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Netherland Brill Asia opens branch office in Beijing - 01 Sep 2017

Academic publisher Brill, through its regional office in Singapore, Brill Asia, has opened a branch office in Beijing, supporting its sales and marketing activities. The official opening took place during the 24th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF). A festive reception for the opening of Brill China was held at the Residence of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the presence of Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Mr. Paul Menkveld and distinguished guests. Celebratory speeches were given by the acting Ambassador, representatives of Brill, Peking University Library, and established publishing partners.

At the BIBF, Brill signed a strategic cooperation agreement with The Commercial Press (1897), a Chinese academic publisher focusing on Humanities and Social Sciences. The two presses will collaborate on publishing academic books, journals and digital products.

Brill has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) for their collaboration on a collection of digital resources, entitled Jewish Refugees in China.

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UK Collaborative monograph storage feasibility study published - 01 Sep 2017

For many university libraries, space shortage remains a major challenge, particularly balancing the need for increasing study space while some physical collections continue to grow. The HE sector has worked in partnership with the British Library (BL) since 2007 to manage print journals collaboratively through the UK Research Reserve (UKRR) programme funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to balance the need for increasing study space while some physical collections continue to grow. The community has worked together in creating and enhancing a national distributed collection so participating libraries can make informed decision about their print stock whilst ensuring continued access to print research material. The collaborative efforts on print, low-use journals have seen more than 107km of material being processed so far and achieved significant savings for the sector and releasing space for repurposing.

The National Monograph Steering Group (NMSG), comprised of representatives from RLUK, the British Library, Jisc, HEFCE, SCONUL and UKRR, was set up to seek answers to this and other relevant questions. After responding to the ITT issued by the NMSG last year, Information Power Ltd was selected to gather evidence and evaluate the community's appetite, if any, for a national monograph scheme. The report has now been published and can be downloaded at http://www.ukrr.ac.uk/resources/NMSG%20Feasibility%20Study%20final%20Jun%202017.pdf.

In the report, the authors report conversations with leaders in the UK as well as internationally to understand what makes a collaborative monograph scheme work, and what makes it fail. Information Power also conducted an in-depth literature review, an on-line survey, and recommended a model for the UK community at the end of the report.

The report sheds light on the potential monograph journey for the community; like UKRR for journals, whether the recommended model would work or not will depend on the support and commitment from the community.

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US AAAS' Rush Holt to present at 2017 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Sciences Meeting - 01 Sep 2017

At a time when there are widespread concerns about the place of science in the society and government, what role should scientists have with policymakers? What can be done to help avoid policies that devalue science and discontinue the much needed investment in research and development? Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will address these issues and more during a presentation during the Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) conference and exhibition in Washington, DC.

"Rush Hour" Science Policy talk by Rush Holt, is scheduled for September 20, 9:00 – 10:00 EDT, at Washington Hilton, Georgetown West, Concourse Level, Washington, DC.

Prior to his position at AAAS, Holt represented New Jersey's 12th Congressional District for 16 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Holt established a long track record of advocacy for federal investment in research and development, science education, and innovation, serving as a senior member of the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. He founded the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, and served as a co-chair of the Biomedical Research Caucus and was awarded The Optical Society's 'Advocate of Optics' award in 2009.

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US Marin County Free Library selects OCLC’s CONTENTdm to manage digital collections - 01 Sep 2017

OCLC has announced that the Marin County Free Library's Anne T. Kent California Room, earlier this year, switched from locally hosting CONTENTdm to CONTENTdm hosted by OCLC. The library also switched to CONTENTdm's new responsive end-user interface, which has improved the display of its oral history collections as well as the display of hundreds of images in the collections.

According to Carol Acquaviva, Librarian & Digital Archivist for the library, patrons interact with the library's CONTENTdm collections by submitting requests for digital reproductions of images and oral histories. Carol has been tracking these requests, and there has been a significant increase over the last few years. Because of the switch to CONTENTdm's new end-user interface, the library has a more streamlined path to add more collections and materials to CONTENTdm, which makes it easier for patrons to find the rare items.

