ATG News You Need to Start the Week – 12/7/20

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ATG News You Need to Start the Week – 12/7/20

Changes to Journal Impact Factor Announced for 2021

According to this post in Scholarly Kitchen “starting 2021, Journal Impact Factors will be calcuated using online publication dates, not print ones. But phased roll-out may lead to bias for some journals…”


Invitation to Participate: “Racial Equity Task Force Survey” Research Study

According to ACRL Insider “The ACRL/ARL/ODLOS/PLA Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework Task Force is seeking responses to a survey on racial equity efforts in public and academic libraries. See details below and respond to the survey by the due date of midnight Pacific on Monday, December 28, 2020….”


FOLIO launches Honeysuckle Release

Library Technology Guides reports that “The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform. The Honeysuckle Release includes platform updates and integration improvements in addition to user experience improvements and accessibility features…”


The Internet Archive Provides a Look Ahead to Public Domain Day 2021

InfoDOCKET notes that those interested can join together on “December 17th for a virtual celebration of the public domain. Presented by Internet Archive, Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Creative Commons, and SPARC, this event will bring together a diverse group of organizations, musicians, artists, activists, and thinkers to highlight the new works entering the public domain in 2021 and discuss those elements of knowledge and creativity that are too important to a healthy society to lock down with copyright law…”

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

SPARC Executive Director Heather Joseph Will Be Recipient of NISO’s 2021 Miles Conrad Award

UNESCO Launches New Publication on Accessible Documentary Heritage

Four New Digital Collections Now Available Online From the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme (EAP)

Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-books to Public Libraries

Report From Canada: “Towards an Accessible Publishing Ecosystem”

TLC completes milestone migration to TLC.Cloud Services

eBiblioFile now serves former RBdigital customers enhanced data

Shandong University joins the ranks of prestigious universities in China to acquire Gale Scholar

Washington: “Sale of Seattle National Archives Property is Being Speeded Up. Attorney General Bob Ferguson Says He Will Sue”

Alphacrucis College enhances teaching and research capabilities for students and faculty with Ex Libris Alma library platform and Primo discovery solution

Gettysburg College signs up for Ex Libris Rapido Early Adopter Program to modernize patrons’ resource Sharing Experience

Zinio magazines and comics now available from Overdrive

SirsiDynix BLUEcloud Mobile enhancements now include patron self-service and click and collect

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