ATG News You Need To Start the Week

etextbooksDOAJ: now with added PLoS;    *Librarian Competencies in Support of Research Data Management, Scholarly Communication, Open Access;   *New ALA report highlights libraries as engines of entrepreneurship;   *All Issues of Federal Register (1936-1993) Now Available Online via Law Library of Congress;   *University of Calgary Acquires One of the Oldest English Books in Existence;   *Recommendations for a national OA policy for Norway delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research;   *Global scientific and technical publishing market to display meagre 1.09% CAGR for the 2015-2019 period, says new report;    *RDA and ICSU-WDS announce new global framework for linking publications and datasets;   *Hindawi-Wiley partnership announced; and *Oxford University Press announces strategic technology change plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to this news announcement “DOAJ has added the entire PLoS catalogue to its database. A total of 182,500 articles were added and the harvester is set to go out and collect new articles at 5.30am every morning. The harvester collects the metadata from Europe PMC…”

ARL News reports that “a joint task force has released two profiles of competencies that library professionals need in order to support new rolesone profile for research data management (PDF) and the other for scholarly communication and open access (PDF). The profiles will help library managers identify skills gaps in their institutions, form the basis of job descriptions, enable professionals to carry out self-assessments, and act as a foundation for the development of training programs…”

ALA News notes that “The People’s Incubator: Libraries Propel Entrepreneurship” (pdf), a new report from the American Library Association (ALA), highlights how public and academic libraries leverage their diverse resources to work with entrepreneurs during all stages of the business start-up process—from writing a business plan and raising capital to performing market analysis and prototyping…”

infoDOCKET reports that “the Law Library of Congress has now completed the collection of historical volumes of the Federal Register available online.

The Law Library acquired this collection from William S. Hein & Co., Inc. to make all volumes of the Federal Register available in open access to researchers. The collection starts with the first Federal Register in 1936 and contains all volumes through 1993…”

Also according to infoDOCKET, the University of Calgary has acquired a 521-year-old treasure from medieval England — one of the earliest books ever published in English.

Called the Polychronicon, the book chronicles the history of the universe, as was understood in the 14th century, and is available for viewing by the public…”

The working group responsible for creating new guidelines for open access to research results has today delivered their report to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research…

The recommendation will be sent to a public hearing on the 1st of August.

Click here to read a short version of the national guidelines for Open Access [PDF]


According to KnowledgeSpeak “a new market study, titled ‘Global Scientific And Technical Publication Market 2015-2019,’ has been featured on’s online repository of market intelligence. The report on the global scientific and technical publishing market is a 360-degree overview of the development of this market during the 2015-2019 period. Based on historical and current data, market size estimates and future trends are presented herein…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the International Council for Science World Data System (ICSU-WDS) has announced a new global framework for linking publications and datasets. The Scholix framework – Scholarly Link Exchange – represents a set of aspirational principles and practical guidelines to support a global information ecosystem around links between scholarly literature and research data…”

According to this website post “John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and Hindawi have entered into a new publishing partnership that will strengthen both publishers’ commitment to Open Access publishing. This new collaboration will see nine Wiley subscription journals converting to Open Access starting in January 2017. Hindawi will take over the editorial and production workflow for each of the journals within the partnership, which will be hosted on…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that Academic publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced changes to its technology operations including a strategic relationship with Cognizant Technology Solutions, a leading global provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services. The work with Cognizant is one of a series of organizational changes being implemented within OUP’s technology function as part of its rapid evolution towards becoming a more digital business…”

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