ATG News You Need to Start the Week 9/24/18

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Library Technology Guides reports that “The 2019 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent (before currency impact)…”

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries, in partnership with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), has been awarded $89,000 by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to convene a national forum of experts and stakeholders to address key opportunities and challenges in building a collective collection-development system for open access (OA) content. This “OA in the Open” forum will engage participants in creative thinking around how a new collective funding model could be designed to minimize the creation of new membership organizations while simultaneously building community stakeholdership…”

ACRL Insider reports that “the ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force is conducting a survey regarding scholarly expectations for academic librarians, along with current practice and opinions regarding academic librarianship scholarship. The survey is available at and the deadline to participate is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, October 5, 2018.

According to infoDOCKET “the National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment of the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced(link is external) $4.8 million in Save America’s Treasures grants(link is external) to help fund 16 projects in 12 states. The funds will support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections throughout the country.

infoDOCKET also reports that “… with the development of a landmark HathiTrust policy and an updated release of HTRC AnalyticsHTRC now provides access to the text of the complete 16.7-million-item HathiTrust corpus for non-consumptive research, such as data mining and computational analysis, including items protected by copyright…”

KnowedgeSpeak reports that ” Academic publisher Cambridge University Press has announced that its content sharing tool, Cambridge Core Share, is now a permanent feature of its online books and journals platform following a successful ten-month pilot. Launched in December 2017, Cambridge Core Share helps to make research more open and accessible by enabling users to generate a link to a read-only version of a journal article which can be shared online, allowing anyone to read the final version of the article for free…”

People in the News

Ingram announces the addition of Steve Marshall to the Information Technology team. In his new role as VP, IT Services, he will focus on process and support improvements to deliver on key priorities in Ingram’s services organization such as standardization, simplification and improving systems stability…”

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global leader in content management, copyright licensing, discovery and delivery solutions, has announced the appointment of Brian Crawford, Cathy Wolfe and Deirdre Silver to its Board of Directors. They share a commitment to CCC’s mission of advancing a pro-copyright agenda by facilitating access to content based on market demand, while protecting the rights and interests of content creators and rightsholders.







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