ATG News You Need to Start the Week 11/4/19

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Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #16 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Open Web)

infoDOCKET has just released it’s most recent “curated selection full text documents and other reference material is updated daily. Please bookmark this page and visit again. All of the linked items are free to access and download. (This roundup began on October 14, 2019.)

Library of Congress Formally Announces Four New Digital Collections (History of Women’s Suffrage, Civil War, Landscape Architecture and Monetary Policy)

infoDOCKET also reports that “Researchers and students have gained access to seven newly digitized collections of manuscript materials from the Library of Congress, including records of one of the most important women’s suffrage organizations, the papers of President Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary and collections on the history of federal monetary policy. The availability of these collections added more than 465,000 images to the Library’s already vast online resources…”

SPARC Europe releases summary and implementation guidance of Open Data Directive

According to KnowledgeSpeakThe Directive on open data and the re-use of public sector information, also called the “Open Data Directive” went into effect in July this year. To aid in the implementation of this new legislation, of which members states have until July 16, 2021 to transpose, SPARC Europe has released a summary coupled with implementation guidance.

Libraries Aren’t Pulling Any Punches When Explaining Publisher-Imposed Delays to Patrons

According ot Digital Reader “Macmillan’s new restrictions on library ebook sales went into effect on Friday, and OverDrive was ready. Library patrons who reserve an ebook through the OverDrive Libby app are now being told that the Macmillan title they want to borrow is unavailable due to restrictions imposed by the publisher…”

Libraries are Boycotting Macmillan eBooks

Also according to Digital Reader “while some libraries are telling patrons that Macmillan’s new restrictions are why its ebooks are not available, others are simply opting not to buy any Macmillan ebooks at all.

The AP and other sources report that  several major library systems are boycotting Macmillan ebooks…”


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