ATG News You Need to Start the Week 10/7/19

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Monograph continues to play a crucial role for researchers, reveals Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press joint report

The world’s two biggest university presses, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, have announced the results of a joint, global survey into the future of the scholarly monograph. Oxford and Cambridge University Presses together carried out a large-scale survey over the summer. The survey was open to researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences at all stages of their careers and garnered almost 5,000 responses. The results have been released in a report entitled: Researchers’ perspectives on the purpose and value of the monograph.

Yale University: “Renovated Bass Library is a ‘Gateway’ to Research and Learning”

infoDOCKET reports that ” The newly renovated Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Library features expanded study space, increased natural lighting, and a revitalized collection meant to spark curiosity and inspire scholarship… As part of the process, library staff analyzed content and usage of the Bass collection. As a result of this work, more than 35% of the 61,000 volumes in the post-renovation collection are new to the Bass Library…”

Library of Congress Receives $1 Million Mellon Grant to Experiment with Digital Collections as Big Data (Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud Project)

infoDOCKET also notes that “the Library of Congress announced … that it has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) project, which will pilot ways to combine cutting edge technology and the collections of the largest library in the world, to support digital research at scale…”

C&RL News – October 2019 is Now Available

According to ACRL Insider “the October 2019 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Starting out this month’s issue is the latest installment of our Perspectives on the Framework column. Jillian Collier of Spartenburg Community College discusses how the Framework can be applied in the community college setting in her article “Pick Your Battles.”

EBSCO Information Services releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2020

According to Library Technology Guides “the 2020 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent for individual titles and four to five percent for e-journal packages.

Statement: ARL Supports University of California Libraries’ Commitment to Barrier-Free Access to Information

ARL News reports that “the Libraries of the University of California (UC) are seeking transformative agreements with publishers such that access to the research of UC faculty is open to all, not limited to those who can afford it. In February 2019, the UC Libraries withdrew from negotiations with the publisher Elsevier due to lack of progress, and in July, Elsevier cut off access to current content for all UC campuses…”


ARL Board of Directors 2019–2020 Elected by ARL Membership;

OA in the Open White Paper Surfaces Challenges, Opportunities, Next Steps for Open Access Collecting;

Syracuse University School of Information Studies: National Science Foundation (NSF) Funds Daniel Acuna’s Study on Scientific Mentorship and Publication;

ProQuest’s Beat Barblan named Board Chair of ISBN Agency;

East Tennessee State University selects Ex Libris RapidILL resource-sharing service to enhance interlibrary loan activities while providing cost savings;

MSU Libraries launches major information systems upgrade project;

Lehigh University selects Index Data for FOLIO services and hosting;

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries and University Archives modernize digital preservation environment with Preservica;

Columbia University: A Banner Bearing the Names of Eight Women Writers Unfurled on the Facade Of Butler Library;

The MIT Press receives grant from the Arcadia Fund to develop and pilot a sustainable framework for open access monographs;

Wiley collaborates with IIM-Lucknow to launch WileyNXT Executive Education Program;

Africa: Ethiopia Adopts a National Open Access Policy;

Gemological Institute of America selects HighWire’s Benchpress platform to manage manuscripts submission and tracking processes;

Norway’s UNIT and Taylor & Francis Group Sign a Three-Year Transformative Open Access Publishing Deal;

Wolters Kluwer, Health releases significantly enhanced version of digital education solution, Lippincott® CoursePoint;

IEEE Technology and Data Harmonization for Enabling Remote Clinical Trials to explore enhanced technologies and methodologies;

OECD confirms deal to use AI-based UNSILO Classify for Sustainable Development Goals collections

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