ATG News and Announcements 6/18/20

by | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 comments

Society for Scholarly Publishing Launches Professional Skills Map

According to this press release “the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is excited to share its first interactive career development tool built from industry data. The Professional Skills Map is the first of its kind in the scholarly publishing space: Users at any career stage can discover roles across scholarly publishing and make direct comparisons about the necessary elements for success…”

ALA President-Elect Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. invites members to attend free Virtual Inauguration

Library Technology Guides reports that “on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 4 p.m. CT, incoming American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., section head of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will host a special edition of ALA Connect Live. All are welcome to attend this first-ever ALA Virtual Inauguration and must register by June 20, 2020…”

Report: “Driving Digital Transformation in Higher Education”

infodocket reports on the EDUCAUSE Digital Transformation (Dx) research project which is EDUCAUSE’s “first attempt to gather data on how the Dx phenomenon is playing out in higher education. The goal of this project is to enrich the collective understanding of Dx in higher education and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead on the Dx journey. The first report is a broad view of Dx. The second report looks at the culture, workforce, and technology shifts that signal change is taking place…”

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Survey Finds No Large Barriers For Repository Platforms in Complying with Plan S

Also according to infoDOCKET “In April/May 2020 the COAR, in consultation with cOAlition S, conducted a survey of repository platforms in order to assess their current ability and intention to support Plan S requirements, and to identify any specific challenges related to their implementation.
The survey found that most repository platforms currently support compliance with Plan S mandatory criteria and, in the few cases where they do not, there are plans to adopt this functionality…”

Zoom to Offer All Users Full Encryption, Bending to Pressure

According to Bloomberg Law “Zoom Video Communications Inc. will offer full end-to-end encryption to all users, free and paid, succumbing to pressure from members of Congress and the public who pushed the video-conferencing company to bolster privacy…
End-to-end encryption makes it impossible for third parties to decipher communications, but will mean that participants cannot call into a Zoom meeting on a telephone line.


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