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News - shield-286711_640.jpg - pixabayAAP Supports Members’ Petition for Full Court of Appeals Review of GSU Copyright Infringement Litigation; Routledge bonanza of free titles shows value of scholarly open access; The Top 10 “Hot” Articles in Library and Information Science, November 2014; CrossRef and DataCite Will Work to Accelerate Adoption Of DOIs For Data Publication and Citation; AAP Supports Members’ Petition for Full Court of Appeals Review of GSU Copyright Infringement Litigation; Six additional publishers on HighWire to pilot Lens, pioneered by eLife; Copyright Clearance Center acquires Infotrieve;  and Intota set to transform library management at key institutions in the UK.


 

According the this post from the AAP, the Association “is pleased with the unanimous decision of the three-judge panel from the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse the district court’s judgment and vacate its injunction, declaratory relief and award of costs and fees. However, despite those actions, the two-judge majority opinion in the case contradicts Supreme Court and 11th Circuit precedent concerning two fundamental principles of copyright law—media neutrality and potential market harm. Properly construed, those principles compel a finding that Georgia State University’s systemic practice of replacing paid paper coursepacks with unpaid digital coursepacks violates fair use…”


According Paul St John Mackintosh of TeleRead  “Routledge is currently pushing out free offers on some of its humanities titles that can save readers over $200.

The Mobileread Forums  – always a good source for these kind of deals – tipped me off to the first title on offer, The World of Indigenous North America in the Routledge Worlds series, originally sold at $220, but currently on offer for just $0.48, via my Kindle access at least. Now, this is definitely a scholarly publication, but you can imagine many writers using this for source material for anything from historical fiction to alternative history fantasy – as well as anyone with indigenous North American ancestors turning to this for insight on their heritage…


InfoDOCKET has posted the top 10 “hot” articles in Library and Information Science, November 2014.  The list is “based on usage data from millions of researchers across journals, publishers and platforms. It helps the users to discover articles that other users found interesting – in general and for a specific topic…”


InfoDOCKET reports that “CrossRef and DataCite announce new initiative to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation

In 2014 DataCite celebrates its fifth year of operation and CrossRef its fifteenth. Together we have registered almost 75 million DOIs. Today the two organisations are committing to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation…”  The joint announcement goes on to list areas where the Cross Ref and DataCite will collaborate.


According to this news announcement from AAP the Association “is pleased with the unanimous decision of the three-judge panel from the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse the district court’s judgment and vacate its injunction, declaratory relief and award of costs and fees. However, despite those actions, the two-judge majority opinion in the case contradicts Supreme Court and 11th Circuit precedent concerning two fundamental principles of copyright law—media neutrality and potential market harm. Properly construed, those principles compel a finding that Georgia State University’s systemic practice of replacing paid paper coursepacks with unpaid digital coursepacks violates fair use…”


According to KnowledgeSpeak “Lens, an open-source tool introduced by eLife to make reading articles online easier, is being piloted in journals from six publishers on the HighWire platform.

The Journal of Biological Chemistry, The Plant Cell, Journal of Lipid Research, and mBio® are among the journals introducing the Lens viewing experience to readers this fall…”


In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports that “global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has acquired Infotrieve, Inc., a leader in enterprise SaaS software and business services for scientific, technical and medical (STM) published content. The acquisition enables CCC to deliver new value to its corporate customers and publishers…”


Citing a press release Library Technology Guides reports that “institutions across the UK are choosing ” the new cloud-based Intota, from ProQuest. Designed to address the needs of today’s libraries, Intota manages electronic collections and supports the expectations of modern patrons…”

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