ATG News & Announcements 2/8/19

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ARL News reports that in response to a group of European funders, cOAlition S, and their request for public feedback on the implementation  guidelines for  Plan S  — a plan to make full and immediate open access (OA) a reality…

ARL has  submitted the following feedback on the Plan S implementation guidelines, expressing what needs to be addressed in order to advance on our shared goal…

infoDOCKET also notes the responses of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and SPARC Europe to Plan S implementation guidance.

infoDOCKET reports that “EUA has published a preview of the results of the latest edition of its Big Deals survey. The large-scale initiative covers 31 consortia in Europe, representing universities and other organisations, responsible for the negotiation of Big Deal contracts with publishers.

The preliminary results show that more than one billion euros [$1.13 Billion/USD] are spent every year across Europe in electronic resources, of which more than 700 million go to periodicals alone. These numbers are subject to an average annual increase of 3.6%. Notably, universities support about 72% of these costs…”

This press release notes that “the Career Development Committee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) invites applications for the 2019 Annual Fellowship Program.  Interested candidates can begin the application process here.

Early-career professionals in the first four years of their employment in the scholarly communications industry and students enrolled in publishing or library and information science programs and are eligible to apply…”

Brandeis University reports that “Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries welcomes Brandeis University as the 12th partner to join the Social Welfare History Image Portal.

The Image Portal presents archival materials related to the history of social reform and social welfare in the United States. The site was awarded the Center for Research Libraries’ 2018 Primary Source Award for Access…”

According to Library Technology Guides “A one-year, $161,000 grant from the New York City-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a joint project to support the effective communication and exchange of data between local and national digital preservation repositories. The project — a collaboration between the UC San Diego Library, UC Santa Barbara, Emory University, Northwestern University and DuraSpace — will design tools that will enable libraries and archives to seamlessly deposit content into distributed digital preservation systems (DDPs), update that content over time and reliably restore content if needed.

Publishing Perspectives reports that “more than half-a-million accessible texts from the United States have immediately become available to visually impaired people in the 78 nations adherent to the Marrakesh Treaty.

According to this press release “Emerald Open Research … has launched with its first four gateways, which tackle critical world issues linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Designed in partnership with F1000, Emerald also becomes the first publisher to adopt F1000’s pioneering Open Research Publishing model, enabling rapid publication followed by transparent expert peer review, helping to maximise impact and reproducibility of a much broader range of research outputs…”




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