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AAU, ARL, AAUP to Launch Open Access Monograph Publishing Initiative—Project Will Share Scholarship Freely, More Broadly 

“The Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of American University Presses (AAUP) are implementing a new initiative to advance the wide dissemination of scholarship by humanities and humanistic social sciences faculty members by publishing free, open access, digital editions of peer-reviewed and professionally edited monographs.” (via ARL®)

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Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments

“A deep fear came to pass for many artists, museums, and cultural organizations nationwide early Thursday morning when President Trump, in his first federal budget plan, proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. President Trump also proposed scrapping the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a key revenue source for PBS and National Public Radio stations, as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.” (via The New York Times)

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A real whodunit at Avon Lake Public Library

“Someone has been hiding empty A.1. steak sauce bottles throughout the Avon Lake Public Library and no one knows why.Dan Cotton, the library’s page supervisor, said 28 of the 10-ounce bottles have turned up since he found the first one Jan. 11 hidden among the library’s newspapers.No one has been spotted hiding the bottles, but it’s become almost a game among library staff to locate the bottles, which are typically left lying on their sides behind books on the shelf.” (via Chronicle-Telegram)

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Coffee to diversity: Meet Newark’s new librarian, and his big plans

“The city’s public library has a new leader and he’s eager to widen the library’s reach in the community — starting with a new coffee shop. “I really see the library as a hub,” said Jeffrey Trzeciak, 50, who was appointed director of the Newark Public Library last month. “In some ways drawing people in but also connecting us and providing the glue that brings together all these organizations.” (via NJ.com)

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WVLC Partners with Hoopla!

“?The West Virginia Library Commission, provider of state library information and services, is pleased to announce its partnership with Hoopla, a digital service providing access to entertainment media products and services.  Hoopla allows library patrons to borrow thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics for free through a mobile device or online access.” (via West Virginia Library Commission)

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