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Newsletter n°30 January 2015




BnF and CIEPS join forces on a project about automatic ISSN assignment to digitized periodicals available in Gallica

BnF and CIEPS have joined forces in a project based on batch automatic assignments of ISSN numbers to digitized periodicals titles, particularly those available in Gallica, on the basis of the print version of the publications concerned, already identified with an ISSN.

The task of the BnF is to assign numbers progressively to titles without ISSN. The titles concerned are those which have already been digitized (retrospective part) as well as those which were recently added to the digitization process over the last months (current part). It is therefore a long-term project which just started.


  >> ISSN International Centre, January 2015  



NISO Publishes Revised SUSHI Standard and Supporting Documentation

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a revision to the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2014). The SUSHI standard defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data utilizing a web services framework that can replace the user-mediated collection of usage data reports.

  >> NISO, 2015-01-08  

NISO Identifies Emerging Trends and Strategic Directions for Future Standards Work

The Architecture Committee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has issued a NISO Strategic Directions document that identifies the trends and emerging themes that will direct the future development portfolios of standards and recommended practices. NISO continues to structure the standards portfolio around the core areas of Content and Collection Management, Business Information, and Discovery and Delivery.

  >> NISO, 2015-01-12  

Publishing Industry


Open access policies in India

Two departments within the Ministry of Science and Technology of India have set up an open access policy on their funded research. The requirements for depositing in repositories are reviewed, as well as copyright and embargo issues.

  >> DST, 2015  

What’s the point of open academic data? Who will it affect?

« The benefits of open research mean that academia is on a course which cannot be altered, or returned to a previous state », says Mark Hahnel, funder of Figshare. He specifically explains the benefits for all stakeholders involved: academics, librarians, institutions and consumers of academic content.

  >> Figshare, January 2015  

Wiley and Jisc announce new open access agreement

Running from January 2015 to December 2017, the agreement provides credits for article processing charges (APCs) to universities that license Wiley journal content under the terms of the Jisc journal agreement. This means that universities that pay both subscription charges for publications and fees to make articles open access will receive APC credits based on the total prior year spend.

  >> Jisc, 2014-12-19  

New open-access journal plans to pay peer reviewers

A new open-access scientific journal hopes that paying better the peer reviewers will help strengthen efforts to make research results freely available to the public.

  >> Science, 2015-01-12  

Joining forces to support data linking in science articles

A new collaboration between Elsevier and data centers encourages researchers to submit data DOIs with their articles so their data will be indexed and easily accessible.

  >> Elsevier, 2015-01-08  

Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in History

The music business was killed by Napster; movie theaters were derailed by digital streaming; traditional magazines are in crisis mode–yet in this digital information wild west: academic journals and the publishers who own them are posting higher profits than nearly any sector of commerce.

  >> Huffington Post, 2014-12-23  

The « Paper » of the Future

Collaborative authoring using linked-data technologies and 3D data vizualisation is a new way to publish scholarly communications through platforms like Authorea.

  >> Authorea, December 2014  



Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences

This paper analyses the contribution of academic libraries to research data management (RDM) in the wider institutional context. In particular it: examines the roles and relationships involved in RDM, identifies the main components of an RDM programme, evaluates the major drivers for RDM activities, and analyses the key factors influencing the shape of RDM developments.

  >> PLOS, 2014-12-08  

OCLC Year in review 2014

An annual review of OCLC activity around three lines: exploring the important trends that will impact libraries in the future, improving the ways by which libraries can share data, resources and services, and helping member libraries magnifying their collective visibility and relevance.

  >> OCLC, January 2015  

National Digital Library to be launched in Russia

Russia has unveiled new plans to launch a National Digital Library in 2015. The Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky said that the new initiative will transform local libraries into modern information and cultural hubs, adding that citizens’ access to the service will be via the internet with a single electronic library ticket.

  >> STM Publishing, 2015-01-04  

What’s Ahead for DPLA: Our New Strategic Plan

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has released its strategic plan for the next three years.

  >> DPLA, 2015-01-07  

Ecuador launches national repository network

On December 4, 2014, CEDIA (the National Research and Education Network of Ecuador) announced the launch of the Network of Open Access Repositories of Ecuador – RRAAE. The network integrates institutional repositories of universities and supports the management, preservation, open access and interoperability of digital content generated by members and other institutions around the country.

  >> COAR, 2014-12-04  

UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Librarians

Within the overall framework of UNESCO Strategy on Open Access to scientific information and research and to take forward UNESCO’s leadership role in diffusing knowledge amongst its Member States, UNESCO has developed a set of manuals to facilitate capacity building of library and information professionals and researchers.

  >> UNESCO, 2014-12-19  



DPLA Metadata Aggregation Webinar

  >> January 22 - Online  

Association of Subscription Agents Annual Conference 2015

  >> February 16 - 17, London  

NFAIS 2015 Annual Conference

  >> February 22 - 24, Philadelphia  

Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts

  >> February 10, San Francisco  

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