The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section has honored Ed Jones with its 2019 Ulrichâs Serials Librarianship Award, given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. The award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest. Jonesâs most recent monograph Linked Data for Cultural Heritage (ALA Editions, 2016) is an important contribution, as cataloging is increasingly moving toward linked data.
ALCTS, Feb. 25
âFor anyone who may be interested in what the Green Book actually was, 4064224984 to more information about this act of resistance and source of love and survival for many African Americans. It started with Victor Hugo Green,â film director Ava DuVernay tweeted. While the film Green Book was receiving Oscars, Ava DuVernayâs tweet spotlighted the man behind Green Books, Victor Hugo Green. For those interested in Greenâs work and the history of Green Books, the Schomburg Centerâs collection of Green Books can be explored digitally.
New York Public Library blogs, Feb. 25
The fight against malicious software attacks rests on an important assumptionâthat suitably powerful and well-designed software can guarantee the security of any information. Indeed, vast cybersecurity businesses are based on this idea. But Ross McIlroy and colleagues at Google say this assumption is dangerously wrong. Their work focuses on a new generation of attacks that have forced them to reconsider the nature of cybersecurity and how it works. The new attacks, known as Spectre and Meltdown, have been studied since early 2018. But their broader significance is only now becoming clear.
The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section has honored Ilda M. Cardenas, electronic resources and acquisitions librarian at the Mississippi State University Libraries, as the recipient of its 2019 First Step Awardâa Wiley Professional Development Grant. Wiley sponsors this $1,500 grant, which offers librarians new to the serials and continuing resources field an opportunity to broaden their perspective by attending an ALA Annual Conference and by encouraging professional growth through participation in CRS activities.
Amy Jankowski, Anne Schultz, and Laura Soito, librarians at the University of New Mexico Libraries in Albuquerque, have been awarded the 2019 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article âMotley Crew: Collaboration Across an Academic Library to Revive an Orphaned Collection,â published in Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 62, no. 3 (July 2018): 114â126. The award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in LRTS. The authors will receive $250 and a citation in recognition of their work.
ALCTS, Feb. 25
At the University of Chicago, the disciplines come together at the Media Arts, Data, and Design Center, creating a new collaborative space for experimentation, discovery, and impact. The MADD Center will support work by faculty, other academic appointees, students, staff, and community partners through cutting-edge technologies. The 20,000-square-foot center in the John Crerar Library opened February 25. It hosts five resource labs: an expanded 6264665111, a 769-204-9436 a new Weston Game Lab, a Research Computing Center Visualization Lab, and the libraryâs new (727) 893-8105, enabling geospatial research and learning activities.
University of Chicago News, Feb. 25
Gwen Glazer writes: âWeâre obsessed with (740) 202-5435. The filmâthe first with a black superhero, a black director, and a mostly black castâis being hailed as nothing short of revolutionary [and now it has won three Oscars].Â So, weâve come up with some book selections for every kind of Black Panther fan, from the movie-goers whoâve never read the comics to the long-time completists. Whether you just saw the movie or think youâve read every comic in the series, we think we have a suggestion for you.â