ATG News You Need To Start the Week 4/24/17

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New World, Same Model | Periodicals Price Survey 2017;  *First Impressions: LJ’s First Year Experience Survey;   *Digital Textbooks Save Indiana University Students Millions;   * The Top 10 “Hot Articles” in Library and Information Science (April 2017);   *Guidelines for the Screening and Appointment of Academic Librarians Draft;  *Call for Entries – ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2017;   *Folger Shakespeare Library Releases “Digital Anthology of Early English Drama” Online;   China’s Palace Museum to Digitize Entire Collection;   *Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space;  and  *National Poetry Month: New Recordings Uploaded to Recorded Poetry and Literature Archive

Library Journal has released its Periodicals Price Survey noting that “the shifts to online and OA continue apace, but neither is causing a sea change in pricing

The shift to digital delivery of serials content has had a profound effect on the information ecosystem. Powerful discovery and social networking tools expose users to an incredibly rich world of commercially produced and open access (OA) content. Most publishers have explored new ways of pricing their content—such as population served, FTE (full-time equivalent), tiered pricing based upon Carnegie classification, or other defining criteria—or the database model, which treats all content within an e-journal package as a database, eliminating the need for title by title reconciliation. However, in the end, the pricing conversation always seems to circle back to the revenue generated by the annual subscription model…”

In addition, Library Journal posted a report on its First Year College Experience Survey which is based on “a survey, sponsored by Credo, to 12,000 college and university libraries, both two-year and four-year institutions. Some 543 schools (144 two-year and 399 four-year) responded. Credo presented a first look at the data at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Baltimore, with commentary and takeaways from Ray Pun, first-year student success librarian at California State University, Fresno, and a 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker…”

AP reports that “Indiana University students saved an estimated $3.5 million during the 2016-17 school year by using electronic textbooks.

The office of the vice president for information technology, which runs IU’s electronic textbook program, estimates that more than 40,000 students across all campuses used at least one electronic textbook last year, the Bloomington Herald-Times ( ) reported.

Electronic versions of textbooks usually cost about 75 percent less than the retail price of printed versions…”

infoDOCKET reports that these articles are “powered by bX Hot Articles from Ex Libris” and “are based on usage data from millions of researchers across journals, publishers and platforms. It helps the users to discover articles that other users found interesting – in general and for a specific topic…”

According to ACRL Insider “ACRL is seeking comments on a draft of new Guidelines for the Screening and Appointment of Academic Librarians before completing final revisions and submitting the standards for approval.

Please review the draft guidelines on the ACRL website (PDF) and submit your comments online by May 10, 2017.

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According to infoDOCKET the Folger Shakespeare Library recently released theDigital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama which “opens a window on the vibrant theatrical community in which Shakespeare built his career. Unlike other Folger resources about Shakespeare and his plays, Early Modern English Drama (EMED) features the plays by other playwrights, illuminating an extraordinary era of artistic ferment…”

infoDOCKET also notes that “the Palace Museum will digitalize its entire collection and make the images available to the public. The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, had 1,862,690 antiques and relics in its collection as of the end of 2016. At present, only 400,000 have been photographed, Shan Jixiang, the museum director, was quoted by the Beijing News on Thursday…”

According to the LA Times “UC Berkeley’s newly remodeled undergraduate library is modern and sleek, with its top two floors featuring low-slung couches, a futuristic nap pod, and meeting spaces with glass walls made to be written on and colorful furniture meant to be moved…

California’s oldest public university has removed 135,000 books from Moffitt Library, shipping most to other locations, to create more space for students to study, recharge and collaborate on group projects — a staple of college work today…”

The Library of Congress Blog reports that “in honor of National Poetry Month, the the Poetry and Literature Center has digitized and uploaded 50 new recordings to its online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Among the additions are recordings by poets laureate Daniel Hoffman, Philip Levine, Rita Dove, Maxine Kumin, Josephine Jacobsen, William Stafford, Anthony Hecht, Robert Pinsky and Gwendolyn Brooks…”

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