ATG News You Need to Start the Week 10/17/16

by | Oct 17, 2016 | 0 comments

news tree-pixabayALPSP publishes special OA issue of Learned Publishing journal;   *Altmetric data now available to Article Galaxy customers;   *Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) celebrates the retention of over 6 million print monographs;  *We’ve SharedIt! Springer Nature completes integration of its content sharing initiative…;   *Copyright Clearance Center launches RightFind Music;  *OITP on National Broadband Research Agenda;    *Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Launches Digital Fabergé Archive;   *Maya Lin Shares Design for New Neilson Library at Smith College;  and  *Providence Public Library’s Digital Library Adds Over 6,500 Hi-Res Digitized Photos plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “ the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has announced the publication of a special open access issue of their journal Learned Publishing. The University Press Redux comprises articles arising from the conference of the same name held in March and hosted by Liverpool University Press…”

Also according to KnowledgeSpeakResearch Solutions, Inc., ... has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Reprint Desk, Inc. have agreed to integrate Altmetric badges to scholarly content acquired via Reprints Desk’s award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “The academic and research libraries of the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) meet today in Boston to celebrate the largest shared print monograph initiative to date. The institutional members of EAST have committed to retain over 6 million print monographs for an initial period of 15 years. These items represent scholarly content that might otherwise have been discarded as these libraries reconfigure and reclaim space to meet the needs of today’s research and teaching institutions…”

Library Technology Guides also reports that “Springer Nature announced that it has rolled out its free content sharing initiative, now named SharedIt, to all of the Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over one thousand additional co-owned and partner-owned journals. This now encompasses over 2,300 journals and enables authors and subscribers to post links to free-to-read versions of primary research articles anywhere, including social media platforms, repositories, websites, scholarly collaborative networks and via emails…”

In addition, Library Technology Guides notes that “Copyright Clearance Center, announces the launch of RightFind Music, a search and file management website designed to help customers find, download and manage music from APM Music’s collection of more than 500,000 tracks licensed for use in presentations and video…” 

According to District Dispatch “in response to a request from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Science Foundation, this week ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, along with our partners at the Benton Foundation, filed comments on the National Broadband Research Agenda…”

infoDOCKET reports that “the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced the launch of its first digital archive, which documents the formation of the museum’s renowned Fabergé and Russian decorative arts collection at Organized through the museum’s Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library, this project was made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Also according to infoDOCKETMaya Lin unveiled drawings of the new Neilson Library building at an event on campus on October 14… The new Neilson places a premium on flexible space that blends traditional collections with new technologies and a sharper focus on collaborative learning. The new building retains the original 1909 structure, including the venerable Neilson Browsing Room, but replaces the 1962 and 1982 additions with “jewel box” wings—constructed of masonry, wood and glass—that offer open, inviting, light-filled spaces designed to support research, teaching and learning in a variety of styles…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “the Providence Public Library (PPL) has added thousands of photographs chronicling Rhode Island’s history to its digital library, making them available to the public for free.  The Rhode Island photograph collection features more than 6,500 photographs of people, places and events from across the state from the mid-19th century through the 20th century…”


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