ATG News & Announcements 8/5/20

by | Aug 5, 2020 | 0 comments

Research with UK publishing leaders reveals the dramatic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on all aspects of UK publishing.

According to this press release from Maverick Publishing Specialists “research conducted with publishing leadership during the first stages of the Coronavirus pandemic in May and June shows widespread impacts across the publishing industry, with industry leaders reporting deep financial, sales and operational challenges as a result of the crisis. The findings contained in a new report, The COVID-19 Pulse Check Report: The Impact of COVID-19 on the UK Publishing Industry,” published today, provides a snapshot of the current state of the industry.

Call for 2021 Entries: Library Publishing Directory and IFLA Library Publishing SIG Database

“The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Library Publishing Special Interest Group (LibPub SIG) are partnering to survey the landscape of scholarly publishing in libraries across the globe. LPC is seeking submissions for its 8th annual Library Publishing Directory. IFLA’s LibPub SIG will create a first-of-its-kind online database of global library publishing initiatives. Together, we invite you to share information about your library’s scholarly publishing activities. ..”

New Online: Cornell University Library Launches Paniccioli’s Vast Hip-Hop Photo Archive, Nearly 20,000 Images Available

According to infoDOCKET “… nearly 20,000 … images can now be viewed online as Cornell University Library launches the Ernie Paniccioli Photo Archive, a digital collection chronicling hip-hop music and culture from the 1980s to the early 2000s. The collection features digitized photographic slides selected from Paniccioli’s larger archive of more than 100,000 images and artifacts housed in the Cornell Hip Hop Collection…”

Penguin Random House Announces Extension of Special Library Terms of Sale Program in Response to COVID-19

Also according to infoDOCKET “With the uncertainty of what this upcoming school year will bring – either home-learning, in-classroom or a combination of both – and the pressures that our library partners are facing with closures, modified openings and budget constraints, we (Penguin Random House) are extending our Temporary Library Terms of Sale: Special Program in Response to Covid-19 until Dec 31st 2020…”

Growing Number of Universities Adopting Innovative Social Distancing Technology to Make Campuses Safer Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Library Technology Guides reports that “Occuspace, an IoT occupancy data solution provider, today announced its safe social distancing sensor technology is gaining adoption among higher education institutions planning to reopen their campuses amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As university officials actively address student re-population strategies to limit the spread of the virus, they are leaning on new technologies to provide additional safeguards for students, faculty, and staff…”


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