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  • ATG Conference, Meetings, and Webinars 1/30/18
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Professional Growth & Development Opportunities   San Jose State University (SJSU) School of Information; ACRL (2 events)   SJSU Seeks Self-Nominations for Blockchain Technology Forum The San Jose State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) has received an IMLS grant to investigate ways that blockchain technology can be used by libraries as a community anchor...
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:15:54 +000
  • ATG People in the News: 1/30/18
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: ALA Appoints Mary Ghikas as Executive Director through January 2020 The American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board has appointed Mary Ghikas as executive director through January 2020, effective immediately. Ghikas has been serving as interim executive director since August 1, 2017, after the retirement of Keith Michael Fiels. She was most recently senior associate executive...
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:00:15 +000
  • ATG: The Podcast Fast Pitch Competition Honorable Mention –
           University of Florida Foundation
    • Authors: hindsl
      Abstract: Episode 46: Listen Now! In this week’s episode, we’re excited to feature another honorable mention from the 2017 Charleston Fast Pitch Competition, an application submitted by the University of Florida Foundation. Speaking with us today from the University of Florida are Maggie Ansell and Ariel Pomputius. Maggie is the Nursing & Consumer Health Liaison Librarian, and Ariel is the...
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:26:05 +000
  • ATG Quirkies: There’s Nothing Like a New Pencil Freshly Sharpened
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories is a wonderful photo essay that reveals the surprisingly complex process that goes into producing an instrument that all of us use – the every day pencil The images are provides by photographer Christopher Payne who has visited the General Pencil Company in Jersey City dozens of times. His surprisingly...
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:35:52 +000
  • ATG News You Need to Start the Week 1/29/18
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: New Acquisition: Art Buchwald Papers;  *New Report/Data About Textbook Prices and Use of OER Published by US Public Interest Research Group;  *A New List Featuring Links to Nearly 2,000 Manuscripts Available Online From the British Library;  *ACRL/ RBMS, SAA release Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries;  *Baker-Berry Library...
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:55:45 +000
  • ATG Job Bank 1/29/18
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Professional Career Opportunities Middle Tennessee State University; Penn State; Yale University; University of Miami; Brandeis University, MA; University of Tennessee Health Science Center; University of Virginia; Michigan State University; University of British Columbia, CA; The IUPUI University; University of Georgia; Digital Library of Georgia; Illinois State University; UC San Diego;  Los Medanos College, CA University...
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:00:42 +000
  • ATG Book of the Week: The Impact of Print-On-Demand on Academic Books
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Title: The Impact of Print-On-Demand on Academic Books  Author: Suzanne Wilson-Higgins Paperback: ISBN: 9780081020111; eBook: ISBN: 9780081020197 Imprint: Cambridge, MA : Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier, [2017] ©2018 “This book takes an in-depth look at this phenomenon by looking back on two decades of innovation, reviewing the present state of academic publishing with respect to...
      PubDate: Sat, 27 Jan 2018 11:00:28 +000
  • The Charleston Conference Goes Viral – Once Again!
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: In November 2017, the Charleston Conference welcomed nearly 1800 librarians, publishers, and vendors to the host city of Charleston, SC. to discuss the key issues and concerns that confront the world of scholarly communications – as well as to enjoy the fantastic restaurants and the hospitality of one of America’s most historic cities. As in the...
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:34:50 +000
  • ATG Quirkies: First You Cut Some Trees: Traditional Paper Making in China
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: To help you get a laid back start to your weekend, the COLOSSAL website is featuring a relaxing video that demonstrates the detailed steps of making paper by hand. It’s the creative work of Chinese vlogger Li Ziqi who films her videos in the serene countryside of China, and often demonstrates step-by-step instructions for making traditional recipes...
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:30:16 +000
  • ATG Article of the Week: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our
           Reading Habits
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits is an interview with Alexandra Alter, who covers the books industry for The New York Times. In it, she discuss the technology that she uses for both work and leisure, as well as her own personal reading preferences. Alexandra also takes time out to answer a few...
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 20:49:15 +000
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