University of Maryland Libraries Now the home of SocArXiv – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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University of Maryland Libraries becomes the institutional home of SocArXiv

Library Technology Guides reports that “The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to announce that it has become the institutional home of SocArXiv, an interdisciplinary, open access repository of scholarship. The new partnership between the Libraries and SocArXiv ensures the future development and sustainability of the repository, which had previously received seed funding from the libraries at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with additional support from the Sloan Foundation, the Open Societies Foundation, and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at UMD…”


Final Rules Adopted: “FCC to Launch $7.17 Billion Connectivity Fund Program; New Program Provides Funding to Schools and Libraries Critical to Closing the Homework Gap”

According to infoDOCKET “The Federal Communications Commission today unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. This $7.17 billion program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable schools and libraries to purchase laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and broadband connectivity for students, school staff, and library patrons in need during the COVID-19 pandemic…”


London Book Fair: The 2021 International Excellence Awards Shortlist

Publishing Perspectives reports than “the eighth annual iteration of these awards include recognition for rights professionals, audiobook publishers, bookstores, educational learning resources, and more.
Fifteen nations are represented on the shortlist for this year’s all-digital  London Book Fair International Excellence Awards announced this morning (May 10) in the United Kingdom.

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