ATG News You Need to Start the Week 10/10/16

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newspaper3Simba Research Reports, “Open Access Articles Grow at Twice the Rate of All Published Research”;    *New Digital Collections Online: Stanford Historical Photograph Collection (16,000+ Images);   *EPA Launches Adaptation Resource Center (ARC-X) to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change;   *Elsevier updates major reference work, ‘Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences’;   *COAR releases ‘Resource Type’ Controlled Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories;   *ProQuest Early English Books Online will enhance research in Japan;  and  *UC Merced Chosen to Lead Agricultural Archiving Project;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to infoDOCKET “the number of open access (OA) research articles published annually is growing at double the rate of the complete spectrum of research articles — this according to the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information.

The report, Open Access Journal Publishing 2016-2020, found that open access already represents about a third of all research articles published when articles completing their embargo periods are included…”

infoDOCKET also reports that “in celebration of Stanford University’s 125th anniversary, an exhibit of the Stanford Historical Photograph Collection (SHPC), which comprises one of the Archives’ core pictorial collections documenting the history of the university, is now accessible online through Stanford Exhibits.

SHPC contains over 16,000 images of Stanford scenes, including photographs of and relating to the Stanford family, views of the campus and individual buildings, photographs of students and student life activities, and photographs of faculty and administrative staff…”

In addition infoDOCKET notes that “the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new online portal that will provide local leaders in the nation’s 40,000 communities with information and tools to increase resilience to climate change. Using a self-guided format, the Adaptation Resource Center (ARC-X) provides users with information tailored specifically to their needs, based on where they live and the particular issues of concern to them.

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Elsevier has announced the publication of the second edition of its major reference work, Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, edited by Brian Thomas, Denis Murphy and Brian Murray. The updated volume presents complete, authoritative information on more than 25 separate areas of plant science, covering both theory and applications.

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has announced the public release of the ‘Resource Type’ Controlled Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories, version 1.1. The vocabulary articulates the different types of content available in repositories (and other scholarly systems) in a standardised way…

ProQuest Early English Books Online has been chosen by the National Institute of Informatics and Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources consortium as a joint consortium product for academics and researchers across the country.

UC Merced has been chosen as the hub of an archiving initiative aimed to document and preserve the history of the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE).

Lisa Vallen has been hired by UC Merced under a memorandum of understanding with the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Opens a New Window. (UC ANR) to lead a one-year pilot project working with UC Cooperative Extensions in Merced, Ventura and Humboldt counties to compile an inventory of local resources, assess existing records and select material that has potential historical or research value.

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