According to Library Journal “a new archive is taking shape at the University of Maryland (UM), College Park that tracks “the history of the U.S. presidency through a slightly obscure series of original documents: White House press corps pool reports. Produced by members of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), these short briefs have tracked generations of American presidents while they travel internationally, campaign, and even vacation…”


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Publons, a Clarivate Analytics company and the peer review platform for researchers, has announced an extended partnership with the academic publisher SAGE Publishing. Through Publons’ Reviewer Recognition Service, SAGE will provide automated recognition to peer reviewers for up to 1,000 of their academic journals…”


KnowledgeSpeak also notes that the “University of California’s California Digital Library (CDL) and Dryad Digital Repository have partnered to address researcher needs and lead an open, community-supported initiative in research data curation and publishing. This partnership is aimed at driving adoption of curated, accessible data publishing in the research community and will leverage the capabilities of both institutions and publishers to better align data publishing within researcher workflows…”


infoDOCKET reports that The University of Virginia Library and the University of Virginia Press have joined forces to to create “Aperio—an open access publishing service dedicated to making high-quality journals, monographs, textbooks, and other online educational resources available immediately, for free, to anyone!


Also according to infoDOCKET “the latest assessment of thousands of scholarly serial publications is now available with the release of the 2017 CiteScore metrics.

CiteScore provides a set of simple, reproducible journal metrics that cover all journals in Scopus. Although the values are presented as a set number annually at the end of May, you can use CiteScore Tracker to monitor the impact of titles each month, giving a good indication of what their mid-year’s value will be…”


Information Today reports that “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) published an issue brief, “The General Data Protection Regulation:What Does It Mean for Libraries Worldwide?” by Anne T. Gilliland (scholarly communications officer at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Libraries). The brief is designed to help libraries consider how they should respond to the GDPR as well as its implications for libraries, including  “changing methods of collecting, managing, and transferring personal data; providing privacy training for staff; and becoming liable for privacy breaches,” according to the ARL.”


UT News reports that “the most comprehensive collection of biomedical and scientific visual aids ever produced has a new home: The University of Texas at Austin. Thanks to the generosity of its creator — medical animation pioneer Bruce Blausen — the Blausen Medical Library’s vast archive of medical images has been made freely available through UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering to assist in the research, teaching and discovery of every student and faculty member on campus…”

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