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Self-Publishing in the United States, 2010-2015: Print and Ebook

Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on September 9th, 2016

Bowker has released Self-Publishing in the United States, 2010-2015: Print and Ebook.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals in its latest industry report that the number of authors who are opting to self-publish continues to rise, with a growth rate of 21% between 2014 and 2015 for print and Ebooks combined. ISBN registrations for self-published titles have grown more than 375% since 2010, climbing from 152,978 ISBNs to 727,125 ISBNs.

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"Public Knowledge Launches Report on Systemic Bias at the U.S. Copyright Office"

Posted in Copyright, Reports and White Papers on September 9th, 2016

Public Knowledge has released Public Knowledge Launches Report on Systemic Bias at the U.S. Copyright Office.

Here's an excerpt:

Today we're releasing our newest report, "Captured: Systemic Bias at the U.S. Copyright Office." This report examines the role of industry capture and the revolving door between the major entertainment industries and the Copyright Office, and the implications that capture has had on the policies the Office embraces. In the report, we investigate how the Copyright Office:

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State of the Art Report on Open Access Publishing of Research Data in the Humanities

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Humanities, Reports and White Papers on September 6th, 2016

Stefan Buddenbohm et al. have self-archived State of the Art Report on Open Access Publishing of Research Data in the Humanities.

Here's an excerpt:

This report gives an overview of the various aspects that are connected to open access publishing of research data in the humanities. After the introduction, where we give definitions of key concepts, we describe the research data life cycle. We present an overview of the different stakeholders involved and we look into advantages and obstacles for researchers to share research data. Furthermore, a description of the European data repositories is given, followed by certification standards of trusted digital data repositories. The possibility of data citation is important for sharing open data and is also described in this report. We also discuss the standards and use of metadata in the humanities. Finally, we discuss best practice example of open access research data system in the humanities: the French open research data ecosystem.

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Book Reading 2016

Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on September 2nd, 2016

The Pew Research Center has released Book Reading 2016.

Here's an excerpt:

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of Americans who read books on tablet computers has increased nearly fourfold (from 4% to 15%), while the share who read books on smartphones has more than doubled (from 5% to 13%). The share of Americans who read books on desktop or laptop computers has also increased, although by a more modest amount: 11% of Americans now do this, up from 7% in 2011.

By contrast, 8% of Americans now report that they read books using dedicated e-reader devices—nearly identical to the 7% who reported doing so in 2011.

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Data Breach Aftermath and Recovery for Individuals and Institutions: Proceedings of a Workshop (2016)

Posted in Reports and White Papers on August 31st, 2016

The National Academies Press has released Data Breach Aftermath and Recovery for Individuals and Institutions: Proceedings of a Workshop (2016) .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In January 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted the Workshop on Data Breach Aftermath and Recovery for Individuals and Institutions. Participants examined existing technical and policy remediations, and they discussed possible new mechanisms for better protecting and helping consumers in the wake of a breach.

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The Internet of Things: A UKeiG White Paper

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Reports and White Papers on July 15th, 2016

UKeiG has released The Internet of Things: A UKeiG White Paper .

Here's an excerpt:

This White Paper presents an overview of some of the key issues surrounding the development and deployment of the collection of technologies commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).

The technological underpinnings of the IoT are discussed in the context of a rapidly developing new field of technology and with an acknowledgement that there is some way to go before commonly accepted standards are agreed upon and that the commercial case, particularly in the domestic sphere, for the IoT is yet to be made.

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An Analytical Review of Text and Data Mining Practices and Approaches in Europe

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation, Reports and White Papers on May 5th, 2016

OpenForum Europe has released An Analytical Review of Text and Data Mining Practices and Approaches in Europe: Policy Recommendations in View of the Upcoming Copyright Legislative Proposal.

Here's an excerpt:

Europe needs a regime which enables any researcher, citizen, company or other entity to engage in TDM activities, using material to which they have lawful access, wherever they feel there is a good idea. The exact commercial rewards can be managed at subsequent stages, depending on the implementation of the mining outcome. The protection could be considered at the point at which some clearly commercially beneficial project, product, service, business or company has emerged.

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State of America’s Libraries 2016

Posted in Libraries, Reports and White Papers on April 12th, 2016

ALA has released the State of America's Libraries 2016.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Academic, school, and public libraries continue to face an uncertain economy as they shift resources and services to meet the needs of the 21st-century digital world. The American Library Association launched a new public awareness campaign, "Libraries Transform," to help shift the mindset that "libraries are obsolete or nice to have" to "libraries are essential." This and other library trends of the past year, including the Top Ten Most Challenges Books of 2015, are detailed in the American Library Association's 2016 State of America's Libraries report, released during National Library Week, April 10- 16, 2016

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Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015

Posted in ERM/Discovery Systems, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication on April 5th, 2016

Ithaka S+R has released the Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015 .

Here's an excerpt:

Ithaka S+R's survey of US faculty members has been fielded regularly since 2000. This project provides a periodic snapshot of practices and perceptions related to scholarly communications and information usage. The scholar-centric nature of the questionnaire ensures that potential changes in research and teaching inform our thinking, not only about academic libraries and scholarly publishing, but about changes in the educational enterprise more broadly.

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How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications

Posted in Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, Research Tools, Scholarly Journals on March 30th, 2016

Simon Inger Consulting Ltd has released How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

This report is the output of a large-scale survey of readers of scholarly publications (n=40439) and their behaviour in the discovery of journal articles and online books. The survey was conducted during October, November, and December of 2015. While usage statistics and analytics gathered by publishers, libraries and intermediaries can give us a partial view of discovery behaviour, there are many gaps in the knowledge that these can provide which we have endeavoured to fill by aski ng readers what tools they use in discovery.

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Web Archiving Environmental Scan

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on March 18th, 2016

The Harvard Library has released the Web Archiving Environmental Scan.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The purpose of the environmental scan was to explore and document current web archiving programs (and institutions desiring a similar capacity) to identify common concerns, needs, and expectations in the collection and provision of web archives to users; the provision and maintenance of web archiving infrastructure and services; and the use of web archives by researchers.

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Converting Scholarly Journals to Open Access: A Review of Approaches and Experiences

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on March 17th, 2016

The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication has released a draft of Converting Scholarly Journals to Open Access: A Review of Approaches and Experiences for comment.

Here's an excerpt:

This report identifies ways through which subscription-based scholarly journals have converted their publishing models to open access (OA). The major goal was to identify specific scenarios that have been used or proposed for transitioning subscription journals to OA so that these scenarios can provide options for others seeking to "flip" their journals to OA.

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