ATG News & Announcement 9/8/17

EBSCO Information Services Partners with ARL to Provide Internships for Diversity Scholars;  *LIBER signs open letter to stop potentially harmful copyright reform;  *Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) Publishes Five Principles for Negotiations with Publishers Re: Open Access;  *The British Library Announces Crowdsourcing Project to Make Late 18th – Late 19th Century Digitised Playbills More Findable Online;  *Elsevier Pledges Support for Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines;  *C&RL News – September 2017 available; Interested in Open Science? Europe’s “OpenUP” Project Launches New Platform; and *CONTENTdm Featured Collections: September 2017 plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


Library Technology Guides reports that “the Association of Research Libraries has entered into a partnership with EBSCO Information Services in support of internships for ARL’s flagship diversity recruitment program, the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce. Practical field experience is uniformly seen as one of the most valuable components of ARL’s other diversity recruitment programs and is an absolute necessity for graduates attempting to enter a competitive job market.


According to KnowledgeSpeak  “LIBER has signed an open letter directed at the EU’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), in an attempt to stop recent EU copyright reform developments which threaten Open Access and Open Science…”


infoDOCKET reports that LIBER has published principles for negotiating with publishers on open access “based on the experiences of LIBER libraries in the past two years, and aim to guide libraries and consortia as they shift from a reader-pays model (subscription licensing) to an author-pays model based on Article Processing Charges (APC).

With these principles, research libraries are encouraged to make the move from paying for information access to organizing the publishing costs for their researchers…”


Also according to infoDOCKET the British Library is “…launching a project called In the Spotlight soon to make these late 18th – late 19th century digitised playbills more findable online, and to give people a chance to see past entertainments as represented in this collection. In this new crowdsourcing project, members of the public can help transcribe titles, names and locations to make the playbills easier to find…”


Information Today reports that “Elsevier became a signatory of the Center for Open Science’s Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, a community-driven attempt to align research behaviors with the scientific ideals of transparency, open sharing, and reproducibility…”


According to ACRL Insider the September issue of College and Research Libraries News is now available.


Also according to infoDOCKET “The European project OpenUP recently launched the OpenUP HUB: a platform for everyone with an interest and/or involved in ‘open science’. News, reading tips, tools and events are exchanged concerning all phases of the research life cycle. OpenUP seeks a dialogue about new methods, indicators and tools for quality assessment, dissemination of knowledge and measuring impact.

CONTENTdm Featured Collections: September 2017

OCLC News reports that “this month, three collections are featured on the OCLC website: Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection, Artists and Their Works collection, and Legislatively Mandated Reports…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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