Big Ten Academic Alliance, DOAB, and OAPEN in a Three-Year Collective Action Agreement – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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Big Ten Academic Alliance and Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and OAPEN Library and Publication Platform (OAPEN) Announce a Three-Year Collective Action Agreement

According to infoDOCKET “The Big Ten Academic Alliance has entered into a three-year collective action agreement with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and OAPEN Library and Publication Platform (OAPEN) to provide financial support from all fifteen member libraries…”


Herencia, the Library’s Spanish-Language Crowdsourcing Project, Has Banner First Year

According to the Library of Congress Blog “The debut of the Library’s first Spanish-language crowdsourcing campaign seemed ill-fated at first. Just days before the launch of “Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents” last spring, the Library closed due to COVID-19.
But the staff quickly pivoted to a virtual opening, holding an online transcribe-a-thon. Then they added other outreach initiatives, including a remote internship program. Now, a little more than a year after its launch, more than 800 volunteers have transcribed more than 3,000 pages…”


News from the UK: SCONUL and JISC Sign National Licensing Deal With Our Research, Providers of Unsub

Also according to infoDOCKETSCONUL, the professional association for academic and research libraries and Jisc, have negotiated a national agreement with not-for-profit .
The agreement will help individual SCONUL members in the UK to use Unsub, a data analysis and dashboard tool that enables libraries and consortia to independently assess the value of the journal subscriptions they hold with publishers…”


Clarivate to Buy ProQuest for $5.3 Billion

And in case you missed it, Publishers Weekly reports that “In a huge deal in the library and information publishing world, London-based Clarivate has agreed to acquire ProQuest, an acquisition expected to be completed later this year…”

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