According to KnowledgeSpeakClarivate Analytics, … is now accepting applications for the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. Launched in 2017, in memory of Dr. Garfield and his pioneering work in scientometrics, this international award will recognise researchers at any stage of their career developing an innovative approach in citation analysis that improves the impact of how scientific research is evaluated…”


In its News Round-up, infoDOCKET notes this article on the IFLA Library Policy and Advocacy Blog entitled eBooks vs Physical Books: the Importance of Choice.


infoDOCKET also reports that “on June 1, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a newly redesigned homepage.  The new design is the result of extensive user research and usability testing. You will notice simplified site-wide navigation and the introduction of new homepage content including frequently used resources, news and highlights, and announcements for upcoming online training sessions. The site search box is prominently located in the center of the design to maximize usability and facilitate fast navigation…”


Library Technology Guides notes that “Lucidea has announced that library expert and consultant Stephen Abram’s new book, Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship, is now available. The latest publication from Lucidea Press offers perspective and advice from Stephen Abram, a seasoned library expert and consultant with decades of experience in the profession…”


In addition, KnowledgeSpeak reports that “academic publisher Oxford University Press has joined the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, an alliance of publishers and learned societies who are taking action against copyright infringement by ResearchGate. The Coalition for Responsible Sharing aims to prevent the illicit hosting of millions of subscription articles on the commercial ResearchGate site and offer alternative, sustainable solutions to help the research community share their published material online in useful and appropriate ways.


Good e-Reader reports that at the “publishing industry gathered in New York for Book Expo America and BookCon,  the unilateral consensus is that everyone is really bullish about audiobooks because that have been growing by double digits ever year and are offsetting the decline in ebook sales…”

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