What was New 2014 Sunday, 8 March 2015

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24 December, 2014
18 December, 2014
  • Review of Public Library E-Lending Models.  Produced by Dan Mount, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Civic Agenda EU For Taalunie, Bibnet and Bibliotheek.nl (NL)
16 December, 2014
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  • Open Science Initiative: Summary and Recommendations. December 8, 2014.  (US)
    • The Open Science Initiative (OSI) is a working group convened by the National Science Communication Institute (nSCI) in October 2014 to discuss the issues regarding improving open access for the betterment of science and to recommend possible solutions. The .... document summarizes the wide range of issues, perspectives and recommendations from this group’s online conversation during November 2014.
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  • 2014 Research Publications Repository Survey Report - Margaret Henty, for the CAUL Research Advisory Committee, Council of Australian University Librarians (AU)
  • Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia. [PDF 5.9MB]  Authors:  Professor Graeme Turner FAHA and Dr Kylie Brass.  The report is a collaboration between the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, with support from the Department of Industry and the Office of the Chief Scientist.  October 2014. © Australian Academy of the Humanities  (AU)
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30 September, 2014
  • Australian landmark reports: Selected key documents that have influenced the development of tertiary education (vocational education and training; higher education) systems in Australia. Linked from VOCEDplus Collections. National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).  (AU)
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  • Research Impact. A forum for those who would like to discuss the evaluation of university research activity, quality and impact. Michael Crisp, University of South Australia (AU)
12 August, 2014
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  • A fair deal.  The Fair Deal campaign is about keeping the Trans-Pacific Partnership from changing our copyright laws.  the Fair Deal coalition (NZ)
  • UK Open Access Implementation Group. The aim of the UK Open Access Implementation Group is to add value to the work of the member organisations to increase the rate at which the outputs from UK research are available on OA terms. (UK)
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  • 2014 November 5-8 Charleston, South Carolina The 2014 Charleston Conference 34th Annual Charleston Conference:  “The Importance of Being Earnest.”  Organised by Katina Strauch, Charleston Information Group, LLC www.katina.info/conference 
  • 2014 July 9-11 Shanghai, China 7th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF 2014) - "Libraries in the Transition Era: New Space • New Services • New Experience". Organised by the Shanghai Library & Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai. http://www.libnet.sh.cn/silf2014/english
22 April, 2014
21 April, 2014
  • Elending Landscape Report 2014 released.  "ALIA has released the Elending Landscape Report 2014 which identifies worldwide public library initiatives to secure ebooks for borrowers. The report—prepared by Brussels-based Civic Agenda—is intended to help identify practical elending solutions for Australian public libraries."  Australian Library and Information Association (AU)
    • Elending Landscape Report 2014. Author: Dan Mount, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Civic Agenda.  Canberra ACT, Australian Library and Information Association, April 2014 [pdf 1mb]
  • Open access journals in humanities and social science.  "The British Academy presents a report investigating some of the issues involved in open access publishing, which seeks to examine various practical issues and difficulties that may arise, using the example of twelve disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). .... This research project was led by Professor Chris Wickham, FBA, with support and co-writing from Dr Rebecca Darley and Dr Daniel Reynolds. The project was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and was overseen by a Steering Committee set up by the British Academy to manage the project."  (UK)
  • Open access journals in humanities and social science.  © 2014 the contributors. ISBN 978-0-85672-614-9 [pdf 1.3mb]
18 April, 2014
  • 2014 August 16-22 Lyon, France  IFLA World Library and Information Congress.  80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly.  http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80  Programme now available
16 April, 2014
14 April, 2014
  • 2014 August 4-6 Seattle, Washington Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. Organised by The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries. http://libraryassessment.org/
  • 2014 April 2-4  Megaron, Athens. International Conference on Research Infrastructures icri2014 Co-organised by the European Commission and the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union  available http://www.icri2014.eu/ presentations are now available
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31 March, 2014
  • Participatory Design in Academic Libraries:  New Reports and Findings. Nancy Fried Foster, Editor.  February 2014. 110 pp. $0 ISBN 978-1-932326-48-2 CLIR pub 161.  Council on Library and Information Resources.  "The report is based on a series of presentations at the second CLIR Seminar on Participatory Design of Academic Libraries, held at the University of Rochester’s River Campus June 5-7, 2013."  (US)
  • 2014 June 12-13 Sydney University Librarians Summit.  Organised by ATEM, The Association for Tertiary Education Management Inc, facilitated by Lisa Given, Professor of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University.  http://www.atem.org.au/  
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  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014.  On 6 March 2014, the Senate referred the provisions of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill) for inquiry and report by 16 June 2014. The committee has agreed that submissions should be received by 2 May 2014.  Senate Education and Employment Committees. © Commonwealth of Australia (AU)
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  • Urban Informatics: Research and insights for libraries, cultural industries and innovation systems.  [By] Marcus Foth with Mark Bilandzic and Greg Hearn.  March 2012.  Australian Business Foundation Research Fellow on Innovation and  Cultural Industries 2011 sponsored by the Aurora Foundation (AU)
  • Open Access News and Resources.  Copyright Clearance Center in partnership with ALPSP (The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers).  (US)
  • A new project to investigate monographs and open access.  16 January 2014. "HEFCE has launched a new project to investigate the issues regarding open access publishing of monographs and other long-form scholarly works. The project, being undertaken in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council, aims to identify and draw together a body of evidence concerning monographs and open access publishing."  The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)  (UK)
27 February, 2014
  • Addressing the ‘double dipping’ charge.  "These pages are exploring the issues of payment for publication including the high cost of hybrid publishing."  The Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)  (AU)
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  • Library-Press Collaboration Survey.  "This report uncovers the current landscape of collaboration and conversation between university libraries and university presses. The report and the set of broad conclusions and recommendations on successful collaborations are the product of extensive surveying and interviews with member institutions of both AAUP and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), conducted through 2012-2013 by the AAUP Library Relations Committee."  (US)
9 February, 2014
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  • Academic Book of the Future.  "The AHRC is pleased to invite collaborative proposals to explore the Academic Book of the Future in the context of open access publishing and the digital revolution."  Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Library (UK)
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