Sales of Print Books Increased, Slightly, in 2017; *Technology at the Library: Long-Hidden Text Is Uncovered in Alexander Hamilton Letter; *Research Square’s new multimedia product, Video Bytes, helps share research results with the public; *Ingenta Connect integrates Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access service; *Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and OpenAire Announces Collaboration; and *OpenCorporates (Largest Open Database Of Companies In The World) is Creating OpenCorporates is creating a Corporate Events Dataset plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
According to Publishers Weekly “unit sales of print books rose 1.9% in 2017 at outlets that report to NDP BookScan. Units sold hit 687.2 million, up from 674.1 million in 2016. Since 2013, print unit sales are up 10.8%.
The Library of Congress blog reports that “…when the Library of Congress recently digitized the Alexander Hamilton Papers, a letter, unedited, with its 14 obliterated lines, became visible to all for the first time. However, the lines were still unreadable. To find out what lay beneath the scratchings-out, Fenella France, chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division, and preservation staff Meghan Wilson and Chris Bolser used hyperspectral imaging…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Research Square, a provider of innovative solutions for improving scholarly communication, has announced the launch of a new multimedia product, Video Bytes. These brief, informative videos summarise a piece of published research for a lay audience in a 1-minute overview. Each Video Byte combines on -screen text, relevant imagery and footage, and music to create a compelling and aesthetic take on recent research and how it impacts society…”
In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports”academic journals aggregator Ingenta Connect has announced the integration of Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) service. Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access is a new service which expands on Google’s subscriber Links programme…”
infoDOCKET reports that “the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to announce the launch of an important collaboration with OpenAIRE, the European Commission funded services that support open access and open science in Europe.
The aim of the collaboration is to use the OpenAIRE services to identify Canadian open access content…”
- OpenCorporates (Largest Open Database Of Companies In The World) is Creating OpenCorporates is creating a Corporate Events Dataset
Also according to infoDOCKET “OpenCorporates is creating a corporate events dataset, as part of the EU Business Graph project – to ensure that cross-border and cross-lingual data on corporate events is more readily available and accessible for all. (The OpenCorporates database currently contains data about 138 million companies located in countries around the globe.)
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Announcing Video Bytes, Research Square’s new multimedia product;
- ALA to Congress in 2018: Continue to #FundLibraries;
- De Gruyter and ISTEX Sign National Licensing Deal in France;
- Ex Libris and HighPoint Announce Partnership to Deliver Enhanced Student Mobile Experience;
- SAGE Publishing partners with Biola University to publish three prestigious religion journals;
- Duke University Press, Mathematical Sciences Publishers and Project Euclid announce new publishing services partnership – Alloy: A Publishing Services Alliance;
- Future Science Group and ACCUCOMS extend agreement to include AggregagentTM;
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.