ATG News & Announcements 6/28/18

by | Jun 28, 2018 | 0 comments

infoDOCKET reports that “new today, a report from the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER). entitled Scholarly Metrics Recommendations for Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest. The report foster the vision of  “open Science — which is at the heart of LIBER’s 2018-2022 Strategy — requires some brave transformations in this field. This includes an emphasis on next-generation metrics based on transparency, openness and collaboration: both for traditional and emerging scientific areas…”

Also according to infoDOCKET “Artstor has made more than 1 million image, video, document, and audio files from public institutional collections freely available to everyone—–at

These collections are being shared by institutions who make their content available via JSTOR Forum, a tool that allows them to catalog, manage, and share digital media collections and make them discoverable to the widest possible audience…”

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that yesterday “Clarivate Analytics published the 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Here’s a spreadsheet with the rankings (by impact factor) of the Top 10 Journals in the Library and Information Science category along with some additional data…

(Thanks to Clarivate Analytics for allowing infoDOCKET to publish the data.)

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information has released a report, according to which the global push for open access (OA) to research papers, once viewed as a threat by traditional journal publishers, has delivered a fast-growing revenue stream that will continue to scale upwards. The report, Open Access Journal Publishing 2018-2022, found that while sales of all scholarly journals grew at a compound annual rate slightly over 1% between 2015 and 2017, open access journals grew at a compound annual rate well into the double digits…”

According to Information Today “The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is now offering Diversity Scholarships. The organization writes, “The lack of diversity in tech is a longstanding issue. We would like W3C to be a model of supporting diversity. As an international organization we can see the immense value we gain from having expertise from across multiple countries and cultures. Soon 50% of the world will be on the Web. We know we will need to reflect the diversity of the whole of our world as more and more people begin to access, use and continue to create the Web in all its full potential.”

Information Today also notes that “the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) debuted Open Bookshelf, “a digital library collection of popular books free to download and handpicked by librarians across the US. The collection currently has more than 1,000 books, with new titles added daily. Open Bookshelf is designed both for libraries and for readers: it is currently available to libraries through the DPLA Exchange and to readers via the SimplyE mobile app…”


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