ATG News & Announcements 1/18/17

Mystery as controversial list of predatory publishers disappears;   *More About National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Process to Develop New Strategic Plan:  *Database of Declassified CIA Documents (CREST) Now Available Online;   *49 Libraries Each Made More Than 1 Million Digital Loans in 2016;   *ProQuest’s MLA International Bibliography named Choice Outstanding Academic Title;  and *Cambridge University Press: A Marked Improvement in MARC Records
plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources


According to Science “a popular blog that lists “potential, possible, or probable predatory” publishers and journals has disappeared, but it is not clear why.

The blog—started in 2010 by librarian Jeffrey Beall of the University of Colorado in Denver (CU Denver)—now states: “This service is no longer is available…”

See also:  Two Reports: “Librarian’s List of ‘Predatory’ Journals Reportedly Removed Due to ‘Threats And Politics’” from infoDOCKET.


infoDOCKET provides more information on the NLM Strategic Planning process for the  new 2017 plan as well as a link to the long-range plan under which it is currently operating: Charting the Course for the 21st Century: NLM’s Long Range Plan 2006-2016


Citing MuckRock infoDOCKET also reports that “that all 25 years worth of declassified documents (from the CREST database online) are now available – no trip to the National Archives required.”


According to The Digital ReaderOverDrive announced today that 30 standalone public library systems and 19 library consortia in the U.S. and two other countries have set a new record for lending more than one million digital books in 2016. These 49 systems each achieved significant year over year circulation growth, and together surpassed the 32 systems that accomplished the feat in 2015.


Citing a press release, Library Technology Guide reports that “Scholars of literature have multiple options for accessing the Modern Language Association International Bibliography database, but only ProQuest’s delivery of the essential tool through its newly redesigned literature platform has been named to Choice’s selection of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016…”


Publishing Perspectives notes that  “in a major focus on its metadata, Cambridge University Press is working this year to improve the discoverability of its material for library users. The post Cambridge University Press: A Marked Improvement in MARC Records appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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