According to Information Today “The ISSN International Centre has finished a pilot project with Springer Nature that developed a new, centralized process for assigning International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSNs) to Springer Nature-branded periodicals and book series. According to the press release, “It involves the automated ISSN assignment to pre-publications through transfer of metadata from Springer Nature to the ISSN International Centre which dispatches the metadata to ISSN National Centres, e.g. ISSN Germany, ISSN Singapore, ISSN Switzerland, ISSN UK and ISSN USA…”
Citing a statement from DPLA , infoDOCKET notes “Access to knowledge for all Americans is at the core of what we do at the Digital Public Library of America. As the nation continues to reckon with the Covid-19 pandemic, we recognize that the spread of health misinformation is a national crisis. In response, we are proud to join with the U.S. Surgeon General in working to combat health misinformation in America’s communities…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “An extensive, searchable digital archive of three essential art magazines, The Magazine ANTIQUES, ARTnews and Art in America is now available through EBSCO Information Services. Art Magazine Collection Archive is a valuable resource that offers a broad view of contemporary art, visual art and fine arts. The archive enables libraries to expand its special collections and support art research…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Sarah Hutton Appointed Interim Dean of Libraries at UMass Amherst
- North America’s largest library consortium selects the Solus Library App
- The EveryLibrary Institute acquires NationDigital.io
- STM’s Peer Review Taxonomy to be formalized as an ANSI/NISO standard
- Emerald Publishing and East Delta University partner to advance open research
- Elsevier becomes signatory to internationally recognized Climate Pledge, commits to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040
- KnE Publishing and Kudos partner to help academics promote their research
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
The Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) planning committee is now accepting proposals for the inaugural Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium, a free event which will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (time to be determined). MIRL is a platform-neutral conference and our goal is to gather together IR practitioners and those with an interest in IRs at hospitals, academic medical centers, and other health settings for discussions and sharing of case studies and best practices for digital archiving of institutional content.
MIRL will feature a keynote by Kathryn Funk, Program Manager, PubMed Central, National Library of Medicine.
We are accepting proposals for:
- Panel discussions (approximately 50 minutes including Q&A)
- Presentations (approximately 20 minutes including Q&A)
- Vendor presentations (approximately 5-10 minutes including Q&A)
- Lightning talks (approximately 5-10 minutes including Q&A
- Deadline for submitting proposals: Friday, September 3, 2021
- Acceptance emails will be sent no later than September 17, 2021
- Registration is free for all attendees and will open in September.
Submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/AR7pu3qfEjjsVnxu8