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  13 - April 29, 2013 ISSN 2221-8009  
News   ISSN News
    Tales from the Keepers Registry: Serial Issues About Archiving & the Web
Peter Burnhill, Director of EDINA (partner of the ISSN International Centre in “The Keepers Registry” project) has published an article dedicated to the Keepers Registry and to the digital preservation in general in the last issue of “Serials Review”. (Serials Review, Volume 39, Issue 1, March 2013)

Standard   Standards

NISO Publishes Annual Year in Review Issue of Information Standards Quarterly
The Spring 2013 issue of Information Standards Quarterly (the NISO quarterly magazine) has been published in open access on the NISO website. It provides a summary of the 2012 standards development work conducted by NISO and by the international ISO Information and Documentation committee (TC 46). (NISO, 2013-04-08)

Release of the Spanish version of ISBD
The Spanish version of the consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is now available on the IFLA website. (IFLA, 2013-04-08)

Release of the Arabic version of FRBR
The Arabic version of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is now available on the IFLA website. (IFLA, 2013-04-06)

RSS   Publishing, Information Industry, Technology 

Predatory Publishers

Karen Coyles' analysis on the development of predatory publishers.(Library journal, 2013-04-04)

De Gruyter to Offer 100 titles for Open Access through
De Gruyter, the academic publisher based in Berlin, will be offering 100 titles from its e-dition series at the crowdfunding platform Each individual title that raises $2,100 at the site will be made available worldwide as open-access content. (Digital book world, 2013-04-02)

Digital First: Putting the Print Model Behind You
2012 saw major daily news¬papers shift their focus largely to the web, while reducing their printed editions. Meanwhile, in the book world, publishing houses launched digital imprints, and some digital-only publishers started up. Mike Thomson, editor of The Rivereast News Bulletin, compares the strategies deployed by different publishers.(EContent, 2013-04-01 )

Open access: The true cost of science publishing
An analysis of the costs of open-access publishing by Richard Van Noorden. (Nature, 2013-03-27)

Investigating journals: The dark side of publishing
Declan Butler discloses “the dark side” of open access publishing through the experience of Jeffrey Beall, academic librarian and researcher at the University of Colorado, who compiles a list “of potential, possible or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers”.(Nature, 2013-03-27)

New SPARC Community Resource on Article-Level Metrics
SPARC, an international alliance of academic and research libraries, has released a new community resource, Article-Level Metrics -- A SPARC Primer, delving into Article-Level Metrics (ALMs). Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) are rapidly emerging as important tools to quantify how individual articles are being discussed, shared, and used. This new SPARC primer is designed to give campus leaders and other interested parties an overview of what ALMs are, why they matter, how they complement established utilities and metrics, and how they might be considered for use in the tenure and promotion process. (SPARC, 2013-04-06)

More Review Costs More — The Dynamics of a Complex and Varied Expense for Journals
Kent Anderson, CEO/Publisher of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, compares different peer review systems and their corresponding costs. (Scholarly kitchen, 2013-04-22)

Libraries   Libraries

UKSG and Jisc collaborate on a new research study and have issued an invitation to tender
UKSG, with the support of Jisc, announced their wish to invite tenders for a research study assessing the impact of library discovery technology on electronic content usage in the scholarly information community.(UKSG, 2013/04/24)

Now, With No Further Ado, We Present ... the Digital Public Library of America!
An interview of Dan Cohen, Executive Director, on the occasion of the launching of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). (The Atlantic, 2013-04-18)

Digital legal deposit starts in UK
From 6 April 2013, six major libraries in the UK and Ireland have the right to collect, preserve and provide long-term access to a copy of every UK electronic publication. This moves brings the same legal deposit conditions to blogs, e-books and websites that has existed for print publications such as books, magazines and newspapers for several centuries. (Research information, 2013-04-05)

Libraries learn to love e-books 
Research librarians around the world like providing e-books to their users but many challenges remain. Sian Harris explores the major issues encountered: acquisitions, collection development, DRM, usages, etc. (Research Information, April/May 2013)

It's here - The new & improved Europeana
The new version of Europeana is now live. New features are now available like automatic suggestions and responsive portal. (Europeana, 2013-03-26)

Calendar   Forthcoming Events and Conferences

NISO Webinar: Taking Full Advantage: Discovery of Open Access Content
May 8, 2013 – Online

UKSG Open Access - An Introduction
21 May 2013 – London

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