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Elsevier and Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries establish landmark five-year open access transformative agreement – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 2/23/24

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According to Library Technology Guides Elsevier, , is pleased to announce a five-year read and publish agreement with Vanderbilt University’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries that will advance open science and enhance access to scholarly research.

“The transformative agreement, which is effective through 2028, provides Vanderbilt researchers with access to high-quality research published in Elsevier’s extensive portfolio of journals. Vanderbilt researchers will also enjoy expanded open access publishing options in those journals, enhancing the visibility and impact of their work. The agreement supports a sustainable scholarly publishing model that aligns with values of openness, inclusivity and equity. ….”


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National Archives to Host Sunshine Week Panel on Artificial Intelligence and Government Access

According to this press release “The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will host a panel discussion on “Artificial Intelligence: The Intersection of Public Access and Open Government” Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m. ET. This program is being offered during Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information.  The event will be in person at the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington, DC, and livestreamed on the National Archives YouTube Channel.

Pamela Wright, NARA’s Chief Innovation Officer, will moderate a panel of open government and transparency experts who will discuss artificial intelligence and how it intersects with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and access to information. Panelists include Gulam Shakir, NARA’s Chief Data Officer; Abigail Potter, Senior Innovation Specialist at the Library of Congress Digital Innovation Lab; Eric Stein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Global Information Services at the U.S. Department of State; and Bobak Talebian, Director of the Office of Information Policy of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Immediately following the program, the National Archives will make available for viewing documents related to the Freedom of Information Act.

More about past Sunshine Week at the National Archives programs is available here: https://www.archives.gov/ogis/outreach-events/sunshine-week. …”

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