What was New 2012 Wednesday, 3 April 2013

31 December, 2012
  • Open Access Textbook Task Force: Final Report.  [Florida Distance Learning Consortium in consultation with the Board of Governors and the Division of Florida Colleges]  "This report contains a rational for open access textbooks, and a plan to promote and increase the use of open access textbooks in Florida."  February 27, 2010 (US)
28 December, 2012
18 December, 2012
13 December, 2012
12 December, 2012
11 December, 2012
  • The Research Information Network (RIN) is a community interest company (CIC) which provides rigorous research and analysis to enhance understanding of the rapidly-changing scholarly communications landscape. ...The company was launched in January 2012, following the successful conclusion of the programme undertaken, between 2005 and 2011, by RIN in its previous guise. (UK)
6 December, 2012
4 December, 2012
  • Go8 Backgrounder 31 - Higher education financing.  "This paper looks at aggregate university funding, and funding for different university activities over time, adjusting for inflation and changes in student and staff numbers in order to develop a more informed and nuanced picture of trends."  The Group of Eight Ltd  (AU)
1 December, 2012
30 November, 2012
  • Analytics.  EDUCAUSE Library. "Analytics is used in a higher education environment to analyze various collected data points to gain insight and make informed decisions about complex issues." (US)
28 November, 2012
23 November, 2012
22 November, 2012
19 November, 2012
  • Internet2 and Educause To Kick Off Electronic Content Pilot Project.  By Leila Meyer. Campus Technology digital magazine 8 November 2012.  ".... the pilot gives schools a chance to explore nontraditional educational materials, such as electronic textbooks, and gives content providers an opportunity to try out new business models." (US) 
17 November, 2012
2 November, 2012
  • Beyond the internet.  Warren Bebbington.  The Adelaide Review,  November, 2012. The University of Adelaide’s Vice-Chancellor argues that the internet will never replace the traditional university library and its books.  (AU)
31 October, 2012
29 October, 2012
  • Research Information Literacy and Digital Scholarship.  "This project aims to deliver a small number of key outputs contributing to a wider investigation into the support available to students, staff and researchers to enhance digital literacy. .... [the identification and promotion of good practice in information handling and data management training] co-ordinated by Research Information Network (RIN) on behalf of Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs), [and] by SCONUL under the JISC Developing Digital Literacies (DDL) programme."  (UK)
26 October, 2012
  • ScieCom info – Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication is a two-year project funded by the Nordbib research funding programme.  (SE)
25 October, 2012
20 October, 2012
19 October, 2012
17 October, 2012
  • PDA and the University Press.  This report was prepared by: Joseph J. Esposito in collaboration with: Kizer Walker and Terry Ehling.  September 26, 2012. The Johns Hopkins University Press and Cornell University Library gratefully acknowledge the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in funding the research and preparation of this environmental scan and analysis.  (US)
9 October, 2012
  • Knowledge Base+ .... a shared service knowledge base for UK academic libraries to support the management of e-resources by the UK academic community.  JISC Collections.  (UK)
6 October, 2012
  • Research Data Alliance.  "The purpose of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) is to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange, use and re-use, standards harmonization, and discoverability. This will be achieved through the development and adoption of infrastructure, policy, practice, standards, and other deliverables." 
3 October, 2012
2 October, 2012
18 September, 2012
16 September, 2012
15 September, 2012
14 September, 2012
10 September, 2012
  • The challenge of ebooks: a JISC project wiki.  This is a project to develop a Digital Infrastructure Directions Report for institutions on meeting the challenge of ebooks. It is a collaboration between JISC Innovation, JISC Collections, JISC Digital Media. The project is being managed by Ken Chad Consulting Ltd.  (UK)
9 September, 2012
8 September, 2012
6 September, 2012
4 September, 2012
27 August, 2012
23 August, 2012
  • Book Industry Collaborative Council.  The Australian Government announced the establishment of the Council on 25 June 2012 in response to a recommendation from the Book Industry Strategy Group.  It will focus on improving efficiency in the Australian Book Industry’s supply chains.  (AU)
  • Regional Telecommunications Review.  The Australian government responded to the recommendations of the Sinclair Review on 23 August 2012.  (AU)
22 August, 2012
18 August, 2012
17 August, 2012
  • Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation or pdf.  Nancy Y. McGovern, Volume Editor, Katherine Skinner, Series Editor.  Educopia Institute: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-9826653-1-2  "This volume emerged out of a digital preservation conference held in Tallinn, Estonia, in May 2011: “Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation.”"  (US)
  • Lending rights.  Modernisation process. The BISG final report recommended that, following work by Australian publishers to clarify the business model for the use of ebooks in libraries, the Government should establish a framework and guidelines for how ebooks may become a part of the Public Lending Right (PLR) and Educational Lending Right (ELR) schemes.  The Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (the Department) is working on a comprehensive assessment of the PLR and ELR schemes.   (AU)
13 August, 2012
11 August, 2012
9 August, 2012
8 August, 2012
7 August, 2012
27 July, 2012
17 July, 2012
13 July, 2012
12 July, 2012
10 July, 2012
26 May, 2012
  • Learning Space Toolkit.  North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries and its Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) are partnering with strategic consultants brightspot strategy and DEGW to design, share, and promote an updated model for institutions to plan and support technology-rich informal learning spaces.  (US)  
  • OCLC Print Archives Disclosure Pilot Final Report offers guidance on how and where to register print preservation commitments and marks a milestone for library community as a whole. Constance Malpas and Dennis Massie.  OCLC (US)
  • Cooperative print archiving.  OCLC (US)
25 May, 2012
24 May, 2012
23 May, 2012
21 May, 2012
18 May, 2012
16 May, 2012
15 May, 2012
9 May, 2012
3 May, 2012
1 May, 2012
30 April, 2012
26 April, 2012

