Library Leaders Lack Confidence in Diversity Strategies – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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Library Leaders Lack Confidence in Diversity Strategies

This report and analysis in Inside Higher ED notes that “Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic libraries is more important to library leaders now than it was in 2019, but many are uncertain about the effectiveness of their strategies.”
At least, that is according to a survey conducted by Ithaka S+R in the fall of 2020. The survey included “responses from 638 library directors at four-year institutions. It was also the subject of an Ithaka S+R webinar discussing the effects of national racial justice movements on library strategy, staffing and collections…”


University Press Library initiative will ensure a consistent revenue stream for the publishers

Good e-Reader reports that “A consortium of sixteen university presses has joined hands with the Berlin-based scholarly publishing house, De Gruyter in a bid to push eBook sales between the university libraries and the presses. The central idea behind the move is to ensure the institutions sell all of their latest digital publications to the university libraries…”


Ingram is Selling VitalSource Technologies to Investment Firm

According to infoDOCKET Ingram Content Group today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses… The transaction is expected to close this summer, pending regulatory approval.”


New Video: Recent Additions to the Law Library of Congress Rare Books Collection

infoDOCKET also notes the availability of a video featuring Nathan Dorn, Curator of the collection, in which he displays and discusses “a selection of new additions to the rare book collection of the Law Library of Congress.
A text transcript is also available.

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

Conferences, Meetings & Webinars

Webinar: The Embedded Librarian: Building Relationships Across the College Campus – April 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT (Infobase)

The Embedded Librarian Toolkit: Streaming Video, Reference, News, and Controversies That Fit in Any Course Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 3PM ET (Infobase)

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