ATG News You Need to Start the Week 7/13/20

by | Jul 13, 2020 | 0 comments

New Data From Association of American Publishers (AAP): Overall Publishing Industry Revenues Decline 12.1% For May 2020 But E-Book and Downloadable Audio Revenues Increase (vs. 2019)

Citing AAP, infoDOCKET reports that “the Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for May 2020 reflecting reported revenue for all tracked categories, including Trade (consumer publications), K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing, and University Presses…

Total revenues across all categories for May 2020 were approximately $1.0 billion, a decline of 12.1% as compared to May 2019. Year-to-date sales were $4.3 billion, a decline of 4.5% as compared to the same period last year…”

Tasty! UTSA Libraries Publishes E-Book Featuring Recipes From Mexican Cookbook Collection

InfoDOCKET also reports that “The UTSA Libraries ( University of Texas at San Antonio) has created a series of digital mini-cookbooks featuring favorite recipes from the Mexican Cookbook Collection, making it even easier to explore the largest collection in the nation.

In Recetas: Cooking in the Time of Coronavirus, Special Collections archivists and librarians have selected several recipes to present in a fun, new way—as digital publications for chefs stuck at home….”

FOLIO Libraries Announcing Implementations and Timelines as the Open Source Library Platform Nears Significant Milestone

According to Library Technology Guides “Libraries around the world are beginning to implement FOLIO, the open source Library Services Platform, as it approaches a named release that signals a significant achievement in the development of initial apps, features and functionality…

Institutions of all sizes have been implementing FOLIO since last year. These libraries represent a wide range of collection sizes and students, faculty and researchers and demonstrate that FOLIO makes open source a viable alternative for institutions of all sizes. Sites live or going live have collections that range between 61,000 to 5.5 million bibliographic records and serve between 2,300 and nearly 50,000 users.

SSP launches OnDemand Video Content Library

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced the launch of its OnDemand Video Content Library, an innovative, “anywhere, anytime” alternative to the traditional webinar broadcast, designed for scholarly communications professionals to learn about timely topics and recent developments in publishing. As part of a generous in-kind sponsorship, Cadmore Media and 3Play Media have provided video hosting, transcription, and closed-captioning services…”

Washington St. University Announces Open Access Agreement with ACM

WSU Insider reports that “Washington State University has joined an open-access publishing model with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. The agreement will ensure that articles and proceedings papers authored by WSU-affiliated personnel are published under an open-access license…”

Howard University Supports Digitization Project: ‘Preserving the Legacy of History of Black Dance in America’

In addition, according to infoDOCKET, “Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center will participate in the “Preserving the Legacy and History of Black Dance in America,” a new program recently announced by the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD).


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