Today’s menu: ARL supports FRPAA; a new SkyRiver software release; Springer adds six medical review journals; Wiley Blackwell’s publishing program grows in 2012; OCLC earns ISO certification; and Innovative expands ArticleReach Direct
ARL joined nine other organizations and voiced its support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (S 2096 and HR 4004). These FRPAA companion bills were introduced on February 9th by Sens. Cornyn (R-TX), Wyden (D-OR), and Hutchinson (R-TX) and Reps. Doyle (D-PA), Yoder (R-KS), and Clay (D-MO). Among other things they would… “require those agencies with annual extramural research budgets of $100 million or more to provide the public with online access to research manuscripts stemming from such funding no later than six months after publication in a peer-reviewed journal … The legislation seeks to extend and expand access to these federally funded research resources and importantly, spur and accelerate scientific discovery.
To read ARL’s letter and write one of your own telling Congress you support FRPAA, visit the ARL website.
“SkyRiver today announced the deployment of Release 3.2 of its cataloging client software. The release has several new features which highlight some of SkyRiver’s … database functionality… One of the key new features is single click headings verification, which offers … record validation against the LC authority record database. In addition, the new release includes streamlined browse searching with highlighting of previously viewed entries on browse lists and expanded use of progress bars during searches.”
“Springer is adding six new quarterly clinical review journals to its existing medicine portfolio in March 2012. These new journals will expand the publisher’s medical specialty coverage, focusing on dermatology, geriatrics/gerontology, nutrition, obesity, obstetrics/gynecology and respiratory care…” The titles include:
- Current Dermatology Reports
- Current Obesity Reports
- Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports
- Current Nutrition Reports
- Current Respiratory Care Reports
- Current Translational Geriatrics and Experimental Gerontology Reports
“In 2012 Wiley-Blackwell…, will begin publishing 44 titles new to its journal program, including 16 new launches and 40 journals published in collaboration with societies or other organizations… Of the 44 titles, 28 are moving to Wiley-Blackwell from other publishers or from self-publication and these include ten journals from the American Counseling Association, three titles from the International Reading Association, two journals from TESOL International Association, ChemPlusChem (published in collaboration with ChemPubSoc, 16 European Chemical Societies), European Journal of Pain (published with European Federation of IASP® (International Association for the Study of Pain) Chapters (EFIC®)), Chemistry & Industry (the magazine of the Society of Chemical Industry) and Biology of the Cell (published with Société Française des Microscopies and Société Biologie Cellulaire de France).”
“OCLC has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for information security management, recognition that provides several benefits including compliance with various privacy frameworks, improved security, clearer definition of security roles and standardized quality procedures…”
Interlibrary loan librarians may be pleased to learn that Innovative Interfaces’ ArticleReach Direct resource sharing service “now offers integrated support for the interlibrary loan software Odyssey and the popular file-sharing app Dropbox. With these expanded offerings, supplementing the existing Ariel support, ArticleReach Direct provides even more flexibility in integrating with local workflows…”