Association of American Publishers (AAP) Releases August 2020 StatShot Report: “Publishing Industry Flat For Month; Down 4.6% Year To Date Trade (Consumer Book) Sales Up Nearly 7% in August”
According to infoDOCKET “The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for August 2020 reflecting reported revenue for all tracked categories, including Trade (consumer publications), K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing, and University Presses…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “The British Library is nearing the end of a project to make 40,000 early maps and views freely available online for the first time.
The material forms part of the Topographical Collection of King George III (K. Top) held by the British Library and captures four centuries of visual impressions of places throughout the world, from maps and atlases to architectural drawings, cartoons and watercolours. From today, the images will be available for anyone to view online via the British Library’s digital Flickr Commons collection…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “COAR has announced the release of the COAR Community Framework for Best Practices in Repositories. The purpose of the framework is to assist repositories in evaluating and improving their current operations based on a set of applicable and achievable good practices…”
ARL News reports that “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) elected its 2020–2021 Board of Directors on October 6 during the Fall 2020 Association Meeting in Washington, DC. 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.
According to Library Technology Guides “EBSCO Information Services will partner with University of Denver, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chalmers University of Technology to develop a next-generation analytics platform. The platform will combine and streamline data sets from library and campus systems, allowing library staff to demonstrate a library’s impact while making informed decisions on collections and services…”
According to Information Today “Exact Editions and a group of its publishing partners developed a freely available Black Lives Matter resource page. It features handpicked articles, from 50-plus publications’ digital archives, that are organized into seven subject areas: Activism, Art, Film & Stage, History, Literature, Music, and Politics. Content includes topics such as civil rights, racial bias, protests, and prominent historical figures…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- WU Vienna University of Economics and Business goes live with Ex Libris Leganto, providing easy access to course materials
- Research Solutions partners with BIO to help life sciences companies save time and money on scholarly literature access
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.