ATG News & Announcements 7/3/20

by | Jul 3, 2020 | 0 comments


Penn State University Libraries Needs to Reduce Spending on Library Collections by About $2.2 Million for 2020-21 Fiscal Year

According to infoDOCKET “Because of budget constraints, Penn State University Libraries will need to reduce spending on library collections by about $2.2 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Although order cancellations will be necessary, the University Libraries remains committed to providing access to scholarly resources needed for the Penn State community and to increasing diversity in its collections…”


Springer Nature Group Donates $50,000 In Support of HBCU Scholarships.

Library Technology Guides reports that “the HBCU Foundation, a Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit whose aim is to provide scholarship aid to deserving students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, announced on Monday, a $50,000 grant from the leading academic publishing company, Springer Nature, in support of HBCU scholarships.


Emerald unveils new global inclusivity report

According to KnowledgeSpeak “a global study by Emerald Publishing highlights the barriers preventing inclusivity in society, the role of research in helping to solve these issues, and systemic issues within the academic research sector.

The survey, undertaken just prior to the pandemic’s spread to western countries, gathers the views of 1,055 academic researchers across nine different countries to understand the opportunities for change, in order for impactful research to be more effective in driving policy and igniting change…”


Four New Digital Collections From the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) Now Available Online

Citing the British Library’s Endangered Archives Program Blog, infoDOCKET also notes that “in recent weeks we have continued to put new collections online. Here is a summary of  four of the most recent projects to be made available.


Claremont School of Theology Donates 250,000 Research Volumes and Ancient Biblical Manuscripts Collection to Internet Archive’s Open Library

In addition infoDOCKET reports that “scholars will soon have online access to 250,000 research volumes from a premier theological school, thanks to a donation from the Claremont School of Theology to the Internet Archive…”


Project ReShare and Stanford Libraries Launch Controlled Digital Lending Implementers Group

According to Library Technology GuidesProject ReShare and Stanford Libraries of Stanford University announce the launch of the Controlled Digital Lending Implementers group to explore and coordinate broad and thoughtful implementation of controlled digital lending…”


GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO partners with Books at JSTOR to include demand-driven acquisition for e-books in GOBI

Library Technology Guides also notes that “GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO is providing choice for libraries by extending its Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) services to include Books at JSTOR. This arrangement offers libraries more options to acquire and manage their DDA program via their preferred workflow solution…”

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