ATG News & Announcements 10/24/19

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MIT Announces Framework to Guide Negotiations With Publishers

infoDOCKET reports that “the MIT Libraries, together with the MIT Committee on the Library System and the Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research, announced that it has developed a principle-based framework to guide negotiations with scholarly publishers. The framework emerges directly from the core principles for open science and open scholarship articulated in the recommendations of the Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research, which released its final report to the MIT community on Oct. 17…”

“The Geyser” Turns One

Kent Anderson announces that his blog “The Geyser” will soon will celebrate its first birthday…
“Over the past year, “The Geyser” has published interviews with post-docs, editors-in-chief, technologists, entrepreneurs, hip-hop legends, publishers, and journalists. Certain essays and some guest essays have reached thousands and thousands of readers…”

GPO and the Law Library of Congress Embark on a Massive Digitization Effort

Information Today reports that “The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is working with the Law Library of Congress to “digitize and make [freely] accessible volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set back to the first volume, which was published in 1817.” The U.S. Congressional Serial Set “is a compilation of all numbered House and Senate reports and documents, including executive reports and treaty documents, issued for each session of Congress.”

Figshare Releases “The State of Open Data 2019” Report

infoDOCKET also notes that Figshares’ recently released “The State of Open Data 2019 is the fourth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts, as well as a foreword from Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services)…”

CASE Act Passes US House of Representatives

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act passed 410-6 in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday evening (Oct. 22). It now goes to the Senate for a vote before it can become law.
If successful, the CASE Act will create a copyright claims board within the U.S. Copyright Office to rule on small claims infringement cases where damages would be capped at $15,000 per claim and $30,000 total.


Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Coming This December;

OCLC and Europeana partner to share access to open cultural heritage resources through WorldCat

Archive the Web on Demand: The Wayback Machine’s Save Page Now is New and Improved;

University of Minnesota: “A Pioneer of Digital Libraries: Wendy Pradt Lougee Retires From Her Longtime Legacy as University Librarian”;

Introducing ProQuest One Literature: A new destination for modern literary studies

SAGE announces new open access publishing agreement with UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries;

Gale Streamlines curriculum planning and amplifies collaboration with Gale In Context: For Educators launch

Statement: Harvard Library’s Commitment to Open Access;

The Society Publishers’ Coalition elects first Council;

IARLA Welcomes Plan S Move toward Open Access Environment;

Highland Community College joins NEKLS and chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support;

Elsevier announces winners of the Reaxys PhD Prize 2019

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