies of the famous first edition, published in 1687…”


Report: UMass World Librarians Project Grows

infoDOCKET also reports that “A School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty member and two students are working with colleagues across campus — and around the world — to expand the reach of the UMass World Librarians project, which bridges the “digital divide” by connecting students and educators in Africa with educational resources that they wouldn’t otherwise have the technology to access…”

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