Late breaking news for today about a ARL and Lyrasis licensing initiative; a C&RL Archive project; AMA’s choice of CCC’s RightsLink; the key themes for SPARC’s March meeting and personnel moves from the Publishers Lunch website.
“On November 18, 2011, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and LYRASIS signed an agreement designating LYRASIS as an agent to negotiate licenses for online content on behalf of interested ARL member libraries. This is the culmination of an effort that began in 2010 to identify a strategy for ARL to influence the marketplace regarding licensing rights, technical specifications, and business terms to meet the needs of research libraries.”
“The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has launched a project to digitize the complete back contents of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) official scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL). The volunteer initiative will scan the full contents of C&RL through 1996 and make them freely available to the public in the University of Illinois’s IDEALS institutional repository. C&RL contents from 1997 to the present will remain freely available through the publication’s online presence at HighWire Press.”
The not-for-profit Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), has announced that “the American Medical Association (AMA), … has implemented RightsLink, CCC’s point-of-content licensing tool, for all AMA medical journals, including its flagship, JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.” (RightsLink is a … licensing solution that enables rightsholders to offer re-use and other permissions at the point-of-content wherever the content resides…”)
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced the program theme for its next meeting, to be held in Kansas City, March 11 through 13, 2012. With a focus on “Collaborative strategies for advancing scholarship,” the program will examine recent developments and track key trends in the growth of open-access practices and policies in the scholarly and scientific research arenas.
Personnel moves at Library Journal, Westview Press and On Demand Books from the Publishers Lunch website