ATG News You Need to Start the Week 12/1/20

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ATG News You Need to Start the Week 12/1/20

A New cOAlition S Project Will Review Progress on Transformative Open Access Agreements Between Library Consortia and Smaller Independent Publishers

According to infoDOCKET “cOAlition S aims to work with learned societies, libraries, library consortia, publishers, and other stakeholders to accelerate the transition to Open Access. Following up on the outcomes of the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project, the European Science Foundation, on behalf of cOAlition S and the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), has commissioned Information Power to deliver a study to review progress on transformative and other Open Access agreements between library consortia and smaller independent publishers…”

Digital Science Releases “The State of Open Data 2020” Report (5th Annual)

Citing the Digital Science website, infoDOCKET notes that”The State of Open Data is now the longest running longitudinal study on the subject, which was created in 2016, to examine attitudes and experiences of researchers working with open data – sharing it, reusing it, and redistributing it.
This year’s survey received around 4,500 responses from the research community and had an additional focus on research practices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It asked researchers how the pandemic was impacting their ability to carry out research, and their views on reuse of data and collaboration…

Open Access Publishing Platform to Be Launched by the EC

According to their website “in early 2021 the European Commission will launch their Open Research Europe platform: An Open Access publishing platform offering fast publication and open peer review for research conducted by Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries
Open Research Europe will be a scholarly publishing platform providing a full open access peer reviewed publishing service for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries without cost, both during and after the end of their grants…”

The best places to download free audiobooks in 2020

Good e-Reader’s Michael Kozlowski notes that “there is no shortage of online retailers that allow you to subscribe and download audiobooks.” However, he also points out that there are “plenty of options to download them for free” and discussed a few of them including library services like Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla, as well as web sources like Librivox, Loyal Books, Open Culture, Project Gutenberg, Storynory (for kids) and a little known section on Spotify.

New Openly Accessible Collection: “Brazilian Women’s Archives Digitized with Support From Center for Research Libraries (CRL)”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The archival collections of nine historic women from Brazil have been made openly accessible by the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with financial support from the Center for Research Libraries. These collections contain more than 35,000 images curated by the Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil (Center for Research and Documentation of Contemporary History of Brazil), which is part of the Fundação Getulio Vargas.



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