ATG News You Need to Start the Week 10/28/19

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ALA denounces Amazon, Macmillan in response to Congressional inquiry on competition in digital markets

Library Technology Guides reports that “according to a new report publicly released today by the American Library Association (ALA), current practices by content publishers and distributors in digital markets limit libraries’ ability to deliver core services… ALA’s report underscores practices by companies like Amazon and Macmillan Publishers that threaten Americans’ right to read what and how they choose and imperil other fundamental First Amendment freedoms….”


Simba Information Reports Scientific & Technical Publishing Bucked Headwinds, Posted Strong Growth in 2018

According to infoDOCKET “driven by tools and online content, open access fees and digital book collections, 2018 saw the scientific and technical publishing market post its strongest sales growth since 2011—this according to the most recent report from Simba Information, a leader in media and publishing intelligence…”


Taylor & Francis Releases Results From 2019 Researcher Survey

In addition infoDOCKET notes the highlights of “the new Taylor & Francis survey that asked researchers around the globe for their opinions on a range of important scholarly communication issues…


MIT develops principle-based framework to guide negotiations with scholarly publishers

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The MIT Libraries, together with the MIT Committee on the Library System and the Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research, announced that it has developed a principle-based framework to guide negotiations with scholarly publishers. The framework emerges directly from the core principles for open science and open scholarship articulated in the recommendations of the Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research, which released its final report to the MIT community on Oct. 17.


LARRP, CLACSO, JSTOR, and García Cambeiro launch Open Access pilot for Latin American monographs

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “a partnership led by the Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP) in collaboration with the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), JSTOR, and Latin American bookseller García Cambeiro is working toward introducing a sustainable Open Access model for monographs to be developed and supported by the library community…”


Europe: Research Organisation Releases Publishing Costs to Highlight Challenge of Going to Full Open Access

infoDOCKET also reports that “the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) is taking the unusual step of making the finances of four of its journals public in order to highlight the challenges of transforming subscription or part-subscription journals into fully open access titles.

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