ATG News & Announcements 7/8/20

by | Jul 8, 2020 | 0 comments

NISO’s Manuscript Exchange Common Approach Recommendations now published

According to KnowledgeSpeak “NISO has announced the publication of NISO RP-30-2020, Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) Recommended Practice — an open protocol for the transfer of manuscripts within and between manuscript systems. As well as developing a common vocabulary, the MECA Working Group has also made specific recommendations for transmitting, identifying, and packaging the content being transferred…”

Choice’s new podcast Patron Driven, is available for summer listening

The new podcast from Choice features a multi-episode narrative format that combines interviews and story-telling to spotlight the breakthrough programs, hard-won advocacy, community connections—and the personalities behind them—that are being achieved in academic libraries all across the academe. This series is borne out of crowd-sourced ideas. We’ve purposefully sought out stories from librarians that showcase the strength, vitality, and creativity of not just their libraries, but of themselves.

University of California libraries acquire ebook collection

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “The University of California (UC) libraries have acquired a comprehensive collection of ebooks from the UC Press. The acquisition, which was funded by CDL, gives UC libraries perpetual access to nearly every UC Press title published since 1928, including the 2020 frontlist. In total, UC has gained access to 5,193 titles from UC Press, which was founded in 1893 and claims to be sixth largest university press publisher in the United States…”

Imperial College London Launches COVID-19 Information Platform

infoDOCKET reports that ” A consortium of technology companies comprising Cloudwick, MirrorWeb, and Amazon Web Services EMEA SARL (AWS), is working with PanSurg, an Imperial College London COVID-19 surgical network made up of healthcare professionals and academics from the Department of Surgery and Cancer and the Institute of Global Health Innovation, to build a global knowledge platform to help provide the healthcare community with guidance on delivering high quality care to COVID-19 patients…”

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

A new report from OCLC ResearchOpen 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…”
Read the report at

Championing and supporting science with new Nature Research Journals

In January 2021, Nature Research will launch three new titles: Nature AgingNature Computational Science and Nature Reviews Methods Primers. This balanced mix of journals will contribute to increasing human health spans, the development of new computational techniques, and will offer vital resources to help researchers understand and implement unfamiliar techniques and methods.

Wayne State U Press Appoints New Director

Publishers Weekly reports that “Wayne State University Press, which endured three weeks of internal chaos in February after three senior employees were fired but later reinstated, announced that Stephanie Williams has been appointed director…”


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