News & Announcements 10/27/12

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In the news: Video of ARL webcast on HathiTrust decision; IMLS funded grant on copyright ends 2nd phase;  a Wiley survey of authors on open access publishing; ALA joins Coalition to Protect Library Lending Rights; University of Oregon may have violated conservative students’ right to free speech; an ARL legal and policy brief on MOOCs;  ORCID launches registry of personal identifiers; dtSearch rolls out more document filters; SAGE purchases The Journal of International Medical Research; Federal Depository Library Conference proceeding available; and PEOPLE IN THE NEWS – Library Assessment Career Achievement Awardees Named for 2012

Landmark HathiTrust Decision & Implications for Libraries (Video)

The video of this week’s ARL webcast on the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust decision and the implications of this victory for research libraries, is now on the ARL YouTube channel. The webcast was moderated by Brandon Butler and featured discussion from four key experts: Jonathan Band, Peter Jaszi, Dan Goldstein, and Jason M. Schultz…

Grants to University of Michigan Help Answer Questions of Copyright

The Copyright Office at the University of Michigan Library is bringing to a close the first phase of its new project, the Copyright Review Management System-World. CRMS-World is the second of two IMLS-funded projects that together will determine the copyright status of nearly 450,000 English-language books published in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Spain…”

 What Authors Want From Open Access Publishing

Publishing Executive reports on a John Wiley Inc. survey of authors ” with over ten thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The research explored the factors that authors assess when deciding where to publish, and whether to publish open access. Among the top factors considered by authors were the relevance and scope of the journal, the journal’s impact factor and the international reach of the journal. Over 30% of respondents had published at least one open access paper, and 79% stated that open access was more prevalent in their discipline than three years ago…”

ALA Joins Coalition to Protect Library Lending Rights

“The American Library Association announced that it has joined—as a founding member—the Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI)—a coalition of retailers, libraries, educators, Internet companies and associations working to protect ownership rights in the United States.

The coalition was formed to champion “first-sale rights,” or ownership rights, as the issue will be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Kirtsaeng vs. Wiley & Sons, Inc. on October 29, 2012. The Supreme Court’s decision could have adverse consequences for libraries and call into question libraries’ abilities to lend books and materials that were manufactured overseas…”

Freedom of All Press

InsideHigherED reports that “administrators at Oregon State University who signed off on the seizure and disposal of a conservative student publication’s distribution bins might have to go to trial after all, after an appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling dismissing the students’ complaint against them…”

  MOOCs: Legal & Policy Issues for Research Libraries (PDF)

A number of folks will also be interested in a ARL 15-page issue brief entitled “Massive Open Online Courses: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries.”  The brief was “prepared by Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at ARL. The paper describes some of the ways that research libraries are supporting university engagement with MOOCs, the legal issues that libraries may be asked to wrestle with in these roles, and the policy questions and priorities that may be raised…”

ORCID Launches Registry

Some of you may have missed the launch of the ORCID Registry but  ORCID  (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) now enables researchers to “distinguish themselves by creating a unique personal identifier.”  And there is more to it, “ORCID is more than a Registry, it is a community effort to embed these identifiers in research workflows.   Understanding the ”who” and “what” of research has been hampered by lack of data standards, and in particular a standard for identifying individuals.  Universities and other research organizations, as well as membership organizations like the American Physical Society (APS) are working to integrate ORCID identifiers into their systems…


“SAGE has … announced the purchase of The Journal of International Medical Research from Field House Publishing LLP.

The Journal of International Medical Research, edited by Professor Malcolm Lader, King’s College London, is a peer reviewed international journal, now in its 40th volume. All published content is made freely available on a page charge, open access basis…”

dtSearch Rolls Out More Document Filters

According to Information Today “dtSearch Corp., a supplier of enterprise and developer text retrieval software along with document filters, announces version 7.70 of the dtSearch product line. The release improves the document filters embedded across the entire dtSearch product portfolio. For customers in need of data parsing, conversion, and extraction only, the dtSearch Engine APIs (native 64-bit/32-bit, Windows/Linux C++, Java, and .NET through 4.x) also offers the document filters for separate OEM licensing…”

Proceedings From 2012 Depository Library Council Meeting & Federal Depository Library Conference Now Available

INFOdocket reporting from From the FDLP Desktop notes the availability of the proceedings from “the Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library Conference was held in Arlington, VA from October 15-18, 2012. During this time; the Depository Library Council, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) staff, Federal agency representatives, and members of the depository library community participated in over 40 educational sessions that discussed GPO’s state forecasting project , progress with various GPO projects, and other topics of importance to the FDLP community…

Among others the following links were also provided:


Library Assessment Career Achievement Awardees Named for 2012

Karin De Jager, Joan Rapp, Sam Kalb, Don King

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to announce the 2012 Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards. These awards recognize individuals with substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations/publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work. The 2012 awardees are Karin De Jager and Joan Rapp from South Africa, Sam Kalb from Canada, and Don King from the United States…

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