ATG News You Need to Start the Week 9/12/16

by | Sep 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Scholarly_publishing_word_cloudNapoleon’s Unpublished Manuscript Up for Auction;    *More than 500 New Words, Phrases, and Senses Added to Oxford English Dictionary;   *Open Library Foundation Established to “Promote Open Source Projects for Libraries”;   *EBSCO continues to support open source technology for libraries;   *LexisNexis Adds U.K. Data to Securities Tool;  and  *State of California Launches New Open Data Portal plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to GalleyCat “an unpublished manuscript for a novel written by historic French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte is up for auction.

Bonhams in New York will auction the work off on Sept. 21. The item is expected to fetch around $250,000. The Guardian has the scoop…

infoDOCKET reports that “This month marks the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth and, to mark this occasion, September’s quarterly update to the OED contains a range of revised and newly drafted entries connected to Roald Dahl and his writing, including splendiferoushuman bean, and Dahlesque. Jonathan Dent, Senior Assistant Editor of the OED, takes a closer look at some of these words in this article…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “the Open Library Foundation has been established to promote open source projects for libraries and to foster and support contribution, distribution, and sustainability of the benefits of these projects. The foundation provides the infrastructure for librarians, developers, designers, service providers, and vendors to collaborate with innovative open source technologies and develop transformative solutions for libraries…”

Library Technology Guides notes that “EBSCO Information Services continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access. EBSCO has agreed to provide additional financial support to Koha, the world’s first full-featured, free open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types…”

Information Today reports that LexisNexis Legal & Professional have “updated the Lexis Securities Mosaic research tool with U.K. filings, a comprehensive collection of more than 116,000 records from the National Storage Mechanism of the UK Listing Authority of companies traded on U.K. exchanges…”

“The Government Operations Agency (California) today announced the launch of a new open data portal that focuses on allowing citizens to more easily explore, understand and use data.
California piloted the first statewide open data portal,, with data sets and results from the GreenGov Challenge, a code-a-thon built around sustainability data sets hosted on the pilot site. GovOps is now moving the open data portal to an open source platform (DKAN) to ensure the longevity of continuous efforts to make government more open and efficient…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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