News Briefs for July 2017

NEA announces 63 new grants, Texas State Library and Archives Commission will receive $1 million for high-speed Internet in local communities, Clarivate Analytics acquires Publons, and more News in Brief from the July 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its second round of grants for FY17, with 63 grants awarded totaling $1.3 million. NEA also reported the 2017 Big Read grant recipients, with 75 grants totaling $1 million awarded in 32 states.

As of June 14, digital preservation specialist Preservica stated that it has achieved Amazon Web Services Government Competency status, recognizing Preservica as a service provider that has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in managing government workloads and safeguarding long-term records.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission announced on June 12 that it will receive a legislative appropriation of $1 million to bring high-speed Internet connections to Texas communities via public libraries.

On June 1, Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons and its leading global service for researchers, bringing together the world’s preeminent citation database and the world’s largest researcher-facing peer-review data and recognition platform.

On May 24, the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, a $49,958 National Leadership Grant for Libraries for its Open Textbook Toolkit, a project to relieve students of expenses while leveraging new learning and teaching technologies.

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program began in June, with 37 undergraduate and graduate students curating historic copyright material, helping to develop new preservation techniques, making World War I veterans’ histories more accessible, and exploring the creation of a digital scholars’ lab.

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