NISO announces invigorated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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NISO announces invigorated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Library Technology Guides reports that “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced two important actions to support increased diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its work and its community. First, following Board approval of the NISO DEI Policy in January, a full DEI Committee has now been formed, led by NISO Board member Maria Stanton, who is Director of Production at Atla. Second, later this year, NISO will be hosting a workshop on DEI and standards, organized by the Committee, to help identify and prioritize key areas of opportunity and development…”

Reimagine Descriptive Workflows, a new project from OCLC underway

According to OCLC ResearchOCLC has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to convene a diverse group of experts, practitioners, and community members to determine ways to address systemic biases and improve racial equity in descriptive practices, tools, infrastructure and workflows in libraries and archives. The multi-day virtual convening is part of an eight-month project, Reimagine Descriptive Workflows. (Read the press release).

New Resource: The Museum of American War Letters Debuts Online

According to infoDOCKET “The Museum of American War Letters, as it is known, opened Sunday, a day before National Vietnam War Veterans Day. ts founder, Andrew Carroll, is the director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and has edited four anthologies of letters by people in the military. The first “wing” of the museum is set aside for the Vietnam War, but he plans to expand to other conflicts, with correspondence he has collected and preserved from the Revolutionary War to the present.

Kanopy helps libraries promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with new film collections

Ensuring students and faculty have access to materials that are inclusive and diverse is a major goal among today’s academic libraries. However, budget limitations are preventing many from acquiring such critical content. According to a recent Kanopy survey of more than 800 academic librarians, 77.2% say DEI is crucial to their streaming video selection, yet 65% report that their current offerings do not meet their students’ need for diverse cinema.



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