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September 29, 2022

Center for Research Libraries Johns Hopkins joins Center for Research Libraries. The Center for Research Libraries and Johns Hopkins Libraries are pleased to announce that Johns Hopkins University recently became a full-voting member of the Center for Research Libraries, a partnership of more than 200 university, college, and independent research libraries. [Full Announcement].

September 27, 2022

Elsevier Elsevier appoints Emily Singley to the newly created role of Vice President, North American Library Relations. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Singley to the newly-created role of Vice President, Library Relations, North America. Emily will join Elsevier to strengthen the company's relationships with the North American library community, and to reinforce Elsevier's commitment to be a trusted, innovative, and collaborative provider of services and content. She will report to Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations, who joined Elsevier in 2020 from OhioLink to lead the company's engagement and partnerships with the librarian community. [Full Announcement].

September 23, 2022

OpenAIRE Developing Core Scholarly Infrastructure. Paolo Manghi, CTO of OpenAIRE, is co-leading an international team led by University of North Texas that has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop core scholarly infrastructure for the community governed sharing of quality, interoperable, open-access book usage data. The funding from the Mellon Foundation will support multi-stakeholder development and documentation of community norms pertaining to book usage data sharing and governance. Leveraging emerging European models for International Data Spaces, the team will facilitate book publishing, discovery and impact metric stakeholders in defining participation terms for organizations sharing or receiving usage data via the OA Book Usage Data Trust. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate reveals Citation Laureates 2022: Annual List of Researchers of Nobel Class. Clarivate named 20 world-class researchers from four countries as Citation Laureates. These are researchers whose work is deemed to be ‘of Nobel class', as demonstrated by analysis carried out by the Institute for Scientific Information, part of Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2022

De Gruyter Georg Nold joins De Gruyter as Chief Technology Officer. Georg Nold joins De Gruyter as Chief Technology Officer. Georg possesses many years of experience at the intersection of digital technology and publishing. In 2002, he joined Springer Nature as IT Team Leader. He delivered digital projects in Berlin, Dordrecht and Pune before moving on to lead the technical development of SpringerLink in London. In 2017, Georg joined Heise Medien, a leading publisher for IT specialist information in the DACH region, as Chief Technology Officer. [Full Announcement].

Yewno Florida International University adopts Yewno Discover to offer students AI-Powered research. Yewno, a leading global provider of artificial intelligence solutions, announced that Florida International University has adopted their Yewno Discover platform. FIU has made Yewno Discover available on the A-Z list as a popular service and will be integrating Yewno Discover into their Primo platform, which will encourage discovery within the library ecosystem. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2022

SPARC Subscribe-to-Open Community of Practice statement on the OSTP Nelson Memo. The Subscribe to Open Community of Practice is an informal collective of over forty pro-open publishers, libraries, consortia, funders, service providers, and other stakeholders committed to providing equitable and economically sustainable OA publishing. The S2O Community of Practice welcomes the US Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum on ensuring free, immediate, and equitable access to federally funded research. [Full Announcement].

Wiley Driving Research Outcomes: Wiley Partners with CiteAb. Wiley announce a new partnership with CiteAb, a search engine that helps scientists identify the best scientific product to use in their research. Originally developed as a small-scale solution to the problems faced in his research lab at the University of Bath, Dr. Andrew Chalmers' idea for a database of scientific products and corresponding citations of those products in the literature has grown into an independent company that provides a robust search engine of reagents. CiteAb combs research data to identify research citations, supplier details, and experimental information for nearly 6 million different antibodies, as well as biochemicals, proteins, kits, and experimental models. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2022

Gale Group Gale and ASECS Award Fellowships to Five Scholars to Support Emerging Research of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Gale, part of Cengage Group, in partnership with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, has awarded fellowships to five researchers, known as the Gale-ASECS Non-Residential Fellowships. Funded by Gale, each fellow receives $2,500 and access to Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online, as well as access to the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. Using The Lab, the program provides fellows with invaluable text and data mining tools to explore ECCO and advance their work using digital humanities methods. The fellowships aim to help scholars expand the field of eighteenth-century studies for research or teaching. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2022

LibLynx LibLynx and ChronosHub partner to simplify researcher access to editorial services. Integrating LibLynx into the ChronosHub access workflow provides users with a single access point for their Emerald journey. Users have a simple and consistent access experience whether engaging with content pre-publication or post-publication. And Emerald has a more complete understanding of users needs, enabling them to more effectively support them during the researcher lifecycle. [Full Announcement].

Association of Research Libraries University of Michigan Professor Paul Courant receives Paul Evan Peters Award. The Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE announced that economist Paul Courant, who has served in multiple roles at the University of Michigan, including provost and dean of libraries, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award. The award recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of network-based information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity. [Full Announcement].

