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…”
- UK Group Purchase Pilot: Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot Expands as EBSCO Joins Adam Matthew Digital, Brill And ProQuest to Offer Content
“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.
In addition, infoDOCKET has gather the following ALA Midwinter announcements:
- Five Partners Join Ex Libris in Developing New “Esploro” Research Services Platform ||| Esploro Info Page
- hoopla digital expands children’s eBook collection with prized content from Candlewick Press
- FOLIO Library Services Platform to Benefit from Services Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and ByWater Solutions
- Forty-Five Institutions Are Live with Ex Libris Leganto Resource List Solution;
- Alexander St. Press/ProQuest Announces Launch of Contemporary Shakespearean Performances, On Demand
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…”
- University of Virginia: $160 Million Alderman Library Renovation Plans Come Into Focus;
- PLOS and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in deal to enable preprint posting on bioRxiv;
- LYRASIS announces 2018 Catalyst Fund applications now open;
- Miami Dade College selects Ex Libris campusM mobile app to enrich students’ college experience
- Elsevier launches ClinicalKey Medical Education, engages learners and helps turn medical information into knowledge;
- New typesetting technology from Scholastica propels freer future for academic journals;
- FOLIO Platform Begins 2018 with a strong list of accomplishments and plans for rapid expansion over the next twelve months;
- Leading universities in the US and UK collaborate with Ex Libris to maximise visibility, efficiency, and compliance of research activities;
- PubMed Commons to be Discontinued;
- Earth and Space Science Open Archive beta preprint server now open for submissions;
- American Archive of Public Broadcasting, The Riverside Church in the City of New York Receive CLIR Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Award;
- ALA president welcomes FY2018 federal budget agreement, applauds library advocates;
- Emerald announces winners of 7th annual Emerald High Usage Awards;
- NEJM launches redesigned website on Literatum;
- Five Partners join Ex Libris in developing new Research Services Platform;
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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.