ATG News You Need to Start the Week 8/22/16

by | Aug 21, 2016 | 0 comments

Wiktionary_Dynamic_DictionaryPubMed Central (PMC) Reaches 4 Million Articles, Updates Made to Improve Content Navigation;   *Report Provides a Look at Continuing Education Programs From State Library Agencies;  *Clemson, National Park Service Launch Digital Repository For National and State Parks, Over 100,000 Hi-Res Public Domain Images Already Online;  *OCLC and ACRL Team Up for Collaborative Project;  *ALA submits comments on digital deposit; and *John Wiley & Sons to acquire Atypon plus “more library and publishing news from a variety of sources

According to infoDOCKET “as of August 2016, PMC (PubMed Central) is home to four million articles!  To make this wealth of full-text content easier to navigate, PMC has rolled out a few updates including…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “the 2016 Continuing Education State Reports [provides] an overview of State Library Agencies’ Continuing Education programs.

This report was released last month.

An infographic with highlights from the report is also available.

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Clemson University and the National Park Service have released the Open Parks Network, a digital gallery of rare and unique material from the archives of the country’s national parks, historic sites and battlefields.

The network’s website is growing perpetually and currently features more than 100,000 high-resolution, public domain images…”

OCLC Research reports that “OCLC has partnered with the Association of College & Research Libraries to design, develop and deliver a new ACRL agenda “Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success…”

According to District Dispatch  “ALA, as a member of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office (CO) regarding “Mandatory Deposit of Electronic Books and Sound Recordings Available Only Online.” The comments describe the importance of deposit in ensuring that the Library of Congress (Library) continues to build and preserve a national collection of works.

GalleyCat reports that “publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016…


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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