*Roundup of New Data-Rich Research, Reference, and Statistical Reports (20 Items); *New pay-per-use licensing solution for over 20m STM Journal articles launched; *Fourth Feted with FOIA Reform!; *LibQUAL+ 2017 Registration Now Open: Join the Global Assessment Community; *Knight Foundation Names Second Library News Challenge Winners | ALA Annual 2016; *ORCID Requests Community Input Re: Guidelines For Display of ORCID iDs in Journal Articles; *ALPSP Awards 2016 Finalists announced; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
infoDOCKET provides this list of 20 free online resources of “new data-rich research, reference, and statistical reports” from state, national, and international government agencies, as well as private organizations.
According to KnowledgeSpeak “Copyright Agency has launched a new pay-per-use licensing solution, RightsPortal Journals, for world class scientific, technical and medical (STM) journal content. Developed in partnership with STM publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer, RightsPortal Journals is an extension to RightsPortal, an online platform for efficiently purchasing, clearing and licensing the rights to reuse content from over 20 million STM journal articles from leading publishers…”
According to District Dispatch “After nearly a decade of advocacy work by ALA, other activists and government officials, with the President’s signature last night we and the nation finally have a long-needed update to FOIA just in time to celebrate FOIA’s 50th birthday on July 4th. Now we can all celebrate our nation’s independence with the knowledge that our country will have an even more transparent and open government!…”
According to ARL News “Countries of LibQUAL+ARL invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2017 LibQUAL+ survey.
LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that helps libraries assess and improve library services, change organizational culture, and market the library…”
Digital Shift notes that “the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (KF) announced its second News Challenge on Libraries at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference in January, asking for entries that would address the question, “How might libraries serve 21st century information needs?” Six months later, in time for the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Foundation made public its selection of projects to be funded…”
Citing the ORCID Blog, infoDOCKET notes that the folks at ORCID “very much want your input into these guidelines (for display of ORCID iDs in journal articles). Please send your use cases, suggestions, and questions and issues related to the display of ORCID iDs in articles (print and hypertext) to email@example.com by July 31, 2016. If anyone is interested in joining the working group, please also let us know by then.
“The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers is delighted to announce the shortlist for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2016. The finalists will showcase their products at the ALPSP Conference on Wednesday 14 September. The winners will then be announced at the Conference Awards Dinner on Thursday 15 September…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Adds 1000 New Words and Senses, 2000+ Revised/Expanded Entries;
- Announcing Amazon Inspire, a Free Service for Digital Educational Resources;
- 2016 SSP Annual Meeting Session Recordings Now Available for Viewing;
- Wolters Kluwer announces Impact Factor gains across Lippincott Williams & Wilkins journal portfolio;
- Wiley journals increase Impact Factors in 2015 Journal Citation Reports;
- collectionHQ Announces Partnership with SOLUS;
- The Altmetric score is now the Altmetric Attention Score
- Nature Research in deal with Beijing Technology and Business University and IUFoST to co-publish OA journal npj Science of Food;
- SAGE Publishing and the Chinese Academy of Science sign agreement for all gold OA journals to be available on the GoOA platform;
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.