April 10, 2018

gesisDataSearch: “A Data Discovery Index for the Social Sciences” (Journal Article, Access to Beta Release)


Access gesisDataSearch (Beta Release) Access gesisDataSearch (Beta Release) —- —- The following full text article about gesisDataSearch was recently published by Scientific Data. Title A Data Discovery Index for the Social Sciences Authors Thomas Krämer GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Claus-Peter Klas GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Brigitte Hausstein GESIS Leibniz […]

Library of Congress Releases Digitized Items From Leonard Bernstein’s Personal and Professional Archives Online, Over 3,700 Items Available


From the Library of Congress: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Library of Congress has made available online—for the first time—musical manuscripts and scrapbooks from the legendary composer’s personal and professional archives housed in the nation’s library. The public can now access for free more than 3,700 items, including photos, […]

Stream Live and Keyword Search: Mark Zuckerberg’s Appearance Before U.S. Senate Committees


Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is scheduled to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees this afternoon. You’ll be able to watch a live stream of the hearing via the C-SPAN website. Along with the video, a keyword searchable text transcript will be available. Users can also create […]

News Roundup

1. Canadian Federation of Library Associations Statement Against the FairPlay Canada Application to Disable On-line Access to Piracy Sites 2.

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Provides Input, Releases Report on the Challenges to the Right of Privacy in the Digital Age

From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA): The Human Rights Council adopted resolution 34/7 on March 23rd 2017, on “the right to privacy in the digital age”. This contained two follow-up steps: organize an expert workshop on the topic and to prepare a report. The intent was to identify principles, standards and define best […]

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 […]

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 […]