According to GoodeReader Barnes and Noble has received multiple bidders to purchase the entire bookstore chain and the Nook. The bookseller said on Wednesday that they would form a launch a formal review process to evaluate its strategic options. A special committee of the board will lead the review. Leonard Riggio the largest shareholder has committed to support and vote his shares in favor of any transaction recommended by the Special Committee.


Library Technology Guides reports that “OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers from around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases and learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery…”


According to infoDOCKET “this lawsuit focuses on ResearchGate’s intentional misconduct vis-à-vis its online file-sharing / download service, where the dissemination of unauthorized copies of PJAs [published journal articles] constitutes an enormous infringement of the copyrights owned by ACS, Elsevier and other journal publishers.

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) is currently comprised of ten trade and professional associations that represent organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications


The Library of Congress reports that “coinciding with World Architecture Day on Oct. 1, the Library of Congress and the National Park Service (NPS) announced today the 2018 recipients of Leicester B. Holland Prize, honoring outstanding historic building, structure or landscape drawing…”


infoDOCKET also notes that “a digitization project to make archival issues of the Bay Area Reporter accessible online has wrapped up.

Soon every issue of the LGBT newspaper based in San Francisco published between April 1, 1971 and August 5, 2005 will be available via two internet databases…”


In additon, infoDOCKET reports that “Dumbarton Oaks, a research institute of Harvard University, and JSTOR,are launching, with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Plant Humanities Initiative: a digital tool with related research and scholarly programming to advance the field of Plant Humanities. To this end, the Foundation has awarded JSTOR a grant of $750,000 for developing a digital tool, with a parallel grant of $700,000 to Dumbarton Oaks for the research and programming over three years…”

 

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