According to KnowledgeSpeak “SPARC Europe has released the updated analysis of Open Data and Open Science policies across Europe. It reports a continued increase in the growth of related policies and an increase in uptake in countries where no such policy previously existed. The report is the latest update to an original analysis released in May 2017. It specifically examines activity across Europe between January and November 2018…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “INSPEC, the premier database for physics, astronomy, electronics engineering, computer science, mechanical and production engineering, and information technology will move from Clarivate Analytics‘ Web of Science (WoS) platform. Beginning January 1, 2019, INSPEC will be available for UC libraries on the Engineering Village (EV) platform, with Compendex, a broad database for engineering and applied science…”
Inside Higher ED reports that “The Asian Studies Association of Australia announced that its journal, the Asian Studies Review, is now restricted in China due to state censorship.
The association said it was recently alerted by one of its members of the restrictions and that the publisher, Taylor & Francis, subsequently confirmed that “effective September 2018, Chinese ‘import agencies’ (which are part of the government) have decided to not include ASR in their Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences subscription package…”
According to this press release “SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, today applauded Congressional passage of the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. The bill, which is included as Title II of the broader Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, requires federal agencies to publish government data in machine-readable and open formats and use open licenses…”
infoDOCKET reports that ” Now, in an act of generosity and benevolence that even the reformed Scrooge himself would have admired, the chemical engineer and former Exxon executive has chosen to give his collection to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where it will significantly augment the university’s existing Robert D. Fellman Dickens Collection and create a world-class resource for students, Dickens scholars, and readers.
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