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ACRL releases second part of draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education -

ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force has released the second part of their initial draft of the association’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, adopted by ACRL in 2000, has become an… Read More

ACCUCOMS announces new agreement to represent Artstor in Latin America -

ACCUCOMS, a Netherlands-based provider of sales and marketing services to scholarly and society publishers, has announced a new agreement to represent Artstor in Latin America. Starting January 2014, ACCUCOMS will support Artstor's objective to provide high-quality digital images in arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences for… Read More

NISO seeks comments on draft recommended practice Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs -

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs (NISO RP‑20‑201x). Launched in June 2012, the NISO Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) Working Group was charged with developing a flexible model for DDA (also referred to as patron-driven… Read More

ARL calls for applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce program -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is currently accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into careers in research libraries and… Read More

Cornell University Libraries face increasing journal costs -

Cornell University Library's budget is being 'stretched thin' due to the "dramatically increasing" prices of scientific journals, according to Prof. Nerissa Russell, anthropology, chair of the University Faculty Library Board. According to Russell, there's been tremendous consolidation in the publishers, and things that used to… Read More

Springer campaign to honour women in science -

STM publisher Springer has launched a campaign in conjunction with International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8, to honour women in science, and encourage young women to join the scientific community as researchers. 'Inspiring Change' is this year's United Nation's theme for International Women's Day,… Read More

Emerald and Kudos collaborate to boost research impact -

Academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing is collaborating with Kudos to pilot a service that helps increase the impact of published articles. The partnership aims to support Emerald's authors in exploiting digital communication channels to maximise the global influence of their research. Launching in April 2014,… Read More

Kudos announces pilot results, additional clients -

Kudos, which helps authors and institutions maximize the impact and visibility of their publications, has announced new clients including the American Society for Microbiology, Emerald Group Publishing, Health Affairs, IOP Publishing, Maney Publishing, OECD, Royal Society Publishing, Thieme Publishers and Wiley. Authors use the Kudos… Read More

Gale expands product strategy, boosts publishing program to address key library needs -

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, has announced expanded product and services initiatives, new publishing program and the addition of industry-leading STEM content from partners. These updated strategies and partnerships usher in a new… Read More

IEEE statement on the open evolution of internet standards -

Technical professional organisation IEEE, with its unique position and potential among vast, global communities of scientists, engineers and experts in all pertinent technical fields, is planning to significantly augment its global engagement in the Internet arena. The open, universal and inclusive nature of the Internet… Read More

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