Publishing Insiders Share Insights into Opportunities & Challenges – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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Publishing Industry Insiders Share Insights into Opportunities, Challenges Ahead

This post from Publishers Weekly reports on a webinar that PW hosted jointly with Westchester Publishing Services entitled “Publishing Now ’21: Looking Forward.” The webinar “attracted more than 500 viewers, as industry insiders discussed the state of the publishing industry, the ways in which it has been changed by the pandemic, and the outlook going forward. The panelists were Tom Chalmers, managing director of Legend Times Group; Cathy Felgar, publishing operations director at Princeton University Press; Dominique Raccah, CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks; and Lorraine Shanley, president of Market Partners International. The webinar was introduced and moderated by Jim Milliot, editorial director of PW...”


$1.4 Million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Expands Enslaved.org Research

According to infoDOCKET “The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $1.4 million to Michigan State University for Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade, or Enslaved.org, a first-of-its-kind database containing millions of records cataloging the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants…”


Cambridge University Press announces massive expansion of Open Access agreements in the US

Library Technology Guides reports that “Academic publisher Cambridge University Press is leading the move to new Open Access (OA) journals publishing agreements in the United States through an unprecedented expansion of transformative ‘Read and Publish’ deals.
The number of US institutions participating in such agreements will leap from 13 in 2020 to more than 140 in 2021 covering a diverse mix of organizations, including state university systems, liberal arts colleges, and major research universities. As a result, 25 per cent of US-originated research in Cambridge and society-owned journals can now be published OA at no additional cost to the researcher or institution…”


NISO members approve proposal for new recommended practice to update author name changes

According to KnowledgeSpeak “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced that their Voting Members have approved the formation of a new Working Group to develop a Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes in the Academic Publication Record after Publication as a Result of Identity Change. NISO invites statements of interest to participate in this Working Group.


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