News and Announcements 2/11/12

On today’s menu: OCLC searches for a new President and CEO; Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. launches new journal; CLOCKSS adds two AMA journals; Kent State’s SLIS re-accredited; SJSU SLIS instructors recognized; and ICSU Foresight Analysis is now available.

Executive Search Committee and Community Advisory Group report significant progress, set timeline for selecting OCLC President and CEO

“The Executive Search Committee of the OCLC Board of Trustees and OCLC’s Community Advisory Group have made … progress and established a general timeline in the process to select the next President and CEO of the OCLC cooperative.”  Evidently, the position “has attracted a number of impressive candidates from a variety of backgrounds,” said Sandy Yee, Chair of the Executive Search Committee.”  In-person interviews are schedule to begin “in February, followed by a second round of interviews by March… Members of the OCLC Board of Trustees and the Community Advisory Group will also have an opportunity to interview the finalists in person by April. The Board of Trustees plans to make its final selection by June.”

BioResearch Open Access Launching in March 2012 from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers

“BioResearch Open Access, a new bimonthly peer-reviewed open access journal, will launch in March 2012 by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com). The Journal will provide a new rapid-publication forum for a broad range of scientific topics including but not limited to molecular and cellular biology, tissue engineering and biomaterials, regenerative medicine, stem cells, gene therapy, systems biology, genetics, biochemistry, virology, microbiology, and neuroscience. Further information is available at http://www.liebertpub.com/biores.”

CLOCKSS Archive Triggers Two Journals from the American Medical Association

“The AMA’s “Archives of Family Medicine” and “JAMA Français” are now available from the CLOCKSS Archive. The American Medical Association announced on January 23rd that the journals “Archives of Family Medicine” and “JAMA Français” are no longer available from their journal site and will be accessible through the CLOCKSS Archive…”

Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science Receives National Accreditation

“The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University has received continued accreditation from the American Library Association (ALA)… The announcement came from the ALA’s Committee on Accreditation (COA) after the organization’s midwinter meeting in Dallas… SLIS at Kent State began offering graduate courses for a Master of Arts in library science in 1949, and then received its first ALA accreditation in 1961-62…”

SJSU SLIS instructors recognized for online teaching excellence

“The Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) consortium presented three faculty members from the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University with the Excellence in Online Teaching Award. SLIS instructors Meredith Farkas, Dr. Michelle Holschuh Simmons, and Ellen Greenblatt received this national award, which recognizes their accomplishments as online educators…”

International Council for Science Foresight Analysis report appears

“The first of two reports describing the ICSU Foresight Analysis is now available. Published in electronic form only, Report 1 describes the analysis carried out under Phases 1 and 2 of a process that has engaged the ICSU community in an important long-term planning exercise—exploring the future of international science in 20 years’ time.”  Click here to download the report.

 

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