ATG News You Need to Start the Week 8/5/19

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infoDOCKET reports that ” The UMass Amherst Libraries, along with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the University of Nevada-Reno, were recently awarded a$241,845 National Leadership Project Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to fund the development of an immersion program to train faculty and instructors on how to integrate the use of makerspaces, dedicated spaces with technological resources and equipment for project-based collaboration, into their courses…”


According to ARL News  “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), … supports the COAR/SPARC Good Practice Principles for Scholarly Communication Services. The landscape of tools and infrastructure to support the research enterprise reflects a complex mix of economic models, both commercial and community-owned, both proprietary and open source. With the growing enthusiasm and support in Canadian and US research libraries for academy-owned, community-governed open scholarly communication, these seven principles serve as excellent guideposts for the community as it builds and coordinates components and services for open scholarship…”


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the British Academy has published a new commentary on cOAlition S’s final version of -Plan S’ for open access publishing, and once again voiced concerns over the initiative. Plan S aims to -accelerate the transition to full and immediate open access to scientific publications’. As the national academy for the humanities and social sciences, the British Academy has been paying close attention to the development of Plan S and has commented on the previous iterations of it…”


In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “The Pew Charitable Trusts’ state broadband policy explorer lets you learn how states are expanding access to broadband through laws. Categories in the tool include: broadband programs, competition and regulation, definitions, funding and financing, and infrastructure access…”


infoDOCKET also notes that “The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the HBCU Library Alliance have entered into a long-term partnership that aims to position historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as centers of scholarly distinction with unparalleled special collections that illuminate clearly the value, significance, and contributions of HBCUs. This partnership will foster awareness and access to diverse historical records that shaped American history, thus informing dialog to promote the common good…”


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “researchers can now discover and explore research from a broad range of Springer Nature publications from chemistry to public health through the free, AI-based search engine Semantic Scholar. The expanded collaboration between Semantic Scholar’s creators, AI2, and Springer Nature builds on a pilot project started in 2016 that originally included publications in computer science and biomedicine…”


Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “market research publisher Simba Information has released a new report, according to which, after declining at a compound annual rate of 3.9% in the period from 2014 to 2016, the medical publishing market recovered to grow 0.5% in 2017 and 1.1% in 2018 driven by the continued growth in online delivery of book collections, journal site licenses, open access fees, databases, tools and other forms of online content.

 

 

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