infoDOCKET reports that “Conavirus lockdowns, travel restrictions and trade disruptions made for a challenging year, but according to the most recent report from Simba Information, … ; these factors did not keep the scientific and technical publishing market from posting underlying growth.
The report Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2021-2025 found that total sales increased 0.4% to $10.5 billion in 2020. However, currency exchange fluctuations deflated growth. Simba Information estimates growth without the currency impact at 2.8%.
According to APNEWS “France’s competition regulator fined Google 500 million euros ($592 million) on Tuesday for failing to negotiate in good faith with French publishers in a dispute over payments for their news.
The agency threatened fines of another 900,000 euros (around $1 million) per day if Google doesn’t come up with proposals within two months on how it will compensate publishers and news agencies for their content…”
Also according to infoDOCKET “Over the past month the British Library “continued making new archive collections available to view through our website. You can read about the individual projects below.
- Records from the archives of Tristan da Cunha [EAP951]
- Records relating to the Shevchenko Scientific Society, Ukraine [EAP900]
- Archival material relating to the ‘Young India’ gramophone record label [EAP19
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Italy’s Publishers Report 44-Percent Unit Growth, First Half of 2021
- University of Pennsylvania Libraries becomes 250th institution to select Ex Libris Leganto solution
- The FOLIO Community names new picks for Product Council and Technical Council
- DORA receives $1.2M grant from Arcadia to accelerate research assessment reform
- Authors Alliance Supports Copyright Exceptions in South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill
- IFLA Submits Comments on South Africa Copyright Amendment Bill
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, AND WEBINARS
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