ATG News & Announcements 7/22/20

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JSTOR offers $4 million fee relief for libraries and guarantees revenue for publishers; holds pricing flat through 2023

JSTOR has announced “several additional efforts to assist our community including:

  • $4 million relief for JSTOR and Artstor participating libraries
  • Preserving publisher revenue share payments
  • No fee increase for JSTOR Archive Collections and Artstor through 2023


Research Resources: COVID-19 Law Lab Database Launches with Documents and Other Resources, Global in Scope

Citing the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center infoDOCKET reports that “launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage the pandemic. The goal is to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and that they adhere to international human rights standards…”


Brown University: Digital Publications Initiative’s First Born-Digital Scholarly Monograph Published by University of Virginia Press

In addition, infoDOCKET report that “Brown University’s Center for Digital Scholarship, based at the University Library, announces the publication of the first born-digital scholarly monograph under the Digital Publications Initiative, a collaboration between the Library and the Dean of the Faculty. Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618) with Scholarly Commentary, edited by Professor of History Tara Nummedal and Independent Scholar Donna Bilak, brings to life in digital form an enigmatic seventeenth-century text, Michael Maier’s alchemical emblem book  Atalanta fugiens.


OCLC Research publishes new report on open content activities in university libraries

According to this news release “A new report from OCLC Research, Open Content Activities in Libraries: Same Direction, Different Trajectories—Findings from the 2018 OCLC Global Council Survey, offers a view into the breadth of current open content activities by research and university libraries globally and insight about their future directions.”


Record Year for British Publishing in 2019

Publishers Weekly reports that “the total invoiced value (or publishers’ sales to accounts) of U.K. publisher sales rose to £6.3 billion in 2019, 4% higher than in 2018 and 20% higher than in 2015, making 2019 the biggest year ever for U.K. publishing. The Publishers Association’s new figures, released in its annual “Yearbook” report, shows growth in both print and digital sales. The significance of export sales is underlined by the report: exports accounted for 59% of total sales…”

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