ATG News & Announcements 8/7/19

by | Aug 7, 2019 | 0 comments


Good eReader reports that “Barnes and Noble has officially announced they have been fully acquired by Elliott, the same Hedge Fund that owns the largest bookseller in the UK, Waterstones.

Barnes & Noble serves 627 different communities across all 50 states, where it remains the #1 bookseller in the United States. Elliott seeks to build upon this strong foundation as it addresses the significant challenges facing the bricks and mortar book retail space in the United States, applying a model that successfully turned around Waterstones over the past decade…”

POPLINE, a valuable resource to the population, family planning, and reproductive health community for over 40 years including more than 400,000 records will retire their website on September 1, 2019.

According to ARL News “The latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship work at ARL member libraries features The Ohio State University (OSU).

The OSU profile, written by ARL director of Scholars and Scholarship, Judy Ruttenberg, presents an overview of the OSU Research Commons, including a brief history of its evolution. The profile describes the Research Commons’s current staffing and services, approach to projects, and partnerships and successes…”

Beginning January 2020, Biographical Memoirs of the Royal Society will offer online access at no charge to all institutions!  Biographical Memoirs is published biannually and is recognized as containing definitive accounts of the life and work of the eminent scientists and engineers who were Fellows or Foreign Members of the Royal Society.
(Find out more about the publication in this interview with Editor In Chief, Professor Malcolm Longair.)…

According to infoDOCKETVIVA has announced “a new pilot program in partnership with Wiley. The first of its kind in North America, the VIVA Wiley agreement includes both Open Access publishing funds and journal subscriptions. This comprehensive approach allows researchers from any participating VIVA institution to publish in fully gold open access journals using a central fund, while maintaining access to the full extent of Wiley journal holdings for the consortium…”

This report written by Katherine Skinner of the Educopia Institute “documents the design, methods, results, and recommendations of the 2019 Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Providers (SCIP), a Census produced by the “Mapping the Scholarly Communication Infrastructure” project team (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Middlebury College, 2018-19)…

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “Israel’s national library said on Wednesday it received the last part of a collection of Franz Kafka’s writings that it planned to put online, after winning an ownership battle for part of the Prague-born Jewish novelist’s literary estate.The library said that since court proceedings ended in 2016, it has been collecting the papers from sites in Israel and Germany and, finally two weeks ago, from a Swiss bank vault…”



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