ATG News You Need to Start the Week 2/9/20

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A New Report on the “Data Needed to Identify Plan S Compliance” Published

infoDOCKET reports that “an independent report is published by Delta Think, commissioned by Jisc and funded by Science Europe, on behalf of cOAlition S, to enhance the understanding of the data needed to identify publishing venues which support Plan S. The report entitled “Data Needed to Identify Plan S Compliance”, sheds light on the potential processes to support the development of a “journal checker tool”…”

Apply for ARL Digital Scholarship Institute at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Applications Due March 13 for June 15–19 Event

ARL News reports that “the ARL Academy is accepting applications for the fifth iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, with a deadline of Friday, March 13, 2020.

The Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for library professionals and graduate students who are new to digital scholarship and would like to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment. This iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place Monday–Friday, June 15–June 19, 2020, at the Hyatt Place Champaign and will be hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library.

Nature authors now have the option to have anonymous referee reports published once a manuscript is ready for publication

KnowledgeSpeak reports that Nature Research announced that beginning this week, authors of new submissions to its flagship publication, Nature, will be offered the option to have anonymous referee reports published, along with their own responses and rebuttals, once a manuscript is ready for publication. Referees can also choose to be named, should they desire. The publication has given referees, or reviewers, that option since 2016. About 80% of the journal’s papers have at least one named referee.

Around ACRL: February 7, 2020

Here is a post from ACRL Insider released every other Friday that provides relevant information and alerts members keeping them up-to-date on activities from around the association reporting what is happening in ACRL and its sections, interest groups, and discussion groups…”

Updated Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census

ACRL Insider also notes that “ALA has released an updated version of the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, a resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States. Originally released in 2019, the updated Guide reflects the latest information and resources on the upcoming Census…”

Penn State University: “Open, Affordable Textbook Efforts Save Students $4.8 Million in Potential Costs”

According to infoDOCKET “strategic efforts by Penn State University Libraries faculty and staff over the past three years to lower or eliminate the cost of textbooks and other course materials has paid off — nearly 20 times over — in potential savings for Penn State students…”

New Video Archive: Louisiana’s African-American History Now Available Online

infoDOCKET also notes that “From segregation to civil rights and celebrities to sermons, Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s long-running series Folks (1981-1990) covered it all. Now 210 episodes of the minority affairs series are available for streaming. There is no cost to watch the programs, which featured an in-depth look at a wide variety of social issues that impacted minority communities in Louisiana in the 1980s.


IOP Publishing fortifies commitment to open science

Teach for LITA: Submit Proposals by February 16

Computer Scientist Francine Berman to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award

Knowledge Unlatched Selection Committee 2020 calls for new library members from across the globe

Recipients of the First Equinox Open Source Grant Announced

The Crowley Company Celebrates 40 Years in Micrographics, Digitization

University of Missouri Libraries Posts Lists of FY20 Journal Cancellations

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers set to launch Palliative Medicine Reports in Spring 2020

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