ATG News & Announcements 11/16/18

by | Nov 16, 2018 | 0 comments

infoDOCKET reports that “the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that the agency’s annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) is now available, showcasing key accomplishments for FY 2018…”

The report includes an independent financial audit and describes agency activities and achievements from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018, as required by the Office of Management and Budget…”

infoDOCKET  also notes that “Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, in collaboration with the Harvard University Office for Scholarly Communication, the MIT Libraries, and with inspiration from Jeff Spies, formerly of the Center for Open Science, have developed the Public Access Submission System, or PASS. The innovative web application helps researchers comply simultaneously with the open access policies of both their funders and their institutions…”

In addition infoDOCKET, citing the NCBI Insights Blog, reports that the “PMC is now aggregating data citations, data availability statements and supplementary materials, as available, in an Associated Data box. This box will only display on articles that have one or more of these features in the article…”

According to ARL News “in June 2018, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) charged a task force to look at Wikidata… Members of the task force presented elements of this work at the WikiConference North America in October, and the task force is pleased to circulate this draft white paper for open community comment through November 30. Please review and provide comments within the document, or by email to Judy Ruttenberg (…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that the “Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced enhancements to its award-winning content workflow solution, RightFind®, making it even easier to use than ever before, giving scientific research organisations access to content they need – anytime, anywhere. RightFind offers organisations secure access to enterprise content and rights information maximising access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals, books, and databases, and reducing the cost of managing information resources.





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