ATG News & Announcements 8/1/17

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ARL Leadership Fellows Program: Call for Applications, 2018–2019;  *AAP Reports Audiobook Revenues Up 28.8%, Ebooks Down 5.3% During Q1 2017 (vs. Q1 2016);   *GPO and LC Announce Digital Release of Historical Congressional Record for the 1940s;  *CTCS Creates Library Partnership Among Colleges;  *Major Educational Content Providers in deal with Barnes & Noble Education to combat counterfeit textbooks; and *Choice to Launch Authority File – new sponsored podcast on academic librarianship plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ARL News notes that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) invites applications and nominations for participation in the 2018–2019 ARL Leadership Fellows program, with a deadline of Monday, August 28, 2017. This executive leadership program facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. Since its inception in 2004, the program has involved 33 research libraries sponsoring 142 key staff in their development as an emerging cadre of senior leaders…”

infoDOCKET reports that “revenues for book publishers were $2.33 billion for the first quarter of 2017, a $108 million (4.9%) increase over the first quarter of 2016, according to the StatShot report from Association of American Publishers (AAP). Much of the growth is attributed to increased revenue in the two of the largest categories – Adult books and higher education course materials…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), in partnership with the Library of Congress (LC), has made available on govinfo digitized versions of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1941-1950.

This release covers debates and proceedings of the 77th through the 81st Congresses…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that Library and Archives Canada has uploaded 47 digitized films to YouTube earlier today and they can be accessed here.

According to the Huntington News “this coming semester, students at West Virginia’s community and technical colleges will have access to more diverse library resources than ever before thanks to a new partnership called CODEC of WV (COllegiate DatabasE Consortium)…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “educational content providers Cengage, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill Education, and Pearson have announced an agreement with Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. to implement the industry’s Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices. The best practices were developed to assist publishers and distributors in combating counterfeits of print textbooks, a growing problem facing the industry.

According to ACRL Insider “Choice has announced the launch of a new, sponsored podcast featuring conversations about academic libraries and librarianship, set to kick off Monday, July 31. The Authority File: a Choice podcast will feature weekly episodes in formats to include author/editor conversations about new books and products, thought-leadership interviews and discussions, and technology and product case studies…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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