ATG News & Announcements 11/27/19

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RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage – Fall 2019 is available

According to ACRL Insider “the Fall 2019 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016…”

cOAlition S / Plan S Asks For Feedback on Draft Framework for Transformative Journals

infoDOCKET reports that “the Plan S guidelines released earlier this year note that cOAlition S will consider developing a potential framework for ‘transformative journals’ where the share of Open Access content is gradually increased, where subscription costs are offset by income from payments for publishing services (to avoid double payments), and where the journal has a clear commitment to transition to full Open Access in an agreed timeframe…”

Get Involved! Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee

According to ACRL Insider “… the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 pm CST for a free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works…”

The Web of Science Group Shares Its 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List

Information Today reports that “the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, unveiled its latest annual Highly Cited Researchers list. The scientists and social scientists on the list have “produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.” Key findings include …”

Books Entering the Public Domain in 2020

Also according to Information TodayKelly Jensen writes for Book Riot, “this year marks the second year we’ll get a slew of new titles published first in English in 1924.” Jensen provides information about the public domain and lists titles that will enter it on Jan. 1, 2020. They include works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Agatha Christie, W.E.B. Du Bois, Edna Ferber, E.M. Forster, Herman Melville, Hugh Lofting, H.G. Wells, Edith Wharton, and Mark Twain …” (For more information and to see the list of new public domain titles, read the article.)

New Video: Anticipating the New RDA

infoDOCKET reports that this video “was posted online by the Library of Congress earlier today. The event was recorded at LC on July 16, 2019. This presentation discusses some of the important updates to RDA that will be incorporated when the 3R Project is complete. There will be a brief look at new concepts introduced by the LRM, and their impact on current RDA content…”

Editorial Leaders From Several Scholarly Publishers Release “Joint Statement on EPA Proposed Rule and Public Availability of Data”

Also according to infoDOCKET “today a group of editorial leaders from several publishers, including PLOS, have co-published an Editorial highlighting concerns about the “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This comes eighteen months after the same group published an Editorial when the rule was first proposed, in April 2018…”


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