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Netherland CiteScore releases 2016 annual values and updates - 05 Jun 2017

Elsevier, a global information analytics company specialising in science and health, has released CiteScore 2016 annual values and a number of improvements to its set of simple, reproducible serial metrics that cover all journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications in Scopus.

CiteScore metrics now include 2016 annual values. There are eight indicators that are part of CiteScore metrics, including CiteScore Tracker, which enables users to monitor progress on a monthly basis, eliminating the need to wait until mid-year to see how a title performed in the previous year.

A number of improvements have been made to CiteScore metrics based on user feedback. Most significantly, complete transparency has been added to the metrics so that users can validate any CiteScore value by clicking into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents) to view the underlying documents used for the calculation. Scopus subscribers and non-subscribers are able to access CiteScore metrics and their underlying data. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, conference proceedings and trade publications.

CiteScore metrics were launched in December 2016 in response to academia's call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal's citation impact. CiteScore metrics are part of a basket of metrics available on Scopus (including journal, author, institutional, and article-level metrics), supporting a holistic view of research performance.

CiteScore metrics have been developed as a tool to help researchers in deciding where to publish, what to read and with whom to collaborate; for librarians and information specialists in managing their collections and enriching researcher services around metrics; for institutional leaders in showcasing the research being published and evaluating research strategy; and for publishers in measuring the performance of their titles and portfolios.

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UK IET calls on the electrical industry to have its say on the 18th Edition of IET Wiring Regulations - 05 Jun 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling on the electrical industry to have its say and influence the content of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671), following the release of the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) for BS 7671:2018.

The DPC allows users of the IET Wiring Regulations to see the proposed content and put forward their views to JPEL/64, the decision-making committee behind BS 7671.

The DPC of BS 7671:2018 contains many completely revised and redrafted sections, chapters and regulations. An entirely new area, Part 8 - Section 801, is proposed, encompassing requirements for energy efficiency.

An overview of the proposed changes is included in the introduction to the DPC, which also provides a summary of some of the key changes and new content.

JPEL/64 will discuss all submitted comments over the following months and make final decisions before BS 7671:2018 is published, expected to be July 2018.

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US German National Consortium and Portico sign digital preservation agreement - 05 Jun 2017

Digital preservation service Portico and a national consortium of German academic institutions has announced an agreement for consortium member libraries to join the Portico digital preservation service. By participating in Portico, German institutions and the communities they serve will be assured continued access to important scholarly content from across the world.

The consortium-wide license agreement enables any member library to join Portico. At the time of its signing, 54 libraries had already committed to join Portico – including the Max Planck Digital Library, LMU Munich and Jülich Forschungszentrum – with additional members expected to enroll now that the agreement is in place.

The decision to join Portico follows an extensive program to formulate a national strategy for digital preservation of licensed content that was undertaken by the NatHosting project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The report from NatHosting endorsed Portico as one of the key components of a German preservation strategy, saying, "The participation of a national consortium at Portico is recommended in order to be able to quickly secure important content."

With the participation of German National Consortium member libraries, Portico support now exceeds 1,000 participating libraries in 21 countries. More than 400 publishers – representing more than 2,000 societies and associations – also participate in Portico. The Portico archive holds over 1.2 billion files – representing more than 470,000 e-books and 22,000 e-journals.

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UK Research Information partners with London Info International to host its first one-day conference - 05 Jun 2017

Research Information will host its first one-day conference, in partnership with London Info International. 'Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle,' an interactive one-day conference for publishers, information professionals and academics, will be held on December 4 at the Business Design Centre, London.

Organised by Research Information magazine, in partnership with London Info International, this one-day event, forming a pre-conference day to London Info International itself, will address the most difficult issues in scholarly publishing from the perspectives of three key stakeholder groups - publishers, information professionals and academics. Building on a specially-commissioned piece of research, to be outlined in the opening keynote, the day will provide representatives from each of the three sectors an understanding of problems faced by those in the other stakeholder groups, and give an opportunity to strengthen working practices and partnerships among all parties.

Content for the day is being arranged by the team at Research Information, led by Tim Gillett (Editor) and Warren Clark (Publisher).

Delegate booking will open shortly.

Speakers are now invited to submit papers for consideration. Organisers are looking for a publisher that has undertaken an author engagement project that has demonstrably changed the way it deals with research authors; a publisher that has worked with librarians/information professionals to overcome issues; an institution/information professional that has taken an initiative to a publisher(s) that has resulted in significant changes to the way the two stakeholders work together; an institution/information professional that has engaged its researchers and redeveloped the way it provides access to scholarly research as a result; an author/researcher that has worked with a publisher(s) to change/improve a particular aspect of the submission process for the benefit of the author; and an author/researcher that has driven change within an institution by working with the librarian/information professional department.

Those interested should submit a short abstract (max 500 words) for consideration to Tim Gillett (tim.gillett@europascience.com) by June 30, 2017.

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US Kathi Kromer new head of ALA Washington Office - 05 Jun 2017

The American Library Association has announced the appointment of Kathi Kromer as the new Associate Executive Director (AED), Washington, D.C. Office. Kromer will join the ALA Washington Office team on June 5, 2017. Prior to joining ALA, Kromer was with The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association for 11 years where she was their Vice President, Strategy and Outreach.

While with ALS, Kromer created and executed public policy and outreach strategy for ALS, with the goals of raising awareness, improving the lives of people with ALS, advancing ALS research, increasing organisational and government funding, and creating strategic partnerships. She worked collaboratively in cross-functional teams to integrate mission priorities of advocacy, care services, and research.

As AED, Kromer will direct and manage the Washington Office; represent libraries and librarians in the Washington community which includes the Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary and raise the visibility in the national debate and the public's consciousness.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 05 Jun 2017

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Robert Harington (Diamond Open Access, Societies and Mission); Andrew Preston and Tom Culley (Formal recognition for peer review will propel research forward); Casey Pickering (How Information Managers Can Explain Usage Data Through Visualisations); Kent Anderson (Detours and Diversions - Do Open Access Publishers Face New Barriers?); and Chelsea Crowley (Seven Global Learning Resources for K-12 Science Classrooms). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak Here.

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