ATG News & Announcements – 12/9/20
The Internet Archive’s Community Webs Program Receives a $1.1 Million Mellon Foundation Award for a National Network of Public Libraries Building Local History Web Archives
According to infoDOCKET the Internet Archive has announce that their Community Webs program “has received $1,130,000 in funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for “Community Webs: A National Network of Public Library Web Archives Documenting Local History & Underrepresented Groups,” an nationwide expansion of the program to include a minimum of 2 public libraries in each of the 50 United States, plus additional local history organizations in U.S territories, for a total of 150-200 participating public libraries and heritage organizations…”
According to Library Technology Guides “The Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Institution Archives have merged to become Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Through this new partnership, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives houses nearly 3 million library volumes in subjects ranging from art to zoology and 44,000 cubic feet of archival materials chronicling the growth and development of the Smithsonian throughout its history. The organization will better serve the growing needs of the global research, curatorial, library, archival and academic communities…”
infoDOCKET reports that Ithaka S+R is fielding “an off-cycle survey this fall to look specifically at how library leaders have changed their priorities in light of the COVID-19 and the extent of their prioritization of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the library.
Jennifer Frederick and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg are publishing the first report of findings from this survey, “Academic Library Strategy and Budgeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” this week…”
According to this post “The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is soliciting public comment through Feb. 1, 2021, on a proposed rule for the permanent digitization of public records. The agency – which publicly posted the proposed rule on Dec. 1 – said the measure is integral to civilian agencies going fully paperless by December 2022…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Jisc is launching a new multi-content repository for storing research data and articles that will make it easier for university staff to manage the administration around open access publishing.
The new repository offers simple, cost-effective ways to manage, store and share digital research outputs, and will allow institutions to meet all Plan S mandatory requirements and other funder and publisher mandates for open scholarship.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- A national library discovery service for the NHS in England: Health Education England (HEE) partners with EBSCO Information Services
- Report: FCC Announces $9.2 Billion in Awards to Provide Broadband to Over 10 Million Rural Americans
- British Library Acquires Rare Seventeenth Century Manuscript of John Donne’s Poetry, Digitized Version Available Online
- University of Waikato Launches Ex Libris campusM Mobile App to Boost Communication and Collaboration among Students and Staff
- Data Repositories: Dryad’s Board of Directors Affirms Commitment to Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure