ATG News You Need to Start the Week 7/2/17

by | Jul 2, 2017 | 0 comments

American Chemical Society sues Sci-Hub;   *Canada’s Supreme Court Orders Google to Remove Search Results Worldwide;    *Enhanced Version of MeSH on Demand Released;   *July 12th Twitter Chat on Future of Open Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences;   *IAEA and SCOAP3 partner to promote open access to particle physics journals;   *Alexander Street Curates Rare Sound Recordings;  and  *University of Arkansas: New Historical Digital Archive Tells the Story of an Early HBCU plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources

According to KnowledgeSpeak “the American Chemical Society (ACS) recently filed suit in the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia against unnamed confederates of Sci-Hub, a self-proclaimed web pirate organisation that steals and then illegally reproduces and disseminates copyrighted scientific research articles on the internet. The suit asserts infringement of the professional Society’s copyrights, as well as counterfeiting and infringement of its trademarks…”

infoDOCKET reports that “in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ordered Google to remove a company’s websites from search results. The case had nothing to do with copyright but according to music industry group IFPI, the implications are clear. When search engines link to illegal content, courts can compel them to permanently remove results, globally…”

infoDOCKET also notes that “the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of an enhanced version of MeSH on Demand, a tool that can be used to identify Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms relevant to text of up to 10,000 characters…”

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association reports that “on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, OASPA will host a live Twitter chat on the future of open scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences from 3pm-4pm BST. Please join us for the hour by tweeting your questions on the future of open scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences using the hashtag #OASPAChat, and our panelists will be there to answer them in realtime…”

In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently signed a partnership with the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) as a result of which researchers from around the world will soon have increased free access to a wealth of resources in particle physics. The consortium, which is a partnership featuring 3000 libraries, funding agencies and research centres from 47 countries as well as three intergovernmental organisations, enable open access to high-quality subscription journals in the area of particle physics by re-directing subscription funds…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “Alexander Street is connecting researchers with previously unpublished historic field recordings and supporting materials in its new collection, Ethnographic Sound Archives Online. This resource enables new insights for the study of music in its cultural and social contexts with 2,000 hours of curated audio captured from field expeditions around the world, along with more than 10,000 pages of field notes, 150 hours of film footage, and thousands of photographs, all in one cross-searchable place for the first time…”

According to infoDOCKET “the University of Arkansas has debuted a new online archive of materials relating to Southland College in Phillips County, Arkansas. The school, established in 1864, was the first institution of higher learning for African Americans in the United States founded west of the Mississippi River…”


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