News & Announcements 3/4/14

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Georgia Tech selects two architecture and design firms for library renewal project; University of California awards contract for publication harvesting system to support UC’s OA policy; ProQuest invites future information professionals to apply for annual scholarship; Wolters Kluwer Health to distribute Northern Light Life Sciences Conference Abstracts; Emerald Group Publishing joins ‘Access to Research’ initiative; Copyright Clearance Center launches MOOC content licensing solution; S&S launches site for book discovery; and International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation chooses ArchivalWare.

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Building and Tech Walk Georgia Tech Selects Two Architecture and Design Firms For Library Renewal Project

InfoDOCKET reports that the Board of Regents at Georgia Tech “selected LP3, an Atlanta-based multidisciplinary design firm, and BNIM, a Kansas-based designer of high-performance environments, to create a cohesive design solution for the Library Renewal Project

Construction is tentatively set to begin in 2015. Until then, both firms are collaborating with Library staff to integrate feedback from campus stakeholders into the overall building design.”

InfoDOCKET also reports that “the California Digital Library (CDL), in conjunction with University of California campus partners, has chosen Symplectic as the vendor to implement a publication harvesting system in support of the UC Open Access Policy, passed by the Academic Senate in July 2013.

Symplectic’s flagship product, Elements, will form the basis of a research information management system intended to simplify participation in UC’s OA Policy by providing an efficient method for faculty to deposit their research into eScholarship, UC’s institutional repository…”

“ProQuest is seeking applicants for its 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship. Open to applicants from around the world, the $5,000 award has been given annually for more than twenty years, supporting promising graduate students in library and information sciences. The winner will be announced at the Special Libraries Association’s 2014 Annual Conference to be held June 8 – 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia…”  (Applications are due by April 30)

KnowledgeSpeak notes that Wolters Kluwer Health…  has announced a partnership with Northern Light to distribute the Northern Light Life Sciences Conference Abstracts collection through its OvidSP medical research platform reaching thousands of institutional subscribers worldwide.

Northern Light’s Life Sciences Conference Abstracts is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and posters from more than one million research papers delivered at 1,400 life sciences industry events over the past four years. New conferences are added as the abstracts are posted…”

emerald_logo Emerald Group Publishing joins ‘Access to Research’ initiative

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing has joined the ‘Access to Research’ initiative. Led by The Publishers Licensing Society, the scheme brings together UK publishers and librarians to make over 1.5 million academic articles freely accessible to the British public.

The two-year pilot was set up in response to recommendations from the Finch Group, a committee convened by the UK government to explore how access to publicly funded research could be expanded…”

“Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. has launched a MOOC Content Licensing Solution in partnership with course material providers SIPX,, and XanEdu…

The MOOC Content Licensing Solution uses the current per-page or per-article academic-based pricing rightsholders haveMoocs - established through CCC’s Electronic Course Content pay-per-use service. CCC offers digital rights from over 5,000 rightsholders around the world to public, private not-for-profit, and private for-profit U.S.-based institutions of higher education that conduct academic MOOCs.

Publishers Weekly reports that “following the announcement of a website devoted to the world of business books in early February, today Simon & Schuster launched a publisher-agnostic website dedicated to the “discovery of favorite books.” Off the Shelf will highlight previously published books through a daily original review or essay centered on a title released at least one year earlier…”

According to Library Technology Guides “as part of a major enhancement of its information service the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation has chosen the ArchivalWare digital archive to replace its physical archive of 250,000 documents, including laws, brochures, journals, loose-leaf and IBFD materials…”



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