ATG News & Announcements 7/25/17

New Jisc Report: Changing publishing ecologies – A landscape study of new university presses and academic-led publishing;   *National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Records;  *A New Medical/Investigational Drugs Info Reference Resource: The Expanded Access Navigator;   *Video: Fulcrum Digital Publishing Platform Will Power ACLS Humanities Ebook:  *IFLA Promotes Successful Global Vision Discussions;  *D&B Joins Forces With Microsoft for Cloud Computing;  and *Draft Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries now available for comment plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Jisc has released a new report – Changing publishing ecologies: A landscape study of new university presses and academic-led publishing. The report, by Dr Janneke Adema (Coventry University) and Graham Stone (Jisc, formerly Collections and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Huddersfield), benchmarks the development of NUPs and ALPs and fills in knowledge gaps…”


The National Archives reports that they have “released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The materials released today are available online only.  Access to the original paper records will occur at a future date.

Download the files online: https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release…”


According to infoDOCKET “patients with serious or immediately life-threatening diseases or conditions who have no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy and who seek access to potentially life-saving investigational drugs will have another option to guide them through the process – thanks to the launch today of a new online tool called the Expanded Access Navigator…”


infoDOCKET also spotlights a video from the University of Michigan Library that shows “Michigan Publishing visits the staff of ACLS Humanities E-Book in New York to discuss their selection of Fulcrum as their next-generation platform for reading, discovery, and preservation. The Fulcrum platform, hosted by the U-M Library and developed with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, presents audiovisual materials, 3D models, and other complex digital objects in close relationship with the text.


Information Today reports that “The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) highlighted the response to its Global Vision Discussion initiative. It notes that so far, 178 librarians from 140 countries have engaged in the discussions, and they have encouraged other regions to get involved in the IFLA Global Vision workshops. These workshops “have focused on how to strengthen the ties within the library field and respond to the fast-pacing globalisation that is opening new opportunities and challenges.”

For more information, read the press release.


Also according to Information TodayD&B partnered with Microsoft to give companies around the world access to D&B data through Microsoft’s cloud services. According to the press release, “Dun & Bradstreet will power core applications and build new services on Microsoft Azure, and plans to use Microsoft intelligent cloud services to modernize applications,” among other endeavors.

For more information, read the press release.


OCLC Research invites “comments to our draft Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries

You can review the Research and Learning Agenda and give comments directly in Google Docs or download a PDF version and send comments by email to RLPStrategy@oclc.org. Please submit comments no later than Monday 28 August…”

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