ATG News You Need to Start the Week

by | May 24, 2016 | 0 comments

breakfast news-pixabayInstitutional budgets will increase by 1.4% in 2016, says PCG Library Budget Survey;   *Elsevier acquires Social Science Research Network;    *ARL+DLF Forum 2016 Fellowships Available—Apply by June 13;   *ACI Scholarly Blog Index Named SIIA 2016 CODiE Award;   *The Top 10 “Hot” Articles in Library and Information Science, May 2016; and  *Chicago Public Library and Actors’ Equity Unveil Chicago Film Archive of Performance plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “results of the 2016 Library Budget Predictions survey, research carried out annually by Ingenta’s publishing consultancy arm, Publishers Communication Group (PCG), have been released, stating that institutional library budgets across the globe will increase by 1.4 percent overall this year. Despite the rise in library budgets overall, the mature markets measured in the survey show very limited expansion…”

Research Information reports that “Elsevier has acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Founded in 1994, SSRN is a Rochester, NY-based scholarly research preprint repository and online community. SSRN will be further developed alongside Mendeley, a London-based free reference manager and scholarly collaboration network owned by Elsevier.

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This year, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) will again sponsor a number of fellowship and travel awards meant to foster a more diverse and inclusive practitioner community in digital libraries and related fields.

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships are designed to offset or completely cover travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the annual DLF Forum, which will be held November 7–9, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ARL+DLF Forum Fellows additionally receive a complimentary full registration to the forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the forum, to be published by the DLF and shared in ARL news venues.

According to this press release “for 30 years, the Software & Information Industry (SIIA) has conducted the CODiE annual awards program in order to recognize the information industry’s leaders in software, content, and business technology, and the CODiE program is the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards platform. The “Best Scholarly Research Information Solution” is one of several categories within the awards roster, and ACI was selected last month as a finalist in this category. As a collection specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s researchers, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index clearly met the standards CODiE set in place for an innovative research database that offers a valuable contribution to the industry. In winning, we beat out two strong finalists in this CODiE category: Elsevier Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences and ProQuest Ebook Central.

infoDOCKET notes these recent “hot” articles in library science generated “by bX Hot Articles from Ex Libris. Hot Articles is based on usage data from millions of researchers across journals, publishers and platforms. It helps the users to discover articles that other users found interesting – in general and for a specific topic…”

Also according to infoDOCKETA new archive of Chicago theater performances is being created through Actors’ Equity and the Chicago Public Library that will allow anyone with a valid photo ID to watch recorded shows like the recent hits “Sender” and “Byhalia, Mississippi…”

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