Johnson and Wales University Donates 33,000 Culinary and Hospitality Books to Internet Archive, Titles Will be Digitized and Made Available Online
According to infoDOCKET “declining enrollment led JWU to consolidate, closing its North Miami and Denver locations. This left the future of the university’s library collection at those sites in limbo. To save the collection, JWU Denver donated 33,000 books—primarily from its culinary and hospitality programs—to the Internet Archive to be preserved, digitized and made available online…”
In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The National Science Foundation has awarded iDigBio nearly $20 million to continue its mission of digitizing natural history collections nationwide, making them available online to researchers, educators and community scientists around the world.
“For the past decade, iDigBio, a collaborative program based at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida, has led the push to digitize the estimated 1 billion biological specimens held in U.S. museums.
The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2021 Publishing Practice Awards! Congratulations to the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries – Mavs Open Press for exemplary work in the category of Accessibility, and to the University of Cape Town Libraries for exemplary work in the category of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Major Upgrades Made to Digital Library of the Middle East
- HarperCollins Inks Deal with MLK Jr. Archives
- Bayer Assumes Presidency of Association of University Presses
- Gale unveils new archive on Far-Right Groups in America
- ALPSP announces shortlist for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2021
- ByWater Solutions announces support of Koha for Motlow State Community College
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
According to KnowledgeSpeak “UKSG is planning for the 2022 conference to be held in person in Glasgow, UK on March 28-30, 2022. The conference attracts delegates from across the global knowledge community, including librarians, publishers and intermediaries. 48 countries were represented this year. It provides a much-respected forum for discussing trends, showcasing initiatives, finding out about current practice across sectors, and connecting with other professionals…”