ATG News & Announcements – 12/28/20

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ATG News & Announcements – 12/28/20

What are COVID Archivists Keeping for Tomorrow’s Historians?

Citing Nature, infoDOCKET notes that “efforts to document the pandemic for posterity have been under way everywhere since early in the year. Government agencies such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and scientific institutions including the Pasteur Institute in Paris weren’t far behind the NLM. Their archives are being complemented by those of museums, libraries, historical societies and community groups. The global frenzy of collecting has even prompted talk of curatorial burnout…”


Accessibility: A South Korean eBook Service Launches New Feature to Turn Pages: Eye Tracking

According to infoDOCKET “Millie’s Library, a South Korean e-book service provider, introduced Wednesday a new feature that tracks the eyes of the reader to enable the user to read an e-book without using both hands.

The new feature uses the device’s front camera to track the eyes of the reader, automatically turning the page when the reader finishes reading each page…”


Many Bookstores Still Raising Cash on GoFundMe

Publishers Weekly reports that “A survey by the American Booksellers Association in October revealed that, on average, one store closed each week this year. Recently, several bookstores like the Strand in New York City and Harvard Book Store in Boston took to social media to ask customers to come in and buy books to offset severe business declines caused by the pandemic. Other store owners have turned to crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe to raise money…”


Yewno Discover Introduces News Content

According to Information Today “Yewno added news content to its Yewno Discover research platform. It offers millions of scholarly books and articles, as well as other content, from academic publishers and now provides more than 40 free-to-read, fully accessible, mainstream news sources that will add recent context and relevancy to the platform’s results…”


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