*Yale Center for British Arts Adds to Digital Image Collection; *American Cancer Society Launches New Cancer Statistics Center; *Calgary Universities Facing Crisis in Academic Journal Collections; *New Research Article: “The Price of University Press Books, 2012–14″ *Universities in the UK and Egypt sign partnership agreements to develop scientific research and increase opportunities for student and staff exchanges; *Elsevier’s new online Resource Centre provides free access to latest research; and *Editage and Axios Review collaboration to offer high-quality editing and peer review services for authors plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
ResourceShelf reports that “The Yale Center for British Art has just released more than 22,000 additional high-resolution images through its online collection available at http://britishart.yale.edu/collections/search. To date, the Center has made more than 69,000 images freely available online…”
According to infoDOCKET “the American Cancer Society has launched a new web tool to make it easier for reporters, the public, and those involved in the cancer fight to find and share cancer statistics.
The Cancer Statistics Center uses data from the Society’s annual Cancer Facts & Figures report and Cancer Statistics article (published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians), as well as much, much more data, to create a comprehensive interactive resource to help the public learn about the cancer burden in the United States…”
infoDOCKET reports that “according to Tom Hickerson, vice-provost of libraries and cultural resources, about 80 per cent of the University of Calgary’s annual library budget is spent in US dollars. He said the school has lost about 22 per cent of their purchasing capacity. So, every time the dollar shifts by a penny, $100,000 dollars in academic journal funds is lost…”
Lastly, infoDOCKET notes that the article “The Price of University Press Books, 2012–14” published earlier this week by the Journal of Scholarly Publishing (JSP) is now available. It is published by the University of Toronto Press (UTP) and is usually a fee-based/paywalled publication.
HOWEVER, for the next month the UTP has made the full text article available at no charge/no registration for infoDOCKET readers. Thank you to UTP for doing this.
- Universities in the UK and Egypt sign partnership agreements to develop scientific research and increase opportunities for student and staff exchanges
According to KnowledgeSpeak “universities in the UK and Egypt have reportedly signed 10 partnership agreements aimed at building scientific research and increasing opportunities for student and staff exchanges. The memoranda of understanding and letters of intent were signed on January 20 during the visit of an Egyptian higher education delegation to the UK, organised by the British Council…”
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “A new educational online Resource Centre focused on gastrointestinal cancer gives healthcare professionals free access to the latest peer-reviewed research, cutting-edge data and case studies to help them treat patients more effectively. Elsevier’s Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer Resource Centre, which is hosted by the European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Colorectal Cancer, acts as an information hub to keep physicians and other healthcare practitioners up-to-date on the latest studies and guidelines…”
- Editage and Axios Review collaboration to offer high-quality editing and peer review services for authors
In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Editage, a leader in English-language editing, translation, publication support, and education services, has announced a collaboration with Axios Review, an independent peer review service. Through this partnership, customers of Editage and Axios Review can access discounted services-high-quality editing and translation services from Editage, and peer review services from Axios Review-for manuscripts in the fields of evolutionary and ecological research.
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Blackboard announces two new options for deploying its Blackboard LearnTM LMS via Software-as-a-Service;
- UC Berkeley Selects EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
- University of Queensland chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo for resource management and discovery;
- Figshare Becomes First Research Data Repository to Join Digital Preservation Network
- American Sociological Association launches new OA journal – Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World
- Wiley Now Offers 61 Open Access Titles as Five More Journals Go OA
- ALA’s RUSA and Choice honour SAGE Publishing titles