ATG News & Announcements 1/1/18

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The November 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.

According to KnowledgeSpeak “the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has published the latest number of open access articles (covering 2017) at the international open access week. Almost 23,000 peer-reviewed articles from Dutch authors are openly available for everyone. In late 2013, State Secretary Dekker formulated objectives with regard to open access, which were then tightened in the National Open Science Plan at the start of 2017: ‘100 percent open access publishing by 2020’…”

“The Digital Reader has just completed an extensive survey where we asked librarians to list the most commonly requested book titles. We will soon publish a report on this topic, but in the meantime here is a sampling of our results…”

Citing a press release by Flatworld, a publisher of college learning materials, Information Today reports that “FlatWorld released the results of an October 2018 survey of 334 undergraduate students on how college textbook costs affect their educational experiences…

Information Today reports that “the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) rolled out an initial set of 40 Statute Compilations—public laws that are not in the U.S. Code or that are in a title of the U.S. Code that has not been enacted into positive law—and their amendments as a pilot project on govinfo, with more to come in the following months. The project’s next phase will be to convert the compilations into United States Legislative Markup (USLM) XML and offer the files as bulk data…”

Information Today also notes that “Jason Koebler writes for Motherboard, “The Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office just proposed new rules that will give consumers and independent repair experts wide latitude to legally hack embedded software on their devices in order to repair or maintain them…”

According to OCLC News “OCLC and Ithaka S+R have published a new report, University Futures, Library Futures: Aligning library strategies with institutional directions, which establishes a new framework for understanding the fit between emerging library service paradigms and university types. The report is available on the OCLC Research website.





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