ATG News & Announcements 11/2/17

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ACRL Comments to NLM on Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine;  *College & Research Libraries – November 2017;  *Philly’s Barnes Foundation Embraces Open Access, Making Half of Its Art Collection Available Online;  *Pryor Center (U. of Arkansas) Announces $1.5 Million Tyson Gift to Digitize KATV News Archive Collection (26,000 Hours of Footage);  *CIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered in May 2011 Raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound;  *Clarivate Analytics and Chinese Academy of Sciences release ‘Research Fronts 2017’, their joint annual report identifying 143 top areas of scientific research;  *Springer Nature blocks access to at least 1,000 articles in China; and *European University Association publishes statement welcoming EU’s current Open Science policies plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

ACRL Insider reports that “on October 31, 2017, ACRL provided comments to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in response to their call for information on next-generation data science challenges in health and biomedicine. NLM, the programmatic and administrative home for data science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sought community input in order to help it complement NIH’s efforts to catalyze open science, data science and research reproducibility…”

ACRL Insider also notes that the “November 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion…”

 infoDOCKET reports that “the art collection at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation just got a little easier to see. The museum has announced a new Open Access program that will provide unprecedented access to its holdings by publishing over half of its objects online…

Now, thanks to Open Access, 2,081 of the Barnes’s 4,021 objects have been published online. Of those, there are high-resolution images of 1,429 works available for download in the public domain…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences has received a $1.5 million contribution from Barbara A. Tyson and the Tyson Foods Foundation Inc. to create the KATV Preservation Project.KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock, accumulated news footage for more than 50 years and created one of the largest local television news archives in the country…”

In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “the CIA today released to the public nearly 470,000 additional files recovered in the May 2011 raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. CIA Director Mike Pompeo authorized the release in the interest of transparency and to enhance public understanding of al-Qa‘ida and its former leader.

KnowledgeSpeak reports that Clarivate Analytics, … and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have released ‘Research Fronts 2017’, their joint annual report identifying 143 prominent areas of scientific research over the past years. This is the fourth collaborative report from the two organisations and was launched at the joint forum held at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Springer Nature, which owns Nature magazine and Palgrave Macmillan books, and produces periodicals such as Scientific American, has reportedly pulled access to a small number of articles in China to comply with regulations. The publisher has viewed the move as regrettable but necessary. In a statement, Germany-based Springer Nature has said that less than one percent of its content had been ‘limited’ in mainland China…”

In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “the European University Association (EUA) has recently published a statement welcoming the efforts of National Governments and the European Commission in promoting Open Science values in their national research funding schemes and in the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources


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