New Look for Choice Magazine Debuts with September 2016 Issue; *UC Davis and CDL complete ‘Pay It Forward’ project; *OCLC to host Faceted Controlled Vocabularies discussion list; *Available Online For First Time: Rural Housing Data From USDA; *Penn Libraries (U. of Pennsylvania): A New Conservation Lab Opens Inside Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; *Scientific and research community along with funding agencies in New Zealand support adoption and use of ORCID identifiers; *OCLC to host Faceted Controlled Vocabularies discussion list; *1science Debuts Large-Scale OA Study; and *University of New Orleans Press Seeks Manuscripts plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
“ACRL Insider reports that “with the September 2016 issue, Choice will unveil a new cover and interior design, the first such change at the magazine in almost a decade…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The University of California, Davis and the California Digital Library recently completed the 18-month Pay It Forward project, an effort funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. The project draws several important conclusions which will further the discussion of an APC-funded model for scholarly publishing- and, more broadly, of the prospects for a large-scale -flip’ of the journal literature to open access.
According to infoDOCKET “for the first time, USDA’s Rural Housing Service is publicly releasing data across every program area in which the agency provides loans, guarantees, and grants—multifamily housing, single-family housing, and community facilities…”
Direct to Data Files (via Data.gov)
- Penn Libraries (U. of Pennsylvania): A New Conservation Lab Opens Inside Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
infoDOCKET also notes that “the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts renovation project started in 2010 is now complete with the opening of a new conservation laboratory.
Located on the fifth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, the glass-enclosed Steven Miller Conservation Laboratory is equipped with all of the tools that conservators need to preserve and conserve materials…”
- Scientific and research community along with funding agencies in New Zealand support adoption and use of ORCID identifiers
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “New Zealand is joining the wave of countries to support and adopt ORCID. New Zealand’s peak bodies representing the scientific and research community, along with funding agencies, recently released a joint statement of principle supporting the adoption and use of ORCID identifiers across the research and science system.
In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “OCLC has announced the debut of a new electronic discussion list. Hosted by OCLC, FACETVOC-L (Faceted Controlled Vocabularies discussion list) is a discussion list focused on faceted controlled vocabularies used in libraries, archives and museums. This includes vocabularies such as FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), AAT (Art and Architecture Thesaurus) and LCGFT (Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms)…”
Information Today reports that “1science published the first results of the largest existing study on the impact of more than 3 million OA papers from diverse sources. After studying nearly 35 million citations, it finds that OA papers have a 50% greater citation advantage than traditionally published papers in subscription-based journals (meaning these papers could lose their relevance for researchers and governments)…”
According to GalleyCat “University of New Orleans Press Publishing Lab is seeking full-length, nonfiction manuscripts for their annual prize. The winner will receive a $1000 advance on royalties and their book will be the subject of a publishing class directed the imprint’s publisher. Submissions are due by August 15th and the submission fee is $18…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Four Millennium Academic Libraries in Ohio Select Sierra;
- Copyright Clearance Center announces launch of RightFind Content Decision Support solution;
- Greenhouse Associates and SKS Advisors join NFAIS as new members;
- FileHold Improves Secure Document Transmission;
- Wolters Kluwer expands UpToDate coverage to 24 specialties;
- Karger announces cooperation with Kudos and Figshare;
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.