University of Maryland partners to Advance the Publishing of Open Access Monographs – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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New Pilot Program: University of Maryland Libraries and Partners Launch [email protected]

According to infoDOCKET “The University of Maryland has joined TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), a national initiative to advance open-access publishing of monographs in the humanities and social sciences…
“For its initial two-year pilot program, [email protected] will sponsor the publication of open access, digital monographs by UMD faculty members, awarding three grants of up to $15,000 each…”


Library of Congress Preservation Team Starts Blog

The Library of Congress has launched a new blog “covering preservation at the Library entitled Guardians of Memory. You will hear from preservation staff on the things we do to make sure the Library’s collections endure. We will explore the ways people have recorded their knowledge and creativity across the centuries…”


AAU and APLU release new Guide on accelerating public access to research data

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) have released a Guide to Accelerate Public Access to Research Data. The APARD Guide is envisioned as a resource for administrators to accelerate progress and articulate how research outputs are aligned with the research institution’s mission. It will outline the major steps of developing support systems for data sharing.
According to Sarah Nusser from Iowa State University, the Guide offers a much needed roadmap for academic institutions to support their researchers in making their data publicly accessible…”


Resources for College Libraries (RCL) Call for Reviewers

According to ACRL InsiderResources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for undergraduate teaching and research, seeks experienced subject librarians and academic faculty to serve as peer reviewers. We are currently seeking referees for the following subjects: …”


MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES


Conferences, Meetings & Webinars


According to ACRL Insider an “interactive e-Learning course, Leading from the Middle: Changing approaches to library leadership and communication,” will be offered May 3-28, 2021
“This course will fill a much-needed gap by blending the theoretical ideas about leadership with practical application…”

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