ATG News & Announcements 12/2/16

tablet-books-pixabayLulu Launches Academic Publishing Platform;    *Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America to form New Collaboration;    *Arizona State University: On the Heels of its 50th Anniversary, Hayden Library is Preparing to Undergo a Major Renovation;   *Elsevier implements FORCE11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles to encourage and reward authors for sharing research data;   “Overleaf and Cambridge University Press partner to provide new academic authoring experience;   *Backstage completes complex microfilming project for the Center for Research Libraries;  and  *15 libraries chosen for ‘Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces’ project plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


Publishers Weekly reports that “in an a release this week, Lulu announced the launch of, Glasstree, an online publishing platform dedicated to academic and scholarly authors and communities. Lulu officials say that Glasstree will provide a suite of online tools and services needed by academic authors, and will leverage technology, such as print-on-demand, to distribute their works more cost-effectively…”


The Stanly News & Press reports that “the Library of Congress signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.

The first batch of records will include 5,000 items from three major Library of Congress maps collections—the Revolutionary War , Civil War  and panoramic maps collections …”


According to infoDOCKET “… on the heels of its 50th anniversary, Hayden Library is preparing to undergo a major renovation, with construction expected to begin in late 2017, in an effort to make Hayden more accessible and engaging and its resources more visible and user-friendly…”


KnowledgeSpeak reports that  “Elsevier has implemented the FORCE11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles for over 1800 journals. This means that authors publishing with Elsevier are now able to cite the research data underlying their article, contributing to attribution and encouraging research data sharing with research articles. The FORCE11 data citation principles were launched in 2014 with the aim to make research data an integral part of the scholarly record…”


Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “Overleaf, an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools, has announced a partnership with Cambridge University Press (CUP) – the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Through this new partnership authors of three Cambridge journals (see below) are able to write and collaborate using LaTeX into pre-formatted templates, and directly submit manuscripts created in the Overleaf platform to the journals involved…”


Library Technology Guides reports that “on behalf of the Center for Research Libraries and its Middle East Materials Project, Backstage Library Works ) recently microfilmed 10 years of the Palestinian newspaper, al-Hadaf (The Target). The Arabic-language newspaper began weekly publication in 1969. Three leading institutions, New York University, University of Texas at Austin, and Yale University contributed a total of 56 newspaper volumes dating 1979 to 1989…”


OCLC reports that “fifteen small U.S. public libraries have been selected to participate in the ‘Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces’ project led by OCLC in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). The libraries, chosen from 106 completed applications, are located in 12 different states and serve communities ranging in size from 1,000 to 21,000 people…”

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More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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