ATG News You Need to Start the Week 5/15/17

by | May 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Call for Proposals for SPEC Survey Topics 2018—Deadline July 14, 2017;   *Data Curation, SPEC Kit 354, Published by ARL;  *2017 Global Ebook Report: As Many Stories as Markets;  *Yale’s Peabody Museum to Oversee the Yale Babylonian Collection, Will Remain Housed in Sterling Library;  *Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Radio-Canada Announce Mass Digitization of Audiovisual Archive Project (1.3 Million Assets);   *Wikipedia editors can now easily add citations that link to library resources in WorldCat;  *Clarivate Analytics and Digital Measures partner to integrate Web of Science and InCites content into Activity Insight;  and  *ORCIDs now in DSpace for faculty, grad students, postdocs & research staff plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ARL News notes “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is seeking proposals for 2018 SPEC survey topics.|

For more than 40 years ARL has gathered and disseminated data through the SPEC survey program to assist libraries in the continuous improvement of their management systems.

Also according to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Data Curation, SPEC Kit 354, an exploration of the infrastructure that ARL member institutions are using for the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational activities.|

This SPEC Kit covers which data curation services are offered, who may use them, which disciplines use services most, library staffing levels, policies and workflows, and the challenges of supporting these activities…”

According to Publishing Perspectives “in today’s (May 15) release of the 2017 edition of his annual Global Ebook Report, Vienna-based industry consultant Rüdiger Wischenbart’s most important message may be that no message works for all markets.

Previewed during Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum conference, which Wischenbart directs, his high-level observations underscore one of the most vexing elements of the world’s ebook markets: we simply can’t accurately count what’s out there…”

infoDOCKET notes thatthe Yale Babylonian Collection will undergo a series of changes intended to enhance its use and conservation, and to expand access to one of the world’s leading assemblages of cuneiform tablets and other ancient Near Eastern artifacts.

infoDOCKET also reports that CBC/Radio-Canada “will digitise 720,000 physical media assets (audio and video) while Radio-Canada will digitise more than 650,000 assets that include audio, video and film…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Non-profit global library cooperative OCLC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are working together to make it easy for editors to link citations in Wikipedia to millions of library materials represented in WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections...

Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “with the newly announced partnership between Clarivate Analytics and Digital Measures, Web of Science and InCites content is now integrated into Activity InsightTM, Digital Measures faculty activity reporting software, enabling faculty profiles to be updated in real time. The integration uses API calls into the Web of Science content to keep faculty activity up-to-date and relevant…”

MIT Libraries News and Events reports that “records in the Open Access Articles collection in the [email protected] repository now include ORCIDs — or Open Researcher Contributor Identifiers — for MIT authors who have the alphanumeric identifier attached to their names. Staff in the Libraries, who worked on the project between April and December 2016, also created an automatic process to add ORCIDS to new records as they enter the OA collection…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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