Tuesday, April 29, 2014

AGU makes journal content more accessible

American Geophysical Union (AGU) has taken two major steps forward in making Earth and space science research more accessible to scientists and the public:
  • Beginning 1 May 2014, access to all AGU journal content and Eos from 1997 to content published 24 months ago will be made freely available. This change will apply to all articles and supplementary materials from journals that are not already open access, and it currently represents more than 80,000 articles and issues of Eos. Additional content will continue to become open every month, on a 24-month rolling cycle.
  • AGU has joined the innovative Access to Research initiative through its publishing partner, Wiley. This program provides patrons of U.K. public libraries instant online access to journal content from 1997 to the present at the library.
In addition to these new initiatives, AGU offers Green Open Access after six months that allows the author's copy to be placed in a repository, and we now have three fully open access journals - JAMES, Earth's Future, and the recently announced Earth and Space Science, which will publish its first articles later this year.
Please see further details in the press release.

AGU Website

AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.

AGU Science Policy Conference: 16-18 June Abstract Deadline: 30 April Early Registration Deadline: 21 May

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ARLIS/NA Launches new E-Publication

On April 15th, 2014, the Art Libraries Society of North America launched the first issue of its newest publication, the Multimedia & Technology Reviews, an e-publication made freely available on the ARLIS/NA website.

The Multimedia & Technology Reviews (M&T Reviews) targets projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship. While assessing current products and projects, these reviews are also designed to engage readers in a conversation about how technologies and multimedia are being or can be deployed within our profession and by our constituents. The issues are published bi-monthly, alternating with the publication schedule of the ARLIS/NA Reviews.

M&T Reviews is managed by co-editors Hannah Bennett, Elizabeth Schaub, and Emilee Mathews, who also serves as the appointed liaison to the ARLIS/NA Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) to ensure that an area of the M&T Reviews directly reflects the sorts of tools and resources of interest the RISS membership. Reviews are written by volunteer reviewers, elected by the M&T Reviews co-editors.  One does not need to be a member of ARLIS/NA or a professional librarian in order to get involved with this publication. Those interested in volunteering to review are encouraged to read over the publication’s policies and guidelines.

Issues are published on the Multimedia & Technology Reviews website within the ARLIS/NA’s organizational website.  

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Digital Humanitites, text encoding, and librarians article

Facilitating Communities of Practice in Digital Humanities: Librarian Collaborations for Research and Training in Text Encoding.

Harriett E. Green
The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, Vol. 84, No. 2 (April 2014), pp. 219-234
Article DOI: 10.1086/675332
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/675332

It includes brief descriptions of how eight libraries used TEI.