How One Society is Supporting Peer review – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

by | May 11, 2021 | 0 comments


How One Society Is Supporting Peer Review Excellence in their Community: An Interview with Laura Feetham of IOP Publishing

In this Scholarly Kitchen post, “Alice Meadows talks to Laura Feetham of IOP Publishing about their work to improve peer review quality in the physical sciences through their ongoing peer review excellence program…”

Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Call for Editorial Board Members

According to this press release “The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2021-2023. In line with our commitment to equity, we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and life experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from an underrepresented group are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals who are not Medical Library Association (MLA) members, who are not health sciences librarians, or who do not have significant publishing experience are also welcome to apply…” 

Perlmutter addresses copyright issues at first House oversight hearing

Reuters reports that “U.S. Copyright Office director Shira Perlmutter told the House Committee on the Judiciary … that she agreed with an office report from before her tenure finding that part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act had become “unbalanced” and “out of sync with Congress’ original intent.”
Perlmutter also outlined the office’s priorities and addressed representatives’ concerns about other aspects of the copyright system during the oversight hearing, including resale rights for artists and the forthcoming Copyright Claims Board…”

New Report from CNI: “Post-Pandemic Strategic Planning: Challenges and Approaches”

According to infoDOCKET “As part of the Spring 2021 Virtual Member Meeting, CNI convened an Executive Roundtable to look at the planning assumptions and strategies that our members were using to approach the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond. And now CNI Director, Clifford Lynch is sharing ” a considerably more detailed and nuanced report.” Click here to view the entire report.


Conferences, Meetings and Webinars

CopyTalk Webinar – Twenty Years of Copyright Advocacy for Libraries Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 20.

IOP Publishing set to host inaugural Environmental Research 2021 conference – Scheduled to be held from November 15-19, 2021. (Environmental Research 2021 is being planned “as a free-to-attend virtual conference for global audiences.”


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