ATG News & Announcements 11/2/16

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finger on the newsCollege & Research Libraries – November 2016;   *Washington State University Libraries Support Digital Scholarship: Ninth Profile in ARL Series;   *SAGE Publishing launches collection of over 480 videos that illustrate how research is done;   *Association of Research Libraries publishes Funding Article Processing Charges, SPEC Kit 353;   *Springer and BioMed Central to retract 58 articles published across seven journals*Identities: ORCiD Shares 2016 Statistics and New Public Data File;   *Crossref Now Accepting Preprints;  and *Mellon Foundation and Digital Preservation Coalition Sponsor Formation of Task Force for Email Archives plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to ACRL Insider “the November 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion…”

ARL News notes that “the latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship support at ARL member libraries features the work of the Washington State University (WSU) Libraries…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “academic publisher SAGE Publishing has launched a collection of streaming videos designed to help students and researchers learn and develop research skillsets and navigate the research process. Titled SAGE Research Method Video, the collection includes 484 videos on the broad spectrum of social science research methods and statistics…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Funding Article Processing Charges (APCs), SPEC Kit 353, an exploration of the strategies that ARL member institutions are using to address APCs. This SPEC Kit covers how the funds are established and how they are handled, sources of funding, and whether and under what circumstances libraries are partnering with other units to fund this aspect of open access…”

In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “Springer and BioMed Central are retracting 58 articles published across seven journals this week, after a thorough investigation which revealed evidence of plagiarism, peer review and authorship manipulation, suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship. While BioMed Central has identified 28 articles that will be retracted and is investigating 40 more articles, Springer has identified 30 articles that will be retracted, with a further 9 articles that need further investigation…”

According to infoDOCKET “the number of ORCID records has grown substantially in the last year – from ~1.6 million in the 2015 file to ~2.6 million in the 2016 file. Almost 40% of the records have at least one associated work, affiliation, or person identifier. And the number of associated unique DOIs has increased by 60% over 2015, to 7 million.

Read the Complete ORCiD Blog Post…”

infoDOCKET also notes that “Crossref announced today that it is now accepting the registration of Crossref DOIs for preprints. The key decision is to acknowledge that preprints are a valuable part of the research story, and ensure that authors’ own or institutional repository versions can be linked up with any eventual version on a publisher’s site…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition announced the formation of a Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives.  The task force is charged with assessing current frameworks, tools, and approaches being taken toward these critical historical sources…”

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More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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