infoDOCKET notes the launch of Social Learning Across Content, a coalition of educational content creators, technology platforms, service providers, and stakeholder groups are coming together in support of cross-platform social learning…
Participating in the launch of the coalition are The DAISY Consortium, EBSCO, The Free Ebook Foundation, Gallaudet University, HathiTrust, Hypothesis, Internet Archive, JSTOR, LibreTexts, W. W. Norton, PowerNotes, Pressbooks, University of California Davis, Unizin, and VitalSource.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is releasing a new e-book collection containing thousands of high-quality open access (OA) e-books…
“The EBSCO eBooks Open Access Monograph Collection was created in collaboration with university presses and scholarly OA publishers such as University of Michigan Press, Taylor & Francis and Temple University Press to provide libraries and end users with choice and access to a large selection of discoverable content…”
Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI)Receives Receives $3.47 Million Grant from Arcadia to Increase Investment in Open infrastructure for Research
In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) has been awarded a 3-year, $3.47M grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. This grant will accelerate IOI’s work to increase investment, adoption, and sustainability of open infrastructure…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Introducing the CHORUS Software Citation Policies Index!
- The Microbiology Society announces three new initiatives that increasing transparency and openness
- Texas Adopts Transparency Measure for Automatic Textbook Billing (via SPARC)
- SLAS partners with Elsevier to transition two of its journals to Gold Open Access publishing model, effective January 2022
- France and Italy’s Publishers Open Three-Day Bilateral Rights Event
- New Research4Life User Review Sheds Light on Users’ Needs and Challenge
- National Institute of Informatics in Japan selects Ex Libris Alma Services
- Publishers Call for EU Condemnation of New Hungarian Censorship
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
Slides and Video Recordings from the 2021 Library Publishing Forum are Now Available Online (via LPC) The Second Library Publishing Forum was held May 10-14. Videos, slides, etc. have been gathered and are being linked from the Forum page on our website. Though not all sessions are available, an incredible number are, so this is a great time to watch.