ATG News You Need to Start the Week 10/21/19

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Frankfurt 2019: Big Crowds, Upbeat Industry, Social Purpose

Publishing Perspectives reports that “overall visitor numbers were up at the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair, where rights trade was brisk and events addressed timely topics including Brexit, feminism, racism, and climate crisis…

Frankfurter Buchmesse reported that on the trade visitor days—Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 16, 17, and 18—attendance was up 1.8 percent, even though the number of exhibitors actually declined a bit—from 7,503 exhibitors from 109 countries in 2018 to 7,450 exhibitors from 104 countries this year…”


Open Access Week 2019 Roundup

Here is a selection of news, blog posts. announcements and other items from infoDOCKET announced/published during OA Week 2019 – Monday Oct. 21, 2019. 


The Internet Archive Announces Launch of the Offline Archive Project

In addition, citing the Internet Archive, infoDOCKET reports that “in the past few days the Internet Archive (IA) has been busy announcing improved and enhanced services. Wonderful news!

We have already noted the launch of a new streaming music player, more MS-DOS games you can play online and will soon have much more to say about the launch of several new features (go and try them out today) that the Wayback Machine just released that make this essential and important tool even more useful and valuable…”


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries: “Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns’ Research Team Looked at Thousands of Digitized Images Across Multiple Collections that Document the Country Music Industry”

infoDOCKET also notes that “The new Ken Burns documentary “Country Music” could not have fully described the origins of the musical genre and recording industry without the help of Carolina’s Southern Folklife Collection at the University Libraries…”


Chalmers University of Technology is the first institution to go live with FOLIO library service platform

According to Library Technology GuidesChalmers University of Technology has become the first university library to go live with FOLIO with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services. FOLIO is an open source service platform created by a community of librarians, services providers and developers…”


Frankfurt 2019: Big Crowds, Upbeat Industry, Social Purpose

Publishing Perspectives reports that “overall visitor numbers were up at the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair, where rights trade was brisk and events addressed timely topics including Brexit, feminism, racism, and climate crisis…

Frankfurter Buchmesse reported that on the trade visitor days—Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 16, 17, and 18—attendance was up 1.8 percent, even though the number of exhibitors actually declined a bit—from 7,503 exhibitors from 109 countries in 2018 to 7,450 exhibitors from 104 countries this year…”


Publishing Perspectives Talks: Executive Women on Pay and Bias in the Book Business

Publishing perspectives also notes that “one of the largest and most engaged audiences for our Publishing Perspectives Talks at Frankfurter Buchmesse was our Thursday (October 16) discussion of “Women’s Leadership in Publishing.”

The debate was quickly outlined by an economic context, with one of the biggest rounds of applause being for closing the gender pay gap between men and women in publishing…”


MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

Association of American Publishers (AAP) Releases August 2019 Statshot Report; Paper Formats Continue to Dominate Trade Categories

Cambridge University Press Launches First Crowdfunding Campaign to Make a Book Open Access;

ARL Member Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week;

In celebration of International Open Access Week, Knowledge Unlatched releases book usage statistics;

ebook sales declined 7% in August

University of Georgia Partners with Google Books For Digital Access

Hyku Open Source Institutional Repository Development partnership awarded $1M Arcadia grant to improve open scholarship infrastructure

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