ATG News & Announcements 4/4/20

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ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Release Second Installment of Landscape Report on Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies

ARL News reports that “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE released today the second installment of a forthcoming report by Sarah Lippincott, Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning, that will be published in its entirety by late spring 2020. This installment introduces the context and scope of the report, describes the study’s methodology, and explores opportunities that cut across multiple areas of research library services…”

College & Research Libraries – April 202 is Available Online

ACRL Insider reports that “the April 2020 special issue of College & Research Libraries, highlighting the projects of ACRL Academic Library Impact research grant recipients, is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and followC&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion…”

Center For Research Libraries (CRL) Reduces Access Barriers to Nearly 10,000 Digitized Titles

According to infoDOCKET “as a signatory to the ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) Statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Library Services and Resources, CRL has taken measures to allow greater access to portions of its restricted content to support global research and teaching.

Specifically, CRL has reduced access barriers to nearly 10,000 titles previously digitized through on-demand and strategic scanning. These titles were part of the more than 30,000 titles previously digitized through CRL initiatives but which had been restricted to member access…”

Coronavirus: UNESCO #LearningNeverStops Signs IPA to New Coalition

Publishing Perspectives reports that “The 69-nation International Publishers Association joins the fast-growing #LearningNeverStops coalition led by UNESCO to respond to the education crisis developing amid the COVID-19 pandemic…”

Financial Results Varied for Publishers In 2019

Publishers Weekly notes that “Even disregarding the negative impact the new coronavirus will have on the U.S. economy this year, America’s largest publicly traded publishers had a challenging 2019. Penguin Random House was the only one of the five companies to post an increase in sales and earnings in the U.S. last year compared to 2018, though Hachette Book Group had a profit improvement despite a 1% decline in revenue…”


The Hathi Trust Research Center is calling for proposals as part of its Advanced Collaborative Support Program
The National Book Awards will only accept digital entries due to coronavirus
Book Publication Date Changes Due to Covid-19 Pandemic
Are Public Libraries in Decline?
Help For Students: Results of an EDUCAUSE Quick Poll
Print Unit Sales Dropped 13.5% in Mid-March
Springer Nature Announces First Transformative Agreement Within Asia

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