11 April, 2012
9 April, 2012
5 April, 2012
4 April, 2012
3 April, 2012
20 March, 2012
19 March, 2012
17 March, 2012
16 March, 2012
15 March, 2012
11 March, 2012
  • Extending Legal Deposit.  Consultation on a proposed model to extend the legal deposit obligation in section 201 of the Copyright Act 1968 in relation to material deposited with the National Library of Australia (the National Library).   Attorney-General’s Department, working with the Office for the Arts.  (AU)  .... written submission by 14 April 2012. Submissions should be emailed to copyright@ag.gov.au.

7 March, 2012

2 March, 2012
  • Negotiating the cloud – legal issues in cloud computing agreements.  Better Practice Guide. February 2012.  This guide was written and developed for AGIMO by Adrian Snooks, Senior Executive Lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) with contributions on privacy and dispute resolution from Andrew Schatz, Senior Lawyer. The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) (AU)
1 March, 2012
  • CLATAC Bulletin.  A current awareness service of issues related to learning and teaching prepared by CAUL Learning and Teaching Advisory Committee.  (AU)
29 February, 2012
21 February, 2012
  • The Journal of eScience Librarianship is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that advances the theory and practice of librarianship with a special focus on services related to data-driven research in the physical, biological, and medical sciences.  This project has been partially funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3508 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. (US)
17 February, 2012
15 February, 2012
11 February, 2012
4 February, 2012
3 February, 2012
31 January, 2012
27 January, 2012
  • Submissions on Inclusion of ERA in SRE.  The Consultation Paper on Options for the Inclusion of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) in Sustainable Research Excellence (SRE) Funding Allocation Model sought the views from the Australian higher education sector about the funding arrangements for the SRE program from 2012.  Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) (AU)
  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.  Coordinators:   Association of Research Libraries et al  January 2012  © Association of Research Libraries (US)
26 January, 2012
7 January, 2012
5 January, 2012
2 January, 2012