RCL Call for Reviewers; *Publishers welcome 2018 USTR Special 301 Report Addressing Copyright Protection and Enforcement Issues; *University of Auckland Students to Rally Against Library Closures; *NASIG’s Digital Preservation Task Force Publishes Three Guides; *Europe’s OpenAire Adds New Content Providers, and Database Now Points to Material in Over 11,400 Repositories or OA Journals and The Realities of Research Data Management Completed plus MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
According to this press release “Resources for College Libraries (RCL) and RCL: Career Resources, the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for teaching and research at four-year and two-year academic institutions, seeks experienced subject librarians and faculty to serve as peer reviewers…”
- Publishers welcome 2018 USTR Special 301 Report Addressing Copyright Protection and Enforcement Issues
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has welcomed the release of the 2018 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The Report highlights key markets in which publishers have significant copyright concerns and face market-access barriers. The Report is a critical tool for policymakers to identify barriers that impede the ability of U.S. copyright owners to compete in foreign markets…”
infoDOCKET reports that “almost 1000 students will rally against the closure of libraries at the University of Auckland next week.
Consultation is still ongoing on a proposal to close branch libraries in the music, fine arts and architecture schools and at the Tamaki and Epsom campuses, relocating the books to the General Library or putting them into storage.
infoDOCKET also reports that “one of the tasks NASIG’s Digital Preservation Task Force is charged with is raising awareness about digital preservation initiatives. To that end, the Task Force has created three reference guides:
- Digital Preservation 101
- Guide to the Keepers Registry
- Talking Points and Questions to Ask Publishers about Digital Preservation
- Europe’s OpenAire Adds New Content Providers, Database Now Points to Material in Over 11,400 Repositories or OA Journals
In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “the OpenAIRE information space continues its impress record of growth. This significant and consistent growth represents currently over 24 million publications and 688,870 datasets. OpenAIRE have 1,111 content providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, pointing to resources in over 11400 Repositories or OA Journals.
OCLC Research has completed “a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. In this series, we examine the context, influences, and choices higher education institutions face in building or acquiring RDM capacity—in other words, the infrastructure, services, and other resources needed to support emerging data management practices. Our findings are based on case studies of four institutions: University of Edinburgh (UK), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US), Monash University (Australia) and Wageningen University & Research (the Netherlands), in four very different national contexts…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Microsoft improving eBooks with new Windows Update April 30th;
- Taylor & Francis offers optimised, streamlined author experience using codeMantra technology;
- AMPCo and Wiley announce new publishing partnership;
- Backstage Library Works and the Big Ten Academic Alliance Announce New Discount Agreement for BTAA Member Institutions
- Barnes and Noble Press unveils new author tools
- Access Innovations Completes Thesaurus Project for Mark Allen Group;
- Springer Nature and Login Canada announce new partnership;
- Ara Institute of Canterbury goes live with Ex Libris Alma library services platform;
- Wiley partners with leading content platform providers to launch Wiley Inclusive Access increasing affordability and access for students;
- Springer Nature acquires medical communications service provider Medidact
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
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.