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LCA submits reply comments to US Copyright Office’s orphan works NOI -

The US' Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) has filed reply comments with the US Copyright Office in response to the latter's October 22, 2012 Notice of Inquiry (NOI). The NOI was about the current state of play with orphan works and mass digitisation. LCA reviewed the… Read More

bepress to preserve Digital Commons ejournals with the CLOCKSS Archive -

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that academic publisher Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) has entered into an agreement with CLOCKSS to preserve ejournals hosted on bepress Digital Commons publishing repositories. The journals are all participants in the new Digital Commons Publishing Services programme, which is designed to… Read More

NISO publishes maintenance revisions of Dublin Core and SUSHI standards -

The US' National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the publication of maintenance revisions of two widely used standards: The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set and The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol. Both standards were revised to make very minor updates. The Dublin… Read More

IOP Publishing announces new journal – Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties -

Non-profit scientific publisher IOP Publishing (IOP, UK, has announced the launch of a new peer-reviewed journal, Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties. This brings IOP's journals portfolio to 68 titles. An electronic-only journal, Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties will focus on the progress in surface topography… Read More

SAGE welcomes OSTP announcement increasing access to results of federally funded scientific research -

Ziyad Marar, Global Publishing Director of academic and professional publisher SAGE, has welcomed the OSTP Director's memorandum to Heads of Executive Department and Agencies directing agencies to develop clear and coordinated policies to increase access. Ziyad Marar welcomed the OSTP's announcement and their approach of… Read More

Scientific American and InnoCentive, Inc. launch Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion -

Science magazine Scientific American and InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, have announced the launch of the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion, jointly hosted on and… Read More

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