ARL News reports that “the United States Senate voted 52-47 in favor of protecting an open internet, a bedrock of equitable access to information.
In mid-December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse the strong net neutrality protections that had been put into place by the 2015 Open Internet Order. Since that time, advocates for net neutrality—an important concept based on the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) should permit access to all lawful content, without favoring some content over others—have continued to fight to ensure that the internet remains open.
Springer Nature has released a new report, Gold open access in the UK: Springer Nature’s transition. The report outlines how Springer Nature has been able to deliver rapid growth in gold open access (OA) articles in the UK. In the five years since the Finch report was produced in 2012, Springer Nature has published nearly 28,000 gold OA articles with a UK corresponding author.
infoDOCKET reports that “UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, whose world-class collections range from Egyptian mummy sarcophagi to Peruvian textiles to Native American baskets, has opened a digital portal to expand public access to its collections of more than 3 million objects, photographs, films and sound recordings…”
infoDOCKET also reports that “after more than seven hours of emotional and passionate testimony from hundreds of residents, community activists and elected officials, the Chicago Plan Commission voted overwhelmingly to approve the Obama Presidential Center on Thursday afternoon.The decision was a major hurdle for the Obama Foundation, but it is just the beginning of a long process before any construction takes place.
According to ACRL Insider “the Spring 2018 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016…”
Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (JROST). While open technologies and services are becoming essential in science practices, so far, there has been no holistic effort to align these tools into a coherent ecosystem that can support the scientific experience of the future.In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “a group of organisations building non-profit, open-source tools for scholarship and publication has joined with open-science researchers in a new collaboration to develop a
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “the American Psychological Association (APA) has launched a website to guide researchers in psychology in using the APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS), which are aimed at enhancing the quality of published research by promoting transparency and facilitating the assessment of rigour. The APA Style JARS companion website includes frequently asked questions, user-friendly checklists to facilitate the reporting process, information on training and learning opportunities, the history of APA’s Journal Article Reporting Standards, and an informational video…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- National Library of Medicine to Discontinue PubMed Health on October 31, 2018;
- Forbes ranks ProQuest among America’s best mid-size employers;
- The BMJ and Health Foundation launch new series to improve quality of healthcare delivery;
- Preservica Launches Cloud Hosted Digital Preservation in Australia
- De Gruyter expands publishing service offering, launches new division – Sciendo;
- Tolstoy Library selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services to gain efficiencies for staff, users
- Agreement between EBSCO Information Services and The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to benefit Iraqi researchers;
- Yewno facilitates collaborative research new DoYewno? competition announced;
- The University of Kent chooses Kudos to broaden reach of its research outputs;
- New F1000Research gateway to maximise 3Rs impact of NC3Rs-funded research;
- LIBERO provides the solution for Broken Hill
- DeepDyve unveils researcher workflow tools for scientific and scholarly research;
- Equinox and Above the Treeline announce Edelweiss+Analytics integration with Evergreen ILS;
- Royal Society Publishing partners with The Charlesworth Group for social media management in China;
- Macquarie University Library in Australia opts for Ex Libris campusMTM mobile solution;
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.