ATG News You Need to Start the Week 12/26/16

by | Dec 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Penn State University Press celebrating 60 years with new direction, branding;   *UC Libraries acquires Cambridge Books Online collection for systemwide access to Cambridge University Press eBooks published in 2016-2018;   *Jesse H. Shera Awards now accepting submissions;   *Nominations Sought for ACRL Board of Directors;    *Future of the Print Record Working Group Calls for Comments on White Paper—Deadline January 31;   *NLM Launches Health Services Research ONESearch;    *Say Hello to Hoaxy: “Indiana University Researchers Launch Tool to Understand Spread of Fake News”;    *Royal Society of Chemistry and the Max Planck Digital Library in Germany sign new ‘Read & Publish’ agreement;  plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The Penn State University Press is celebrating its 60th anniversary. In embracing this new era while maintaining its core focus on foundational, peer-reviewed scholarship, Penn State Press has made a variety of changes to its publishing program. These include publishing a larger number of titles of interest to non-academics, continuing to expand its journals program, and introducing PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences…”


In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “The UC Libraries have acquired the Cambridge Books Online collection for systemwide access to Cambridge University Press eBooks published in 2016-2018. All 10 campuses and CDL contributed toward this purchase. The agreement represents a major systemwide adoption of ebooks, and includes unlimited user and perpetual access to the complete Cambridge Books Online (CBO) monographs and course books of approximately 1,250 titles per year (textbooks are not included)…”


ALA News reports that “the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association is inviting submissions for two awards named for Jesse H. Shera. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2017.

The Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research is given to the author(s) of a research article published in English during the calendar year and nominated by any member of LRRT or by editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. Please visit the award page for more information and criteria…”


ALA News also notes that “The ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) encourages members to nominate themselves or others to run for the position of ACRL vice-president/president-elect and director-at-large in the 2018 elections. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2017…”


ARL News asks the question “What is the place of print in the digital age?” and answers  by noting that this question, “along with a thoughtful sequence of publications and conversations conducted over the past 20 years, inform the draft white paper, “Concerted Thought, Collaborative Action, and the Future of the Print Record,” by the multi-organization Working Group on the Future of the Print Record.


infoDOCKET reports that “in December 2016, the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search…”


Also according to infoDOCKET Indiana University has developed Hoaxy, a tool that “visualizes how claims in the news — and fact checks of those claims — spread online through social networks. The tool is built upon earlier work at IU led by Filippo Menczer, a professor and director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research in the IU School of Informatics and Computing…”


KnowledgeSpeak also reports “the Royal Society of Chemistry has signed a new ‘Read & Publish’ agreement with the Max Planck Digital Library in Germany, under which corresponding authors from the Max Planck Institutes will be able to publish open access in all hybrid Royal Society of Chemistry journals. At the same time the agreement grants all Max Planck researchers access to all RSC journal content…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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