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Newsletter n°27 October 2014




CAB Abstracts, Global Health, ATLA Religion Database and ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index: 4 additional data sources for ROAD

Since the launch of ROAD, the ISSN marked as assigned to Open Access scholarly resources in the ISSN Register are systematically matched against the coverage lists provided by indexing/abstracting databases, registries and journal indicators. The matching is made thanks to the ISSN numbers. ISSN records are automatically completed by the mention « covered by » or by indicators when the matching is positive.

CAB Abstracts, Global Health, ATLA Religion Database and ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index have been added to the list of ROAD data sources which now brings to 15 the total number of sources: EconLit, PsycINFO®, Scopus, Catalogo (Latindex), DOAJ, The Keepers Registry, SJR, SNIP, CAB Abstracts, Global Health, Linguistics Abstracts, MEDLINE®, PubMed Central® (PMC), ATLA Religion Database and ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index.

The ISSN International Centre and the members of the ISSN Network are proud to work with these services whose participation in ROAD is essential.

  >> ROAD Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources  



IFLA Satellite Meeting 2014 Frankfurt am Main: RDA – Resource Description and Access – status and perspectives

The IFLA Satellite Meeting 2014 dedicated to RDA was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 13 August 2014.

The presentations are now available online.

  >> DnB, September 2014  

Themed Information Standards Quarterly Issue on Open Access Infrastructure Published by NISO

The summer issue of Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), published by NISO is dedicated to the Open Access movement. The articles contain a wealth of insights from a wide variety of viewpoints—publishers, funders, universities, intermediaries, standards bodies, and open access experts.

  >> NISO, Summer 2014  

Publishing Industry


Ciclo Encuentros CAICYT 2014 / CAICYT 2014 series of meetings

CAICYT (Centro Argentino de Información Científica y Tecnológica / Argentine Center of Scientific and Technological Information) has been sponsoring and hosting from 2013 regular meetings devoted to aspects of information and scholarly publishing. This year’s conference series focuses on data repositories and platforms, with a focus on scientific and technological institutions. This issue arises from the opportunities and challenges that open from the law of institutional open access digital repositories, and the international breakthrough both for open access to scientific publications and technical data.

Topics about noticeably open data and copyright in repositories were discussed.


  >> CAICYT, September 2014  

LIBER Statement on Enabling Open Science

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries has issued a statement both welcoming the European Consultation on Science 2.0 as a step towards strengthening the competitiveness of European research, and calling on the European Commission to take measures towards enabling Open Science.

  >> LIBER, 2014-09-30  

Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Russia’s Scientific Electronic Library to Showcase Nation’s Leading Research in Web of Science

Thomson Reuters has announced a collaboration with Russia’s Scientific Electronic Library to make content from the Russian Science Citation Index accessible via the Web of Science™ its own global search and discovery platform for the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.

  >> NFAIS, 2014-10-01  

When a Journal Sinks, Should the Editors Go Down with the Ship?

Responsabilities and impact of a suspension from Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Report (JCR). This annual publication that reports the Impact Factor for thousands of titles delists every year dozens of titles for engaging in publication behaviors that distort the citation record (self citation or citation cartel).

  >> The Scholarly Kitchen, 2014-10-06  

Stepping up Open Science: Combining infrastructures, incentives and active support

OpenAIRE and COAR have released a joint statement on the European Commission’s Science2.0 consultation.
In this text, the two organisations provide 9 recommendations about different Open Access related fields: Open access to publications, Policy support for open licenses, Support for further exploration of alternative metrics, Standardisation of funding information, etc.

  >> COAR, 2014-09-30  



Europeana Newspapers is making historic newspaper pages searchable

Update on the Europeana Newspapers Project: goals, new features, new partners, etc.

  >> Europeana, October 2014  

New report offers recommendations to improve usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries

A group of professionals from libraries, content providers and OCLC have published « Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access ».

This document identifies data quality issues in the content supply chain and offers practical recommendations for improved usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries.

  >> OCLC, 2014-10-03  

COAR, CASRAI and regional repository networks launch international group to improve interoperability

This international, multi-stakeholder working group will develop a strategy to ensure greater interoperability across repository networks and other platforms. The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) will be the convener of the working group, and the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) will facilitate the process of developing the strategy. Members of the working group will be representatives from major regional repository networks, EuroCRIS and CASRAI, and will be committed to adopting the outcomes.

  >> COAR, 2014-10-08  

New IFLA Standard: Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

These guidelines address the specific needs related to planning digitization projects for rare and special collections.

  >> IFLA, 2014-09-24  

The problem of selection in digital heritage – The UNESCO PERSIST project

At the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Lyon this summer, the UNESCO session was spent on the problem of selection in digital heritage. It is one of the challenging subjects within the PERSIST project, an initiative of UNESCO, ICA, IFLA and other partners, that tries to enhance the sustainability of digital heritage.

  >> IFLA, 2014-10-07  

Periodicals metadata available under CC0 1.0

The majority of the metadata in the German Union Catalogue of Serials (ZDB) have been available under « Creative Commons Zero (CC0 1.0) » conditions since June 2014. This means that roughly 1.7 million bibliographic data in all languages and with no time restrictions have been approved for further use along with more than 13 million library ownership data. The approval explicitly includes commercial use.

  >> DnB, 2014-07-22  



34th Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition

  >> November 5-8, Charleston  

2014 Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA Meeting

  >> November 3-7, Washington  

NISO Webinar: Keyword Search = « Improve Discovery Systems »

  >> November 12, Online  

UKSG Working with Resource Description and Access (RDA) – an overview for serials

  >> November 12, Boston  

Open Access in the Humanities UK Roadshow to be hosted by SPARC Europe

  >> November 4th - London  

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