ATG News You Need to Start the Week 6/8/20

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Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: A Year in the Field

ACRL Insider notes that “ACRL launched Project Outcome for Academic Libraries in spring 2019. A year later, we are pleased to announce the publication of a report on its development and first year of use in the field.

Project Outcome for Academic Libraries is a free online toolkit designed to help academic libraries assess and communicate the impact of essential library programs and services…”


Closing and Reopening: COVID-19’s Impact on Law Library Services

Information Today notes that “Law library services have had to change rapidly due to the COVID-19 crisis, and librarians are working hard to come up with the best solutions for delivering them. “[L]ibraries and archives have ‘superpowers’ under the copyright law that allows us to supply our communities with access to materials for research, scholarship, and study,” notes lawyer-librarian Kyle K. Courtney about how libraries can “harness the law” during the crisis.


NIH Preprint Pilot in PubMed Central

According to NCBI InsightsNLM is preparing to launch a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). The primary goal of the NIH Preprint Pilot will be to explore approaches to increasing the discoverability of early NIH research results. The pilot will begin the week of June 8, 2020 and will run for a minimum of 12 months. Lessons learned during that time will inform future NLM efforts with preprints…”


National Library of Israel and Arcadia Fund Announce Major Initiative to Open Digital Access to Over 2,500 Rare Texts

infoDOCKET reports that “the National Library of Israel (NLI) in Jerusalem has announced that with a generous grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, it will be opening digital access to over 2,500 rare Islamic manuscripts and books from its world-class collection…”


Europe PMC to Include The Full Text of COVID-19 Preprints

Citing the Europe PMC Blog Post, infoDOCKET also reports that “in a new project, supported by Wellcome in partnership with the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), we will make the full text of COVID-19 preprints available on Europe PMC, a large and sustainable life sciences archive, for reading and reuse via a standard XML format, alongside peer reviewed full text articles…”


ProQuest will open the door to the ProQuest Platform

On Monday, June 15, 2020, ProQuest will open the door to the ProQuest Platform (http://search.proquest.com) and enable direct entry from the open web. This functionality allows users to search, find and preview more than 900 million documents without authentication and retrieve Open Access full-text content curated by ProQuest…”


New Report Looks at the Use of Audiobooks in Canada

In addition, according to infoDOCKET “Every two years, the Research team at BookNet Canada releases an insightful report on audiobook use amongst Canadians. For this year’s report, we have collected data from 500 English-speaking adult audiobook listeners…”

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