A New report explores consumer “Engagement” with Books & Digital media – plus more ATG News & Announcements for February 22, 2021
According to Publisher’s Weekly “A new report released this week is being billed as the first study to capture critical data about how consumers “engage” with books within a “connected media ecosystem” that includes video games, TV, and movies.
The report, Immersive Media & Books 2020, is the most ambitious project yet from the Panorama Project,… Drawing on data from more than 4,300 “pre-qualified” respondents, surveyed from September through November of 2020, the report offers one of the most comprehensive looks at consumer media consumption and behavior in the e-book age, with demographic data broken down into three age groups, five U.S. regions, and seven racial/ethnic groups…”
Publishing Perspectives notes that a white paper entitled, Exploring Researcher Preference for the Version of Record, provides “results of a survey of almost 1,400 ResearchGate members who had interacted with Springer Nature publications.” It reaffirms Springer Nature’s support for gold open access over green. A key point, in that support is that only the gold open access protocol provides “immediate access to the final published version of record.”
Atlanta University Center (AUC) Woodruff Library, University of Maryland Libraries, and Project STAND Receive $750,000 Mellon Collaborative Grant to Advance Archiving of Social Justice Initiatives Among College Students of Color
According to infoDOCKET “The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library in partnership with Project STAND has received generous funding of $750,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a three-year project: Building Capacity, Ethical Documentation and Archiving of Student Activism in BIPOC Communities. The project will advance the community archiving of social justice initiatives among former and current college and university students of color…”
A New Issue of “The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion” (IJIDI) is Now Available Online
In addition infoDOCKET reports that “A new issue (Vol 5, No 1) of The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) is now available online.
(IJIDI is sponsored by the Information & Computer Science Dept. (Library & Information Science Program), U of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto.)
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- AAAS updates author name change policy
- Report: “Black Gospel Greatness is Being Saved in a Baylor University Archive”
- EMS Press’ new content platform utilises the power of APIs for a modern content experience
- Venture Fund Award Proposals Due from ARL Members by February 26
- ByWater Solutions welcomes Bill Kessler as Aspen Discovery sales consultant
- Publisher announce Read & Publish agreements (AIP Publishing and Graz University of Technology)
- Plymouth Marjon University chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.
- British Book Awards: Bookstore, Small Press Shortlists
- EBSCO Information Services and Knowledge E partnership to increase open source options in the United Arab Emirates