ATG News & Announcements 3/31/16

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etextbooks*Adam Matthew Completes Publication of Church Missionary Society Periodicals;   *Additional new collection of Periodicals Archive Online now available to Jisc members across the UK;   *Robinson Wins Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction;  *Ukraine Government Ministers Approve Plan to Create National Electronic Library;   *New Research Article (Preprint): “Academic Libraries and Copyright: Do Librarians Really Have the Required Knowledge?”;   *ProQuest Debuts Simon & Schuster Titles to Academic Library Market;   *IOP Publishing partners with Editage to launch new manuscript preparation services for authors plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to this press release “Adam Matthew, a global provider of digital primary source content, has today announced the publication of the second and final module of Church Missionary Society Periodicals – ‘Medical Journals, Asian Missions and the Historical Record, 1816-1986’.
This final Church Missionary Society Periodicals module provides thousands of pages of published content relating to South, East and South-East Asia, including journals, reports, letters and serialised accounts of indigenous peoples, family news including marriages, births and deaths as well as a register of missionaries detailing the movements of men, women and native clergy…”

According to KnowledgeSpeakJisc, which provides digital solutions to UK’s research and education institutions, has purchased a second collection of 50 titles from ProQuest’s Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) resource on behalf of all UK universities, colleges and research councils. This new collection of 50 additional titles adds to the existing collection of 80 titles already provided by Jisc to its members…”

Shelf Awareness reports that “author Marilynne Robinson has been named this year’s recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which will be awarded September 24 during the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. The prize honors “an American literary writer whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination. The award seeks to commend strong, unique, enduring voices that–throughout long, consistently accomplished careers–have told us something new about the American experience.”

According to infoDOCKETUkraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a Strategy for Librarianship Development until 2025. The plan foresees a set up of Ukraine’s National Electronic Library, full computerization of Ukrainian libraries with Internet access…”

infoDOCKET also reports that “the following article (accepted for publication, preprint) will be published in the March 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries (C&RL)Academic Libraries and Copyright: Do Librarians Really Have the Required Knowledge? by Juan-Carlos Fernández-Molina, University of Granada, Spain

Library Technology Guides notes that “key titles from … publisher Simon & Schuster are now available for the first time to the academic library market as ebooks through ProQuest’s MyiLibrary® platform. More than 1,200 titles in subject areas such as business, psychology, history, social sciences, political sciences and literature will provide libraries with more options to serve students, faculty, and researchers…

A press release reports that “IOP Publishing is partnering with Editage, a leader in English language and publication support services, to provide a range of manuscript support services for authors working in physical sciences and engineering. Launching today, 31 March 2016, IOP Editing Services will provide manuscript services such as English-language editing, translation, plagiarism checks and technical reviews. The services will be available to all authors, regardless of where they wish to publish…”


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