ATG News & Announcements 9/20/19

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According to infoDOCKET “The University Libraries will host four information sessions open to members of the UB community on the potential outcomes of the SUNY Libraries Consortium’s contract negotiations with Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific and technical scholarly journals…”


Good e-Reader notes that while “hardcover and paperback books were destined to be disrupted by ebooks and from 2007 to 2014, this was the case. Since then, physical books have been making a comeback. In 2018, hardcover book sales in the U.S. increased by 6.9%, paperback sales went up 1.1% and eBook sales dropped 3.6%….”


infoDOCKET reports that “the University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired the papers of critically acclaimed cartoonist and distinguished UT alum (Knoxville ’85) Paige Braddock.

The majority of the artwork now in the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives pertains to Braddock’s award-nominated comic strip, Jane’s World…”


InfoDOCKET also reports that “WIPO has launched its new IP Portal, a one-stop shop to the Organization’s full range of online intellectual property (IP) services. For users of WIPO’s IP services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs, the IP Portal will provide greater consistency in how they interact with WIPO, while maintaining the underlying business processes…”


Scholarly Kitchen is ending “this year’s Peer Review Week celebrations by sharing some great community resources that you can use all year round!


According to KnowledgeSpeak “Open access journals publisher MDPI has announced the release of a new functionality giving the possibility for researchers and scholars to endorse, and formally recommend articles to their colleagues. This follows the implementation of the open source Hypothesis commenting tool, which has been available for all articles published by MDPI for over a year…”


Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) opens a conversation about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of knowledge production, dissemination, and preservation.

 

 

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