ATG News & Announcements 2/28/20

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Harvard Library Shares “Google Books 2020 Update”

Citing the Harvard Library Blog Post by Claire DeMarco, infoDOCKET notes that Harvard Library’s “partnership with Google is not just about scanning services. It is about an ongoing relationship that seeks to enhance and refine the use of digital surrogates. Between 2004 and 2009, Google scanned 891,164 volumes from Harvard. Google has begun reprocessing those materials, enhancing and correcting the raw images and running them through updated OCR to create better, more searchable, machine-readable text…”


Open Access: Center for Research Libraries Makes More than 400,000 Digitized Pages of African Newspapers (1800-1922) Available Online

infoDOCKET also reports that “CRL has released more than 400,000 pages of African newspapers as Open Access content via CRL’s Digital Delivery System (DDS). These new resources add to CRL’s growing body of newspapers digitized in response to interest from area specialists and researchers at member libraries.


The Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library Will Merge

According to Publishers Weekly “The merger, for which the two institutions are currently seeking public funding, will see the library take on stewardship of BHS’s landmark Pierrepont Street building in Brooklyn Heights as well as all of its holdings and programming…”


eLife Helps Open Knowledge Maps Improve Its Platform

According to Information TodayeLife partnered with Open Knowledge Maps, which runs a visual search engine for scientific literature, “to improve the serviceability, reusability and structure of [the Open Knowledge Maps] platform while maintaining current functionality.


De Gruyter and Stanford University Press announce commercial partnership

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Stanford University Press and academic publisher De Gruyter have announced a commercial partnership for the global distribution of over 4,500 Stanford University Press (SUP) frontlist, backlist and archive e-book titles on degruyter.com.

Stanford University Press’ complete digital output from 1913 through 2020 will be distributed through De Gruyter’s University Press Library…”

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

East Asia library renamed after $6 million endowment
EBSCO Information Services Acquires Linked Data Infrastructure Provider, Zepheira
Open Knowledge Maps and eLife Announce Partnership
Eclat Engineering Makes Executive Appointment to Lead Global Growth
DataCite Shares Findings From 2019 Member Survey
SirsiDynix awarded a place on new ESPO Framework
OverDrive unveils Vision 2030 Blueprint for the Next Decade
Upping Audience Engagement With Kudos’ Research Briefings

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