According to this press release “The University of Rhode Island has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a forward-thinking global collaborative of research and academic libraries working to ensure the preservation and accessibility of the cultural record. HathiTrust holds the largest set of digitized books managed by the academic, research, and library community offering unprecedented opportunity for members of the URI community to access a wide array of research and scholarly materials…”
Publishers Weekly reports that “A Maryland state bill that would ensure public libraries the right to license and lend e-books that are available to consumers is headed to Governor Larry Hogan’s desk.
After passing the Maryland General Assembly unanimously on March 10, the bill sailed through the final steps of reconciliation this week, and is now ready to be signed into law. Hogan is known in Maryland to be a strong supporter of libraries, and library advocates say they are hopeful he will sign the bill…”
infoDOCKET notes that The International Federation of Television Archives – FIAT/IFTA has issued a report that attempt to answer questions like: How are archives dealing with issues that emerged during global pandemic? What have the months of disruptions taught us about organizational resilience? In the report there are “takeaways in six key observations, encouraging archives to see the current disruptive situation as an opportunity to adapt and craft new strategies and internal policies bringing the archive closer to its stakeholders…”
(Read and download the full report)
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Utah State University’s Outdoor Recreation Archive Gains International RecognitionJust in Time For National Library
- 60 Years of Peace Corps History Preserved Through New, Continuing Partnerships with University of Kentucky Libraries’ Nunn Center
- Week, U.S. Census Bureau Releases a Compilation of Statistics About Libraries
- ALA to Biden Administration: Don’t Overlook Libraries in Infrastructure Plan
- Bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary Gains Magazines and Newspapers
- HarperCollins is buying HMH.
- Evanston independent bookstore sues Amazon, book publishers for unfair business practices