UNC University Libraries Receives $500,000 Mellon Grant to Advance Preservation of the South’s Audiovisual History – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 11/18/21

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Since 2014, support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has enabled archivists and digitization specialists at UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Libraries to investigate new methods for preserving audio and video records of the American South at a large scale. Now a capstone grant of $500,000 from the foundation will help them develop a long-range model for continuing this critical work.
The newest grant, which focuses on sustainability, began October 1 and will end September 30, 2023. It brings the nine-year funding total for Extending the Reach of Southern Audiovisual Sources to $3.4 million. Prior phases were devoted to research and development, implementation, and expansion.


According to infoDOCKET DPLA wanted to update users “on a promising new piece of DPLA’s ebook work. As part of our efforts to expand access to ebooks and audiobooks, we are currently in talks with Audible about making audiobooks available to libraries through Palace Marketplace (formerly the DPLA Exchange)…”


ACRL Insider “The Fall 2021 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016…”

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES


CONFERENCES, MEETINGS & WEBINARS

  • Core Forum Webinar Series on Leadership & Management The Core Forum Webinar Series on Leadership & Management is a four-part webinar series that highlights a variety of topics including diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), strategies for addressing certain staff issues, peer mentoring and midcareer development, and how to establish a culture of sustainable assessment. Originally part of the cancelled Core Forum, the presentations are geared toward library workers in leadership and management positions. Core members and non-members are welcome to attend. Start Date: December 1, 2021, 1:00 pm CST – End Date: February 22, 2022, 2:00 pm CST

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