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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Internet Librarian 2019

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NewsBreaks
Two Math Research Resources That Are Equal to the Task
by Woody Evans
Women are making waves in math. Although they have always contributed to the field, whether by founding the first university to offer a degree in mathematics, writing the first computer programs, or calculating courses in orbit and to the moon, 2019 has been a particularly good year for recognizing and celebrating the contributions of women.To celebrate this banner year for women in math, here is a snapshot of two great resources for supporting the mathematics researchers and students in your organization.

Weekly News Digests
The Berkman Klein Center Rolls Out Website Accessibility Checker
The Internet Monitor project at the Berkman Klein Center launched AccessCheck, a tool for testing the accessibility of websites in real time in more than 50 countries.
W3C Will Hold a Workshop on the Future of Transportation
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is planning an event hosted by Uber: the Workshop on Data Models for Transportation.
Dimensions and NSD Enhance Social Science and Humanities Research
Dimensions partnered with NSD (Norwegian Centre for Research Data) "to increase visibility, searchability, and availability of research in the areas of Social Science and Arts & Humanities. ..."
eLife Starts an Awards Program for Underrepresented Scientists
eLife announced that it "is piloting a new funding scheme to help authors from underrepresented groups showcase their research."
Mellon Foundation Provides Grants to Help Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Students
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation introduced "a series of grants totaling $3.3 million to support four prison education and re-entry programs across the country."
Wiley and OhioLINK Enter Into a Wiley Open Access Account Agreement
Wiley signed an OA agreement with OhioLINK, a library consortium of 118 libraries and 89 colleges and universities in Ohio.
HarperCollins Highlights Digital-First Publishing With Its New Division
Heloise Wood writes for The Bookseller, "HarperCollins will launch 'a dynamic' digital-first division entitled One More Chapter, to combine the HarperImpulse, Killer Reads and Avon digital-first divisions. ..."
Accessible Archives Completes Content Update for Major Discovery Services
Accessible Archives, Inc. has finished updating all of its content in EBSCO Discovery Service, OCLC's WorldCat, and Ex Libris' Primo and Summon.

NewsLink Spotlight
A New Take on the U.S. Constitution
by Brandi Scardilli
What the Constitution Means to Me, a 100-minute play written by and starring Heidi Schreck, opened on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater on March 31, 2019. ... Schreck [says] that the play explores how her female relatives' lives "had been shaped by this document, circumscribed by this document, and, in some ways, harmed by this document."

How Much Have Libraries Contributed to Their Communities?

How Much Have Libraries Contributed to Their Communities? (2:46)

Pew Research Center director of Internet and Technology Research Lee Rainie discusses libraries' contributions to their communities in this clip from his keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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