ATG News and Announcements: 11/20/18

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According to Publishing Perspectives “With Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’ the title getting the most nominations this year, the Dublin Literary Award this year features 141 books.  Among the titles “nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 (US$114,204) International Dublin Literary Award include 10 Irish novels, 40 American novels, and 39 novels in translation…”

ACRL Insider reports that “ACRL 2019 features more than 500 programs carefully selected and presented by leaders in the profession offering insights and inspiration to enhance your library’s programs and services. And that’s in addition our lineup of inspirational keynote speakers and thought-provoking invited presentations…”

ARL News reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington (UW) Libraries, and the Library Assessment Conference Steering Committee have selected three recipients for the 2018 Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards. This year’s awardees are William Wilson, Ethel Himmel, and Steve Hiller. The Career Achievement Awards are offered in conjunction with the biennial Library Assessment Conference, organized by ARL and UW Libraries. The 2018 awards will be presented during the luncheon on Wednesday, December 5…”

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According to KnowlegeSpeak “non-profit global library cooperative OCLC and Atlas Systems have a long-standing partnership, and … in addition to continuing the rapid development of Tipasa, the industry’s first cloud-based ILL management system, OCLC and Atlas Systems have decided to continue to develop ILLiad for the library community…”

infoDOCKET notes the “new release of COCI, the second, which now contains almost 450 million DOI-to-DOI citation links coming from both ‘the ‘Open’ and the ‘Limited’ sets of Crossref reference data. This represents an increase of 42% in the number of indexed citations, compared with the initial release of COCI on 4th June 2018, which indexed 316,243,802 citations involving 45,145,889 bibliographic resources. In addition, the data model for COCI has now been extended so as to state directly the presence of journal self-citations and author self-citations…”

In addition, citing a Liber AnnouncementinfoDOCKET reports that “a few months after the very exciting workshop Research Institutions and Libraries and the role of Funders in the European Open Science Cloud, which brought together key representatives of research funding organisations, research institutions and libraries, a group of participants have produced a report outlining their vision for open science…”

According to Information TodaySAGE introduced MentorSpace, a hub on its MethodSpace social sciences community. MentorSpace “allows users to tap into the wisdom of those who have executed a specific aspect of the research process and want to share their knowledge with others,” according to the press release…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “journals using Scholastica Open Access Publishing can now have their articles automatically deposited into the Portico digital preservation service. Journals that use Portico can now request to have their Scholastica and Portico accounts connected so that all of the articles they publish via Scholastica are deposited into Portico. Any time journals update an article Scholastica will also automatically deposit the new version into Portico, so the archive always has the latest content.



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