ATG News & Announcements 7/6/17

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China’s NCSTE partners with Clarivate Analytics to launch international scientific research collaboration report; *Emerald signs up to the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC);  *European Universities Association Publishes Two Reports Re: Open Access in European Universities;   *Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group Releases Final Report;  *New Online: Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton Papers;   *STM, Trade and Education Industry Leaders Offer Perspectives on Digital Transformation in Publishing;   *The UK’s ‘Academic Book of the Future’ Project: Key Reports;  and  *University of Wisconsin Press Profiled in Madison, WI Newspaper plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to KnowledgeSpeakChina National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) and Clarivate Analytics have launched a collaborative report entitled ‘China’s International Scientific Research Collaboration Landscape.’ The report is based on the publication and citation data of global scientific research collaboration papers from the Web of Science powered by Clarivate Analytics...”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has signed up to the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers and other interested parties to promote the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data. Before I4OC, only about 1% of the publications with reference data deposited in Crossref made their references freely available. That figure is now expected to leap to 40%.

infoDOCKET reports that the European Universities Association has published two reports.  In  “Towards Full Open Access in 2020: aims and recommendations for university leaders and National Rectors’ Conferences, EUA calls for an open scholarly communication system grounded in the quality of the peer-review process, the preservation of authors and institutions’ ownership rights over research outcomes and open licenses for the re-use of information, and an equitable cost-benefit ratio for both public institutions and publishers…The publication of these recommendations occurs in tandem with the release of the report Open Access in European Universities: Results From the 2015/2016 EUA Institutional Survey, which tracks the progress of institutions in the implementation of policies and practices in the area of open access…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “After ten months of assessing the current landscape, discussing the future options from different perspectives to seek common ground, and several weeks of collaborative writing, the Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group is pleased to present its final report. It presents a model framework for setting Canadian scholarly publishing on a path towards sustainability…”

The Library of Congress Blog notes that the writings of Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton (ca. 1775–1865) have joined those of the Margaret Bayard Smith (1778–1844) online for the first time. each collection is an essential source. “Both lived their entire adult lives in the capital city and, as members of the city’s elite, were friends with one another and important political figures of the era. Their proximity to power made them unusual, but their writings also illustrate what it was like to be a woman in the early republic…”

NSR notes the availability of Frankfurter Buchmesse‘s white paper, Industry Leaders’ Perspectives on the Digital Transformation Journey in Publishing. The paper “is based on interviews with leaders from the STM, Education and Trade sectors. The objective was to gain insights regarding five core elements in the digital transformation journey: Content Storage, Metadata, Content Agility, Discoverability and Collaboration. The interviews were conducted in early 2017 and include senior leaders holding “C-Suite,” Vice-President and Director+ positions.

The full PDF may be downloaded here…”

Publishing Perspectives reports that “two new reports from the UK’s Academic Book of the Future project call for greater collaboration and understanding between academic publishing communities—and not just those in the UK—including publishers, libraries, supply chain intermediaries, and many others.

The papers were presented on June 20 in a session at the offices of the British Medical Association in London. The project is sponsored by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Library.

In addition, infoDOCKET also reports that in an article from The Capital Times/, Dennis Lloyd, director of the University of Wisconsin Press says that “scholarly publishing isn’t facing a crisis, but it is in flux.  Citing his own experience he notes “We’re a book and journal publisher, which publishes mostly books by professors for tenure and promotion,” Lloyd said from the UW Press offices on Monroe Street in Madison. “And because we are one of the largest publishers in the state, we also publish books of interest to people in the region on the nature, culture, history and art of Wisconsin and region…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources





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