Social Science & Humanities Publishing Drops Due to COVID Disruption – Plus ATG’s News You Need to Start the Week

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Social Science, Humanities Publishing fell on Covid-19 disruption, says new report

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Simba Information has published its latest report Global Social Sciences & Humanities Publishing 2021-2025, according to which, the impact of the COVID-19 virus and associated economic disruption will tighten the market for publishing materials in the humanities and social sciences.
Social science and humanities (SSH) publishing sales fell an estimated 1.5% in 2020 after posting flat results in 2019. Currency movements are estimated to have inflated sales in 2020. The SSH publishing market decline is estimated at 2.5% in constant currency. The market has not posted overall sales growth since 2017 when it grew 1.9%


Amazon Blocks Libraries from Loaning eBooks

According to Good eReaderAmazon, … has now been the subject of a report that documented its treatment of libraries and patrons. The company has acknowledged to Washington Post that they do not permit ebooks from any of their Amazon Publishing titles to be distributed by libraries or borrowed by patrons …”


New partnership launched to support the Directory of Open Access Journals through Amigos Library Services

“A new agreement has been announced today providing for a broad set of higher education institutions, across the South Central and Southwest Regions of the United States, to support vital open access library infrastructure at a substantial discount.

The partnership, between the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Amigos Library Services, which has among its membership more than 300 higher education institutions, is the largest US based consortium that DOAJ has forged a partnership with, covering Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas….”


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