ATG News & Announcements 5/6/20

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Bloomberg: “Coronavirus Research Moves Faster than Medical Journals”

Citing Bloomberg, infoDOCKET reports that “Many of the coronavirus-related papers being posted on MedRxiv are rushed and flawed, and some are terrible. But a lot report serious research findings, some of which will eventually find their way into prestigious journals, which have been softening their stance on previously released research.

ALA, ACRL Submit Comments on Access to Federally Funded Research

According to ACRL Insider “ALA and ACRL recently submitted comments (PDF) in response to a Request for Information issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research…”

Digital Collections: Over 650 Newly Digitized Navy Logbooks in the National Archives Catalog

infoDOCKET also reports that “[The] firsthand accounts of the Battle of New Orleans during the Civil War are just small snippets from two Navy logbooks, which are part of 653 digitized logbooks from 30 Navy vessels that recently became available in the National Archives Catalog. These logbooks were digitized in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC, by a team of five graduate student interns working on a project titled “Seas of Knowledge”…”

A Four-Part Podcast Series on “Finding a Place for Open Access Monographs”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “Thanks to a three-year, $850,000 grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, the MIT Press is performing a broad-based monograph publishing cost analysis and will develop and openly disseminate a durable financial framework and business plan for open access (OA) monographs. The Press, a leader in OA publishing for almost 25 years, will also undertake a pilot program to implement the resulting framework for scholarly front and backlist titles…”

Jisc and LYRASIS help US Universities and Research Organizations gather new usage insights

According to Library Technology Guides Jisc, a not-for-profit supplier of technology for research and education in the UK, and LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership association providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, and archives, are joining forces to introduce Institutional Repository Usage Statistics (IRUS) in the United States...”

Announcing NISO’s Draft Recommended Practice for Reproducibility Badging and Definitions.

Library Technology Guides also reports that “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments from the information community on the draft recommended practice, Reproducibility Badging and Definitions. Following on the landmark U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report, Reproducibility in Science, this Recommended Practice, developed by the NISO Taxonomy, Definitions, and Recognition Badging Scheme Working Group, provides a set of recognition standards to be universally deployed across the scholarly publishing output. Comments will be accepted through June 18, 2020.


McGraw-Hill appoints Simon Allen as CEO
Big Ten Academic Alliance Appoints Maurice York as the New Director of Library Initiatives
“Library of Congress Looks to Spend $150M on Cloud Services”
University of Arizona and Frontiers extend open access publishing agreement
The UK’s Hay Festival Announces Its Digital Edition Programming
Cactus Communications announces free virtual conference for academic societies and publishers
Coronavirus Worklife: A Publisher Helps Prepare France’s Reopening Bookshops

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