The library has a unique way in which patrons and visitors connect with their digital and special collections. Many are drawn to the library's physical space because of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center, where the library is housed. The California Room showcases a history of the building, and when visitors want to know more, they can use a kiosk computer to view the Frank Lloyd Wright and the Marin County Civic Center digital collection and other collections illustrating Marin County's history in CONTENTdm. Although the library has a limited amount of display space for special collections, digital collections allow visitors to view hundreds of items. Patrons also continue their research after they leave by visiting the CONTENTdm collections from any device.

One of the library's most popular CONTENTdm collections is its Oral Histories collection. This special collection contains several hundred audio files and transcripts of interviews conducted from 1974 to the present. One hundred eighteen of these interviews are online, and the library continues to add more files. According to Carol, this is a unique collection because patrons get to hear someone's personal experience. With this collection, researchers can see a picture of the interviewee, view the transcript as a PDF, listen to the full audio file, or listen to an excerpt. The library is focused on catering to a diverse audience. In-person and online visitors include local history enthusiasts, school children, genealogists, and authors writing books and scholarly publications.

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Canada CARL appoints Jeff Moon as Director, Portage - 01 Sep 2017

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has announced the appointment of Jeff Moon as the next Director of Portage. Moon has accepted a secondment commencing September 15, 2017. He succeeds Chuck Humphrey, who has held this role since September 2015.

Portage is a national research data management (RDM) initiative developed by CARL to assist researchers and other RDM stakeholders, through a library-based network of expertise and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data. As Portage enters the second year of its current business plan, it aims to continue progress made on its central goals of: fostering a community of practice for RDM; facilitating and providing leadership in the development of RDM infrastructure; and engaging and advocating for RDM with stakeholder communities.

Moon joins CARL/Portage after thirty years of service at Queen's University Library, most recently focusing on the development of RDM services in partnership with stakeholders across the library and the university. Moon has chaired the Portage Data Management Planning Expert Group, which developed and launched the successful DMP Assistant tool and related Portage Data Stewardship Template for the past two years. He currently serves on the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) Academic Council, and on the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) External Advisory Committee.

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Canada OCUL’s Scholars Portal Journals reaches 50M article milestone - 01 Sep 2017

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) has announced that the Scholars Portal Journals platform has loaded its 50 millionth journal article.

Scholars Portal Journals provides students, faculty and researchers at Ontario's universities easy access to articles on a wide range of academic subjects through a bilingual search interface. Users can save and export lists of relevant journal articles, or set up an email alert to be notified when new, relevant articles are added. Scholars Portal Journals grew out of a locally hosted journal platform first deployed at the University of Toronto Libraries in the 1990s, became an OCUL service in 2002, was completely redesigned and adopted an early version of the JATS metadata standard in 2006, and was certified as the first Trusted Digital Repository in Canada in 2013.

As an OCUL service, Journals started out with a modest collection of just over 1 million articles from a few major publishers. Growth has been constant since then, reaching 50 million articles in 2017 – the year of OCUL's 50th anniversary – with the addition of several large collections of Open Access content, including 1,487 journal titles from PubMed Central and 330 from De Gruyter Open. Users can easily limit searches of the platform to only display Open Access content, and all of the Open Access journals on the platform can be viewed at https://journals.scholarsportal.info/openAccess.

The achievement points to the importance OCUL places on preserving and providing access to high-quality scholarly resources for Ontario's researchers and students. A unique resource built through a unique collaboration, Scholars Portal claims to be one of the largest aggregations of scholarly content in the world and a critical preservation service for Ontario's universities, with nearly 70 percent of the articles stored for long-term preservation in the Trusted Digital Repository.

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India Holiday Notice - 01 Sep 2017

This is to inform our esteemed subscribers that there will be no newsletter dispatch on September 4, 2017 on account of Labor day. We will resume our newsletter service on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The newsletter will contain all the headlines that have appeared after the September 1st issue.

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