ATG News & Announcements 7/29/19

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infoDOCKET reports that “Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) has received a grant from The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), to support the sharing and development of reproducible research practices.

ISPS was selected as one of only 24 recipients by the program in recognition of its two-year project grant, titled “Implementing Data Curation for Reproducibility (Data CuRe) Training Program.”…”


According to Good e-ReaderHachette stated during their recent earnings report, that in the first six months of 2019, ebooks accounted for 8.2% of their total revenue, this is bit of a fall from the 8.4% in the same period of 2018. Meanwhile audiobooks accounted for a respectable 3.4%, a huge jump from 2.5% a year prior…”


Good e-Reader also reports that “Ebook piracy is on the rise and last year in the United States it cost authors and publishers over $300 in lost sales. Pirated ebooks used to only been downloaded from Torrent websites, but over time they have become more savvy, offering a more service based solution.


According to Inside Higher ED “a survey (conducted by the National Association of College Stores”) finds the amount students spend on course materials each year has decreased, possibly indicating students are increasingly utilizing open-source material and other educational resources…”


The papers of President James A. Garfield, who was assassinated in the first year of his short presidency, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The Garfield collection includes approximately 80,000 items, mostly dating from 1850 to 1881. The collection is online at: loc.gov/collections/james-a-garfield-papers/about-this-collection


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “ProQuest has announced the enrichment of its OASIS catalog with bibliographic information from the Bowker Books In Print service. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information. With the enrichment of Books in Print metadata, the vast OASIS database has grown to more than 39 million print titles, 2 million electronic books and 36,000 streaming videos…”

 

 

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