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Wiley Acquires Hindawi

By: Kent Anderson, “The Geyser” On January 5th, John Wiley & Sons announced its acquisition of the London-based Hindawi. Founded in 1997 in Cairo, Hindawi journals have been fully OA since 2007. The acquisition comes after Wiley partnered with Hindawi a few years...

ATG Caught My Eye – 12/31/20

8 Great Libraries for Your Zoom Background If you've been looking for a new background for your Zoom meetings, Library Journal's Meredith Schwartz suggests these "eight photos of light, bright, and beautiful libraries to ensure that next time you go on camera, the...

ATG Caught My Eye – 12/17/20

Ebook Collection Development in Academic Libraries: Examining Preference, Management, and Purchasing Patterns is a Choice White Paper authored by John Novak, L. Angie Ohler, and Annette Day. Using survey results and a literature review, they "measure the significance...

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ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars – 1/19/21

The Library at the Forefront of Scholarly Communications: Insights from Brandeis University Presented by: Ex Libris & Library JournalEvent Date and Time: Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT How can libraries promote...

ATG News & Announcements – 1/15/21

ATG News & Announcements - 1/15/21 MSU Libraries Join Other Big Ten Libraries to Create Collection Available to All Big Ten University Faculty, Staff, and Students ARL Communications Day in Review notes that "in a historic and unprecedented maneuver for a group of...

ATG Quirkies: The Pythagorean Cup

ATG Quirkies: The Pythagorean Cup You can be forgiven if you think that the Pythagorean Cup is an ingenious geometric theorem. But of course you'd be wrong. It is actually a clever practical joke that amused the ancient Greeks - at least according to this post in...

ATG News & Announcements 1/13/21

ATG News & Announcements 1/13/21 Ithaka S+R: “Data Repository Platforms: A Primer” According to infoDOCKET, Ithaka S+R reports that they "decided to conduct exploratory, high-level research on a number of data repositories, primarily to inform our own data deposit...

Call for Article Proposals: the state of ebooks

Against the Grain is seeking article proposals for an issue on the state of ebooks -- acquisition and the user experience -- in academic libraries. Has there been progress in the way we purchase ebooks and the way users engage with them in the past 10 years? Has...

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