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…”
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.
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…”
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).
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- New Report From ARL and CNI: “A Case for Continued Strategic Investments by Research Libraries to Advance Research and Learning”
- Colson Whitehead Awarded 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
- SolarSPELL: Peace Corps, Arizona State University Partner to Provide Digital Libraries Across the Globe
- Audiobook and eBook revenue continues to soar in May 2020
- American Physical Society, Max Planck Gesellschaft partnership provides seamless OA publishing to MPG-affiliated researchers
- Hindawi Partners with Editage and Impact Science Among Other Service Providers to Help Authors Make the Most of Their Research
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.