ATG News & Announcements 2/4/16

coffee and computer file0001711682994*Authors Guild Gets Support in Google Case;   *Changes to IPEDS Survey Definitions for 2015–2016—Webinar Recording Available Online;  *Wiley and Dutch universities announce combined open access and subscription agreement;   *Sunlight Foundation Introduces “Hall of Justice”, Massive Inventory of Criminal Justice Datasets;  *NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Ed Edition Released;  and *Future Science Group launches EpigenomicsNet; plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

Publishers Weekly reports that “a coalition of authors, publishers, and rights organizations were among those filing amicus briefs this week in support of the Authors Guild’s bid to have the Supreme Court review its legal challenge to Google’s library book scanning program…”

ACRL reports that “the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries Component adopted revised definitions for FY 2015–2016 as a result of recommendations made by a joint Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association (ACRL, ALA) task force in the summer of 2015. The recording of an ARL-ACRL webinar detailing these changes, which aired November 3, 2015, is now available online…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak Publisher John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) have announced an agreement of unlimited open access publication of Dutch academic articles combined with expanded subscription access to high-quality research. The negotiations between VSNU and Wiley resulted in an unprecedented agreement covering 2016 – 2019…”

infoDOCKET reports that the Sunlight Foundation  “is launching Hall of Justice, a robust, searchable data inventory of nearly 10,000 datasets and research documents from across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government. Hall of Justice is the culmination of 18 months of work gathering data and refining technology…”

According to infoDOCKET “the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Ed Edition was released earlier today. It’s the 13th edition of the report. The report is published by the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative.

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “publisher Future Science Group (FSG) has announced the launch of EpigenomicsNet, a new online community for professionals with an interest in this area of scientific development. The portal, which is free to join, will allow users to share their own written content and video blogs using the platform’s unique, user-friendly tools…”



More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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