ATG News & Announcements 2/12/20

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ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship Monograph Series Announces First Open Peer Review

ACRL Insider reports that “ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series—a peer-reviewed collection of books that examine emerging theories and research—is launching its first open peer review, for Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry by Emily Ford.
The manuscript is open for comment through Monday, March 23, 2020. It is available for review in two places, and we welcome and encourage your participation …”

ARL Statement on FY 2021 Budget Cuts to Libraries

ARL News reports that “the Association of Research Libraries opposes FY 2021 budget cuts to US libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services … The Association of Research Libraries strongly opposes the proposal to defund the primary source of federal funding for the nation’s libraries and museums …”

Overdrive CEO discloses new information on KKR deal

Good e-Reader notes that “Overdrive was sold by Rakuten on Christmas Eve to KKR, the same company that owns Recorded Books and their various publishing imprints. In an email to all of their library partners, CEO Steve Potash outlined how this deal will affect their audiobook and ebook business and what libraries can expect in 2020.

Western Illinois University Archives Launches Online Abraham Lincoln Collection

According to infoDOCKET “In celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, the Western Illinois University Archives announces its online Abraham Lincoln Collection… “The public may not be familiar with some of these works; it is our hope that this new online collection helps expose people to more sources about Abraham Lincoln.”

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps For Select Georgia Towns and Cities Dating From 1923-1941 Now Available For Free Online From the Digital Library of Georgia

infoDOCKET also reports that “the Digital Library of Georgia has just made Sanborn fire insurance maps produced between 1923-1941 for 39 Georgia towns and cities in 35 counties freely available online. The maps, which are now in the public domain, can be retrieved [online], and complement the DLG’s existing collection of the University of Georgia Map and Government Information Library’s…”

Wiley updates resource page with free access to Coronavirus research

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “John Wiley & Sons Inc., … has joined the Wellcome Trust and other organisations in making research freely available during public health crises, such as the novel coronavirus ( 2019-nCoV) outbreak.

Wiley has identified 54 relevant studies, which includes research from the Journal of Medical Virology, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Zoonoses and Public Health and many more. An update resource page can be found here.

PNAS and Kudos partner to help authors improve article reach and impact

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Kudos, a service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has announced a new partnership with the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,200 research papers annually…”


ACRL Endorses Protocols for Native American Materials

ACRL Announces Recipients of Sponsored Scholarships to DHSI

Digital Science and PLOS in deal to provide Dimensions Analytics and API to PLOS

Pilot Program Aims to Improve Reproducibility, Utility, and Ethics of Biomedical Research

ResearchGate Receives U.S. Patent For “Enhanced Online User-Interaction Tracking and Document Rendition”

eduroam Welcomes Five New Countries

BiblioCommons Acquired by Volaris Group

Koha adopts Elastic for Search functionality

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