Citing Association of American Publishers (AAP), infoDOCKET reports that ” October 2018 marked the second time in two years that publishers saw modest revenue growth in eBooks (+4.4%), with increases for the format across all trade book categories. Aside from downloaded audio, eBooks had the largest percent of revenue growth for the month, compared to October 2017.
According to the ACRL Insider “the December 2018 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online.
ACRL Insider also notes that “on December 5, 2018, ACRL provided comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy in response to the NIH Request for Information on Proposed Provisions for a Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy for NIH Funded or Supported Research…”
infoDOCKET quoting Nature notes that “in a huge boost to the open-access movement, librarians and funders in China have said that they intend to make the results of publicly funded research free to read immediately on publication.
The move, announced at an open-access meeting this week in Berlin, includes a pledge of support for Plan S, a bold initiative launched in September by a group of European funders to ensure that, by 2020, their scientists make papers immediately open…”
infoDOCKET also reports that “the John W. Kluge Center and the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society at the Library of Congress invite qualified scholars to apply for a grant to conduct research for two months at the Kluge Center using the Geography and Map Division’s collections and resources.
The Philip Lee Phillips Society Fellowship will award $11,500 to selected scholars with the possibility of an additional $2,000 as an honorarium for a later lecture and publication.
According to Library Technology Guides “An expanded agreement between ProQuest and BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios, was announced . It gives libraries access to thousands of additional BBC Studios titles through the Academic Video Online subscription, the world’s largest streaming video subscription service curated for education. BBC Learning distributes some of the most popular video content in the academic space…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “ORCID has announced the launch of an open letter in support of the use of ORCID identifiers (iDs) in the grant application and reporting process. Nine funding bodies around the world have signed the letter – and are inviting others to join them – to indicate their support for ‘the use of ORCID iDs in grant application and/or reporting workflows and to implement ORCID in accordance with best practice guidelines for funders…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “OCLC Research and euroCRIS, the international organisation for research information, have published a joint research report, Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey, which examines how research institutions worldwide are applying research information management (RIM) practices. RIM is the aggregation, curation, and utilisation of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Springer Nature and Project DEAL make considerable progress in negotiations for a groundbreaking model for publishing and reading scientific literature;
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.