News & Announcements 4/8/15

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newspaper-pixabayORCID Receives $3 Million Grant From Helmsely Trust To Expand International Capacity; American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches New Website/Database;  BBC Launches Election and Poltical Coverage Archive; Elsevier and CERN announce further OA agreement; CHORUS issues Progress Report on first eight months in full production mode; HighWire Press launches Stackly; CRL & Linda Hall Library Issue Collection Management Policies; Harvard University Takes the Research Crown in Thomson Reuters Metrics Mania; Biblionix automates submission of MARC updates to State of Iowa catalog; EBSCO Health and Isabel Healthcare Expand Partnership

InfoDOCKET  reports that “ORCID has been awarded an 18-month, $3 million grant by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to develop the infrastructure and capacity to support international adoption and technical integration of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor) identifiers, through staff expansion, regional workshops and localized member technical support…”

Also according to InfoDOCKET  “the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, launched a new website at today, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s.

These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting organizations across the country, have now been digitized and preserved, and will be a resource for scholars, researchers, educators, filmmakers and the general public to delve into the rich history of public broadcasting across America…”

InfoDOCKET also notes that “the BBC and the University of Sussex have … unveiled a new archive site that gives the public a fascinating insight into the BBC’s coverage of elections since its inception in 1922.

The archive, which can be viewed at contains a wealth of video footage – including footage of every General Election since the BBC first introduced televised coverage of elections in 1950.

According to KnowledgeSpeakElsevier and CERN have announced that articles published by CERN authors in Elsevier Physics journals that are not covered by the SCOAP3 Open Access initiative will be published open access. As part of this agreement, CERN results in fields such as nuclear physics, instrumentation, astroparticle physics and scientific computing will appear as open access articles, with copyright retained by CERN and its authors, and reuse determined by Creative Commons CC-BY licenses…”

Open door DSCN8455KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS), a cost-effective and sustainable public access solution, has issued a Progress Report on its first eight months in full production mode, which also coincides with the period since CHORUS was named by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its public access solution. CHORUS services and best practices advance public access by streamlining and monitoring public access compliance…

And finally KnowledgeSpeak notes that “HighWire Press, Inc… has announced the launch of its latest product, Stackly, a web-based toolset for content collection, organisation, storage, and peer-to-peer collaboration. Stackly enables readers to build article collections without leaving a publication site, increasing productivity and providing new channels for collaboration…”

PRNewswire reports that “the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, … named Harvard University as the champion of Metrics Mania, a unique, annual competition measuring the research impact of American universities participating in the NCAA college basketball tournament.

As millions of basketball fans watched Duke University win this year’s collegiate basketball championship, the world of academia prepared to crown a new champion in scientific research. While Duke reigned supreme on the basketball court, Harvard emerged victorious over the university in the final matchup of Thomson Reuters Metrics Mania, having been identified as the strongest performer in scientific research among the American institutions competing in the NCAA basketball tournament.

The CRL Blog reports that “CRL and the Linda Hall Library have agreed upon and adopted a set of policies and guidelines to advise and steer collection development priorities by the two organizations in the years ahead, furthering the Global Resources STE Partnership

Developed by CRL Senior Advisor Stephen Bosch (University of Arizona), in consultation with the Global Resources STE steering committee, the collection management policies are  based on a detailed collections assessment conducted in 2013…

Library Technology Guides reports that “Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for library automation systems, … announced that its Apollo system has an automatic update capability for SILO (State of Iowa Libraries Online), the State of Iowa union library catalog.

Apollo can now automatically update SILO for all of its 100 Iowa public library customers as well as new customers. It will send MARC for added items as well as updates for deleted items…”

PRWeb reports that “EBSCO Health and Isabel Healthcare (Isabel) have announced an expansion of their existing partnership. EBSCO Health will now sell the Isabel Symptom Checker to hospitals and healthcare organizations. The Isabel Symptom Checker serves as a patient engagement gateway to guide consumers and patients into and through an organization’s provider network…”





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