infoDOCKET notes that “When the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP) launched at Baylor University in 2006, its physical presence was limited to a small space in Moody Memorial Library. Now, some 15 years later, the BGMRP has a digital presence encompassing thousands of archival recordings, a place in a permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American Heritage and Culture and, as of this week, a state-of-the-art archive and listening center to house its permanent collection.
The Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center (BGA) will be unveiled during a grand opening and dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the garden level of Moody Memorial Library.
OCLC reports that “Research Information Management in the United States,” a two-part report series, provides a first-of-its-kind documentation of RIM practices at US research universities, presenting a thorough examination of RIM practices, goals, stakeholders, and system components…”
Read the report at https://oc.lc/us-rim-report
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Routledge to launch the world’s first open research publishing platform for HSS that combines books, articles, and other research outputs in one interdisciplinary venue
- IAML UK and Ireland chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.
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CONFERENCES, MEETINGS & WEBINARS
- London’s 2021 FutureBook Conference: Live and Streaming on November 19 Publishing Perspectives notes that “Annually the largest one-day professional publishing conference event in Europe and the United Kingdom, The Bookseller’s FutureBook arrives on November 19 as a physical event strictly limited to 350 in-person delegates, streamed to a wider audience of online viewers.
- Dariusz Jemielniak Announced as Final NISO Plus Keynote – Library Technology Guides reports that the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak will be the third keynote speaker at next year’s NISO Plus conference (February 15-17, 2022)…
NISO Plus 2022 (February 15-17) is a digital-first, fully virtual global conference taking place across multiple time zones, with a focus on innovation, education, and conversation, which was attended by 850 people in 2021.
- University Press Redux Conference 2022 to focus on diversity and sustainability “The fourth University Press Redux conference will take place virtually in 2022 as the organisers open it up to a wider audience. Run by the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and Cambridge University Press, scheduled for 17-18 May, the conference will focus on the themes of diversity and sustainability, and look at practical ways that presses can improve...”