CLIR Awards $ 4 Million to 16 Projects – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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Council on Library Resources (CLIR) Awards $4 Million For 16 Projects Through Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program

infoDOCKET reports that “The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the award of $4.02 million to fund 16 digitization projects through the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program. Twenty-eight institutions located in nineteen U.S. states and one U.S. territory will be involved in the projects covering subjects ranging from hip hop, fashion, and public media to plant specimens and whale reproduction.


Ebook sales show no sign of slowing down in 2021

Good e-Reader reports that “Digital Book sales in the United States selling like hotcakes. In January 2021, ebook revenues were up 21.0% for the month as compared to January of 2020 for a total of $91.6 million. Digital audiobook sales also increased by 17.6% and generated $59.1 million in revenue. Physical Audio was up 21.8% coming in at $2.0 million…”


Filecoin Foundation Announces 50,000 FIL Donation to the Internet Archive, Single Largest Donation in IA History

Also according to infoDOCKET “The Filecoin Foundation, an independent organization designed to govern the Filecoin ecosystem and promote the growth of the decentralized web, is proud to announce a 50,000 FIL donation to the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world. This unrestricted grant is designed to advance the work of the Internet Archive, whose mission is to provide universal access to all knowledge…”

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