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media - macbook-pixabay*ACRL seeks nominations for 2016 awards recognizing outstanding achievements in academic librarianship;  *Longlist for 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced;  *Texas Tech University Press Now Part of University Library;   *Three Projects are Recipients of 2015 EMC Heritage Trust Grants;   *Open Library of Humanities Officially Launched Today With Support From 99 Institutions;  *Library Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Net Neutrality;  *PLOS announces first increase in PLOS ONE APC since 2009;   *NPG-Palgrave Macmillan Survey Shows Perceptions of OA Publishing;   *DeepDyve Grants Access to German Library of Medicine Archive;   *Three Libraries join CKLS and go live on Koha with ByWater Solutions;   *Thieme’s Neurointerventional Techniques a winner at 2015 BMA Medical Book Awards;  plus more corporate and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ALAnews notes that “…ACRL urges members to nominate colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and growth as an academic librarian and whose contributions merit recognition by the profession. Member nominations will ensure that the pool of candidates for each award remains both competitive and distinguished. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by Dec. 4, 2015…”

ALAnews also reports that “forty books (20 fiction, 20 nonfiction) comprising the longlist for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been selected. The list is now available on the awards’ website. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be chosen from these 40 titles and announced in mid-October 2015…”

According to infoDOCKETSince its inception in 1971, the Texas Tech University Press has been an integral part of scholarly publication in West Texas. This summer, the press merged and became a part of Tech University Libraries.…”

infoDOCKET also reports that “EMC Corporation has announced three organizations as grant recipients of the 2015 EMC Heritage Trust Project. The grants will support projects that practice and encourage the stewardship of cultural information in local communities in Canada, Colombia and the Philippines…”

Citing the OLH Blog infoDOCKET also notes that “Over two years in the planning and execution” the Open Library of Humanities “starts with seven journals, supported by 99 institutions. Our estimated publication volume for year one is 150 articles across these venues. The economics of this work out at approximately £4 ($6) per institution per open-access article…”

ARL reports that they have “joined the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies in submitting an amicus brief (PDF) today, September 21, 2015, in the DC Court of Appeals case United States Telecom Association, et al., v. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the United States of America. The brief expresses the organizations’ support of the FCC’s Open Internet Order establishing rules protecting net neutrality. The Open Internet Order, which became effective in June, prohibits blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization of content on the Internet…” 


According to KnowledgeSpeak “the Public Library of Science (PLOS) has announced that the Article Processing Charge (APC) for PLOS ONE authors will increase to $1,495 as of October 1, 2015 (effective 10:00 AM PDT). This is the first increase in the PLOS ONE APC since 2009. PLOS ONE promotes a broad global reach designed to amplify the journal and individual article awareness. Currently, PLOS ONE journal articles garner more than 1.9 million article downloads per month…”

According to Information TodayNature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan released the findings from a survey of 22,000 academic researchers. They show a growing confidence in the quality of open access (OA) publications.

“In 2014, 40% of scientists who had not published open access in the last three years said ‘I am concerned about perceptions of the quality of OA publications’. But this year, only 27% said they were concerned,” notes BioMed Central’s Kam Arkinstall in a blog post announcing the findings. However, about 5% of respondents are still unaware of OA as a publishing option…”

Information Today also reports that “DeepDyve partnered with the German National Library of Medicine’s Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences to give researchers access to millions of full-text articles from the center’s LIVIVO portal. Scientists can pay a monthly subscription fee to view as much content as they need—which includes more than 45 life sciences sources such as library catalogs, databases, and publisher directories—via their browsers, even if they are no longer affiliated with an academic library. They can print up to 20 pages per month and purchase discounted PDFs to download…”

According to Library Technology GuidesByWater Solutions welcomed the F. Lee Doctor Library, Gypsum Community Library and Rae Hobson Memorial Library to the Central Kansas Library System. The three libraries are now live on their installations of the Koha integrated library system with continued support by ByWater Solutions. CKLS has seen significant growth within the past 3 years, having added 8 new library partners during this time…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Medical and scientific publisher Thieme has announced that Neurointerventional Techniques: Tricks of the Trade, by L. Fernando Gonzalez, Felipe C. Albuquerque, and Cameron McDougall, has won Highly Commended in the Neurology category at the 2015 British Medical Association’s Medical Book Awards ceremony recently held in London…”


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