ATG News You Need to Start the Week 2/12/18

by | Feb 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Choice Publishes White Paper on New Directions for Institutional Repositories;  *C&RL News – February 2018 is now available;  *Cloudflare Terminates Service to ‘The Pirate Bay of Science’ (Sci Hub);  *UK Group Purchase Pilot: Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot Expands… *The Internet Archive’s Wonderful TV News Archive Adds New Search Features;  *U.S. Census Announces Launch of New Data Repository Hosted by ICPSR;  *Candidates For ALA President Discuss Issues During ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum;  *Candidates For ALA President Discuss Issues During ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum;  *ALA Midwinter 2018 Company Announcements Roundup;  *Hypothesis and the Center for Open Science Collaborate on Annotation plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources

According to ACRL Insider “Choice has announced the publication of the first in a series of occasional white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community.  This first paper, “The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape,” offers a look into the current state of and future prospects for institutional repositories (IR), a particularly timely topic in light of the recent upheaval in the landscape.

According to ACRL Insider “the February 2018 issue of C&RL News is now freely available. Escape room games are currently all the rage for corporate events and general fun…”

According to Motherboard “…on February 3, the Twitter account for Sci-Hub tweeted a screenshot of an alleged email from Cloudflare, the content delivery network provider for Sci-Hub (which acts as an intermediary between the user and website host), informing Sci-Hub that its service would be terminated in 24 hours. At the time of writing, the main Sci-Hub domain is inaccessible on the web, but the mirror sites mentioned in the screenshotted email from Cloudflare are still active…”

“EBSCO has joined Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest to offer over 70 digital archival collections to the higher education sector as part of the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot‘ phase two.

As with the initial pilot, the project leverages institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower the cost of digital archival collections around the principle ‘the more products collectively purchased per publisher, the lower the price for any institution’ – no matter what Jisc band the institutions falls into…”

According to infoDOCKET the Internet Archive has “announced “anew search options on the TV News Archive, making it easier to find what you’re looking for, as well as integrating TV news material into global search at the Internet Archive.

infoDOCKET also reports that “A new U.S. Census Bureau data repository has been launched as a result of key recommendations made by the 2017 “Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking,” in conjunction with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The repository, hosted by the ICPSR, improves transparency by establishing a searchable inventory, through which the public can learn about the data that government collects.

infoDOCKET provides a link to The ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum which was recorded at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver on Saturday afternoon (February 10, 2018).

The Candidates 

In addition, infoDOCKET has gather the following ALA Midwinter announcements:

Hypothesis has announced that “to enable peer feedback, collaboration and transparency in scientific research practices, Hypothesis and the Center for Open Science (COS) are announcing a new partnership to bring open annotation to Open Science Framework (OSF) Preprints and the 17 community preprint servers hosted on OSF. The partnership enables researchers to engage with each other, discuss research and share additional information as part of the regular research workflow…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources




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