News & Announcements 8/9/13

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Wisconsin to build $46.7 million archive preservation facility; new Community Service Society Photograph collection available; University of California Faculty Senate passes Open Access Policy; CLOCKSS adds three new publishers; Faculty of 1000 launch F1000Trials; F1000Prime collaborates  with PLOS; Ingram Publisher Services adds six new clients; and a Request for Information: Input on Development of Analysis Methods and Software for Big Data.

Wisconsin Historical Society State of Wisconsin Plans to Build $46.7 Million Archive Preservation Facility on the Near East Side of Madison

Citing the Wisconsin State Journal, InfoDOCKET reports that “the state intends to build a huge, $46.7 million archive preservation facility for the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum by the Yahara River on the Near East Side.

The Department of Administration has proposed demolishing its aging, sprawling Central Services Facility at 202 S. Thornton Ave. and building a four-story, 188,733-square-foot facility on the 5.1-acre site next to the river, city bike paths and railroad tracks…”


InfoDOCKET also reports that Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital resource, Community Service Society Photographs.

 Community Service Society Photographs is an online presentation of almost 1,400 photographs from the Community Service Society Archives at CUL/IS’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML). The photographs are a selection of some of the most significant social documentary images taken in New York City from the 1880s through the 1950s.

In case you missed it “the Academic Senate of the University of California has passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. “The Academic Council’s adoption of this policy on July 24, 2013, came after a six-year process culminating in two years of formal review and revision,” said Robert Powell, chair of the Academic Council. “Council’s intent is to make these articles widely—and freely— available in order to advance research everywhere…”

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce the participation of the American Society for Microbiology; the Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences; and Librello Publishing House.

“Faculty of 1000, the publisher of a range of services for life scientists and clinicians, today launches an innovative new product, F1000Trials (, designed to enable rapid discovery and understanding of articles about clinical trials. F1000Trials is a continually updated, comprehensive database of articles on randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews, drawn from more than 300 key general and specialist medical journals…”

“Faculty of 1000’s F1000Prime ( article recommendation service has partnered with Public Library of Science (PLOS), to provide enhanced information to researchers on the impact of their published articles…”

According to this press release in Newsday “Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced the addition of six new publisher clients: Balcony 7 Media and Publishing, Bella & Harry, CN Times, Fine & Kahn, She Writes Press and The Enthusiast…”

Release Date: August 8, 2013; Response Due Date: September 6, 2013

Issued by: National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

This Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit comments and ideas for the development of analysis methods and software tools, as part of the overall Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative.  Specifically, this RFI solicits input on needs for software and analysis methods related to data compression/reduction, data visualization, data provenance, and data wrangling…

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