ATG News & Announcements 1/28/16

webinarThe Canadian Library Association Votes to Dissolve;  *Keeping Up With… Systematic Literature Reviews;  * Bowker and Digi-Rights® offer new mobile app to protect authors’ and publishers’ works from piracy and illegal copyright infringement;   *Nominations for 2016 SSP Emerging Leader Award called for;   *Outsell, Inc. publishes new report on text and data mining;   *Both LYRASIS and DuraSpace Boards Approve “Intention to Merge” But Deal Not Final;   *Say Hello to “Amber”, A New, Free Digital Preservation Tool for Web Content Publishers From Harvard’s Berkman Center plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

Digital Shift notes that ” the Canadian Library Association has voted to dissolve. As astonishing as it is to write that sentence, this has actually been a long time coming. As long as a year ago a process was put in place that led to this moment…”

According to ACRL Insider “the latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available.  This month’s issue features a discussion of Systematic Literature Reviews by Cynthia Thomes…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak “Digi-Rights, creators of the CopyrightsNowTM service, an … mobile app that simplifies copyright registration and protection for creative works, is teaming with ProQuest affiliate Bowker to expand access to CopyrightsNowTM for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android® phones and tablets. App usage is growing significantly with 88 percent of mobile users preferring to access productivity tools using an app instead of a mobile browser…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Emerging Leader Award, which will be presented at the 38th SSP Annual Meeting, June 1-3 in Vancouver, BC. Established in February 2012, this award acknowledges the achievements of up-and-coming leaders in scholarly publishing who are demonstrating their potential through outstanding service and contribution…”

In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “Research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. has announced the publication of a new report, Text and Data Mining: Technologies Under Construction. The report takes a close look at how scientific research, engineering, and healthcare are currently deploying text and data mining (TDM), and what the future holds…”

infoDOCKET reports that “The Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace, two leading member-based non-profit organizations serving libraries, archives, museums, as well as the broader scholarly, cultural heritage and technology communities, have unanimously approved an “Intent to Merge…”

According to infoDOCKET  “The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to release Amber, a free software tool for WordPress and Drupal that preserves content and prevents broken links. When installed on a blog or website, Amber can take a snapshot of the content of every linked page, ensuring that even if those pages are interfered with or blocked, the original content will be available….”



More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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