ATG News & Announcements 6/16/16

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newspaper3New Report: Understanding the Research & Teaching Practices of Academics in the UK;  *OU Libraries Selected for Top National Honor;   *The Open Preservation Foundation welcomes the National Library of Norway as its newest member;   *The Getty Research Portal Gets Upgrade;    *Snøhetta Unveils Further Renders of Philly’s Temple University Library;    *Sharable Local Name Authorities – OCLC Research Participates in IMLS Grant;   *ProQuest simplifies book acquisition workflows with OASIS-Alma integration;   *Altmetric announces integration of Scopus citation data into Altmetric Explorer platforms;   plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

“Today, Ithaka S+R released the UK Survey of Academics. Fielded in autumn 2015, this is the second cycle of this project and therefore the first opportunity to examine trends over time.

Given that the survey is run in parallel with the US Faculty Survey, there are some important comparative opportunities. One of the most notable differences is that UK academics more frequently make their research publications—especially pre-prints of peer-reviewed articles—freely available online than their US counterparts. We found evidence suggesting that, within the UK, funder priorities related to data preservation, open access for journal articles, and outreach to non-academic audiences, were all having an impact…

Read the full report

“The University of Oklahoma is being honored nationally with the Campus Technology Innovator Award. OU is one of only two universities nationwide selected as an “education futurist” for development of the OU Libraries’ NavApp and one of only 11 universities in the nation to be recognized as a leading organization in innovation.

OU Libraries also recently has been recognized as a leader for academic innovation for the Peggy V. Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center. In 2015, the New Media Consortium, a community of research and cultural institutions, awarded the Center – one of five – and the only American institution, as an example of excellence in rethinking library spaces…”

According to Library Technology Guides “The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that the National Library of Norway has become its latest charter member. The National Library of Norway collects all media types published in Norway, including radio and television broadcasts, films, music, and the Norwegian part of the Internet. Within the coming 20–30 years, they plan to digitize their complete collection. 90% of all books ever published in Norway, 30% of all newspapers and nearly 100% of all recorded radio programs…

Information Today notes that “the Getty Research Portal now has more than 100,000 freely available digitized volumes on art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. It was rebuilt and redesigned with an improved user experience and navigation system to mark its fourth anniversary in 2016…”

According to infoDOCKET architecture and design firm Snøhetta has unveiled the design for Temple University’s  library emphasizing “transparency and openness as key themes. Evidenced in Snøhetta’s latest renderings, a glass curtain wall wraps round the library’s upper floors allowing light to fill the space. Snøhetta’s nighttime render, however, finally shows people what the interior of these levels will encompass…”

infoDOCKET also notes the availability a video recorded on April 4th at DPLAFest 2016 in Washington D.C. that offered “a conversational discussion with technologists from both inside and outside of the library industry. Panelists discuss all aspects of technology, including hardware and software, that are likely to impact libraries and similar industries…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “rare footage of the first televised presidential debate in U.S. history has been put online by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, giving voters a chance to see the dramatic change in debate tone and style since 1956.

The video captures a debate between Adlai Stevenson II and Estes Kefauver during the 1956 Democratic primary campaign…”

OCLC reports that “OCLC Research will partner with grant recipient Cornell University Library and several other organizations to hold a national forum on issues concerning local authorities in library metadata. Under the lead of Chew Chiat Naun of Cornell, the forum has the objective to seek a common understanding among various stakeholders of the problems inherent in sharing authorities. Stakeholders include the LAM community, vendors of integrated library systems (ILS) and research information management services, authority vendors, content providers, academic administrators, and the communities they serve. This work is being funded by a $98,484 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

According to KnowledgeSpeakProQuest has announced the launch of a new, streamlined acquisition process for academic and research libraries that use the Ex Libris Alma® library management system and the ProQuest OASIS® workflow solution, a web-based system for searching, selecting and ordering print and electronic books. Via an Alma API, all electronic and print book orders placed via OASIS will be automatically updated in Alma in real time. As a result, librarians will no longer need to manually update their management system…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Alternative metrics provider Altmetric has announced the addition of Scopus citation counts to the Altmetric Explorer for Publishers and Institutions platforms, enabling users to view the academic impact of over five million research outputs alongside the online attention they have received from a broader audience. This new functionality will allow Explorer users to view Scopus citation counts for each item Altmetric have tracked.


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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