ATG News You Need to Start the Week 8/15/16

news - man carryingNew Look for Choice Magazine Debuts with September 2016 Issue;  *UC Davis and CDL complete ‘Pay It Forward’ project;   *OCLC to host Faceted Controlled Vocabularies discussion list;   *Available Online For First Time: Rural Housing Data From USDA;   *Penn Libraries (U. of Pennsylvania): A New Conservation Lab Opens Inside Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center;   *Scientific and research community along with funding agencies in New Zealand support adoption and use of ORCID identifiers;   *OCLC to host Faceted Controlled Vocabularies discussion list;  *1science Debuts Large-Scale OA Study; and *University of New Orleans Press Seeks Manuscripts plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ACRL Insider reports that “with the September 2016 issue, Choice will unveil a new cover and interior design, the first such change at the magazine in almost a decade…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The University of California, Davis and the California Digital Library recently completed the 18-month Pay It Forward project, an effort funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. The project draws several important conclusions which will further the discussion of an APC-funded model for scholarly publishing- and, more broadly, of the prospects for a large-scale -flip’ of the journal literature to open access.

According to infoDOCKET “for the first time, USDA’s Rural Housing Service is publicly releasing data across every program area in which the agency provides loans, guarantees, and grants—multifamily housing, single-family housing, and community facilities…”

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infoDOCKET also notes that “the Penn LibrariesKislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts renovation project started in 2010 is now complete with the opening of a new conservation laboratory.

Located on the fifth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, the glass-enclosed Steven Miller Conservation Laboratory is equipped with all of the tools that conservators need to preserve and conserve materials…”

Also according to KnowledgeSpeakNew Zealand is joining the wave of countries to support and adoptnew-zealand-583177_1280 ORCID. New Zealand’s peak bodies representing the scientific and research community, along with funding agencies, recently released a joint statement of principle supporting the adoption and use of ORCID identifiers across the research and science system.

In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “OCLC has announced the debut of a new electronic discussion list. Hosted by OCLC, FACETVOC-L (Faceted Controlled Vocabularies discussion list) is a discussion list focused on faceted controlled vocabularies used in libraries, archives and museums. This includes vocabularies such as FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), AAT (Art and Architecture Thesaurus) and LCGFT (Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms)…”

Information Today reports that “1science published the first results of the largest existing study on the impact of more than 3 million OA papers from diverse sources. After studying nearly 35 million citations, it finds that OA papers have a 50% greater citation advantage than traditionally published papers in subscription-based journals (meaning these papers could lose their relevance for researchers and governments)…”

According to GalleyCatUniversity of New Orleans Press Publishing Lab is seeking full-length, nonfiction manuscripts for their annual prize.  The winner will receive a $1000 advance on royalties and their book will be the subject of a publishing class directed the imprint’s publisher. Submissions are due by August 15th and the submission fee is $18…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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