ATG News & Announcements 1/11/18

Sales of Print Books Increased, Slightly, in 2017;  *Technology at the Library: Long-Hidden Text Is Uncovered in Alexander Hamilton Letter;  *Research Square’s new multimedia product, Video Bytes, helps share research results with the public;  *Ingenta Connect integrates Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access service;  *Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and OpenAire Announces Collaboration; and *OpenCorporates (Largest Open Database Of Companies In The World) is Creating OpenCorporates is creating a Corporate Events Dataset plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


According to Publishers Weekly “unit sales of print books rose 1.9% in 2017 at outlets that report to NDP BookScan. Units sold hit 687.2 million, up from 674.1 million in 2016. Since 2013, print unit sales are up 10.8%.


The Library of Congress blog reports that “…when the Library of Congress recently digitized the Alexander Hamilton Papers, a letter, unedited, with its 14 obliterated lines, became visible to all for the first time. However, the lines were still unreadable. To find out what lay beneath the scratchings-out, Fenella France, chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division, and preservation staff Meghan Wilson and Chris Bolser used hyperspectral imaging…”


According to KnowledgeSpeakResearch Square, a provider of innovative solutions for improving scholarly communication, has announced the launch of a new multimedia product, Video Bytes. These brief, informative videos summarise a piece of published research for a lay audience in a 1-minute overview. Each Video Byte combines on -screen text, relevant imagery and footage, and music to create a compelling and aesthetic take on recent research and how it impacts society…”


In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports”academic journals aggregator Ingenta Connect has announced the integration of Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) service. Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access is a new service which expands on Google’s subscriber Links programme…”


infoDOCKET reports that “the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to announce the launch of an important collaboration with OpenAIRE, the European Commission funded services that support open access and open science in Europe.

The aim of the collaboration is to use the OpenAIRE services to identify Canadian open access content…”


Also according to infoDOCKETOpenCorporates is creating a corporate events dataset, as part of the EU Business Graph project – to ensure that cross-border and cross-lingual data on corporate events is more readily available and accessible for all. (The OpenCorporates database currently contains data about 138 million companies located in countries around the globe.)


 

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