Library Technology Guides reports that ” Rakuten OverDrive, …, has announced the Most Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Library in 2019. This is based on data from over 90 percent of public libraries in the US” and provides a top ten list for both categories.
According to the ACRL Insider “in anticipation of a new edition of The Intellectual Freedom Manual, the Intellectual Freedom Committee is in the process of updating intellectual freedom-related documents. The IFC would appreciate feedback on “Challenged Resources: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights” by Monday, January 7. The interpretation was adopted by ALA Council in 1971, and amended in 1981, 1990, 2009, and 2014. Please feel free to share this message widely…”
The IFC is also requesting Library Bill of Rights Interpretation Revision Feedback.
ARL News reports that “the latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI), gathers reflections by six archivists and librarians on the practice of radical collaboration applied to research data management (RDM)…”
According to infoDOCKET “the President and scientific council members of the Max Planck Society (MPS), one of the world’s largest research performing organizations, counting 14,000 scientists who publish 12K new research articles a year—around 1500 of which in Elsevier journals, have mandated the Max Planck Digital Library to discontinue their Elsevier subscription when the current agreement expires on December 31, 2018.
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Gale, a Cengage company, and Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) have partnered to provide more than 2,500 school, academic and public libraries throughout Ohio with free access to Gale digital resources through LCO and its partners – OhioLINK, OPLIN and InfOhio…”
“As part of the European HIRMEOS project, OpenEdition, the project coordinator, is launching a post-publication open peer review experiment. At the heart of the projects is Hypothesis, an annotation tool that will initiate a new form of scientific discussion around social science and humanities monographs published on the platform OpenEdition Books…”
This news & opinion post in The Scientist reports on Plan S “a funder-driven push for freely accessible scholarly literature that has divided the scientific community…”
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