Germany vs Elsevier: universities win temporary journal access after refusing to pay fees;  *C&RL News – January 2018 is now available;  *The Realities of Research Data Management Part Three: Incentives for Building University RDM Services;  *A Collection of 23,000 Works That Recently Moved into Public Domain Now Accessible to All via HathiTrust;  *University of Washington: New Database Reveals Gender Bias in Movie Scripts;  *New Project Makes Archive of Historic LGBT Newspaper (Bay Area Reporter) Available Online;  *EBSCO releases RIPM Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals; and *IEEE GlobalSpec launches enhanced Reference Library on Engineering360.com plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.


According to Nature.comElsevier has granted uninterrupted access to its paywalled journals for researchers at around 200 German universities and research institutes that had refused to renew their individual subscriptions at the end of 2017.

The institutions had formed a consortium to negotiate a nationwide license with the publisher. They sought a collective deal that would give most scientists in Germany full online access to about 2,500 journals at about half the price that individual libraries have paid in the past. But talks broke down and, by the end of 2017, no deal had been agreed. Elsevier now says that it will allow the country’s scientists to access its paywalled journals without a contract until a national agreement is hammered out…”


The January 2018 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online…

Make sure to check out all of the … features and departments in the January issue, including a look at “ACRL candidates for 2018,” and information on the latest issue of our sister research journal in editor Wendi Kaspar’s C&RL Spotlight department.


This is part three of Realities of Research Data Management report from OCLC Research. It is entitled Incentives for Building University RDM Services and it  “explores the incentives that inspired the acquisition of RDM capacity on the part of four research universities and the general patterns and context-dependent circumstances that shaped these incentives…”

(The Realities of Research Data Management is a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research lifecycle.)


Citing the HathiTrustinfoDOCKET reports that “every January 1st, new works move into the public domain around the world. This year over 23,000 works have been opened to full view in HathiTrust, thanks to the public domain.


infoDOCKET also reports that “researchers in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) group at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering created a database that analyzes the power dynamics between male and female characters in almost 800 movie scripts.

The project was funded by the National Science Foundation, Google, and Facebook…”


In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “an initiative to put the full contents of the longest-running continuously published LGBT weekly in the United States online has reached its first milestone with the posting of five years of historic back issue…”


According to Library Technology Guides “EBSCO is introducing the “RIPM Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals to meet the increasing demands for music content with a global perspective. The resource, produced by Le Répertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM), provides music and musical history researchers access to unique primary source music journals with a vast array of international coverage…”


According to KnowledgeSpeakIEEE GlobalSpec, … has announced the launch of its new Reference Library on Engineering360.com. Visitors to the new Reference Library on Engineering360.com can conduct a topic search and view detailed information on IEEE journal articles, conference papers, and technical standards along with related content from Engineering360…”

More library and publishing news from a variety of sources