ATG News & Announcements 12/8/15

ebooks*Free resource for libraries: A Guide to Ebook Licenses Purchase Models for Libraries and Publishers;   *The Top 10 “Hot” Articles in Library and Information Science, December 2015;  *GPO Adds Another “All-Digital” Member of Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP);   *December issue of CD HotList;   *HighWire Press Commits to Scholarly Annotation Initiative;  and *BBC Polls 82 Book Critics to Name Their Favorite British Novels plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to TeleRead “Publishing Perspectives has just shared information on a resource it has developed jointly with “Bookwire, a platform specializing in the worldwide distribution of more than 100,000 ebooks and audiobooks of more than 1.000 publishers from around the world, and, a company specializing in the development of digital business models.”

A Guide to Ebook Licenses Purchase Models for Libraries and Publishers claims to offer an introduction to “a wide range of possibilities to employ new business models, whereby libraries will be able to offer e-lending services in keeping with the new trends in content consumption (book club streaming services, pay-as-you-read, etc.)…”

infoDOCKET notes December’s top 10 “hot articles” in librarianship “based on usage data from millions of researchers across journals, publishers and platforms. It helps the users to discover articles that other users found interesting – in general and for a specific topic. (Powered by bX Hot Articles from Ex Libris.)

Also according to infoDOCKET “the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) designates The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), a land-grant institution of higher learning in Santa Fe, NM, as the newest all-digital member of GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Institute will provide patrons with digital-only access to Federal Government publications at no cost…”

The December issue of CD HotList: New Releases for Libraries has been posted and is freely viewable at This month’s recommendations include several holiday selections, a set of sonatas for piano and theremin, an organ album by a jazz pianist, a piano album by a jazz organist…

According to Information TodayHighWire Press joined Annotating All Knowledge, an organization dedicated to exploring the benefits of building an open, common framework for scholarly annotation. With this coalition, HighWire will work to create and implement a standards-based, open web layer that allows researchers to gather notes and link them across the web…”

GalleyCat repots that a “team at BBC Culture asked 82 book critics to name their favorite British fiction books. All of the participants who were polled do not reside in the United Kingdom; they come from the United States, continental Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia

Altogether, this international group of bibliophiles selected a total of 228 books. This article lists the top 10 titles…


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


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