ATG News You Need to Start the Week – 2/1/21

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ATG News You Need to Start the Week – 2/1/21

Library and higher education groups release Communication Toolkit for implementing effective data practices

Library Technology Guides reports that “the Association of Research Libraries, California Digital Library, Association of American Universities, and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities released a communication toolkit for facilitating institutional communication and discussions around the broad adoption of persistent identifiers and machine-readable data management plans…”


OUP reaches new milestone – more than 25,000 academic books now available online

According to KnowledgeSpeakOUP has reached a new milestone in digital publishing – more than 25,000 of academic research books are now available online. Now, subscribing students and researchers have immediate access to more than 850 average library shelves worth of academic content from across all disciplines via various online platforms including Oxford Medicine Online and Oxford Handbooks Online…”


CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration Releases Collection Collection Comparison Tool

According to infoDOCKET “the California Digital Library (CDL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), & HathiTrust Collaboration is building on a decade of collaboration, innovation, and expertise to define a new phase of shared print built on open and interconnected infrastructure. The collection comparison tool brings together the shared print retention commitments registered in CRL’s Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR), HathiTrust digital collection metadata, and the local library serials data submitted by users…”


A Year for the (Record) Books in Publishing

Publishers Weekly reports that “combined print book and e-book sales hit 942 million units in 2020 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, a 9% increase over 2019 and the most unit sales recorded in a single year by BookScan since the service was created in 2004.
Print sales rose 8.2% over 2019, the largest annual increase since 2005, and the print total of 751 million units sold was the highest since 2009, … E-book unit sales, as measured by NPD’s PubTrack Digital service, rose 12.6% over 2019 and were at their highest level since 2015, when 208 million units were sold (e-book sales figures for November and December are projections)…”


The February issue of CD HotList: New Releases for Libraries has been posted 

According to Rick Anderson who maintains the CD Hotlist “this month’s recommendations include period-instrument performances of chamber music by Schubert; new jazz releases by Henry Robinett and the always-wonderful Yoko Miwa; bluegrass from Phil Leadbetter and his band; grumpy electronica from The Bug and Chrizpy Chriz; Lebanese art song from Fadia Tomb al-Hage, and more. Enjoy!”


Open Community Collections passes 300 collections mark

JSTOR reports that “This month, JSTOR’s Open Community Collections initiative has surpassed the 300 collections mark, gathering contributions from 89 institutions worldwide.
Recently added collections from University of Lancashire, University of Cambridge, University of California, Riverside, and University of Pennsylvania continue to diversify content available with cartoons by famed New Yorker artist William Steig, maps and atlases from the 15th century to the present, and rare ephemera including archival musical records, community photographs, and much more, all freely accessible on JSTOR.”

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