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 NISO announces 2018 calendar of educational events

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced a strong slate of programs for 2018. Members will benefit from an array of webinars, virtual conferences, and training programs, all tailored toward users who seek better ways of creating and using information systems and services. Professionals in libraries and related technology companies are the target audience for the events, and the material on offer is developed and presented by leaders in those fields.

 Wiley partners with Arizona State University to strengthen higher education outcomes in Vietnam

Publisher John Wiley and Sons Inc. has announced a partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to provide higher education institutions funding, leadership training materials and publishing workshops in order to develop engineering and science capacity in Vietnam. The agreement complements ASU's BUILD-IT Project, sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which brings together government, industry and academic partners with the shared goal of providing high-quality programs that link together science, technology engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

 UK's scientific legacy in the Royal Society’s new digital archive

The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of sciences, is making over 330 years' worth of high-quality, full colour images from its journals available online. The content, which includes annotations, illustrations, and additional material between 1665 and 1996, has so far only been available to people visiting the library. Up until January 24, 2018, the archive will be free to access.

 EDP Sciences and sign 5-year open access deal

EDP Sciences and, the national consortium for academics in France, have signed a significant 5-year open access deal. Through this deal, all authors from French institutions participating in the agreement, including world leading research centers, universities and engineering schools will now be able to choose to publish their articles under an open access CC-BY license in a large selection of EDP Sciences journals regardless of whether their institution has a current subscription or not.

 Invitation to Tender: Citation Capture for Unique and Distinctive Collections

Research Libraries UK, The National Archives and Jisc will be working together to commission a significant piece of research into the use and presentation of unique and distinctive collections in academic publications as recorded through citations. The project will seek to test the viability of establishing a national UDC referencing system.

 ALCTS releases 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses schedule

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has announced the release of the 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloguing, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, the Fundamentals Web Courses are presented as a series of related online courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas and are held multiple times throughout 2018.
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