ATG News & Announcements 8/26/20

by | Aug 26, 2020 | 0 comments

Project MUSE Launches MUSE in Focus: Commemorating the 19th Amendment

MUSE ALERT  reports that “in its continuing effort to provide context and share relevant content related to current issues, Project MUSE launches a new MUSE in Focus on its digital platform today commemorating the 19th Amendment. With participation from its wide range of publishing partners, the content examines the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States and how the struggle for political equity continues today…”

Cambridge University Press Launches Free, Online Collection of Book Chapters and Journal Articles Addressing the Complex Relationships Between Race, Racism, and Power

According to infoDOCKET “Cambridge University Press has launched a free, online collection of book chapters and journal articles addressing the complex relationships between race, racism and power.

Race and Power will offer a regularly updated selection of scholarship published by the Press, providing a long-term resource that’s freely available to anyone with an internet connection…”

Research Tools: Women Elected Officials Database From the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)

infoDOCKET also reports that this expanded database from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) “represents the most complete collection of information anywhere in the world about women elected officials in the United States.

The database includes full historical listings for women who have held office at the congressional, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels nationwide. For each woman officeholder, the database includes their geographic information, party identification, and race identification where available…”

Germany’s Springer Nature: Transformative Agreements Can Flip Markets

According to Publishing PerspectivesSpringer Nature Group, … is announcing that its “national transformative agreements can drive the open-access transition, significantly increase the number of authors publishing in open access to more than 70 percent, and lead to a country-level ‘flip’” in the field…
Springer Nature is, in a sense, taking a victory lap today, positioning itself as “the largest open-access publisher of primary research” with 11 national transformative agreements put into place since 2014…”

Resources for Tracking Federal COVID-19 Spending, a New Report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS)

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “a new report provides selected sources for tracking COVID-19 relief and assistance spending. It includes links to and information on government sources detailing spending amounts at various levels of detail, including consolidated spending by multiple government agencies,spending by individual government agencies, and spending to specific recipients and geographies.

Publishing Professionals Push for Diversification Throughout Industry

Publishers Weekly reports that “At the Aspen Institute sponsored virtual panel, “Changing the Narrative: Diversity in the Publishing Industry” publishing insiders continued to make the case of the need to further push diversity among publishing professionals at all levels. Moderated by Aspen Words executive director Adrienne Brodeur, the speakers included Regina Brooks, founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency; novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn; Lisa Lucas, outgoing executive director of the National Book Foundation, who was recently hired as Pantheon/ Schocken publisher; and Erroll McDonald executive editor at Knopf/Doubleday…”


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