ATG News & Announcements: 5/8/19

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According to Insider Higher ED “Stanford University provost Persis Drell late Tuesday indicated that the university was backing down — at least for another year — on plans to end financial support for the Stanford University Press.

She acted amid widespread anger among faculty members at the university — and nationally — over her plan announced last week to end university financial support for the press…”


infoDOCKET reports that “Doug Way has been selected as the next dean of the University of Kentucky Libraries pending approval by the UK Board of Trustees. Way is currently associate university librarian for Collections and Research Services at University of Wisconsin-Madison…”

See also: Doug Way and Ashley Bailey (GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO) interviewed at the 2018 Charleston Conference by Matthew Ismail of Central Michigan University.


Library Technology Guides reports that “The Institute of Museum and Library Services has appointed Cynthia Landrum as the agency’s new Deputy Director of the Office of Library Services. Landrum, a leader in the field with two decades of experience in public libraries, comes to IMLS from Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, where she served as CEO-Director…”


ACRL Insider reports that “The ACRL Board of Directors approved a revision of the ACRL Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians at its April 2019 virtual meeting. Written by ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC), the revision addresses the sense of the “across the lifecycle” nature of scholarly communication interest in open access…”


According to KnowledgeSpeakSpringer Nature is seeking views on a new approach aimed at accelerating the transition to open access. In a recently published blog, Springer Nature sets out a new approach with the goal of increasing the demand from authors to immediately publish their research open access (OA) and growing the supply of journals able to publish OA, potentially enabling even highly selective journals such as Nature to transition to OA…”


infoDOCKET notes the availability of “an overview and a quick dive into the transparency of publication fees (APCs). About 100 viewers attended the webinar on March 25, 2019. The event consisted of two presentations:
First, Christoph Broschinski gave an introduction to the OpenAPC initiative ( https://intact-project.org/openapc/ )…

In the second part, Andreas Czerniak compared the OpenAPC dataset with publication data in OpenAIRE showing that over 90% of the OpenAPC journal articles are also present in OpenAIRE…”


In addition, infoDOCKET reports that the Canadian Research Knowledge Network has announced “the launch of the new CRKN Open Access Journals List. This list includes over 400 open access journals hosted at CRKN member institutions and covers a variety of disciplines…”

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

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