News You Need to Start the Week

start-the-weekAustralian ORCID Consortium Model released for comment and expressions of interest;  *New Outsell report identifies next generation data visualization tools;    *European consortium develops new approaches for dealing with Big Data;  *Libraries at University of Oregon and Oregon State University Collaborate to Build State History Web App;  *Arizona’s State Library Moves 20,000 Volume Genealogical To New Location With Plans to Digitize;  *2nd Edition of Citing Medicine: NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers Adds 40 New Examples and New Foreword;   *FreePint Research Illustrates Dramatic Growth in Corporate Use of Ebooks; plus  more corporate and publishing news from a variety of sources.

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “ORCID, a researcher identifier solution which enables a wide range of improvements to the scholarly communications ecosystem, recently released an Australian ORCID Consortium Model for comment and expressions of interest. The Model was developed by the ORCID Working Group comprising representatives from Universities Australia (UA), Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), Australian National Data Service (ANDS), Australian Access Federation (AAF) and the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT)…”

In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Outsell, Inc., the research and advisory firm focused on media, information, and technology, has announced the publication of a new report ‘Next Generation Enterprise Data Visualization Tools’. Big data has ushered in a wave of data-driven decision-making in the enterprise and traditional business intelligence systems have given way to an explosion of next generation analytics companies offering easy-to-use products requiring minimal infrastructure, IT support, and statistical skills.

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “the new BigStorage project, funded by the European Union, will develop new approaches to deal with Big Data concepts over the next three years, from theoretical basic research to the development of complex infrastructures and software packages. As an Innovative Training Network (ITN) of the European Union, it also plays an important role in the training of researchers and developers in the international context…”

According to InfoDOCKET the libraries at University of Oregon and Oregon State University have joined forces to create “the mobile-friendly, map-based website” “The UO has the digitized database, and OSU built the platform to make it accessible to amateur historians, researchers, faculty and the merely curious…”

InfoDOCKET also reports that “the Arizona State Library has moved its 20,000 volume genealogical collection out of the historic Phoenix capitol so as to better utilize the space that was getting little traffic over the last few years…”

In addition, InfoDOCKET also notes that “over forty new examples have been added throughout Citing Medicine, the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers. New references are for datasets, data repositories, ahead-of-print articles, and more. Corrections and clarifications were made based on user feedback or our own quality assurance efforts. Almost every chapter and two of the appendixes were edited and a new foreword was added. The full list of changes is available in the Content Updates appendix.

According to Library Technology Reports “The results of the recent FreePint survey on use of ebooks in corporate settings demonstrate that ebook adoption is increasing dramatically in enterprises after many years of lagging. FreePint is an international analyst group that supports organisational investments in information and supports organisations’ information strategy by providing unique and practical content, community and consulting on information sources, technology and value…”


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