ATG News & Announcements 4/23/20

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COVID-19 Research Partnership to Inform Safe Handling of Collections, Reopening Practices for Libraries, Museums

According to this press release,”the Institute of Museum and Library Services, together with OCLC, Inc. and Battelle, announced a new collaboration to support the nation’s libraries and museums as they consider safe reopening practices in light of COVID-19…” These organizations “have come together to help identify and respond to the needs of collecting institutions. Other federal contributors include the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives and Records Administration…”


Covid-19 Impact Listing: Cancellations, Closings, Policy Changes, and More

Publishers Weekly has announced that “in addition to providing open access for all to the digital edition of the magazine and launching the #BooksAreEssential campaign, Publishers Weekly is maintaining a list of canceled events, impacted book industry functions and policies, and more on this list as a resource for navigating the new coronavirus and its impact on the industry. Please email our news team with updates or questions.


Open Research Community launched

Research Information reports that “The Open Research Community (ORC), an interactive platform launched this week after a test phase, offers users the opportunity to expand their professional networks on the topics of open access (OA), open research and open science.

In addition to blog posts and up-to-date information in the form of policy papers and research reports, the ORC offers the opportunity to interact with other experts in the network (e.g., via video panels). An initiative of Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the ORC is free to use…”


Eileen Lawrence joins Coherent Digital

According to Library Technology Guides Eileen Lawrence has joined Coherent Digital, LLC, a new publishing company created with the mission to “tame wild content and make it useful.” She is an industry veteran who has worked with academic and public libraries since 1980; a cofounder of Alexander Street Press (ASP), where she was most recently Senior Vice President; and previously VP of Sales at Chadwyck-Healey, Inc.


New Rivers Press Slated for Closure in Spring 2022

According to Publishers WeeklyNew Rivers Press will shut down operations in spring 2022, pending the Minnesota state legislature’s approval of the fiscal year 2022 budget proposed by Minnesota State University-Moorhead, New Rivers’s host institution. The planned closure of the press, which celebrated its 50th anniversary two years ago, was announced by the university administration at a virtual town hall on April 15 for the entire campus community…”


Clarivate is Introducing New Open Access Data into Web of Science Journal Citation Reports, Feature Will Be in Beta Until Release of  2020 Journal Citation Reports in June

infoDOCKET reports that “Clarivate Analytics today announced the addition of open access data to Journal Citation Reports profile pages to increase transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing…”


COVID-19 NEWS: European ‘Commission Launches Data Sharing Platform for Researchers

Information Today reports that “the STM Publishing News Group announced that the European Commission and “several partners launched a European COVID-19 Data Platform to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data. The platform, part of the ERAvsCorona Action Plan, marks another milestone in the EU’s efforts to support researchers in Europe and around the world in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak…”

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

Stanford Law School Creates Free Database of COVID-19 Legal Memos’

COVID-19 NEWS: APA Announces More Free Resources

Coronavirus: Germany Is To Follow Italy in Potential Bookstore Openings

Bibliotheque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne selects Innovative Sierra

IARLA Supports the Sorbonne Statement on Research Data Rights

ACRL 2021 Keynote Speakers Announced

Print Unit Sales Down 3.5% Through April 18

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