ARL Strategic Thinking and Design Initiative: Extended, Updated Report Now Online; *Knight News Challenge awards $1.6 million for ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs; *Eight libraries earn the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards for 2016; *Digital Preservation Coalition Publishes New Edition of Digital Preservation Handbook, Full Text Available Online; *A New Global Framework For Linking Data And Literature: RDA And ICSU-WDS Announce the Scholix Framework; *Elsevier announces participation in multi-publisher pilot project led by Crossref; *Apple to begin paying $400 million to consumers in price-fixing settlement; *Copyright Licensing Agency and Ex Libris Collaborate to Facilitate Distribution of Digitized Content to Students; and *Boopsie publishes report on mobile app best practices; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released an extended and updated report documenting the Strategic Thinking and Design work (PDF) that the Association undertook from the fall of 2013 through the end of 2015.
- Knight News Challenge awards $1.6 million for ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs
The Knight Foundation reports that “The 14 winners of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries announced today by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation aim to help shape the future of libraries, meeting 21st century information needs as centers for digital learning, data sharing, community connection and discovery.
The winning ideas highlight libraries as essential to addressing information challenges and creating new opportunities for communities to engage with ideas and each other…”
According to Library Technology Guides “eight libraries are being recognized for their strategic communications efforts with the 2016 John Cotton Dana Awards for outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of the American Library Association, and consists of $10,000 grants for each winner from the H.W. Wilson Foundation…”
- Digital Preservation Coalition Publishes New Edition of Digital Preservation Handbook, Full Text Available Online
infoDOCKET reports that the new edition of Digital Preservation Handbook is “available free of charge on the Digital Preservation Coalition website. The newly unveiled Handbook (Revised, 2nd Edition) provides a range of practical tools to help preserve digital materials. Acknowledging and embracing the importance of digital information to today’s culture, knowledge base and economy, the Handbook also identifies good current practice in creating, managing and preserving this rapidly growing and valuable asset…”
- A New Global Framework For Linking Data And Literature: RDA And ICSU-WDS Announce the Scholix Framework
Also according to infoDOCKET “the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the International Council for Science World Data System (ICSU-WDS) announced a new global framework for linking publications and datasets. The Scholix framework — Scholarly Link Exchange — represents a set of aspirational principles and practical guidelines to support a global information ecosystem around links between scholarly literature and research data…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Elsevier has announced that it will participate in a multi-publisher pilot project led by Crossref. As part of the project, several of Elsevier’s leading journals will share details of registered clinical trials with Crossref so that they can be linked to studies that were published as a result of the trial. For papers that report on clinical trials, Elsevier and other participating publishers will provide Crossref with the DOI and clinical trial number (CTN) of the article.
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “beginning June 21, 2016, millions of e-book purchasers will receive credits and checks for twice their losses following an antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple Inc. and five of the nation’s largest publishing companies for their roles in an alleged e-book price-fixing scheme, according to Hagens Berman, a consumer-rights class-action law firm…”
- Copyright Licensing Agency and Ex Libris Collaborate to Facilitate Distribution of Digitized Content to Students
Library Technology Guides reports that “Ex Libris and the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency announced their collaboration on the Digital Content Store Content URL API. This collaboration will facilitate the integration of the Digital Content Store with the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and Leganto reading list solution. Ex Libris is one of several partners aiding in the development of the DCS Content URL API…”
Also according to Library Technology Guides “Boopsie sponsored a survey of over 350 librarians to learn more about the value that mobile apps offer diverse communities and the obstacles that libraries face when launching these apps. In preparation for the American Library Association Annual Conference later this month, the leading platform-as-a-service provider today published a report on the results of this survey, which is available to anyone who registers for a complimentary copy here.
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Yewno Launches Yewno for Education to Deliver Infinite Knowledge Potential and Accelerated Learning at Universities;
- Gale Adds Microsoft Integration to Popular Products;
- ProQuest’s New Reference Ebook Subscriptions Increase Access to High-Demand Content;
- OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services turns 5;
- University West in Sweden selects Sierra to enhance student discovery experience;
- ProQuest Expands Publisher Participation in Access-to-Own to Include Almost 400,000 Titles;
- London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority selects the Koha open source library management system for its libraries, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.
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.