ATG News You Need to Start the Week 8/10/20

by | Aug 10, 2020 | 0 comments

OER: University of Alberta Leads Project to Open Access to Digital Learning Across Alberta (Open Education Alberta)

According to infoDOCKET “A new collaboration between University of Alberta Libraries and other post-secondary institutions across Alberta is providing students and instructors with the ability to access and create digital learning materials for free.

The service, Open Education Alberta, is a platform that enables the adaptation, creation and use of open education resources (OERs) in post-secondary courses…”

Research Resource: U.S. College and University Financial Fitness Tracker (Database and Analysis)

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “the Hechinger Report has created a Financial Fitness Tracker that puts the nation’s public institutions and four-year nonprofit colleges and universities through a financial stress test, examining key metrics including enrollment, tuition revenue, public funding and endowment health…”

CARL and Portage endorse the TRUST Principles for digital repositories

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “CARL and Portage have announced their endorsement of the TRUST Principles for digital repositories

The TRUST Principles are the result of a year-long consultation among stakeholders in the digital repository community, led by Research Data Alliance (RDA). With the endorsement, CARL and Portage join over 25 organisations committed to the stewardship of digital resources and, in particular, digital research data…”

Research Resource: Journalists’ Guide to COVID Data and Metrics

infoDOCKET also reports that “although the recently published Journalists’ Guide to COVID Data was developed for journalists by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) it will likely be of value to other audiences including librarians and educators…”

The American Accounting Association and Morressier partner to launch a dedicated virtual conference library

According to KnowledgeSpeak “the American Accounting Association (AAA) has announced a partnership with Morressier, …, to both host their virtual conferences and preserve their conference content in a growing library…

Through the partnership, AAA will leverage Morressier’s comprehensive suite of tools and services to enhance the visibility and impact of conference content, including by assigning DOIs and making all research fully searchable within the AAA library. AAA conference content will be accessible to non-delegates on Morressier’s discoverability platform after a 60-day embargo period, increasing its global dissemination and the accessibility of new advances in accounting research…”

The UK’s Booker Prize 2020 Longlist: Dominated by Debuts

According to Publishing Perspectives “the Booker Prize for Fiction longlist of 13 authors includes work from four independent publishing houses—Canongate, Daunt Books Publishing, Faber & Faber, and Oneworld…”


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