ATG News & Announcements 7/16/20

by | Jul 16, 2020 | 0 comments

cOAlition S Releases ‘Rights Retention Strategy’ to Safeguard Researchers’ Intellectual Ownership Rights and Suppress Unreasonable Embargo Periods”

infoDOCKET reports that “cOAlition S has developed a Rights Retention Strategy, which will empower their funded researchers to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, and provide Open Access in compliance with Plan S…”

ARL Welcomes cOAlitionS Rights Retention Strategy Calling for Open Access to Results of Funded Research

According to ARL News “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) commends cOAlitionS on today’s announcement of its Rights Retention Strategy to advance the goal of immediate open access to the published results of funded research. With this announcement, cOAlitionS has provided a pathway to implementing the first principle of PlanS, that authors or their institutions retain copyright to their publications, and make them available under an open license….”

ALA COVID-19 resources guide path toward reopening and recovery

According to this press release “to help guide communities, library workers and library supporters along the path to recovery, the American Library Association (ALA) today launched a curated, online repository of tools, guides and resources.
The ALA COVID-19 Recovery website includes everything from the latest information on safely reopening libraries to funding opportunities available on the local, state and federal level. It will be updated often and replace the existing COVID-19 Response page that has served the community through the pandemic thus far…”

CLIR and Stanford Libraries Announce Digital Library of the Middle East Platform

Also according to infoDOCKET “The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Stanford Libraries today announced the release of a public, open platform for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME), which aims to become one of the world’s largest online archives of Middle Eastern and North African artifacts…”

Digital Resources: “Marian Anderson Collection, Newly Digitized by the Penn Libraries, Now Accessible Online”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The University of Pennsylvania Libraries has completed the digitization of more than 2,500 items from the collection of Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. The body of primary sources in the collection — including letters, diaries, journals, interviews, recital programs, and private recordings — spans the Philadelphia-born contralto’s six-decade career as a concert singer and advocate for social justice


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