ATG News You Need to Start the Week 11/5/18

by | Nov 5, 2018 | 0 comments

In this article, the Chronicle of Higher Education asks scholars from across the academy to share their choices with readers.

In this post from ARL News “this year’s recipient of the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, Justin Fuhr, shares his impressions of the ARL-CNI Fall Forum 2018 in a blog post. The forum, sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), gathered academic and research library leaders in Washington, DC, on September 27 to explore “Innovation in Research Libraries.

infoDOCKET reports that the Wellcome Trust has updated its open access policy so that “at its core, and consistent with our policy over the past 13 years, we want to make sure that the knowledge and discoveries which result from our funding are made freely available and used in a way that maximises their benefit to health…”

infoDOCKET also reports that the “University at Buffalo researchers in several disciplines are collaborating to develop a new data science training curriculum for library and information science graduate students, and practicing health science librarians.

The $25,000 grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been awarded to researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Library and Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak CLOCKSS has announced that it has formalised its Succession Plan to ensure the enduring survival of the scholarly content it preserves. Four of CLOCKSS’s twelve library nodes have agreed to continue to preserve the digital content that is preserved in CLOCKSS, if the organisation were to cease to exist…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Research Libraries UK (RLUK), The National Archives (TNA) and Jisc have published a report to kickstart a discussion about citation practices, and how to standardise references to unique and distinct collections (UDC’s) held in repositories across the UK. The report, delivered by The Research Base, looks at the challenges and opportunities related to improving the consistency and accuracy of current citation practices for UDC materials, as well as the strategies and tools required to effectively capture data for citations.

In addition, KnowledgeSpeak notes that “The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on a new draft Recommended Practice, KBART Automation: Automated Retrieval of Customer Electronic Holdings. KBART Automation is an enhancement to KBART, Knowledge Bases and Related Tools, the NISO initiative which provides a format for content providers to use to transfer journal and book metadata to link resolver knowledge bases and other library software…”








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