ATG News & Announcements 11/21/19

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Association of American Publishers Releases September 2019 Statshot Report; Downloaded Audio Revenues Increase 24.3%; E-Book Revenues Down 1.3% (vs. Sept. 2018)

infoDOCKET reports that “The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its September 2019 StatShot reflecting reported revenue for all tracked categories, … Overall publisher revenue for the month was $1.54 billion, an increase of 8.4% as compared to September of 2018. Total sales in 2019 so far were $11.4 billion, an increase of 4.0% over the same period last year.


10,000 Yiddish Books Now Fully Searchable Online From the Yiddish Book Center

according to infoDOCKET “after years of work by a small team of linguists, computer programmers, and volunteer editors, visitors to the Yiddish Book Center’s website can now search millions of pages of digitized Yiddish books with the aid of a newly launched computer program.


The US National Book Awards at 70: Looking for Permanence

Publishing Perspectives reports that “In its 70th year, the US National Book Awards appear ready to turn their staying power into stability, and coupled their 2019 annual prize-fest with an appeal for funding…”


Kentucky library patrons gain access to genealogy resources

According to Library Technology Guides “Kentucky students and residents now have access to a wealth of genealogical information through Ancestry Library Edition, the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource…”


James G. Neal Announced as 2020 Miles Conrad Award Recipient

Library Technology Guides reports “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced James G. Neal as the 2020 Miles Conrad Lecturer. Neal will be presented with this prestigious award on February 24, 2020 at the NISO Plus Conference in Baltimore, MD…”


MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

Association of Research Libraries Condemns Racist and Anti-Semitic Acts at Syracuse University

Deadline Extended! Apply by Dec. 4 to Host 2020 Subsidized ACRL Scholarly Communication RoadShow;

Innovative launches Inspire Discovery at Cairn University and Hillsdale College

Frontiers Partners With Journal Policy Database TRANSPOSE;

Two Libraries join HELM and choose ByWater Solutions’ Koha support

Bookshare Ireland Launches to Increase Educational Equity for Irish Students (via Benetech);

Dictionaries: “Climate Emergency” is the Oxford Word of the Year for 2019;

BIEF’s Fellowship for Arab Publishers: Contrasts and Commonalities

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