ATG News & Announcements 7/17/20

by | Jul 17, 2020 | 0 comments

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Says: “The Time is Now for Open Educational Resources”

According to infoDOCKET “In recognition and support of the work of academic libraries, centres for teaching and learning, and faculty members leading the development of OER on campuses across the country and around the world, CARL’s Open Education Working Group is pleased to share the following resources: an FAQ on Open Education, guidance for instructors on Getting Started with OER, and an Environmental Scan of Open Education Service and Support in Canada.

$3.5 Million in Grants Available for Nonprofit Publishers, Lit Orgs

Publishers Weekly reports that “The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has provided $3.5 million to support the establishment of the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, which will support nonprofit literary publishers and organizations with $5,000-$50,000 emergency grants…”

Report: “Library Return on Investment: Reviewing the Evidence From the Last 10 Years”

Also according to infoDOCKET “over the last few decades, libraries have been exploring various ways to assess and demonstrate their value and contribution to users and communities. Return on Investment is a commonly used method to demonstrate value – and a new publication by IFLA offers an overview of ROI studies across various library sectors over the last 10 years…”

ACS Publications announces new open science resource center

According to this press release, “the American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications Division is deepening its commitment to open science and open access. Through a curated set of materials on its new open science resource center, ACS is leading the way for researchers to become active participants in this movement…”

Coronavirus Impact: A New Survey by Italian Publishers Sees ‘Abandonment of Reading’

According to Publishing Perspectives “in May, the percentage of Italians 15 to 74 years old who said they’d read at least one book in the last 12 months fell by 15 percentage points, as compared to March of the previous year. This means that only 58 percent of readers surveyed say they’d read a book in a year’s time…”
(Some 32 percent of respondents in Italy say that news consumption replaced their reading time during the pandemic, and 35 percent say they couldn’t find space at home to concentrate during the pandemic.)


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