February 22, 2018

New Report: “Opening Academic Publishing – Development and Application of Systematic Evaluation Criteria”

The following report from Finland (in English) was recently shared on the DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Title Opening Academic Publishing – Development and Application of Systematic Evaluation Criteria Authors Anna Björk Oxford Research Oy Juho-Matti Paavola Oxford Research Oy Teemu Ropponen Open Knowledge Finland Mikael Laakso Hanken School of Economics Leo Lahti University of […]

NHPRC, Mellon Foundation Announce Digital Publication Grant Winners

From the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)/NARA: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) today announced the winners of eight planning grants [totaling $726,000] to build a sustainable system for the digital publication and discovery of historical records. The Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives Program, first announced as a partnership […]

University of Minnesota and Michigan St. University Launch SCOTUS Notes, Crowdsourcing Project Will Transcribe Supreme Court Justices’ Handwritten Notes

From the University of Minnesota: If you have ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during deliberations by U.S. Supreme Court justices or travel back in time to witness Supreme Court decisions, a new crowdsourcing project led by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Michigan State University allows you to do just […]

New Research Article: Exploring the Relationship Between Altmetrics and Traditional Measures Of Dissemination in Health Professions Education (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) was recently shared by the authors on bioRxiv. Title Exploring the Relationship Between Altmetrics and Traditional Measures Of Dissemination in Health Professions Education (Preprint) Authors Lauren A Maggio Uniformed Services University Todd Leroux Uniformed Services University Holly S Meyer Uniformed Services University Anthony R Artino Uniformed Services University Source via bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/26005 Posted February […]

News Roundup (February 14, 2018)

1. David W. Lewis Named 2018 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year 2. Worldreader Shares Lists of the Top Books Read in 2017 and Growth of Local Content 3. New Article: Open Access in the Francophone Global South: Between Collective Empowerment and Neocolonialism (via DOAJ News Service) 4. SAGE Ocean Launches to Help Advance Big Data Research in […]

Research Article: “The State of OA: a Large-Scale Analysis of the Prevalence and Impact of Open Access Articles” (Peer-Reviewed Version)

Note: The peer-reviewed version of “The State of OA: a Large-Scale Analysis…” is now available online and liked below. A preprint version of this article was released last August. Title The State of OA: A Large-Scale Analysis of the Prevalence and Impact Of Open Access Articles Authors Heather Piwowar​​ Impactstory Jason Priem​​ Impactstory Vincent Larivière […]

Reference Resources Roundup (Curated Collection of Recently Published/Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

The selection of curated, full text documents. and other reference material is updated daily with new selections. Please bookmark this page and visit again. All of the items are free to access and download. This roundup began on February 5, 2018 and will continue for the next 4-6 weeks. TAKE A LOOK! Two previously curated […]

Now Available Online: Complete Collection of Digitized Issues of the Federal Register (1960-1969) via GPO’s govinfo

The The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR),  have digitally released historic issues of the Federal Register from 1960-1969. The complete collection of issues of the Federal Register from 1960 (Volume 25) to the present is now available digitally on GPO’s govinfo. This project is digitizing a total of 14,587 individual issues, […]

ATLA (American Theological Library Association) Publications Moving to Open Access

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From ATLA: The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is moving the Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB) and the ATLA Summary of Proceedings, two valued and frequently consulted resources of the ATLA membership and others, to open access. For more than 25 years, TCB has provided readers with information about new and changed Library of Congress subject headings and classification numbers as well as […]

80 University Libraries in UK, Ireland “Reject Taylor & Francis Opportunistic Change of Contract”

UPDATED POST February 20, 2018 Taylor and Francis Group Responds to Open Letter From University Libraries in UK and Ireland; Will NOT Enact Rolling Wall for Taylor & Francis “Full Access” — via SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries): Over eighty university libraries have signed an open letter to Taylor & Francis rejecting their […]