ATG News You Need to Start the Week 9/3/18 & Happy Labor Day!

by | Sep 3, 2018 | 0 comments

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information has released the latest edition of Open Access Book Publishing 2018-2022. The report found that despite multiple years of growth at more than 30 percent CAGR, total revenue generated from book processing charges (BPC) remains small, well under 0.5 percent of total book revenue, comparable in size to a single university press book publisher or a single open access journal publisher…”

Citing The Mercury News (San Jose), infoDOCKET notes “After a hard-fought battle, the nation’s toughest “net neutrality” law passed in California on Friday and is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk — where a signature from the governor will restore tight internet regulations to the nation’s most important market…”

infoDOCKET provides links to video coverage by and C-SPAN of the The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival that took place in Washington, DC last week.

Spelman College has received the largest single donation of books given to any historically Black college or university on record.

Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr., Ph.D., the Alphonse Fletcher University professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, donated 13 pallets of books from his personal library to the College. The books will be housed within the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, which confirms that the gift is the largest donation of books it has ever received…”

infoDOCKET has also posted another video that provides “an inside look into the New York Public Library’s project to digitize their collection of slides by Dance Critic, Novelist, Journalist, and Photographer Carl Van Vechten. His preoccupation with the dance performers of his day lead him to capture thousands of unique and colorful images…”

In this post Judith Rosen takes “a long, hard look at the season’s offerings from independent and university presses, and, after consulting with PW’s reviews editors and booksellers, came up with a list of 20 books that readers won’t want to miss…”

According to Iowa Now “this fall, the University of Iowa launched ICON Direct, an online platform that gives students the option of buying digital textbooks and course materials at a much lower cost than their printed equivalents.




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