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January 24, 2020

(Berghahn Books) Hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3, Berghahn Books will take the step of publishing thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O). The availability of multiple models is paramount to maintaining a diverse, dynamic, and enterprising publishing ecosystem. Based on librarian curation, existing resources, and proven processes for supporting journals, a subscribe-to-open model is now emerging that makes financing sustainable open access more attainable, especially for smaller journals in the social sciences and humanities.

(ProQuest) Researchers will now be able to uncover new connections and make new discoveries using ProQuest’s TDM Studio service, a pioneering end-to-end solution for text and data mining. TDM Studio puts the power of text and data mining directly into the researcher’s hands, from their initial idea to their final output. With this new solution, creating a content set has been reduced to hours, rather than the months required with traditional approaches. TDM Studio gives researchers the freedom to use the content, methods and tools they prefer – and to collaborate on projects both within and outside their university.

(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association is now accepting submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2020. The awards are managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association division of ALA, and judges are associated with this division. The 2020 John Cotton Dana Awards will be presented to winners at the 2020 ALA Annual awards ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is soliciting grant applications to give libraries the opportunity to “go green” by funding solar installations through the 2020 EBSCO Solar grant program. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making three $100,000 grants available to applicants from libraries around the world. The grants will allow winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing a solar array at their institution. After seeing the benefits on its own campus, EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program so libraries interested in adding their own solar arrays can do so. Since 2016, EBSCO Solar has given libraries nearly a million dollars in grant money.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has begun the development of its new Rapido solution for resource sharing and has established the Rapido development partner program. Rapido is built on the Ex Libris higher ed cloud platform and will be live by the end of 2020.

January 23, 2020

(Overdrive) As public libraries have continually innovated throughout the years with programming and services, they’re now competing for and winning online attention in the digital world. On the heels of record-breaking digital circulation and patron growth in 2019, public librarians enter 2020 with a series of effective programs to help readers discover and benefit from a great book.

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University has joined three leading universities in entering into transformative open access agreements with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Service, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools, has announced the availability of a new decision aid within its shared decision making product, Option Grid. Opioid Addiction: Treatment Options presents several pharmacotherapeutic options to manage opioid addiction.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that the Brooklyn Public Library of New York (BPL) has selected its patron relationship management system as the operational platform to drive enhancements to BPL’s marketing communications.

(OhioLINK) OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, collaborated with Ithaka S+R to put the library and its users at the center of an “envisioning” process to explore what tech-enabled and integrated services might be relevant to academic libraries. The effort was driven by library deans and directors concerns that strategic directions and technologies available to libraries--both at the consortial level, and on their campuses--were too narrowly scoped to meet emerging needs in a higher education context. The resulting white paper, It’s Not What Libraries Hold; It’s Who Libraries Serve--Seeking a User-Centered Future for Academic Libraries, is intended to generate constructive discussion among libraries and providers and accelerate innovation.

January 22, 2020

(Yewno) Health Education England is funding an innovative pilot project to explore the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve knowledge discovery for NHS staff. HEE is working with Yewno and Ken Chad Consulting to implement Yewno Discover, an advanced AI research solution.

(Index Data) The Duke University Libraries (Duke) has selected Index Data as its implementation and hosting partner for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform, planned for Summer 2020. Duke plans to initially implement ERM functionality in FOLIO to be followed in 2021 with a full implementation.

January 21, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) As librarians push toward attaining lofty goals in areas such as faculty and curriculum support, raising the bar on information literacy, and continuing to enhance the impact that libraries have on student achievement, the key is to elevate the experiences that every user has with the library and its resources. This means not only increased efficiency, but truly positive, successful interactions that lead to greater usage and overall library value.

(EBSCO Information Services) A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and protocols.io is designed to support the research ecosystem. Researchers, publishers, and academic institutions will benefit from a research workflow that is open, connected, reproducible and interoperable. EBSCO’s investment in protocols.io highlights the importance of supporting services that extend and connect the publication of an article to its core analysis, and ongoing impact. As part of the agreement, EBSCO will leverage its global presence to expand the reach and impact of protocols.io to research institutions around the world.

(EBSCO Information Services) A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Code Ocean will provide to the global research community a platform to facilitate the sharing and reuse of computational code and data. It guarantees the reproducibility of reported research, and it makes research open, organized, accessible and interoperable.

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