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...”
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…”
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…”
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.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- This Summer the Science Family of Journals is Moving to Atypon’s Literatum Platform
- JSTOR Ebooks now available in the Rialto and OASIS Marketplaces
- Library of Congress Welcomes Four Additional Holograph Manuscript Scores by the Legendary Jazz Musician and Composer Charles Mingus to Collection
- Europeana Launches an Image Classification Pilot Project
- Judge Grants Motion Extending the Time to Complete Discovery in Hachette v. Internet Archive Lawsuit
- Union County College goes live on Koha with ByWater Support
- German Nonfiction Prize Names Its First Round of Finalists
- The Netherlands’ 2021 ‘Renew the Book’ Winner: A Reading App