ATG News & Announcements 2/14/20

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2020 Library Publishing Directory now available

The Library Publishing Coalition is pleased to announce the publication of the  2020 Library Publishing Directory! This year’s Library Publishing Directory highlights the publishing activities of 153 academic and research libraries, and is openly available in PDF and EPUB formats and via the searchable online directory

OpenStax Honored with SPARC Innovator Award

According to a recent press release”… The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has honored OpenStax with its February 2020 Innovator Award. Over the years, OpenStax has been central to making college more affordable and it represents a key piece of open infrastructure within the academic community…”

Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset Now Available For Academic Research Through Social Science One

infoDOCKET reports that “Social Science One and Facebook have completed, and are now making available to academic researchers, one of the largest social science datasets ever constructed. We processed approximately an exabyte (a quintillion bytes, or a billion gigabytes) of raw data from the platform…”

David Rubenstein Will Make a $10 Million Gift to Support a Reimagining of the Visitor Experience at Library of Congress

Also according to infoDOCKET “A major gift by philanthropist David Rubenstein will help fund a project to reimagine and enhance the visitor experience for the nearly 2 million people who visit the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building each year. The goal is to better connect visitors with history and provide better access to the unparalleled collections held by the national library…”

Antonin Scalia Collection Opens at Harvard Law School Library

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “the Harvard Law School Library has announced the public release of the first batch of papers and other items from the Antonin Scalia Collection. One of the most influential jurists in American history, the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Antonin Scalia ’60 changed how the Court approaches statutory and constitutional interpretation.

2020 Forum Call for Proposals

LITA, ALCTS and LLAMA are now accepting proposals for the 2020 Forum, November 19-21 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Bookstore Sales fell 5.7% in 2019

Publishers Weekly reports that “bookstore sales, which struggled for most of the year, ended 2019 with a weak December and finished the year with a 5.7% sales drop compared to 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau…”


The New York Public Library Continues to Celebrate Its 125th Anniversary with Valentine’s Day Release of 125 Books We Love and #LoveReading Campaign

Law Library of Congress Launches a New Online Collection of U.S. Military Legal Resources

Tech firm expands US presence with acquisition of deep web pioneers

ResearchGate Receives U.S. Patent For “Enhanced Online User-Interaction Tracking and Document Rendition”

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library to be Closed For Four Years; $30+ Modernization Program to Begin After Removal of Asbestos is Completed

Hungarian Consortium EISZ Will Not Renew Contract with Taylor & Francis

Okanagan College adopts Talis Aspire as it launches in Canada

Koha expands in Australasia

Talis Aspire launches in Canada with the University of Alberta

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