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ARL releases new guide on outreach to scholarly society leaders, editors and members -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a new guide on outreach to scholarly society leaders to assist libraries in developing positive, supportive relationships with leaders, editors, and members of academic scholarly societies affiliated with their institutions. It will support development of faculty outreach programmes… Read More

PRISMA statement endorsed by BioMed Central journals -

A new reporting guideline for systematic reviews and meta-analyses - the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement - has been published and is endorsed in open access publisher BioMed Central's instructions to authors. The guidelines address systematic reviews and meta-analyses, which are considered the 'gold standard'… Read More

CERN and EU Commission announce closer scientific partnership -

CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and the European Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which aims to enhance the long-standing partnership between the two organisations. The MoU will provide a structured framework for cooperation across a broad range of issues of common… Read More

Review Board on Principles of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship releases final report -

The Review Board on Principles of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship, convened jointly by the OCLC Board of Trustees and Members Council to represent the membership and inform OCLC on matters concerning shared data, has issued its final report. The report recommends that the proposed Policy… Read More

Court rules against Elsevier bid to block release of data in licensing contract with WSU -

An injunction filed by STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, to block release of information included in a licensing contract between the publisher and Washington State University (WSU) was recently denied by a court in the state of Washington. A public-records request for contract terms had been submitted… Read More

Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty votes for open access policy -

At its latest meeting, the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) voted for allowing the university to make all faculty members' scholarly articles publicly available online. The resolution makes HGSE the fourth of Harvard's 10 schools to endorse open access to faculty research… Read More

US publishers body endorses international joint statement on OA debate -

The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP/PSP) has expressed its endorsement of a joint statement on the open access (OA) debate issued by two international organisations representing publishers and librarians. The statement, entitled 'Enhancing the Debate on Open Access,' was… Read More

ARL calls for members to refrain from signing nondisclosure or confidentiality clauses -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors voted in support of a resolution introduced by its Scholarly Communication Steering Committee to strongly encourage ARL member libraries to refrain from signing agreements with publishers or vendors, either individually or through consortia, which include nondisclosure or… Read More

PEER draft report on manuscript deposit procedures now online -

The Publishing and the Ecology of European Research (PEER) recently published a draft report on the provision of usage data and manuscript deposit procedures for publishers and repository managers. The report is now available online at PEER, a joint initiative of publishers, repositories and the… Read More

SPARC holds webcast for Oberlin Group on Harvard OA policy -

The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that it recently hosted a webcast for Oberlin Group liberal arts colleges about Harvard University's open access (OA) policy. A number of Oberlin Group colleges are in various stages of discussing faculty OA policies similar to… Read More

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