Winners of the NISO 2021 awards and scholarships – plus more ATG News & Announcements for February 26, 2021

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Announcing NISO’s 2021 Awardees

According to Library Technology Guides “The winners of the National Information Standards Organization’s 2021 awards and scholarships were announced. The recipient of this year’s prestigious Miles Conrad Award for lifetime achievement is Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. This year’s NISO Fellow is George Kerscher, CIO of the DAISY Consortium and Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech, for his invaluable work on information standards for accessibility and content distribution. The Ann Marie Cunningham Award honors NISO volunteers who routinely go above and beyond the normal call of duty to serve the organization. This year’s recipients are Athena Hoeppner of the University of Central Florida, and Julie Zhu of the IEEE…”


AAP StatShot: US Trade Book Sales Up 9.7 Percent for 2020

Publishing Perspectives reports that “The final StatShot report for 2020 from the Association of American Publishers (AAP)—just released today (February 25)—is one that will be looked over with care by publishers because it produces a calendar-year set of US book sales figures for the first year of the still ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. And while the StatShot figures can undergo adjustments over time prompted by changing data, the news today is cheering: For calendar year 2020, the American trade book market showed a 9.7-percent gain…”


Library Publishing Coalition Releases “LPC Roadmap for Anti-Racist Practice”

According to infoDOCKET “As part of our commitment to anti-racism, LPC’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has prepared the LPC Roadmap for Anti-Racist Practice. This document owes a great deal to the ideas and input of library publishing workers at last fall’s anti-racism community call, which was hosted by the task force and the Board… The task force took the resulting ideas, further developed them, and organized them into an action plan.

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