ATG News & Announcements 10/16/19

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Kanopy appoints digital library pioneer Kevin Sayer as its new CEO

Library Technology Guides reports that “Kanopy, the free-to-the-user video streaming platform for critically-acclaimed films and documentaries, today announced that veteran higher education executive Kevin Sayar has been named as the company’s new CEO, effective October 21. Sayar succeeds Olivia Humphrey, who is relocating with her family back to her native Australia. Humphrey will remain as Kanopy’s Executive Chairman of the Board.

CRL and JSTOR Partner to Make South Asian Materials Openly Available Online

CRL has partnered with JSTOR to make collections from the South Asia Open Archives openly available on JSTOR at

The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a rich and growing collection of historical and contemporary sources covering the arts, humanities, and social sciences, in English and South Asian languages, from and about South Asia…”

Library of Congress Publishes the Digital Collections Management Compendium

Jesse Johnston writes for the Library of Congress’ blog, The Signal, that “the Digital Content Management section [staffers] have been working with experts from across many divisions of the Library of Congress to collate and assemble guidance and policy that guide or reflect the practices that the Library uses to manage digital collections…”

Self-Publishing increased by 40% in 2018

According to Good e-Reader “self-publishing grew by a rate of 40% in 2018 and it will not slow down anytime soon. The combined total of self-published print books and ebooks with registered ISBNs grew from almost 1.2 million in 2017 to more than 1.6 million in 2018. Digital books accounted for 8% of all self-published titles. The vast majority of those books came from the top three independent publishing platforms such as Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords and LULU…”

White House Plans to Nominate Hugh Nathanial Halpern as Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director

According to infoDOCKET “on October 15th President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Hugh Nathanial Halpern as Director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)…

Applications/Nominations Invited for C&RL Book Review Editor

ACRL Insider reports that “applications and nominations are invited for the position of book review editor of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The book review editor will work closely with the editor, members of the Editorial Board, production staff, and a team of reviewers to provide reviews of new publications pertinent to academic and research librarians.


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