ATG News & Announcements – 1/8/21

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ATG News & Announcements – 1/8/21

33% growth for digital books from public libraries and schools in 2020 sets records

According to Library technlogy Guides “Librarians and educators achieved record levels of digital book circulation in 2020. Readers worldwide borrowed 430 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in the past 12 months, a 33% increase over 2019. This significant growth was influenced by the pandemic, social justice and remote learning. Data was reported by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for 65,000 libraries and schools worldwide…”


New Princeton University Library Program Provides Princeton Students, Faculty, and Staff Opportunities to Curate Digital Collections

According to infoDOCKETPrinceton University Library’s (PUL) digital repository houses over 130,000 digitized items from the Library’s unique and rare collections. Curated Collections, a new program at PUL led by Reference Professional for Special Collections Emma Sarconi, provides the Princeton community opportunities to curate these digital items into online exhibits, add detail and narrative, and contextualize them within a larger theme…”


PW Launches New U.S. Book Trade Fair for May

Publishers Weekly will launch a new American publishing trade fair. The U.S. Book Show will run virtually May 26-28 and will offer events and programming for the domestic and international publishing industry, including booksellers, librarians, publishers, and self-published authors…”


U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero Responds to Capitol Riots

According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) “Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero today responded to the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, that took place as Congress took up the presidential election certification process. He stated that the National Archives is taking appropriate measures to protect its employees and property, including the Charters of Freedom – the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights – and shared this statement with National Archives staff:…”

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