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ISSN Newsletter n° 111 - October 2022
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Participe en la consulta pública para actualización de la norma técnica sobre publicaciones seriadas

Queremos invitarte a que participes en la consulta pública, para actualizar  la norma técnica colombiana NTC 902, que trata sobre terminología para publicaciones seriadas:

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47th meeting of the Directors of ISSN National Centres to be held in Cairo, Egypt

The 47th Meeting of the Directors of ISSN National Centres will be hosted by the Egyptian National STI Network Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ENSTINET/ASRT) in Cairo, 20-24 November 2022.

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The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera: A Story of Pirate Publishers, ISSN Hijacking and Fraudulent DOI Assignment

In 2017, The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera published its final issue. The journal’s website was turned off and all 49 volumes were made freely available on BHL. Five yars later, a “bad actor” had resurrected the Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera website and had been using the journal’s title and ISSN to publish 260 fraudulent new articles. In January 2022, in consultation with ISSN USA, the ISSN Portal record for this ceased journal was updated to describe this situation. In an ideal world, publishers would inform their ISSN Centre or a depository library if they are ceasing publication to prevent ISSN hijacking. The ISSN Portal subscribers will see a note explaining if there has been an misappropriation. Read the full story of this case study.

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ISSN IC @ Charleston Conference

The 2022 Charleston Conference will be held both in person (November 1 – 4) and online (November 14 – 18).

Gaelle Béquet, Director of the ISSN International Centre, will participate in the session: Making Preservation Inevitable along with Jason Colman, University of Michigan and  Mikael Laakso, Hanken School of Economics. She will describe the roles that indexing services, hosting platforms, and preservation services can play in improving the long-term availability of Open Access journals.

Gaëlle Béquet and Ana Maria Cetto, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, will also participate in the session Separating the wheat from the chaff: How to identify quality open access journals? The presentation will be a roundtable discussion of the Interacademy Partnership (IAP) report‘s recommendations and their impact if any on current and future DOAJ, Latindex and ROAD selection practices.

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Digital preservation
Rede Cariniana completa dez anos em evento realizado em Brasília / Cariniana Network celebrates ten years in an event held in Brasilia

Em clima de comemoração pelos seus dez anos de atuação, a Rede Brasileira de Serviços de Preservação Digital (Rede Cariniana), do Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (Ibict), realizou um encontro histórico entre os dias 11 e 13 de julho. A Cariniana foi construída de forma colaborativa e com princípios a serem cumpridos a longo prazo. O evento reuniu os principais nomes da Preservação Digital no mundo para discutir aspectos técnicos e organizacionais para acompanhamento e avaliação das atividades realizadas durante a última década. Contou com workshops de capacitação profissional e uma ampla retrospectiva do trabalho da Rede, além da apresentação de novos serviços e projetos das instituições parceiras. Ibict acolhe o Centro Brasileiro ISSN. Conheça o Dossiê temático sobre os 10 anos da Rede Cariniana.

In a commemoration mood for its ten years of operation, the Brazilian Network of Digital Preservation Services (Cariniana Network), of the Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology (Ibict), held a historic meeting between 11 and 13 July. The Carinian Network was built collaboratively and with principles to be fulfilled in the long term. The event brought together the main international stakeholders of Digital Preservation to discuss technical and organizational aspects for monitoring and evaluation of the activities undertaken during the last decade. It included professional training workshops and a broad retrospective of the work accomplished, as well as the presentation of new services and projects of the partner institutions. Ibict hosts the Brazilian ISSN Centre. Read the thematic dossier on the 10 years of Cariniana Network.


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Library of Congress Launches Effort to Transform Collections Management and Access

The Library of Congress has selected the open-source FOLIO library services platform for its next generation library management system. FOLIO’s innovative architecture allows for maximum flexibility and extensibility, which will enable the platform to grow as LoC’s needs evolve. The Library’s FOLIO implementation will be supported by EBSCO FOLIO Services. Most importantly, BIBFRAME is a mandatory requirement, meaning native support for the creation, storage, and indexing of BIBFRAME descriptions. This is a major milestone for the BIBFRAME Initiative.

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ICOLC Report: Strategies for Collaboration

The ICOLC Strategies for Open Collaboration in Library Consortia Task Force was initially formed to develop strategies for consortia and libraries to interact with vendors and the open source community to address pricing, standards/interoperability, and access challenges. This report, Strategies for Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges to Build the Future We Need, has articulated a broad vision for how libraries and consortia should radically rethink operations long-term. Suggestions are provided for immediate steps to be taken – with existing vendors, with the open source community, and with each other – to move libraries  toward that future. While this report  is aimed primarily at library consortia, the strategies described will also be useful for individual libraries.

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Out Now: October 2022 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The October 2022 issue of IFLA Journal was developed in collaboration with the IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) to mark the 20th anniversary of the IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom.

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Open Access
The APC-Effect: Stratification in Open Access Publishing

Increasing evidence emerges that APCs (article processing charges) impede researchers with fewer resources in publishing their research OA. This potential new barrier, called “APC-Effect”, has been examined on the level of individual authors, institutions, countries, and fields. In the study presented by both Austrian researchers, effects are largest in countries with low GDP, suggesting decreasing marginal effects of institutional resources when general levels of funding are high. Findings provide further evidence on how APCs stratify OA publishing and highlight the need for alternative publishing models.

