ATG News You Need to Start the Week 6/15/20

by | Jun 15, 2020 | 0 comments

40 Iowa Colleges Have Combined For a Joint Membership to the Open Textbook Network (OTN)

infoDOCKET reports that “in a continuing effort to make higher education more affordable, 40 Iowa colleges and universities have combined for a joint membership with the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives…”

National Academies Release COVID-19 Data Guide for Decision-Makers, Interactive Web-Based Resource Also Available

Also according to infoDOCKET “the recently formed National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), which connects social and behavioral science researchers with decision-makers leading the response to COVID-19, today released a rapid expert consultation to guide leaders using COVID-19 measurements like hospitalizations and reported confirmed cases to understand the spread of the disease in their communities.

SAGE releases collection of free resources from their 2020 TAA award-winning titles

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “SAGE Publishing has opened resources from six titles that received 2020 Textbook Awards from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). Materials from the winning texts support online teaching and learning and include videos, webinars, author interviews, and more…”

OCLC Launches Shared Print Infrastructure Enhancements

Library Technology Guides reports that “OCLC has recently launched the first version of their new serial registration service which allows institutions or shared print programs to register holdings by submitting a CSV file through WorldShare Collection Manager…”

OverDrive is Launching a Digital COVID Response Collection

According to Good e-Reader “Overdrive is going to be launching a digital Covid response collection available to libraries for free. The first set of titles donated by OverDrive will be a Kids & Teens bundle including hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks, and Read-Alongs from Rosen Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Britannica Digital Learning, Triangle Interactive, and other participating publishers. The company is also working with major publishers for a Adult Fiction and Nonfiction collections…”

Bookstores Go It Alone in Reopening

Publishers Weekly reports that “many governors across the United States have been eager to begin the multiphase reopening of businesses, but bookstore owners are acting cautiously. In remarks gathered from more than 25 independent bookstores, PW found that owners are reopening to in-store traffic more slowly than state guidelines allow, guided by their own sense of what it will take to ensure the safety of their employees…”


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