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  • Renewing the system : Thinking broadly about equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarly communication…


    From Karen Munro in C&RL News: Preview: The ACRL Board of Directors recently articulated a new core commitment of our strategic plan, the Plan for Excellence. Along with the association’s core purpose, “[t]o lead academic and research librarians and libraries in advancing learning and scholarship,” and our core organizational values, which include visionary leadership, responsible…

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  • In act of brinkmanship, a big publisher cuts off UC’s access to its academic…


    From Michael Hiltzik in the LA Times: Preview: The bitter battle between the University of California, a leading source of published research papers, and Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of research papers, just got more bitter. As of Wednesday, Elsevier cut off access by UC faculty, staff and students to articles published since Jan. 1…

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  • ACRL Offers Scholarly Communications Research Grants – ACRL Insider


    From Kara Malenfant in ACRL Insider: Preview: ACRL is allocating $30,000 in the 2020 fiscal year to offer grants of up to $5,000 each for new research in areas suggested by ACRL’s new research agenda Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future (freely available for PDF download or purchase in print). This…

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  • OhioLINK Wiley Open Access FAQ | OhioLINK


    From OhioLINK: Preview: OhioLINK and Wiley are very pleased to pilot a consortial-level open access initiative. Because of the nature of our consortium and the active engagement of our membership in decision making, some details of the exact nature of decision-making, allocation of central funding, and policies about exactly what to fund (gold OA, hybrid,…

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  • The future of scholarly books is open (access) | Group | Springer Nature


    From Springer Nature: Preview: The majority of book authors support the idea that all future scholarly books should be open access (OA). This is one of the key findings of a new white paper presented by Springer Nature at the OAI-11 conference at CERN this week. Based on the responses of 2,542 book authors who…

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  • 2019 ACRL Environmental Scan Released – ACRL Insider


    From Mary Jane Petrowski in ACRL Insider: Preview: Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee releases an environmental scan of higher education, including developments with the potential for continuing impact on academic libraries. The 2019 Environmental Scan (PDF) provides a broad review of the current higher education landscape, with special focus on…

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  • Open Educational Resource (OER) Adoption in Higher Education: Examining Institutional Perspectives| FDLA Journal


    From Rebekah E. Wright and Jennifer L. Reeves in FDLA Journal: Abstract: The costs associated with education, including tuition and learning resources, continue to rise causing affordability issues for learners. It has been reported that the cost of traditional textbooks and materials has risen by as much as 103% over the past decade (U.S. Bureau…

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  • UNESCO OER Recommendation: One Step Closer to Adoption - Creative Commons


    From Cable Green in the Creative Commons Blog: Preview: The global open education community works collectively to create a world in which everyone has universal access to effective open education resources (OER) and meaningful learning opportunities as defined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4 (SDG4): Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote…

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  • Preparing for Plan S: Answers to the top 10 journal publisher FAQs we've heard…


    From the Scholastica blog: Preview: For publishers, ready or not, Plan S is coming (which is fitting given that the S really stands for “shock,” as well as “science,” “speed,” and “solution”). If you still have questions about what Plan S is exactly and how it will affect the journals you publish or work with,…

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  • Rethinking impact factors: better ways to judge a journal | Nature.com


    From Paul Wouters et al. in Nature.com: Preview: Global efforts are afoot to create a constructive role for journal metrics in scholarly publishing and to displace the dominance of impact factors in the assessment of research. To this end, a group of bibliometric and evaluation specialists, scientists, publishers, scientific societies and research-analytics providers are working…

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PALNI COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY : ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

PALNI has released a public white paper addressing our collaborative IR project. Preview: PALNI’s Executive Director, Scholarly Communications Director, and Institutional Repository Task Force have examined closely the IR landscape and platform options for a cost-effective repository suitable for the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) consortium. As a product of this investigation and... Read more »