news-ipad-pixabayALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction;   *Open Michigan Initiative Launches New Partnership, Website;   *MIT Libraries Launches “Public Access QuickSubmit” Form For Authors;   *New Issue Brief: “Finding the Public: Domain The Copyright Review Management System”;   *New Figshare report provides new insights into the global state of open data;   *Knowledge Unlatched launches institutional usage statistics reports;   *Zepheira Now Working with Library of Michigan to Transform, Publish Michigan eLibrary MeLCat Catalog to Linked Data on the We;  and  *Ingram Academic Services signs leading university presses around Frankfurt Book Fair plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The two medal winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards event at ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, January 22, 2017…”


infoDOCKET reports that “Open Michigan is relaunching as the home for all things open at the University of Michigan — freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media used for teaching, learning and research.

The site includes expertise and services for open educational resources, open data, and open publications…”


Also according to infoDOCKET “the Libraries has launched a “quicksubmit” web form to help [our emphasis] MIT authors comply with research funder public access requirements for articles. We built the form in response to the Department of Energy’s public access plan, released in 2014, which requires researchers to submit accepted manuscripts reporting on DOE-funded work to an open access repository like DSpace@MIT…”


In addition infoDOCKET notes that “A new Ithaka S+R issue brief, Finding the Public: Domain The Copyright Review Management System, written by Melissa Levine. Lead Copyright Officer, University of Michigan and is now available online in both HTML and PDF formats…”


According to KnowledgeSpeakFigshare, an online digital repository for academic research, has released the results of its global survey of 2,000 researchers and report, “The State of Open Data,” to assess the global landscape around open data and sharing practices. This report has been supported by parent company Digital Science and the survey was conducted in partnership with Springer Nature…”


Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a not-for- profit company based in England, has announced that it will be launching institutional usage statistics reports in November for libraries which participated in KU’s Pilot Open Access e-book collection. The reports are based on institutional IP addresses using COUNTER-compliant data provided by one of KU’s official hosting platforms, OAPEN. Until now, KU has been publishing aggregated reports for the Pilot Collection only.


Library Technology Guides reports that “Zepheira announces a partnership with the Library of Michigan and Midwest Collaborative for Library Services to transform the Michigan eLibrary catalog’s bibliographic data into Linked Data for broader incorporation into the Web. Michigan is the first State library to bring a large scale set of library catalog data to the Web with Linked Data technologies developed by Zepheira, namely the Library.Link Network…”


According to this press release JSTOR notes “we are pleased to announce a new program to make Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform. An initial set of 63 titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. We expect to add several hundred more Open Access titles over the next year.


Library Technology Guides also notes that “Ingram Academic Services has inked multi-year agreements with Stanford University Press and University of Ottawa Press for print and digital sales and distribution…”

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