ATG News & Announcements 10/16/20

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OCLC signs agreements with publishers and other content providers worldwide

OCLC reports that thy have “signed agreements with leading publishers and other content providers around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases, and other learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.


Powerful US research funder unveils strict open-access policy

“One of the world’s richest biomedical research organizations, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), announced on 1 October that it will require scientists it funds to make papers open access (OA) as soon as they are published — a change to its current policy, which allows a delay of up to one year before results must be free to read…”


New Report From GAO: “Data Security: Recent K-12 Data Breaches Show That Students are Vulnerable to Harm

infoDOCKET reports that “According to GAO’s analysis of K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center (CRC) data from July 2016 to May 2020, thousands of K-12 students were affected by 99 reported data breaches, one type of cybersecurity incident in which data are compromised…”


Now Available: International Publishers Association Launches New State of Publishing Reports

Also according to infoDOCKET “the International Publishers Association launched a new set of seven reports looking at key aspects of the international publishing industry.

They contain a wealth of information in these reports that publishers and publishers’ associations around the world can use in their work and in their interactions with local governments…”


August Bookstore Sales Dropped 30.7%

Publishers Weekly reports that “Bookstore sales tumbled 30.7% in August compared to August 2019, putting an end to a brief rally that saw the rate of sales declines slowing compared to 2019…”


Indiana University (IU) Awarded $500,000 Grant to Support the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC)

And lastly, infoDOCKET reports that “the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a $500,000 grant to Indiana University (IU) to support the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC).

The grant will allow HTRC to develop reusable worksets and research models, curated by experts, for analyzing texts from the 17-million-volume HathiTrust Digital Library.

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