September 9, 2022

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Now Online! A renewed Research Library Position Description Bank. The Research Libraries Position Description Bank, previously known as the ARL Position Description Bank, will be jointly governed and financed by the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Research Libraries UK, and the George A. Smathers Libraries of University of Florida, with continued management by the George A. Smathers Libraries. This new configuration reinforces the broad value of the RL PD Bank to the international research library community and establishes an equitable governance structure. [Full Announcement].

September 7, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate announces winner of the 2022 Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. Clarivate has awarded the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis to the late Dr. Saeed Ul Hassan, senior lecturer in AI/Data Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. The award was announced at the 26th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI 2022) by Dr. Gali Halevi, Director of the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

Digital Public Library of America DPLA Board of Directors elects Felton Thomas as chair. The DPLA Board of Directors has elected Felton Thomas, Jr., executive director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library, as its new chair at its annual meeting last month. His term as chair will extend through June 2025. Thomas will replace Denise Stephens, the Peggy V. Helmerich Dean of University Libraries at the University of Oklahoma, whose term of service has ended after six years, the last three of which she served as board chair. [Full Announcement].

Scholastic Corporation Scholastic acquires Learning Ovations, creator of A2i literacy assessment and instructional system. Scholastic Corporation, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced today that it has acquired Learning Ovations, the creator of A2i, a literacy screening, progress monitoring assessment and instructional planning system for classrooms and community organizations. The addition of A2i and the Learning Ovations team will significantly advance the development of Scholastic Education Solutions' literacy platform, which integrates screening and progress monitoring assessments, data-driven instructional planning and professional learning with Scholastic's bestselling books and e-books, print and technology-based learning programs, and other products and services that support children's learning and literacy, both in school and at home. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. [Full Announcement].

International Coalition of Library Consortia ICOLC Statement on the Metadata Rights of Libraries. Metadata and the metadata services that describe library collections are critical in supporting content discovery, knowledge creation, and libraries' public missions. Metadata describing library collections is not typically copyrightable, and should be considered freely shareable and reusable under most circumstances. However, some industry players restrict libraries' rights to use such metadata through contractual terms and market influence. Such restrictive activity is out of alignment with libraries' needs and public, not-for-profit/educational missions. [Full Announcement].

SPARC April Hathcock elected Chair of the SPARC Steering Committee. April Hathcock, Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy at New York University Libraries, has been elected to the position of Chair of the SPARC Steering Committee. Hathcock has served as a member of the committee, which provides oversight and guidance to the SPARC organization, since her election by SPARC members in December 2021. Her term as chair will run from October 2022 to September 2025. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2022

California Digital Library Welcome Miranda Bennett, CDL's new Director of Shared Collections. California Digital Library announced that Miranda Bennett has been appointed as its new Director of Shared Collections, with a start date of October 3rd 2022. In collaboration with the ten University of California campuses, this program licenses shared digital materials, negotiates open access publisher agreements, acquires and catalogs scholarly content, and supports shared print library collections. As Director of Shared Collections, Miranda will provide leadership for the open access transformation of scholarly communications, the continuing integration of shared print into the lifecycle of library collections, and the evolution of long-standing systemwide collections services, including all aspects of licensing and access to digital resources. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2022

EBSCO Information Services MOBIUS selects FOLIO via EBSCO Information Services and ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare. MOBIUS has announced that it has selected and will be implementing EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services as its new library services platform as well as ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare as its new resource sharing system. These two new systems will replace Innovative Interfaces' Sierra and INN-Reach systems. MOBIUS will begin the migration process in late 2022 with plans to be fully operational by the spring of 2024. Both EBSCO FOLIO and ReShare Returnables are truly modern systems based on the way today's libraries work. FOLIO is a community driven, open source platform that supports traditional library operations just like a traditional integrated library system and positions MOBIUS for greater community collaboration around knowledge management. FOLIO was launched in 2016 and it was designed to encourage innovation. EBSCO FOLIO provides hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services as part of EBSCO FOLIO Services. [Full Announcement].

ReShare Community MOBIUS to implement ReShare Returnables for Resource Sharing. MOBIUS has announced that it will be implementing ReShare Returnables as its new resource sharing system, joining PALCI, ConnectNY, and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation who all have launched ReShare Returnables in recent months. The MOBIUS implementation will coincide with its launch of EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services as its new library services platform. The MOBIUS migration, from Innovative's INN-Reach and Sierra to ReShare Returnables and FOLIO, will begin in late 2022 with plans to be fully operational by the spring of 2024. Knowledge Integration will be leading the development of ReShare Returnables with MOBIUS. [Full Announcement].