December 17, 2017

Wiley Extends Open Access Option to Over 80% of Journals

From a Wiley Announcement: John Wiley & Sons  announced today that its open access option for individual journal articles, OnlineOpen, will be available to authors in 81% of the journals it publishes. OnlineOpen gives authors the option to publish an open access paper in their journal of choice where it will benefit from maximum impact. […]

Rachel Burley Named Wiley’s First VP/Director of Open Access, New Position Created to Lead OA Efforts

From Wiley: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today the creation of a new role to lead open access. Rachel Burley has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Director, Open Access. In this new role Rachel will lead all aspects of the growth and development of open access publishing at Wiley. Working […]

Wellcome Trust Strengthens its Open Access Policy

From The Wellcome Trust: The Wellcome Trust today announces that it will be strengthening the manner in which it enforces its open access policy with immediate effect. Failure to comply with the policy could result in final grant payments being withheld and non-compliant publications being discounted when applying for further funding. The Wellcome Trust is […]

California’s Califa Consortium Expanding eBook Project, Content and Publishing Tools from Smashwords in the Works

From an Article by Library Journal Exec. Editor (News and Features, Michael Kelley): The San Mateo-based Califa Group, which is the largest library network in California, has made major strides in its project to create an ebook ownership model along the same lines as the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado. Califa has substantially increased its […]

Springer and PCG Publish White Paper About Scholarly E-books, Libraries, and RoI

From Springer’s Release About the White Paper: A new white paper recently released by Springer, in partnership with Publishers Communication Group (PCG), entitled Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, explores how libraries might determine the value of eBooks, and why it is important to do so. The paper provides a broad view […]

Conference Paper: Innovation and experimentation in scholarly publishing: Web 2.0 features in Open Access journals

The following paper will be presented at the upcoming World Library and Information Congress, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly that will take place in Helsinki this August. Title Innovation and experimentation in scholarly publishing: Web 2.0 features in Open Access journals Author Maria Cassella University of Turin Source IFLA General Conference 2012 Web Site […]

NISO Launches New Initiative to Develop Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs

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From a NISO Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) voting members have approved a new project to develop recommended practices for the Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs. Many libraries have embraced DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) to present many more titles to their patrons for potential use and purchase than would ever […]

Pilot Project: 3M Cloud Library Will Provide Two New York Libraries Access to Penguin Ebooks

Update: ALA President Shares Comments About New Program From The Wall St. Journal: Penguin Group and electronic-book distributor have made a deal with two New York City public library systems that will return Penguin e-books to library shelves for a one-year pilot. If successful at the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library—two […]

New Info Page About “Books at JSTOR” Initiative Now Online, Launch Set for November

The new Books at JSTOR info page is available at: http://books.jstor.org/ The initiative was first announced in 2011. Books at JSTOR is an initiative to publish scholarly books online as part of JSTOR, one of the most well known and widely used scholarly resources. Our driving focus is to deliver great content and experiences to […]

Digital Preservation: CLOCKSS and Portico Welcome New Publishers, Publications

Here’s a look at several digital preservation announcements made during the past couple of days. New Publishers/Publications: CLOCKSS PeerJ Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive Future Science Group Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive American Society of Plant Biologists Preserves Content with the CLOCKSS Archive New Publishers/Publications: Portico University of Oklahoma to preserve World Literature Today with […]