ATG News & Announcements 2/2/17

College & Research Libraries – February 2017;   *Plum Analytics Acquired by Elsevier;   *STM Online services to grow, says new Simba Information report;   *De Gruyter announces structural changes, reorganises management of open access business;    *New UK-wide service will transform library collaboration: The National Bibliographic Knowledgebase;   *GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO Partners with Digitalia Hispanica to Provide Spanish E-Book Content through GOBI;   *University of Idaho Releases First Public Digital Repository of Archaeology from American WWII Internment Camps;  and *W3C and IDPF Complete Merger plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


According to ACRL Insider “the February 2017 special issue of College & Research Libraries focusing on scholarly communication issues is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion…”


infoDOCKET reports from an introductory post by Andrea Michalek, co-founder of Plum Analytics that “Plum Analytics has been acquired by Elsevier. The altmetrics provided had been part of EBSCO since January 2014…”

See also: Plum Goes Orange – Elsevier Acquires Plum Analytics from Scholarly Kitchen.


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information has released a report, STM Online Services 2016-2020, according to which, online services continue to be the fastest growing of all content delivery segments, faster than journals and much faster than books. Before elimination of trading between publishers, STM online services are estimated to have grown 3.6% to $5.8 billion in 2016, and are expected to deliver a similar pace of growth annually to 2020…”


Also according to KnowledgeSpeakDe Gruyter has reorganised the management of its open access business by integrating peer-reviewed open access activities more closely within Editorial activities. A separate business unit is being created to offer open access publishing services for third parties…


According to Library Technology Guides “As part of delivering on the vision of a UK national digital library, Jisc and OCLC announce a partnership to build a new shared service that will aggregate academic bibliographic data at scale, improving library collection management and resource discovery for students and researchers…”


According to this press release “a new partnership between GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) and Digitalia Hispanica (Digitalia) is making thousands of Spanish-language e-books available in GOBI®… the partnership with Digitalia greatly expands non-English title lists in GOBI, providing nearly 20,000 e-books from approximately 150 publishers in Spanish and other select languages…”


infoDOCKET notes that “through a collaboration between the Northwest Knowledge Network and the UI Library, University of Idaho professor Stacey Camp has created a digital repository of archaeological items discovered from the World War II internment camp in Kooskia, Idaho…”


Information Today reports that “the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) have officially merged in order to better align their technologies. Since 88% of the IDPF membership approved the plan to combine, its board and W3C finalized the transaction.

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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