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US Penn State Faculty Senate debates on open access research publishing - 20 Mar 2019

The recently held Penn State Faculty Senate meeting debated about the future of research publishing.

The senate engaged in the discussion about what has become a hot topic among researchers in recent years: open access scholarly publications versus traditional subscription-based journals.

The open access discussion stems from a resolution the senate passed in 2015 in support of open access scholarly publications. Open access publications, unlike other subscription-based models of academic publishing, do not require a subscription fee to read, meaning the research published therein is more widely accessible and available, including to members of the public.

A number of senators noted that more and more universities are embracing open access publishing, with major universities like the University of California severing its relationship with the scientific publisher Elsevier. According to Karen Estlund, associate dean for technology and digital strategies with the Penn State University Libraries, these subscriptions typically cost a university millions of dollars per year, with costs rising by as much as 19 percent annually as journals experience profit margins higher than the oil and gas industry.

Many senators agreed that creating a more formal policy in support of open access publishing would be a step in the right direction, with a desire to make their research more easily available outside of academe as a primary concern. One senator noted that Penn State, as a major research university, has a responsibility to push back against costly publishers for the benefit of smaller universities with less resources to do so.

However, faculty members also expressed concerns about that potentially losing access to subscription-based journals would negatively impact their research, while others were unsure how the cost distribution would be handled under an open access model.

The senate also continued work to update its policies on academic advising. Having accepted a legislative report on proposed updates and goals for the academic advising policy at its January meeting, the senate continued to talk about potential steps to meet the goals of the report and strengthen advising.

The senate also heard remarks from President Eric Barron and Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones, who shared a report on signs of the positive financial health of the University and updates on several ongoing academic dean searches, respectively.

Senators additionally accepted a number of legislative and advisory reports, including on undergraduate registration, the definition of academic ranks, short-term disability benefits for faculty and the unique challenges faced by international students and how to best support them in their academic careers.

The next Faculty Senate meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on April 23 in 112 Kern Graduate Building on the University Park campus.

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US CCC and RightsDirect to host German Copyright Day on March 26, 2019 - 20 Mar 2019

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, RightsDirect, have announced German Copyright Day on March 26, 2019 at FIZ Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe, Germany. This year’s theme is ‘Copyright in the Digital Age – Effects on the Lawful Use of Specialist Literature in Companies and Public Authorities.’

At this one-day, free informational event centered around copyright compliance, presenters include: Fabian Rack, FIZ Karlsruhe: Intellectual property rights in distributed information infrastructures - a new research area at FIZ Karlsruhe; Dr. Martin Schaefer, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT: An extra license for the digital use of specialized literature; Joerg Weizendoerfer, RightsDirect: Challenge Copyright - The collective license is the solution; Vanessa Kapfer-Gördes, FIZ Karlsruhe: Fast and copyright-compliant document delivery with AutoDoc; and Dagmar Möller, Head of Literature and Licensing Services, Fresenius SE & Co. and Managing Director of Hyginus Publisher: Copyright issues and the copyright license in everyday business.

RightsDirect provides content workflow, document delivery and rights licensing solutions that allow companies around the world to use, share and store content while simplifying copyright compliance. Working with partners around the world, RightsDirect offers sophisticated solutions tailored to the needs of national and global organizations. RightsDirect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center based in Amsterdam with presence in Tokyo and Munich.

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US RedLink and CLOCKSS Archive to preserve curated user comments via Remarq - 20 Mar 2019

RedLink and CLOCKSS Archive have announced the ability for publishers to preserve curated user comments submitted and managed via Remarq®.

Remarq is RedLink’s tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilising the version of record. Remarq launched in 2017 and has seen rapid adoption by journal publishers and end-users.

Through this arrangement with Remarq, CLOCKSS expands the web-based scholarly content it preserves, which will now include user comments created and curated using Remarq tools and administrative systems. Remarq comments can contain images, videos, figures, and tables, and can be co-authored to support academic collaboration. Comments can be generated by authors, editors, invited experts, and readers on the article page.

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US Aries Systems unveils new product to facilitate editorial tasks - 20 Mar 2019

Aries Systems Corporation, a technology supplier to the scholarly publishing community, has announced the launch of Task Manager–the latest product to join its suite of workflow tools and solutions - Editorial Manager®, ProduXion Manager®, and Commerce Manager.

As part of continued industry innovation, Aries Systems has developed Task Manager to work seamlessly with Editorial Manager®, an online manuscript submission and peer-review system, to enable editorial task workflows. An easy, straightforward way to add tasks to editorial workflows, Task Manager facilitates assignment and tracking of important editorial activities prior to production and at any time in the workflow. Such items vary widely by publication, but some examples may include: language edits, artwork quality check, copyright check, conflict of interest form deposit, preprint server deposit, and much more.

Task Manager will clarify assignment workflows, preventing confusion between editorial and production staff and ultimately decreasing time to publication by allowing more tasks to be completed upstream, rather than waiting until production is initiated.

The development of Task Manager is a result of the more than $6 million that Aries invests in new technology each year. Aries’ workflow solutions are used by thousands of scholarly publications to process millions of manuscripts worldwide.

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US Reprints Desk and OCLC integrate two powerful solutions for academic institutions - 20 Mar 2019

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organisations, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and global library cooperative OCLC have forged an agreement bringing together two powerful solutions for academic institutions: Article Galaxy and Tipasa. Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk’s award-winning research platform, provides customers with fast, reliable, and personalised access to full-text scientific literature and intelligent data insights. Tipasa, OCLC’s cloud-based interlibrary loan management system, allows academic librarians to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests by automating routine borrowing and lending functions so they can quickly deliver items and provide a superior customer experience.

Using custom integration points, Tipasa customers can now easily access documents on demand via Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy platform, conveniently supplementing their interlibrary loan workflows and subscriptions. That includes: easy access to articles from 40,000 journals and chapters from 400,000 books; native PDF documents delivered within minutes, 24/7; and special discounted academic copyright fees and no start-up fees.

In the Tipasa interface, library staff can compare the cost of purchasing an item from Reprints Desk alongside the costs of acquiring the item from other sources. Staff can place an order for the item with Reprints Desk from within the Tipasa interface, and journal articles are delivered via Article Exchange, OCLC’s document sharing site. Articles can be automatically delivered to patrons with a simple configuration setting.

To enable this integration, libraries must have an Article Galaxy account unique to the Tipasa platform and activate it in the OCLC Service Configuration.

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