ATG News & Announcements 10/8/20

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Two New Filings Posted in the Publisher/Internet Archive Lawsuit Including Supplemental Discovery Deadlines

infoDOCKET reports that “two new court filings were posted today in the publishers/Internet Archive lawsuit. Both documents are available online via the RECAP Archive from CourtListener.


Association of Research Libraries Board of Directors 2020–2021 Elected by ARL Membership, John Culshaw Begins One-Year Term as President of Organization

According to infoDOCKET “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) elected its 2020–2021 Board of Directors on October 6 during the Fall 2020 Association Meeting. At the end of the meeting on October 7, John Culshaw, the Jack B. King University Librarian at The University of Iowa, began a one-year term as president of ARL…”


Royal Society enters new transformative agreement with Max Planck Society

Library Technology Guides reports that “The Royal Society has signed a pilot agreement with Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) to enable open access publishing across the entire Royal Society journal portfolio, at no cost to authors of the Max Planck Society…”


ACRL Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and the Print Collecting Imperative

ACRL Insider reports that “In keeping with its Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, ACRL recommends that North American research libraries continue to collect and preserve valuable print materials, even as the global COVID-19 crisis and associated financial circumstances may compel them to shift, at least temporarily, to digital formats where available. The association strongly urges libraries to take a deliberate, measured approach to any shift, temporary or permanent, toward an e-centric collection development model,..”


ERC Scientific Council calls for open access plans to respect researcher’s needs

According to Library Technology Guides “The ERC Scientific Council has decided to withdraw as a supporter of cOAlition S. In doing so, the ERC Scientific Council wishes to pay closer attention to a number of aspects whose importance has been rather underestimated. Most prominent among them are researchers’ needs, especially those of young researchers who represent the future of European science and innovation…”

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