PLOS to Launch Five New Peer-Reviewed OA Journals – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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Public Library of Science (PLOS) is Launching Five New Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journals this Year

According to infoDOCKETPLOS today announced that it will launch five new peer-reviewed Open Access journals in 2021, all with an emphasis on directly addressing the most pressing health and environmental issues facing society today. Our approach is to co-create – with researchers at the forefront of these issues – inclusive outlets to address ongoing challenges…”

OverDrive Founder and CEO Receives 2020 Dively Entrepreneur Award

Library Technology Guides reports that “Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio named OverDrive founder and CEO Steve Potash the recipient of the 2020 Dively Entrepreneur Award. The George S. Dively Entrepreneurship Award is presented annually to an individual or company in Northeast Ohio based on substantial success as an entrepreneur or entrepreneurial company. It also spotlights a history of innovation, solid financial performance, and achievements in the marketplace…”

Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy

ACRL announces the publication of Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy by Irene M.H. Herold, a detailed look at the current work of library consortia and how library and consortia staff can develop and execute advocacy plans…”

The Internet Archive Launches Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Pilot Program with RapidILL

Also according to infoDOCKETInternet Archive is now making two million monographs and three thousand periodicals in its physical collections available for non-returnable fulfillment through a pilot program with RapidILL, a prominent ILL coordination service. To date, more than seventy libraries have added the Internet Archive to their reciprocal lending list, and Internet Archive staff are responding to, on average, twenty ILL requests a day…”


Conferences, Meetings and Webinars

Scholarly Communication Off-Road Show Webcast Series – Don’t miss ACRL’s upcoming Scholarly Communication Off-RoadShow pilot webcast series! During this interactive three-part webinar series, we invite you to explore what scholarly communication looks like in 2021.

Collectors & Connectors: Supporting the Scholarly Study of Religion and Theology – Wednesday, May 5, 20211-2 PM ET, 10-11 AM PT. Atla and EBSCO invite you to take part in this free webinar which is part of a series that explores challenges unique to each field of study and solutions which can commence in the library.  

BISG Annual Meeting Examines Sustainability on a Number of Levels. The Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting focused on issues around book publishing’s impact on the environment, the continuing effect of the pandemic on the supply chain, and the industry’s response, examined under the theme of “Publishing for a Sustainable Future.”


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