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Why I think ending article-processing charges will save open access
Juan Pablo Alperin, Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University and co-Scientific Director of the Public Knowledge Project, explains how the global north paying for publishing hampers public, scholar-led efforts in Latin America. He argues that if governments, funders and institutions — including those in Latin America — do not want to be responsible for dismantling this diverse and global scholarly OA ecosystem, they should stop supporting APCs altogether. Funds that are allocated to APCs should be invested in shared infrastructure, tools and services that can support multiple journals simultaneously.
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DIAMAS Receives Grant to Develop Diamond Open Access Publishing in Europe

Aix-Marseille Université, cOAlition S, and Science Europe are participating in a Horizon Europe project called ‘Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication’ (DIAMAS). The 3-year project, launched on the 1st of September 2022, receives funding in the context of the Horizon Europe call on Capacity-building for institutional open access publishing across Europe. 23 European organisations will map out the landscape of Diamond Open Access publishing in the European Research Area and develop common standards, guidelines and practices for the Diamond publishing sector. The DIAMAS project will interact closely with the global community of the ‘Action Plan for Diamond Open Access’ signatories.

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Publishing Industry
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 – positive turnout: Strong impetus for the publishing industry and social change

Frankfurter Buchmesse is back with plenty of events, conferences, readings, talks, performances and exciting surprises for publishing professionals and literary enthusiasts from around the globe. The 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse (19–23 October 2022) reaffirmed its position as the most important international meeting point for the book and media industry: 4,000 exhibitors from 95 countries and 180,000 visitors, the fair was well frequented.

All videos of events can be accessed in their media library and on the Frankfurter Buchmesse YouTube channel.

The ISSN IC Sales team was present for 2 days.

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Springer Nature releases first annual progress report

The report details the investment made by the company in new products and solutions for researchers, teachers, students and clinicians, faster and more efficient publishing systems, projects to drive sustainability and DEI initiatives, and training and development for its workforce. The Annual Progress Report builds on the recent Fully OA report and the Sustainable Business report, and is part of increased openness from Springer Nature into its activities.

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Removing cost barriers for smaller publishers

Edinburgh University Press (EUP) and Wageningen Academic Publishers are the first to benefit from Get Full Text Research (GetFTR)’s decision to waive the service fees for publishers who have less than 40,000 article DOIs registered with Crossref. This is all part of GetFTR’s commitment to improving the journey from discovery to access, and to support publishers in helping their researchers quickly reach content they are entitled to read.

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EBSCO Information Services releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2023

EBSCO has published the 2023 Serials Price Projection Report. Published annually, EBSCO’s Serials Price Projections is based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the upcoming renewals season. This year’s report looks at market dynamics highlighting many issues that are currently driving the scholarly information marketplace including the economic effects of COVID-19, high inflation rates, currency impact, the decline of print and the trend toward various forms of Open Access (OA) content. The overall effective publisher price increases are expected to be in the range of 3 to 5 % for individual e-journal titles, 2 to 3 % for e-journal packages and 4 to 6 % for print titles.

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Scholarly Communication
SciELO updates the indexing criteria. New version takes effect from September 2022

In September 2022, the SciELO Program has updated the document Criteria, policy and procedures for the admission and permanence of journals in the SciELO Brazil Collection with a new version. The document is referred to as SciELO Brazil Criteria for its purpose and function of contributing to the development of Brazil’s journals, and at the same time, it serves as a reference for the indexing criteria of all SciELO Network collections. The purpose of this evaluation is to monitor, promote and strengthen the development of the SciELO Brazil Collection of journals and its alignment with the open science modus operandi.

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A look back at 2022 Bibframe Workshop in Europe

The 6th BIBFRAME Workshop in Europe Annual Meeting took place as a hybrid event from 20-21 September 2022. It was organized by the National Széchényi Library Budapest, Hungary. This forum brings together people working in the transition from MARC to Linked Data using the BIBFRAME model and related tools.

The presentations are online.

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A look back on international conference Linked data and international standards for cultural heritage

The conference organized by KBR (Royal Library of Belgium, which hosts the Belgian ISSN Centre) was held in Brussels and online on 13th and 14th September 2022. The networking project LOD-ISNI aims to strengthen the long-term cooperation with (inter)national partners, and to promote the use of Linked Open Data and international standards for disclosing and valorizing cultural heritage materials.
The programme was split into two sections with the first day of the conference focusing mainly on linked data, and the second day on international standards. The videos and presentations are online.

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ISBD Revision: Aligning the ISBD to IFLA LRM, a chance to get involved!

The  International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) Review Group is seeking candidates to join its revision works aiming at aligning the ISBD to the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM).

The terms of reference for this aligning revision are to:

  • Complete an alignment of the ISBD to the LRM at the-Manifestation entity level;
  • Analyze the gaps in the element sets of the 2021 Update of the ISBD Consolidated edition 2011;
  • Produce the ISBD for Manifestation (ISBDM); that is an element set for the alignment with stipulations for describing an ISBD manifestation according to LRM.

Candidates will be selected and will work closely with the ISBD for Manifestation Task Force.

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International Open Access Week, 24-30 October: Kicking Off a Week of Action to Advance “Open for Climate Justice”

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

This year’s theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

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Digital Preservation Day, 3 November 2022, Worldwide

World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) is held on the first Thursday of every November. The Digital Preservation Coalition invites all data creators, curators and consumers from around the world to celebrate digital preservation. Continuing the theme ‘Data For All, For Good, Forever’ from another celebration – iPres 2022 – World Digital Preservation Day is an opportunity to showcase how digital preservation enables ‘digits to flourish.’

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