ATG News You Need to Start the Week 7/15/19

by | Jul 15, 2019 | 0 comments


According to infoDOCKETOhio University Libraries has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Southeast Asia Digital Library in collaboration with 14 other institutions.

The five-year grant was awarded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The project will update the Southeast Asia Digital Library with a new generation of digital initiatives and expand its collection of materials to further enhance studies of Southeast Asia, including language program support…”

ARL News reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Statistics 2017–2018, ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2017–2018, and ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2017–2018.

These three publications present information describing the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of the Association’s 124 member libraries in fiscal year 2017–2018. Of these 124 members, 116 are university libraries (16 in Canada and 100 in the US); the remaining 8 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries in the US. The law and health sciences publications focus on the 72 law libraries and 58 medical libraries among the Association’s membership that completed the law and health sciences surveys…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that UC San Diego has announced a partnership with a coalition of Texas colleges and universities to develop a national digital preservation service for sensitive and private data. The partnership between the UCSD library and the Texas Digital Library is intended to shore up a weak spot for libraries that hold sensitive personal or health information in their custody. According to UCSD, libraries and archives currently have preservation networks for all content types except sensitive and private data…”

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has introduced its new Sustainable Development Goals Online platform, featuring an online library of over 12,000 articles and chapters – covering some of the world’s biggest ongoing challenges – as well as a selection of materials to help lecturers teach sustainability and enhance students’ satisfaction with their institutions…”

According to Digital Reader “here is a belated report on publisher revenues from the Association of American Publishers.

Publisher revenue was up for the period through April 2019, but down for the month. Total publisher revenue was $3.36 billion, up 4.5%. Revenue in April was $793.5 million, down 1.6% from last year. Revenue from trade book sales was down half a percent in April, to $585 million. paperback and audiobook revenues were both up, while hardback and ebook revenues were down..”




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