Monthly Archives: October 2018

Plan S[how me the money]: why academic-led initiatives represent a more equitable, less costly publishing future

(24 October 2018) Plan S, announced last month, represents an exciting example of the scholarly community mobilising to create funding requirements that could lead to an open access future. However, the plan has also raised a number of legitimate concerns, not least the absence of any incentive for publishers to lower journal costs. Brian Cody […]

October 26, 2018 7:08 am
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National Library of Indonesia seeks to rebrand itself to attract more visitors

(23 October 2018) The National Library of Indonesia, with its new building in Central Jakarta, is seeking to rebrand itself in an attempt to increase the number of visitors. The library’s services center and information head, Yoyo Yahyono, said on Monday that the rebranding of the library was important, as the library was currently not […]

October 25, 2018 1:49 pm
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Harvard’s Individual Open-Access License

Harvard Releases an Individual Open-Access License for Non-Faculty Scholars (24 October 2018)  The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication is pleased to announce the launch of a new open-access license for all Harvard authors of scholarly articles. All Harvard schools have open-access policies granting certain non-exclusive rights to the University. These policies were adopted by faculty votes, and allow […]

October 25, 2018 1:45 pm
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China Resources Land Archive Library, China

(23 October 2018) To the east of Shenzhen in Xiaojingwan, leaning against a mountain and facing the sea, sits the China Resources (CR) Land Archive Library, an exquisite new facility that houses archival storage, exhibition areas and office space, bringing a sense of culture and history to the surrounding coastal communities. Designed by New York-based […]

October 25, 2018 1:26 pm
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Copyright Clearance Center shares “Get Smart About Plan S” panel from Frankfurt Book Fair during International Open Access Week

(23 October 2018, Danvers, Mass.) Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, is sharing results from its “Get Smart About Plan S” program from the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair during International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2018. Panelists were Tim Britton, Managing Director of the Open Research […]

October 25, 2018 1:21 pm
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Working together towards an Open Access future: Wiley and Hindawi expand open access publishing collaboration

(24 October 2018) Open Access Week is the perfect time to announce that Wiley and Hindawi have expanded their Open Access publishing collaboration. Today’s announcement adds four new journals to the nine currently in the program. With Open Access becoming the shared vision of a number of governments worldwide and a particular focus within some […]

October 25, 2018 1:14 pm
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New partnership between AIP Publishing and Overleaf provides an enhanced authoring experience

(22 October 2018) Overleaf, a collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool, and AIP Publishing announce a new partnership to provide AIP Publishing authors with a new, enhanced authoring template and simplified submission process. Through this partnership, authors submitting to 22 AIP Publishing Journals and the AIP Conference Proceedings will have access to AIP Publishing’s LaTeX […]

October 24, 2018 7:20 am
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CERN collaborates with Japan’s NII on digital libraries

(15 October 2018) How we produce, share and preserve knowledge has transformed with advancements in technology and changes in publishing methods, especially in research. Particle physicists rely heavily on digital library platforms to archive, share and preserve research output. These platforms depend on Invenio, a digital library framework CERN has been developing since 2002. This […]

October 24, 2018 7:12 am
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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – Part 2: How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Potential/ possible/ probable predatory publishers and publications?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (21 October 2018) A chaired professor at a distinguished British university is listed as the international advisor for a journal even though he has tried for years to remove his name. A new online directory lists a major database vendor as a sponsor even after a “cease and desist” order Many […]

October 21, 2018 5:41 pm
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ACT government ‘has no plans to close libraries’ despite inquiry

(20 October 2018) City Services Minister Chris Steel says a new inquiry into the future of ACT public libraries is not about cost-cutting or closing libraries. But some may be relocated. “The inquiry is about seeking the community’s views about what they want from their library service, improving community access to services and planning for […]

October 21, 2018 7:24 am
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European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

(19 October 2018) Today, as a deliverable of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, the European Commission has presented the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal – an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents. The ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal, together with an accompanying […]

October 21, 2018 7:18 am
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Launch of T10KL programme under the project “National Virtual Library of India”, funded by the Ministry of Culture

(17 October 2018, Mumbai)  The Ministry of Culture, Government of India set up the National Mission on Libraries in 2012 to ensure sustained attention to the development of Libraries and the Information Science Sector. The National Mission on Libraries has, as one of its activities, created the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI), a project […]

October 19, 2018 6:55 am
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Books with all white spines or only first editions? Meet the professionals who curate the libraries of the super-rich

(17 October 2018) What makes a private library? For some it is a collection of well-thumbed books, while for Jay Gatsby it was all about the look. At Maison Assouline, a luxury publishing company, it is a 360-degree experience that starts with a beautiful book and grows to encompass the fabric of the sofa you’re […]

October 17, 2018 2:56 pm
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Christchurch central library opens

(15 October 2018) Mayor Lianne Dalziel, opening the new library, said that the $92 million five-level centre on the edge of Cathedral Square marks the return of Christchurch’s cultural and community heart following the 2011 earthquake. “Tūranga will create a new set of memories for a new generation in a way I would never have […]

October 16, 2018 7:43 am
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MIT Press Partners with Silverchair to launch MIT Press Direct eBook platform

(15 October 2018) MIT Press Direct will launch with more than 2,500 titles in 2018, offering a broad range of books from its distinguished front- and backlist, including significant works in economics, business innovation, machine learning and AI, environment, evolution, and energy. Using Silverchair’s suite of self-serve publishing tools, the MIT Press plans to introduce […]

October 16, 2018 7:26 am
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