ATG News You Need to Start the Week 7/6/20

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New Release: OpenCitations Index Adds 18 Million Citations

infoDOCKET reports that every two months the Open Citations Index will publish “additions to COCI, the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI citations. This latest release (dated 4 July 2020) extended COCI with more than 18 million additional citations, so that COCI now contains more than 721 million DOI-to-DOI citation links between more than 58.8 million bibliographic entities…”


LSU Renames Library; Schools Across the Nation Take Similar Steps To Address Racist Past

According to Library Journal “Recently the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University (LSU) unanimously voted to remove the name of former university president Troy H. Middleton, whose 1961 correspondence stated his wish to keep the school segregated, from the LSU Library…”


TLC’s CARL customers rise to the pandemic challenge

Library Technology Guides reports that “TLC’s CARL.X Library Management Software customers are a knowledgeable, tight-knit group of libraries who are involved in developing CARL.X products to reflect their emerging needs. The CARL Customer Relations team has recently organized a series of Post-Pandemic group video calls with CARL’s libraries to share ideas, strategies, and workflows regarding re-opening and providing curbside or hands-free services. Participants lead the calls and collaborate with a focus on protecting staff and serving patrons effectively…”


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Basic Criteria – Updated and Rewritten in Plain English

infoDOCKET reports that the Directory of Open Access Journals is ” rewriting our website in plain English so that it is easy for our users, especially publishers, to understand what is required for a good quality and complete application…”


Switzerland’s SONAR Project Launching “Institutional Repository as a Service (IRaaS)” Soon

Also according to infoDOCKET “The project SONAR has been raising a growing interest within the Swiss scientific community. Especially small and medium-sized Higher Education Institutions (HEI) showed their interest for the Institutional Repository as a Service (short IRaaS)…

We took some time to define the scope of IRaaS, and its two possible variants: the shared portal and the dedicated portal. You will find all details on the IR hosting page…”


Ingram Upgrades Printing, Shipping Networks

Publishers Weekly reports that “Citing industry shifts as well as disruptions in the publishing supply chain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ingram Content Group said it is investing millions of dollars in an upgrade to its global printing and distribution network…”


Coronavirus Impact: Spain’s Publishers Open a Two-Front Strategy

Publishing Perspectives notes that “The Spanish publishing industry has gained new clarity on where it stands with the Pedro Sánchez government and is ratcheting up its demands for recognition and assistance in the pandemic…”

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