ATG News & Announcements 8/1/19

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According to KnowledgeSpeak “The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has joined its parent organisation in denouncing Macmillan Publishers’ new library eBook lending model. Under the new model, scheduled to take effect November 1, a library may purchase only a single copy of each new title in eBook format upon release, after which Macmillan will impose an eight-week embargo on additional copies of that title sold to libraries…”

According to infoDOCKET The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) are investigating the feasibility of a national consortial approach to Datacite, the global non-profit organization that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data and other research outputs…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that Cambridge University Press will expand its provision of open research services with the launch of its own early and open content platform Cambridge Open Engage. Built in-house, Cambridge Open Engage will use the state-of-the-art technology behind Cambridge Core, the online home for the Press’s books and journals, to publish early and open research outputs including preprint papers, abstracts, conference proceedings, conference posters, grey literature, and open data…”

According to infoDOCKET to help libraries be “conscious of the growing role of Edtech in the schools, colleges and universities that they serve. IFLA has produced this briefing to outline the key ethical and security concerns for libraries to consider, and suggest some ways for libraries to promote responsible and ethical use of Edtech.

Direct to Full Text Briefing Document  4 pages; PDF

infoDOCKET also notes that “greater access to indigenous culture has been made available to educators and students across the Pacific Northwest.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on the launch of The Confluence Library

Library Technology Guides reports that “Elsevier and Arkivum have formed a strategic partnership to expand value to institutions by making their research data, institutional records and digital assets usable, accessible and optimized for the long-term. The partnership will leverage EBSCO’s SaaS-based portfolio, including EBSCO Discovery Service, and Arkivum Perpetua, an integrated long-term data management solution used by some of the world’s most prestigious institutions…”




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