ATG News & Announcements 4/11/18

by | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Bloomsbury Digital Resources celebrates National Library Week;  *ALA’s ‘Most Challenged Books’ List;  *NISO 2018 Strategic Directions Document Identifies Emerging Trends for Future Standards Work;  *European University Association (EUA) Publishes Big Deals Survey Report: First European-Level Mapping Of Major Scientific Publishing Contracts in Europe;  *ORCID Launches New Data Model For Acknowledgment of Research Resources;  *Association of University Presses (AUPresses) Releases “Facing Censorship: A Statement of Guiding Principles”;  and  *RBdigital Introduces Unlimited Streaming Video, Enhanced App plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources

Bloomsbury Digital Resources is celebrating National Library Week by opening access to three of our newest platforms for 30 days.  We’re offering people the opportunity to explore Bloomsbury Cultural History, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers, and Screen Studies with the username and password below.

Username: BloomsburyCelebratesPassword: libraryweek

Shelf Awareness reports (second item down) that “the American Library Association released its annual Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, included in the ALA’s State of America’s Libraries Report 2018, which “affirms the invaluable role libraries and library workers play within their communities by leading efforts to transform lives through education and lifelong learning…”

According to Library Technology Guides “The Architecture Committee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published its 2018 update of the NISO Strategic Directions document which will be used by its leadership groups, the NISO Topic Committees, to direct the future development portfolios of standards and recommended practices…”

infoDOCKET reports that “EUA has published the outcomes of its first Big Deals Survey, an original initiative pursued by the association to gather more information about large scientific publishing contracts from the perspective of universities (known as ‘Big Deals’)…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “today ORCID is launching Research Resources web pages describing the new functionality and inviting community participation in implementation projects, both for resource workflows and publication workflows…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) today issued a statement of guiding principles addressing attempted censorship in a global network of scholarly communications. The Board of Directors of AUPresses approved the statement to affirm “the fundamental importance of the integrity of the scholarship entrusted to us and the essential role of university presses in supporting the values which safeguard that integrity…”

Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, has launched an enhanced RBdigital app, enabling library patrons to use a single interface to access its audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, comics, streaming video, educational content, games, and more…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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