April 11, 2018

OpenAIRE Workshop Report: “Beyond APCs: Alternative Open Access Publishing Business Models”

The Beyond APCs: Alternative Open Access Publishing Business Models workshop took place at the Royal Library/National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague on April 5, 2018. Slide presentations can be accessed here. From an OpenAccess.se Blog Post by Annica Wentzel: The OpenAIRE FP7 post-grant Open Access Pilot is now closed and 11 projects were […]

Scholastic Unveils New Covers for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, in Celebration of 20th Anniversary in the U.S; Illustrations by Brian Selznick


From Scholastic: Scholastic today unveiled new covers for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series as part of its year-long campaign to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Illustrated by worldwide bestselling author and Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Selznick, the new paperback editions will be published in the […]

Report: “Publisher Gets Carte Blanche to Seize New Sci-Hub Domains”

From TorrentFreak: Sci-Hub, often referred to as the “Pirate Bay of Science,” remains a thorn in the side of academic publishers. After obtaining an injunction against the site last year, the American Chemical Society went back to court for an update, which now gives it the authority to seize newly registered domain names as well. […]

Clarivate Analytics Acquires Research Startup Kopernio, One-Click Access to Research Articles


Note: We first mentioned Kopernio on infoDOCKET earlier this year when the company received funding from a UK government tech funding incubator. — From Clarivate Analytics (April 10, 2018): Kopernio uses artificial intelligence to enable users to seamlessly access journal articles with just one-click, saving researchers time and frustration when accessing their institutional subscriptions. Kopernio […]

ORCID Launches New Data Model For Acknowledgment of Research Resources

From an ORCID Blog Post: Research resources run the gamut from research facilities housing specialized equipment, to repositories, museums, and field stations that house physical collections.  Both for the purposes of research rigor and reporting, it is important to be able to trace the resources that were used to generate research findings. We’ve been working […]

Association of University Presses (AUPresses) Releases “Facing Censorship: A Statement of Guiding Principles”


Here’s the full text of a news release along with the complete a guiding principles statement published today by the Association of University Presses (AAUP). The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) today issued a statement of guiding principles addressing attempted censorship in a global network of scholarly communications. The Board of Directors of AUPresses approved the statement […]

Harry Ransom Center (U. of Texas at Austin) Receives NEH Grant to Preserve, Provide Access to 2,862 At-Risk Sound Recordings


From the Harry Ransom Center, U. of Texas at Austin: Cultural figures such as Julia Alvarez, Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Norman Bel Geddes, Norman Mailer, Anne Sexton, and Gloria Swanson will be publicly available for research. We’re thrilled to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Ransom Center $195,141 to […]

Report: “Andrew Carnegie Built 1,700 Public Libraries. But Some Towns Refused the Steel Baron’s Money”


Open Access: Europe PMC Integrates with Unpaywall


In a few words: Exciting and congrats to the Unpaywall team! From the Europe PMC Blog: In Europe PMC, free full text is already available for 4.6 million out of 33 million records. As for the rest, an open access copy may exist in a different repository, or reside on the publisher’s website. However, users […]

Now Available: “Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond” (Webinar Recording)

The webinar, “Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond” was hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 4, 2018. About the Webinar Presenters Darlene Cavalier, professor of practice at Arizona State University and the founder of SciStarter, a citizen science database and platform, and Dan Stanton, Associate […]