According to Publishers Weekly “Federal and state library officials have confirmed that funds allocated under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARPA) can be used to purchase digital content. But in guidance issued this week, leading vendor OverDrive clarified that the current licensing terms used by some publishers may have to be amended for libraries to license titles using those funds.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “IOP Publishing (IOPP) has announced the winners of its Reviewer Awards for 2020.
Each year outstanding reviewers are selected by IOPP’s Editors based on the quality, quantity and timeliness of their reviews. Most journals chose one person to receive the Reviewer of the Year Award and select a number of other excellent reviewers to receive an Outstanding Reviewer award. This year IOPP recognised over 1,200 reviewers across 56 journals…”
American Libraries reports that “Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada, adult services assistant manager at Palos Verdes Library District in Rolling Hills Estates, California, has been elected 2021–2022 president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA)…”
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- OUP in deal with Health Education England to provides access to 130 medical and healthcare eBooks for NHS staff in England
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- AUBO (Beijing) Intelligent Science and Technology Co. Ltd in deal with F1000 to launch first open research publishing platform dedicated to cobots