ATG News & Announcements 3/26/20

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Cambridge University Press to suspend printed journals

Cambridge University Press has announced that “Due to the development and impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing significant disruption to the global supply chain for the manufacture and distribution of printed journals. We have therefore taken the unprecedented decision to halt all journal issue printing from 25th March until further notice. View FAQs here…”

BookExodus: More Big Five Withdrawals, and BISG Opens a COVID-19 Survey

Publishing Perspectives reports that “the Book Industry Study Group is opening a survey relative to the impact on publishing of the COVID-19 emergency, and Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins withdraw from BookExpo…”

ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Release Reports on Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning

According to infoDOCKET the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE announced “publishing two reports” based on a recent joint initiative. “The first is an executive summary of secondary resources and discussions with research library leaders on their organizations’ adoption of emerging technologies. The second is a summary of interviews held with experts in research and academic technologies from several allied sectors: associations, businesses, academia, and the nonprofit research sector…”

Hundreds of Digitized Historical Census Bureau Publications Now Available From the U.S Census

infoDOCKET also reports that “… the complete series of P25 reports is now posted on, and offers historical insight into the nation’s demographic transformation over seven decades.

The series contains over 1,000 reports stretching from 1947 to the present. With population estimates at levels ranging from the local to the national, projections of future population trends and more, the publications are a rich resource for those interested in America’s demographic past, present and future…”

University of Oklahoma Technology Librarian, His Team Use 3D Printers to Create Masks to Send to Medical Centers

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Bobby Reed, a technology librarian at the University of Oklahoma, has a specialty in three-dimensional printing, a talent he’s using to make masks to help during the COVID-19 pandemic… “We have teams that are producing shields for surgeons. We have another team specifically looking into regulation and legality,” Reed said. “And then, we have another team that’s just looking into different filters they can build with things around the house…”

Knowledge Unlatched renews two successful Open Access collections, ensuring sustainability of open research worldwide

No Shelf Required reports that “Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce renewals of two successful Open Access collections from 2017, both of which were launched as pilot projects for three-year funding models: Language Science Press (LSP) Books and KU Select 2017 HSS Journals…”


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