ATG News & Announcements 9/10/20

by | Sep 10, 2020 | 0 comments

Library Seeks Pictures of Pandemic Experiences

According to the Library of Congress Blog “The Library is collaborating with the photo-sharing site Flickr to significantly expand our documentation of American experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you use a cell phone, a professional camera or graphic design software, we’d like to see your images of how the pandemic has affected your daily life and community…”

University of Maryland Libraries Faculty to Lead the 1856 Project

infoDOCKET reports that “The University of Maryland has recently created “The 1856 Project,” which joins the Universities Studying Slavery Consortium (USS) to facilitate collaborative research and academic scholarship. USS, which is housed at the University of Virginia, is dedicated to organizing multi-institutional collaboration as part of an effort to facilitate mutual support in the pursuit of common goals around the core theme of “Universities Studying Slavery.”

New White Paper (Springer Nature and COARD): Diversifying Readership Through Open Access: A Usage Analysis for OA Books

Citing Springer Nature, infoDOCKET also reports that “open access (OA) books are reaching more countries and have greater usage and higher citation numbers than non-OA books. A new analysis collaboratively produced by Springer Nature and COARD (Collaborative Open Access Research & Development) presents these and other key findings in a new white paper that explores how OA affects the geographical diversity of readers…”

150 Libraries from Colorado State Library Join Prospector Consortium Using Innovative INN-Reach to Create One Statewide Shared Catalog

According to Library Technology Guides “Innovative announced today that the Colorado State Library is merging SWIFT, a statewide resource sharing initiative, into the Prospector INN-Reach system managed by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. The project will add approximately 150 libraries to Prospector, creating a state-wide resource sharing network for Colorado libraries…”

Springer Nature and ResearchGate to move forward with long-term content-sharing partnership

Library Technology Guides also reports that “Springer Nature and ResearchGate have agreed to move forward with a long-term content syndication partnership starting in Q4 of 2020. This cooperation expands the scope of a two-phase pilot, which began in 2019 and has been evaluated in a white paper. The partnership will enable content delivery of the version-of-record (VoR) articles directly to ResearchGate publication pages…”

AAP’s StatShot: US Trade Books Up 17.9 Percent in July, Year Over Year

Publishing Perspectives reports that “The pandemic summer continues to produce strong results for most trade components of the United States’ publishing market, in StatShot figures from the Association of American Publishers.
Parts of the United States’ publishing industry continue to show heartening resilience in the face of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic per today’s release of the July 2020 StatShot report from the Association of American Publishers (AAP).


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