Publishers Weekly reports that “In separate motions this week, Amazon and the Big Five publishers asked a federal court to dismiss the latest iteration of a potential class-action price-fixing claim filed against them on behalf of indie booksellers.
ARL News reports that “The Proceedings of the 2020–2021 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment are now available on the conference website…”
In this report Melissa Blankstein and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg explore how library leaders are navigating the COVID-19 crisis, setting priorities, and supporting their institutions’ missions and goals. Their findings are the result of a Ithaka S+R survey of library directors at two-year institutions across the US.
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- 92 Million New Citations Added to COCI, the OpenCitations Index of Crossref Open DOI-to-DOI Citations
- Report: “83% of European Commission’s H2020 Programme Scientific Publications are Openly Accessible”
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
Peer Review Week 2021 – September 20 – 24
Explores the Role of Identity in Peer Review Through Events and Outreach. This year’s Peer Review Week (PRW), an annual event led by academic publishers, institutions, societies, and researchers, will be dedicated to the theme “Identity in Peer Review.” During the week of September 20 – 24, participating organizations will organize virtual events and activities to highlight the role of personal and social identity in peer review and ways the scholarly community can foster more diverse, equitable, and inclusive peer review practices.