News & Announcements 8/5/14

News - shield-286711_640.jpg - pixabayACRL 2015 keynote speakers announced; Traditional Print Book Production Dipped Slightly in 2013; New Report: “Integrating Approaches to Privacy across the Research Lifecycle: Long-term Longitudinal Studies”; U.S. Department of Energy Unveils “PAGES” Portal to DOE-funded Scientific Research; O’Reilly Purchases Pearson’s Stake in Safari; At Least 11 New Journal Titles Coming to Project MUSE For 2015;  EBSCO Health Introduces Nursing Reference Center Plus; and O’Reilly Purchases Pearson’s Stake in Safari.


According to ALAnews “The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2015 Conference, “Creating Sustainable Community,” to be held March 25 – 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore. Be challenged and entertained by these three distinguished speakers, who also double as comic writers, journalists, radio hosts, producers and political activists…”


Library Technology Guides reports that “production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013, according to Bowker,.. The two percent decrease reverses the sector’s growth in 2012 over 2011, but points to a relatively stable market for print works despite competition from ebooks. The figures were revealed today in Bowker’s annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print database…”


“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce a new publication from its Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project team, titled “Integrating Approaches to Privacy across the Research Lifecycle: Long-term Longitudinal Studies.”

This paper explores interdisciplinary approaches to privacy in long-term longitudinal studies of human subjects. Long-term longitudinal studies collect, at multiple points over a long period of time, highly-specific and often sensitive data describing the health, socioeconomic, or behavioral characteristics of human subjects…”


According to InfoDOCKET  “the Energy Department has launched the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science – PAGES – a web-based portal that will provide free public access to accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication…”


InfoDOCKET also notes that “Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 11 new titles have been confirmed to join MUSE in 2015. MUSE expects to announce additional new titles within the coming weeks. The 11 new titles add depth to core MUSE subjects including Literature, History, and Language and Linguistics…


Citing a press release from EBSCO, Library Technology Guides notes that “nurses looking for information to help provide the best care possible to their patients can now turn to Nursing Reference Center Plus from EBSCO Health. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool was created by nurses for nurses and is designed to improve nursing practice and positively impact patient care…”


Book Business reports that “on Friday, August 1st, O’Reilly purchased Pearson Education’s 50% ownership share of our Safari Books OnlineOpens in a new window joint venture, and Safari is now a wholly owned subsidiary of O’Reilly Media, Inc…”

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