ATG News You Need to Start the Week 4/30/18

by | Apr 30, 2018 | 0 comments

RCL Call for Reviewers;  *Publishers welcome 2018 USTR Special 301 Report Addressing Copyright Protection and Enforcement Issues;  *University of Auckland Students to Rally Against Library Closures;  *NASIG’s Digital Preservation Task Force Publishes Three Guides;  *Europe’s OpenAire Adds New Content Providers, and Database Now Points to Material in Over 11,400 Repositories or OA Journals and The Realities of Research Data Management Completed plus MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

According to this press release “Resources for College Libraries (RCL) and RCL: Career Resources, the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for teaching and research at four-year and two-year academic institutions, seeks experienced subject librarians and faculty to serve as peer reviewers…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has welcomed the release of the 2018 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The Report highlights key markets in which publishers have significant copyright concerns and face market-access barriers. The Report is a critical tool for policymakers to identify barriers that impede the ability of U.S. copyright owners to compete in foreign markets…”

infoDOCKET reports that “almost 1000 students will rally against the closure of libraries at the University of Auckland next week.

Consultation is still ongoing on a proposal to close branch libraries in the music, fine arts and architecture schools and at the Tamaki and Epsom campuses, relocating the books to the General Library or putting them into storage.

infoDOCKET also reports that “one of the tasks NASIG’s Digital Preservation Task Force is charged with is raising awareness about digital preservation initiatives. To that end, the Task Force has created three reference guides:

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that “the OpenAIRE information space continues its impress record of growth. This significant and consistent growth represents currently over 24 million publications and 688,870 datasets. OpenAIRE have 1,111 content providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, pointing to resources in over 11400 Repositories or OA Journals.

OCLC Research has completed “a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. In this series, we examine the context, influences, and choices higher education institutions face in building or acquiring RDM capacity—in other words, the infrastructure, services, and other resources needed to support emerging data management practices. Our findings are based on case studies of four institutions: University of Edinburgh (UK), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US), Monash University (Australia) and Wageningen University & Research (the Netherlands), in four very different national contexts…”







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