October 6, 2015

From STM, ALPSP, & PSP: “Safe Harbour Offers Clear Rules for Use of Out-of-Commerce Academic and Scholarly Journals”

From a Joint Statement (PDF): The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) [on Friday] issued a joint statement setting out clear rules for the digitisation of copyright works which are […]

Video: A Presentation by Georgia Tech’s Dean of Libraries Catherine Murray-Rust “Where Research Goes, So Go Research Libraries and Scholarly Publishing”

Here’s a video recording of a presentation by Georgia Tech University Vice Provost Learning Excellence & Dean of Libraries Catherine Murray-Rust given at Elsevier’s Digital Libraries Symposium. This event took place at the ALA Midwinter Meeting 2013 in Seattle. Learn More About the Symposium.

Two Science Journals Join Wiley’s Open Access Program

From Wiley: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced [Tuesday] that Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Microbial Biotechnology have joined the Wiley Open Access publishing program. All articles in these two journals are now open access and free to view, download and share. [Clip] Since its launch in 1996, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine has […]

New From The Publishing Research Consortium: A Guide to Text Mining and Scholarly Publishing

From the PRC: PRC has produced this easy-to-read guide – in about 20 pages including glossary etc – to help remove the confusion which surrounds this topic. It takes the reader through what text and data mining are (and the difference between them), how they are done and what publishers and others have to do […]

Another Publisher Has Serious Problems with a Blog Post Written by a Librarian

Here we go again? Earlier this week we posted a roundup of coverage about lawsuits re: Dale Askey and McMaster University. Today,  Inside Higher Ed. is reporting about the Canadian Centre for Science and Education sending a letter to Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and scholarly initiatives librarian at the University of Colorado Denver saying they have […]

New Article: “The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012″

The following article (pre-publication version) is scheduled to appear in the Spring 2013 issue of Research Library Issues published by ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Title The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012 (Prepub Version) Authors Karla L. Strieb Associate Director for Collections, Technical Services and Scholarly Communications, Ohio State University Libraries Julia C. Blixrud Assistant […]

New Research Article: Mandated Data Archiving Greatly Improves Access to Research Data

The following article was added to the arXiv database on January 16, 2013. Title Mandated Data Archiving Greatly Improves Access to Research Data Authors Timothy H. Vines University of British Columbia Rose L. Andrew University of British Columbia Dan G. Bock University of British Columbia Michelle T. Franklin University of British Columbia Kimberly J. Gilbert […]

Scholarly Publishing: Elsevier Designers On “Designing the Article of the Future”

Here’s a new extended blog post loaded with screenshots and charts by Dr. Elena Zudilova-Seinstra from the “Article of the Future” User Design Group at Elsevier. The ongoing Article of the Future project began several years ago. In her post Zudilova-Seinstra discusses how the group developed the layout now being used for all articles delivered […]

Open Access: First Articles Published on F1000 Research

From a F1000.com Post by Adie Chan: At the start of this year, we announced our plans to develop a new project – F1000 Research – an attempt to create a new open access, open data publishing model within biology and medicine, with open and transparent peer review. Well, we’re pleased to announce that the […]

Open Access: European Research Council Announces Its Participation in UK PubMed Central

From the European Research Council: The European Research Council (ERC) announced [Friday] that it will participate in the UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) open access repository service, joining 18 existing UK and European funders.The ERC becomes the third European funder to join UKPMC, following Telethon Italy and the Austrian Research Fund. [Clip] The resource is managed […]