ATG News & Announcements 1/8/20

by | Jan 8, 2020 | 0 comments

Audiobooks: The rise and rise of the books you don’t read [BBC]

The BBC website notes that “audiobooks are in the midst of a boom, with Deloitte predicting that the global market will grow by 25 per cent in 2020 to US$3.5 billion (£2.6 billion). Compared with physical book sales, audio is the baby of the publishing world, but it is growing up fast … Now audiobooks draw A-list talent – think Elisabeth Moss reading The Handmaid’s Tale, Meryl Streep narrating Charlotte’s Web or Michelle Obama reading all 19 hours of her own memoir, Becoming…”


Partnership: The Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Flagship Journal PMLA to be Published by Cambridge University Press

infoDOCKET reports that “Cambridge University Press has reached an agreement with the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) to publish their flagship journal, PMLA….”


Access Online: 10 Million Kenyan Archaeological and Paleontological Digitized Artifacts

Also according to infoDOCKET “Over 10 million of Kenya’s archaeological and paleontological collections will be available to all online after three American data service companies–Digital Divide Data, Amazon Web Services and Intel–digitised them…”


EBSCO Information Services and Via Appia in deal to offer libraries implementation and support services for FOLIO Systems

According to KnowledgeSpeak “A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Via Appia ensures that libraries in Brazil looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will have access to local hosting and support services. Via Appia will provide FOLIO implementation and support services, backed by EBSCO-hosting technology and data services.


$30 Million Renovation Will Transform DePauw Library

According to the latest news from DePauw University a “$30 million renovation set to begin in March will transform DePauw University’s Roy O. West Library into a dynamic hub for multi-media, group collaboration, research, social interaction, advanced technology resources and individual study … The work is expected to be completed in August 2021…”


Hillman remodel to finish by 2023 (University of Pittsburgh)

According to ThePittNews, “it will take couple years for construction to finish before the entire library is open to students. Pitt plans to remodel the second floor after the third floor opens, followed by the first and ground floors. Fourth floor renovations were completed in fall 2018. The renovations are targeted to be finished entirely by 2023…”


National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled to Digitize Historical Music Content

Information Today reports that “The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) received a major endowment that will allow it to digitize its Braille music scores and instructional materials. …

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

Scilligence collaborates with CAS to integrate SciFinderⁿ with ELN

Università Carlo Cattaneo chooses Ex Libris Esploro Research Services solution to increase research effectiveness

Elsevier unveils PracticeUpdate’s Advanced Melanoma Center of Excellence

Wiley Buys Tech Training and Placement Firm mthree for $129 Million

Clarivate Analytics completes agreement to sell Brand Protection business to OpSec Security

CCC Rolls Out RightFind Navigate

The Experiment Acquires Appletree Press

In Retrospect, Waterstones Says Flat Holiday Sales Were Better Than Expected

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