ATG News You Need to Start the Week 6/22/20

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Audiobook Trends and Statistics for 2020

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…”



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