A Fire at the University of Cape Town’s Library – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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Reports: “A Fire at the University of Cape Town’s Library Has Likely Destroyed Many Materials”

infoDOCKET reports that “Over the weekend, the fire, which was exacerbated by acutely high temperatures in the region and heavy winds, ripped into the University of Cape Town’s Jagger Library; it’s likely that the incendiary incident has laid waste to thousands of irreplaceable books, manuscripts and other scholarly items…”


Springer Nature launches new publication portal for dissertations

Library Technology Guides reports that “Researchers wishing to publish their dissertation or postdoctoral thesis with Springer Nature can now benefit from a new streamlined and author-friendly publication portal. BookSubMarine (Submitted book Manuscripts are in evaluation) supports authors of theses in STM (Science Technology Medicine) and HSS (Humanities Social Sciences) throughout the entire publication process


Bipartisan Legislation to Make Congressional Reports Available to the Public Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

Also according to infoDOCKET “Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and James Comer (KY-01) re-introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA) to create a single website on which Congress and the public can easily search, sort, and download all agency congressional reports…”


National Archives Releases Catalog, 1940 Census Datasets

According to National Archive News “The public is now able to download full datasets of the National Archives Catalog archival descriptions and authority records , as well as the entirety of the 1940 census , for the first time. This free service will provide researchers access through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Registry of Open Data. 


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