ATG News You Need to Start the Week 3/23/20

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Libraries and COVID-19: International News Roundup

infoDOCKET has created a page that curates “a small collection of resources with news, information, and resources about how libraries around the world are dealing with COVID-19. Included on this page is a collection of direct links to operations information for several national libraries…”

Other COVID-19 collections collated and updated by Gary Price of infoDOCKET include:

LexisNexis compiles a Coronavirus Resource Kit

To help U.S. attorneys manage the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Lexis Practice Advisor® has developed a Coronavirus Resource Kit featuring select content addressing emerging issues related to coronavirus across a variety of practice areas.

Existing Lexis Practice Advisor customers can view the complete Coronavirus Resource Kit here

Keeping Up With… Microaggressions

According to ACRL Insider, “the latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Microaggressions by Tarica LaBossiere and Abby Deese.

16.7% of Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census, Initial Response Data For All States, Counties, and Cities Now Available via Online Map

infoDOCKET also reports that “The U.S. Census Bureau today released the initial response rates for every state, county and city across the nation – 16.7% of households have responded to the 2020 Census since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12…”

ORCID Releases 2019 Annual Report and “2025 Vision” Document

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “ORCID reports “that there are 101 new member integrations in 2019, bringing the total number of active integrations worldwide to 661.
2019 was another year of milestones in terms of researcher adoption and use of ORCID…”

CRKN’s participating libraries renews SCOAP³ initiative

According ot KnowledgeSpeak “the Canadian Research Knowledge Network’s (CRKN’s) 67 participating libraries have confirmed their renewal of the SCOAP³ initiative for another three-year term, covering 2020-2022.

Phase III of SCOAP³ will include articles published from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022 in all eleven journals which participated in Phase II.

MDPI co-signed position statement on transformative agreements

Citing a press release, KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “… MDPI is a co-signatory of the recent position statement raising concerns about potential downsides of transformative agreements and how they may delay a full transition to open access. The statement highlights that these models ‘risk perpetuating current limitations on access, transparency and market competitiveness, while simultaneously facilitating excessive charges on the public purse’…”


BioOne, libraries and publishers partner to provide peer-reviewed research to fight the Coronavirus crisis

Cengage offers free access to digital learning materials and other resources for those impacted by COVID-19

Jisc issues joint statement on access to content in response to COVID-19

Waterstones to Close All UK Branches On Monday

EPJ N releases first free article in its ‘Key Summaries’ series

Winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2020 Announced

This Week’s Bestsellers: March 23, 2020

Print Unit Sales Down 5.7% in Mid-March

Barnes and Noble is in a precarious position and layoffs are inevitable

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