ATG News & Announcements 10/20/16

by | Oct 20, 2016 | 0 comments

news - worldCollege Students: McGraw-Hill Education Releases Findings From 2016 Digital Study Trends Survey;  *New Resource Provides Free Access to Over 8,000 Reports from the Congressional Research Service;   *AAP Reports U.S. Publisher Revenues Up 1.6% (Overall) to $1.05 Billion in May 2015, Professional Publishing Down 28.5%;   *Mellon Foundation grant will support BitCurator expansion to improve analysis and accessibility of born-digital collections;    *Dimensions for Publishers Provides Research Funding Information;   *Copytalk: Article takedowns webinar archived; and   *Leading STEM publisher launches open access platform plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

infoDOCKET reports that “McGraw-Hill Education has released the findings from the 2016 Digital Study Trends Survey that reveals the study habits and the role technology plays in learning for some 3000 students. …”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports from the official launch blog post that includes 8,255 CRS reports. The number changes regularly’ and includes “every CRS report that’s available on Congress’s internal website.

Citing the Association of American Publishers (AAP) infoDOCKET notes that “all measured categories in Trade Books grew in May 2016. Bolstered by increases in Adult Books (8.9%) and Religious Presses (15.6%), Trade Books grew a total of 7.8% to $570.0 million in May 2016 compared to May 2015. While April and May provided two months of gains in Trade, revenue was still down year-to-date by 2.6% compared to the same five months in 2015…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant for $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support BitCurator NLP, a project that will develop software and protocols for the application of natural language processing (NLP) methods to born-digital library, archives and museum (LAM) collections.

According to Information Today ÜberResearch launched Dimensions for Publishers, a global grants database that helps scholarly publishers track research trends and compare activities in research funding with publication trends. It allows them to make informed, strategic decisions about their product development based on current and future research activities, as well as find speakers for conferences and events and potential manuscript reviewers…”

District Dispatch notes that “An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “SSRN: Another enclosure of the commons” is now available. Originally webcast on October 6th by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, our presenter was Michael Wolfe, Executive Director of the Authors Alliance…”

According to EurekaAlert “Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, announces the launch of its platform, featuring the company’s open access publications and services in one online destination. Using the latest technology, offers an intuitive interface and tools to help researchers discover free, open access content and explore the Liebert Open Access publishing services…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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