Brill wins The Academic and Professional Publisher International Excellence Award at London Book Fair*Record number of signatures in the Senate;  *Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation… ;  Video: Texas A&M Libraries Obtain Rare Map of Texas;  *Issue 9 of Europeana Tech Features Presentations From Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB) Conference *Library of Congress to Collect Every E-Book (Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books); and *First Year Experience Conference at CWRU Focuses on Service, Student Retention plus MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES


According to KnowledgeSpeak  Academic publisher Brill Publishers has won The Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards 2018. The award ceremony took place on April 10, 2018. The award was accepted by Brill’s Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia, Linda Empringham.


District Dispatch reports that “thanks to the efforts of ALA advocates across the country, this year’s Dear Appropriator Campaign proved a success in the Senate with an increased number of signatures on the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) letter and sustained support for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) letter…”


According to the ResearchGate website “in a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers…”

See Also: ‘Facebook for scientists’ resolves copyright row with some publishers


infoDOCKET provides access to a video from KBTX that reports “Texas A&M Libraries obtained a rare map of Texas made by Stephen F Austin himself. It is a first edition map of Texas made. According to researchers at Texas A&M, the map was printed in 1830 and is the first map of Texas printed in the United States, and the second map ever printed depicting the state…”


In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “every year the SWIB (Semantic Web in Libraries) is a highlight for Linked Open Data in libraries and related organizations…” and that “this special SWIB issue of EuropeanaTech Insight sees articles from FedoraNetwerk Digitaal Erfgoed, The University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignFinnish National Library and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)…”


Also according to infoDOCKET “in a notice of proposed rulemaking to be published April 16, the Library of Congress will begin including published e-books under its mandatory deposit rule, but only on a by-request basis…”


Library Journal reports that “The third Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference, held at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University on March 21 and 22, focuses on all aspects of the first-year student experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students…”

 

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES