*Call for ALCTS Web Course Instructors; *NISO unveils new Primer Series with the publication of Primer on Research Data Management; * *Center for Open Science’s Reproducibility Project finds several studies not replicable; *National Library of Medicine releases new web page – Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability; *Wikimedia Foundation Launches Public Policy Web Site; *University of Pennsylvania Awarded $2 Million Grant From Mellon Foundation; *University of California: Berkeley’s First 24/7 Library Space in the Works; LGBT Archive at USC Preserves Personal Stories From a Hidden Past; plus more corporate and publishing news from a variety of sources.
A post on ALAConnect notes that ALCTS needs knowledgeable librarians from all kinds of libraries to teach additional sections of its popular web courses Fundamentals of Collection Assessment, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Preservation.
Please visit the ALCTS Web site for additional information about the courses…
According to KnowledgeSpeak, “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has launched a new Primer Series on information management technology issues with the publication of the first primer on the topic of Research Data Management. Two more primers on the topics of Understanding Metadata and Linked Data for Cultural Institutions, respectively, will be released in the coming months, with additional Primers to be published periodically…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “a four-year study published in Science Magazine on August 27, 2015, found that fewer than half of 100 published findings of three prominent psychology journals were reproducible. The 270 researchers who collaborated on the Reproducibility Project: Psychology coordinated by the Center for Open Science (COS) – one of ARL’s three partners in SHARE – were able to replicate the findings of only 39 of the 100 original studies. Reproducibility is necessary for scientific evidence to be credible…”
- National Library of Medicine releases new web page – Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability
In addition KnowledgeSpeak notes that “The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new web page – Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability. The web page is a resource for nurses, students, informaticians and anyone interested in nursing terminologies for systems development. It describes the role of SNOMED CT and Laboratory Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) in implementing Meaningful Use in the United States, specifically for the nursing and care domain…”
According to InfoDOCKET “the new Wikimedia Public Policy site will feature material on topics that are of interest to the library community including: Access; Copyright; Censorship; Intermediary Liability; and Privacy…”
InfoDOCKET also reports that “the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $2 million grant to support University initiatives in the digital humanities in both Penn Arts & Sciences and Penn Libraries…”
In addition InfoDOCKET reports that “while the grand opening isn’t until fall 2016, work already has begun to revitalize outdated Moffitt Undergraduate Library and create UC Berkeley’s first 24-hour library space…”
And lastly, InfoDOCKET notes that archivists at “the ONE [National Gay and Lesbian] Archives at USC Libraries, believed to be the world’s largest collection of LGBT artifacts, including personal items from photo albums and letters to diaries,… are working with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles LGBT Center to develop LGBT-inclusive history lessons that will be incorporated into the curriculum in the coming months to comply with the FAIR Education Act, a state law passed in 2011…”
More corporate and publishing news from a variety of sources.
- Publishing Technology unveils new online platform, ingentaDrive;
- Frontiers articles now include CrossMark and FundRef data;
- University of Alabama Libraries joins the Open Preservation Foundation;
- Seven Leading Internet Companies Launch Alliance For Open Media, an Open Source Project to Create Next-Gen Media Formats
- American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers to preserve e-journals with Portico;
- SirsiDynix MobileCirc is now in general release;
- Brill celebrates longstanding partnerships with key Chinese publishing partners at the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair;
- UnitedHealthcare recognizes OCLC for successful worksite wellness programs;
- Research Solutions, Inc. announces summer 2015 product release of Article Galaxy;
- Curtin University joins Ex Libris Leganto early-adopter program
- New open-access journal, Research Ideas & Outcomes, to publish entire research cycles;
- Arkansas State Library selects LearningExpress for Online Resources;
- Boopsie signs DLIFLC, expands reach of its mobile platform in the military library industry
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.