National Archives Releases Recommendations from Internal Task Force on Racism – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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National Archives Releases Recommendations from Internal Task Force on Racism

The National Archives reports that “Last year, as our nation was confronting ongoing issues related to racial justice, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero established a task force of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) employees to identify issues of racial inequality in both our customer-facing operations and internally within our workplaces, in pursuit of an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees and customers…
“The task force recommended a robust series of actions to move the agency forward on a path toward diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Ferriero accepted the recommendations in full…”


Getty Images and Stand Together Announce Inaugural Grant to Preserve HBCU’s Historical Archives

According to infoDOCKETGetty Images in partnership with the Getty Family and Stand Together, a philanthropic community tackling some of the biggest challenges of our times, today announced the launch of the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs, that aims to support the digitization of the invaluable visual history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)…”


Southern University’s Library Tells More Stories of Former Slaves as it Expands Online Archives

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The John B. Cade Library at Southern University recently expanded its online archive of slave stories, accounts told by former slaves who were interviewed in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
The stories further a collection that had been compiled by the library’s namesake, who began collecting them even before serving as a dean at Southern from 1939-61…”

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES


CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS

Register now for The Future of Small Academic Libraries. In this virtual forum sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education, our panel will examine the challenges facing libraries at smaller colleges and the potential opportunities that may arise.
Scheduled for Wednesday June 16, at 02:00 PM EST; 11:00 AM PT


Webinar: An Orientation to Congress.gov Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021; Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov, with a demonstration on how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as updates to the Bound Congressional Record on the site.


Automated Text Recognition: Bringing Handwritten Manuscripts to the Forefront of Digital ResearchWednesday, June 30, 2021; 11-12 PM ET / 2-3 PM PT. “… Join us for a webinar introducing ATR to the Wiley Digital Archives program, expanding manuscript search and exploration to offer full digital access to seven centuries of handwritten manuscript pages…”

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