According to Good e-Reader “Digital audiobooks continue to be the fastest growing segment in publishing. Not only is the entire publishing industry making more money, but there is more choice available for customers. Last year audiobook sales increased by 16% in the United States and generated over $1.2 billion dollars in revenue, whereas in 2018 it only made $940 million, an increase of 25% from 2017. You know what is surprising about that $1.2 billion digital audiobooks made? Ebooks only made $983 million, so for the first time ever, US audiobook sales have eclipsed ebook sales…”
Canada: The Royal BC Museum Opens Up Thousands of Digitized Photos of Indigenous Communities Across BC to the Public
infoDOCKET reports that “The Royal BC Museum has opened up to the public 16,103 historical photographs depicting Indigenous communities from across BC that were taken between the late 1800s and the 1970s…”
Video Interview: Maria Pallante, CEO of the Association of American Publishers Discusses Publishing in the USA During COVID-19 Pandemic
infoDOCKET also reports that a new video interview has been posted in which ” IPA President, Hugo Setzer, talks to Maria Pallante, CEO of the Association of American Publishers about how publishers have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are looking to the future…”
COVID-19 NEWS: ‘While Library Buildings Are Closed, Collaborative Digital Library Ensures Access to Books for Research, Study’
According to Information Today “Jessica Aiwuyor writes the following for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL): “When the COVID-19 pandemic forced closures of college campuses this spring, faculty and students lost access to the printed books and journals in their libraries. Fortunately, a decade-long initiative by research libraries to scan and preserve these materials means many books and journals continue to be available for research and study during this online-only period.
HathiTrust Digital Library, a nonprofit collaborative of academic and research libraries, preserves digitized versions of printed books, journals, and other publications…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Four Leading Research Universities Choose ProQuest’s TDM Studio™ Solution for Text and Data Mining
- Missouri State University Libraries Go Live with FOLIO
- Report: “Fresno State’s Library Will Soon Lend Noise-Canceling Headphones to Students”
- The Geological Society of London renews partnership with HighWire
- ZBW goes live with FOLIO International engagement for Open Source in the library world
- Kudos Teams With Impact Science for Multimedia Research Resources
- The University of Liverpool joins the Frontiers – JISC national OA deal
- Research Data: FAIRsFAIR Launches FAIR Assessment Tool
- Mills College goes live on TIND ILS
- Start of FOLIO Library Services Platform at Leipzig University Library
- Counting Opinions collaborates with the EveryLibrary Institute
- Equinox migrates Dominican University College to Koha
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.