US June Print Book Sales Up 2.8 Million Over 2020 – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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NPD BookScan: US June Print Book Sales Up 2.8 Million Over 2020

Publishing Perspectives notes that “the report on the month of June from the NPD Group’s BookScan division (up to the week ending July 3) shows US print book sales increasing by 1.8 million units over the prior five-week period. That’s a growth of 2.8 million units over June 2020.
“Year-to-date print unit sales reported by Brenna Connor, NPD Books’ manager for industry insights, are up 60.1 million units over the same period of 2020. They’re up 70.9 million units over the same period in 2019…”


National Library of New Zealand is Donating 600,000 Books to Internet Archive, IA Will Digitize and Make Copies Available Online

“According to infoDOCKET “The National Library will donate 600,000 books that it was planning to cull from its overseas collection to a United States-based internet archive that will make digital copies of the works freely available online.
“National Librarian Rachel Esson announced the “historic” agreement on Monday, saying books left at the end of the library’s review process would be donated to the Internet Archive, a digital library with the self-stated mission of universal access to all knowledge…”


AALL Unveils Report on the State of the Legal Information Profession

Information Today reports that “The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) published the 2021 AALL State of the Profession Report, “a data-driven exploration of the landscape in law libraries and in the legal information profession.” The press release notes, “It is intended to be used as a tool for organizational benchmarking, advocacy, strategic planning as well as for personal and professional development…”


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