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E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

Posted in E-Books, Electronic Resources, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on January 17th, 2014

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps.

Here's an excerpt:

The percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012. At the same time, about seven in ten Americans reported reading a book in print, up four percentage points after a slight dip in 2012, and 14% of adults listened to an audiobook.

Though e-books are rising in popularity, print remains the foundation of Americans' reading habits. Most people who read e-books also read print books, and just 4% of readers are "e-book only." Audiobook listeners have the most diverse reading habits overall, while fewer print readers consume books in other formats.

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    Press and Library Collaboration Survey

    Posted in ARL Libraries, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, University Presses on January 16th, 2014

    The AAUP Library Relations Committee has released the Press and Library Collaboration Survey.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    The Library Relations Committee of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) today issued a number of broad conclusions and recommendations for successful collaboration between presses and libraries. These conclusions are the product of extensive surveying and interviews with member institutions of both AAUP and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), conducted through 2012-2013.

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      Transforming Peer Review Bibliography

      Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on January 13th, 2014

      Digital Scholarship has released the Transforming Peer Review Bibliography, which includes selected English-language articles that are useful in understanding significant transformations to the peer review process.

      It is concerned with major changes to peer review, such as open peer review (excluding just revealing the identity of traditional peer reviewers) and post-publication review.

      Most sources have been published from January 2010 through December 2012; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, italicized links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

      It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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        Altmetrics in Context

        Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on December 13th, 2013

        The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has released Altmetrics in Context.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        As scholarly communication takes on new forms and moves increasingly to digital and open access venues, the value of new types of metrics is increasingly important for the research community. It is causing discussion and, in some camps, heated debate.

        Altmetrics report the impact of a wide range of research outputs, including data sets, articles and code. This document, available on the CARL Website, provides a quick introduction to this new field of research impact assessment and encourages researchers to use altmetrics in their work.

        Want more information on altmetrics? Try the Altmetrics Bibliography.

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          "Multidimensional Journal Evaluation of PLOS ONE"

          Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 13th, 2013

          Christel Fein has published "Multidimensional Journal Evaluation of PLOS ONE" in Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services.

          Here's an excerpt:

          All 28,852 documents published in PLOS ONE during the 5-year-period between 2007 and 2011 have been extracted from Web of Science. This data provides the basis for the evaluation. The data concerning the conducted evaluation has been collected as well as analysed multidimensionally, to demonstrate more fully the complex structures and aspects of the impact, prestige and position of PLOS ONE, and to assess the information and data obtained as specifically as possible. Based on Juchem, Schlögl, and Stock (2006) and Haustein (2012), a framework of five dimensions of journal evaluation has been applied, in which each contains several metrics to analyse scientific periodicals from various perspectives, i.e. journal output,journal content, journal perception, journal citations, and journal management.

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            Stop the Presses: Is the Monograph Headed toward an E-only Future?

            Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Scholarly Books on December 11th, 2013

            Ithaka S+R has released Stop the Presses: Is the Monograph Headed toward an E-only Future?.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            Can we expect the print monograph to disappear anytime soon?

            While the road to a fully digital future for scholarly monographs is not clearly in sight, the widespread availability of e-books is already transforming researchers' reading habits. As librarians and publishers consider their options, they must take into account how the usage behavior of academics is evolving. In this Issue Brief, Roger Schonfeld explores the challenges and possibilities if we "Stop the Presses."

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              SCOAP3 High-Energy Physics Open Access Publishing Initiative Launches on 1/1/2014

              Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on December 9th, 2013

              The SCOAP3 High-Energy Physics open access publishing initiative will launch on 1/1/2014.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN1 has today confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries2, a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become Open Access at no cost for any author: everyone will be able to read them; authors will retain copyright; and generous licenses will enable wide re-use of this information.

              Convened at CERN this is the largest scale global Open Access initiative ever built, involving an international collaboration of over one thousand libraries, library consortia and research organizations. SCOAP3 enjoys the support of funding agencies and has been established in co-operation with leading publishers. . . .

              The objective of SCOAP3 is to grant unrestricted access to scientific articles appearing in scientific journals, which so far have only been available to scientists through certain university libraries, and generally unavailable to the wider public. Open dissemination of preliminary information, in the form of pre-peer-review articles known as preprints, has been the norm in High-Energy Physics and related disciplines for two decades. SCOAP3 sustainably extends this opportunity to high-quality peer-review service, making final version of articles available, within the Open Access tenets of free and unrestricted dissemination of science with intellectual property rights vested in the authors and wide re-use opportunities. In the SCOAP3 model, libraries and funding agencies pool resources currently used to subscribe to journals, in co-operation with publishers, and use them to support the peer-review system directly instead.

              The SCOAP3 initiative looks forward to establishing further partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, where scientists will enjoy the advantages of Open Access and many libraries and library consortia will benefit from reductions in their subscription costs. . . .

              More information–publishers and scientific societies participating in SCOAP3:
              Chinese Academy of Sciences
              Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
              Elsevier
              Hindawi
              Institute of Physics Publishing
              Jagellonian University
              Oxford University Press
              Physical Society of Japan
              SISSA Medialab
              Springer
              Società Italiana di Fisica

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                "American ETD Dissemination in the Age of Open Access: ProQuest, NoQuest, or Allowing Student Choice"

                Posted in Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), Open Access, Publishing on December 5th, 2013

                Gail P. Clement has published "American ETD Dissemination in the Age of Open Access: ProQuest, NoQuest, or Allowing Student Choice" in College & Research Libraries News.

                Here's an excerpt:

                A stark incongruity in the treatment of academic scholarship persists on many U.S. campuses today. Faculty authors are generally free to publish in whatever vehicle suits their needs and goals, while also expected (or mandated) to deposit their works in the open access university repository. By contrast, graduate students typically must send their scholarship to a single commercial publisher for toll-access, while also required to submit their works to the university repository.

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