ATG News & Announcements 6/1/16

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laptop - computerRare First Edition of Alice in Wonderland to be Auctioned;   *Institutional Library Budgets Set To Increase 1.4% According to Annual Publishers Communication Group (PCG) Global Survey;   *Update on a Library Research Project;   *College & Research Libraries News – June 2016;   *Georgia State University Library Launches New Digital Collection of Pro-Life Newsletters;   *EU Commission Publishes Open Digital Science (ODS) Final Study Report;   *Pew Publishes Report on News and Social Media;  and  *OASPA announces support for declarations relating to text & data mining and data citation  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

GalleyCat reports that “A rare first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is up for auction next month. The copy comes from a recalled Macmillan & Co. pressing of the book and is expected to fetch $2-3 million…

The auction will take place at 12pm on June 16th, immediately following the Books & Manuscripts auction at Christie’s New York.

infoDOCKET reports that “institutional library budgets across the globe will increase by 1.4 per cent overall this year, reports the Annual Library Budget Survey, carried out by the Publishers Communication Group (PCG), Ingenta’s publishing consultancy arm.

The worldwide study, which interviewed senior librarians in 686 institutional libraries across the globe about their budget spend predictions for 2016, discovered that libraries in the Middle East and Africa region expect the highest levels of budget growth at 4.2 per cent, followed by Asia Pacific (+2.8 per cent) and South America (+2.1 per cent).

Scholarly Kitchen notes that “preliminary results on a research project on library acquisitions are now in. They suggest some interesting patterns in collection-building; the data from this project will be useful for other researchers. It is hoped that the full roll-out of this project will take place later this year. Continue reading →

The June 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) is now freely available online.

Also according to infoDOCKET “the GSU Library has a new digital collection available online, the Pro-Life Newsletter Collection.

The collection, part of the Archives for Research on Women and Gender, contains newsletters reflecting the anti-abortion and (to a lesser extent) anti-euthanasia beliefs of various American organizations and individuals…”

In addition infoDOCKET notes the European Commission has recently released a final study with its focus on Open Digital Science (ODS) and Open Science that “describes new and open practices in science, research and innovation that make extensive use of digital technologies. The use of digital technologies facilitates openness regarding data, methods, results, actors or publications with an emphasis on scalability of the approach in terms of data, access or computation…”

According to Information TodayPew Research Center’s Media & News division released a new report, “News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016,” which finds that 62% of U.S. adults get news from social media networks, up from 49% in 2012…

For more information, read the report’s summary.

KnowledgeSpeak reports that  the “Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) has announced its support for two important declarations which relate to data publication and reuse – The Hague Declaration and the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles.

Both declarations set out key considerations when using data that will lead to ethical and effective reuse by researchers, and the spread of good practices…”



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