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…”
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 infoDOCKET “SCONUL, 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…”
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…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- University of North Carolina Libraries Launches Reckoning Initiative to Advance Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism
- New national agreement helps universities in the UK assess journal agreements with publishers
- New book publishing concept combines Taylor & Francis Books Heritage with F1000’s Open Research model
- Leonardo da Vinci: reflected in his library: A new exhibition reconstructs the library of the universal genius
- Architecture: 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Go to Projects in Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York
- Beijing Book Fair Limits Physical Attendance to China-Based Publishers
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