News & Announcements 7/30/13

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NISO publishes themed Issue of ISQ on altmetrics;  a report on the NDIIP National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program…; Mary Ann Liebert, Inc launches LGBT Health journal; UC Davis Library joins Google Book Digitisation project; UKSG announces successful bidder for the Resource Discovery Study; NEH Announces $3.5 million for 2013 National Digital Newspaper Program awards; Irate UK librarians call for no confidence vote on Minister Vaizey

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 NISO Publishes Themed Issue of Information Standards Quarterly on Altmetrics

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a special themed issue of Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) on the topic of Altmetrics…  ISQ Guest Content Editor, Martin Fenner, Technical Lead Article-Level Metrics for the Public Library of Science (PLOS) and Project Manager for the ORCID DataCite Interoperability Network (ODIN), has assembled a set of articles that go beyond the basics of what altmetrics are to look at emerging best practices and challenges presented by this burgeoning field…”

the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIP) and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA).

Organized by the Library of Congress (LC), #digpres2013 brought scores of archivists, librarians, and information specialists together to explore “solutions to the challenges of stewarding digital content over the long-term…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers has published the preview issue of LGBT Health, a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting optimal healthcare for millions of sexual and gender minority persons worldwide…

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “the UC Davis Library has become the 6th UC site to participate in the Google project, joining NRLF, UCSC, UCSD, UCLA, and UCSF. In June 2013, the UC Davis Library began sending public domain (out-of- copyright) books and journals to be digitised as part of UC’s partnership in the Google Books Library Project…

In case you missed it “UKSG, with the support of Jisc, announced today they have partnered with LISU to carry out the research project. Entitled Assessing the Impact of Library Discovery Technology on Content Usage

the project will be carried out by LISU at Loughborough University, in collaboration with the Department of Information Science, Loughborough University and Evidence Base, Birmingham City University…”

Citing the Chronicling America Newspaper Digitization Project (at LC) RSS Feed, InfoDOCKET reports that Recently the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced 14 awards totaling $3.5 million to institutions representing their states or territories in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

TeleRead reports that “a group within the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)—the UK’s professional association for librarians, and not normally a hotbed of sedition—has grown so incensed with the implementation of library policy that they’re calling for a vote of no confidence in Ed Vaizey, the UK Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries with responsibility for libraries, at the CILIP annual general meeting on September 21st, 2013…”


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