ATG News You Need to Start the Week 11/26/18

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Presented by the Acquisitions Section for contributions by and outstanding leadership of an individual in the field of acquisitions librarianship, the award consists of $1,500 and a citation donated by HARRASSOWITZ in honor of Dr. Knut Dorn, former managing director. Winners will be chosen based on: demonstrated leadership that has contributed significantly to: improvements in acquisitions; and achievement in the field of acquisitions through contributions to professional associations, literature, the education of acquisitions professionals and the advancement of the profession.

Deadline for nominations is December 1.

Send nominations to: Erika Johnson, chair, HARRASSOWITZ Jury,

According to PRNewswire Jisc, a not-for-profit organization committed to providing UK universities and colleges shared digital infrastructure and services, and Elsevier, …, have signed an agreement setting out how they will work together to support institutions to comply with UK open access policies, as part of their Open Science partnership, agreed in 2016 as a component of the UK Elsevier ScienceDirect renewal…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Institutions now have a new means at their disposal to aid them in assessing their research data management initiatives, the Evaluating RDM Tool. A collaborative creation, the tool was developed using the SPARC Europe How Open is Your Research service and the Digital Curation Centre’s RISE Framework…”

infoDOCKET  reports that the new features of the University of Calgary’s High Density Library (HDL) include “massive, nine-metre-high mobile shelving, 4,500 additional square metres of storage and processing space, a new archival conservation area and acoustically treated rooms for audiovisual preservation.” These innovations “will strengthen support for students and researchers and enhance the maintenance of world-class collections well into the future…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “the report “Turning FAIR Into Reality”   has been released and it “describes the broad range of changes required for the implementation of the FAIR data principles. It offers a survey and analysis of what is needed to implement FAIR and it provides a set of concrete recommendations and actions for stakeholders in Europe and beyond. By following a holistic approach, the FAIR Data EG provides a template for key changes in the practice and culture of research and the implementation and normalisation of certain technologies and practices…”

(Editor’s note: FAIR stands for a set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.)

According to Publishing Perspectives “PEN Afrikaans, like the International Authors Forum, echoes the International Publishers Association in criticizing South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill.

(The post PEN Afrikaans, Authors Forum, Outline Objections to South Africa’s Copyright Bill appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.)





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