ATG News You Need to Start the Week 10/13/20

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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…”


The British Library Makes 40,000 Early Maps and Views Freely Available Online For the First Time

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…”


COAR releases COAR Community Framework for Best Practices in Repositories

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 Board of Directors 2020–2021 Elected by ARL Membership

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.


EBSCO Information Services Partners with Three Institutions to Develop Analytics Platform

According to Library Technology GuidesEBSCO 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…”


Exact Editions Rolls Out Collection of Black Lives Matter Content

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…”

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