ATG News & Announcements 11/22/16

by | Nov 22, 2016 | 0 comments

media - macbook-pixabayLatest UKeiG White Paper deals with Digital Ethics;  *IOP Publishing and Altmetric partner to improve author services:   *NISO announces new publishers enacting phase two of KBART guidelines;   *W3C Releases Report on Virtual Reality;    *Free Law Project Re-Launches RECAP Archive, New Search Tool for PACER Dockets, Documents;   *George Washington University Libraries Collect Millions Of Election Tweets;  plus  more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

“UKeiG is today pleased to announce the publication of its latest White Paper. Digital Ethics has been prepared by David McMenemy of the University of Strathclyde, and considers the topic within the background of theories on ethics and how they apply within the digital realm.  It explores the issues of internet governance, net neutrality, freedom of expression, and privacy and considers how they impact on the work of the information profession and wider society…” 

KnowledgeSpeak reports thatIOP Publishing has announced a new partnership with Altmetric and Digital Science, to provide its authors and readers with a deeper understanding of how published research is being used and discussed. Authors and readers will be able to view the online attention surrounding each publication via the Altmetric badges embedded into article pages…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced that five publishers are now supplying metadata that conforms to phase two of the recommended practice, KBART: Knowledge Bases And Related Tools (NISO RP-9-2014). Conformance with KBART indicates that the format and content of data supplied by these publishers observe practical recommendations for timely exchange between content providers and knowledge base vendors.

Information Today reports that “the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a report based on its web and virtual reality (VR) workshop held Oct. 19–20, 2016. Representatives from more than 70 organizations—including Apple, Dolby, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Mozilla—were in attendance to discuss the VR ecosystem and how it benefits from the open web platform. They identified several features that need better standardization, such as the integration of web content into VR experiences and the support for and optimized transmission of 360-degree videos and audio.

infoDOCKET reports that after months of development the  Free Law Project has re-launched the RECAP Archive “available immediately at, containing all of the content currently in RECAP and makes it all fully searchable for the first time.  At launch, the collection contains information about more than ten million PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) documents, including the extracted text from more than seven million pages of scanned documents…”

Also according to infoDOCKET the library staff at GeorgeWashington University “collected more than 3.6 million tweets from election night and 279 million tweets about or from candidates, parties, conventions and debates throughout the election cycle. The dean of libraries said the collection can help researchers who are studying the 2016 presidential election gain insights on what people said on Twitter throughout the election process and on election night, specifically…”


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