ATG News & Announcements 5/26/17

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Case Western Reserve University Library Supports Digital Scholarship: 14th Profile in ARL Series;   *ALA President Responds to the Administration’s 2018 budget proposal;   *Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen;   *The World’s Largest Library;   *Clarivate Analytics’ citation data and analytics predict what’s hot in research;  and *Inspec to index articles from 154 Wiley journals plus more library and publishing news .

“The latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship support at ARL member libraries features the work of the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

The CWRU profile, written by ARL visiting program officer Catherine Davidson, presents a brief history of the evolution of digital scholarship support at the university, focusing on the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship…”

District Dispatch reports that “in response to the Trump Administration’s 2018 budget proposal released today, American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro issued the following statement:

“The Administration’s budget is using the wrong math when it comes to libraries.

“To those who say that the nation cannot afford federal library funding, the American Library Association, American businesses and millions of Americans say emphatically we cannot afford to be without it…”

infoDOCKET reports that in their continuing legal battle with Sci-Hub and LibgenElsevier is requesting “a default judgment and a permanent injunction against the Sci-Hub and Libgen defendants. In a motion filed [on May 16, 2017], Elsevier’s legal team describes the sites as pirate havens.

As compensation for the losses it has suffered, Elsevier is now demanding $15 million in damages. The publisher lists 100 works as evidence and argues that the maximum amount of $150,000 in statutory damages is warranted in this case.

Scholarly Kitchen’s David Crotty has posted a video tour of the Library of Congress’ collection entitled “The World’s Largest Library.” Admitting that he doesn’t know much about the Library of Congress, Mr. Crotty notes that the Library “holds over 160 million items and is the largest library in the world. The collection includes Lewis & Clark’s maps, the original draft of “Rhapsody in Blue”, a copy of the Gutenberg Bible and over 140,000 comic books. The video below offers a quick tour of the library and their mission to provide “meaning and context to the human condition…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak the “Times Higher Education’s (THE) May 25 issue features 19 hot topics in current research that have the potential to change the world.|

These hot topics were identified using Web of Science citation data and Essential Science IndicatorsSM insights from Clarivate Analytics. THE chose Web of Science citation data to gain an objective view of contemporary research for its May feature “The next big bang”…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that articles from 154 Wiley journals will be indexed by Inspec, its market-leading abstract and indexing research tool.|

The indexing of these titles will begin later this year and will deliver thousands of new articles to Inspec users, bringing the total number of Wiley titles included to 338…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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