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Monitoring the Transition to Open Access: A Report for the Universities UK Open Access Co-ordination Group

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on September 21st, 2015

The Universities UK's Open Access Co-ordination Group has released Monitoring the Transition to Open Access: A Report for the Universities UK Open Access Co-ordination Group.

Here's an excerpt:

This study was commissioned in response to a recommendation of the Finch Group in its second report in 2013 that reliable indicators should be gathered on key features of the transition to open access (OA) in the UK. The findings presented here are thus a first attempt at generating such indicators covering five sets of issues:

  • OA options available to authors . . . .
  • Accessibility. . . .
  • Usage. . . .
  • Financial sustainability for universities . . . .
  • Financial sustainability for learned societies

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    Libraries at the Crossroads

    Posted in Libraries, Reports and White Papers on September 16th, 2015

    The Pew Research Center has released Libraries at the Crossroads.

    Here's an excerpt:

    A new survey from Pew Research Center brings this complex situation into stark relief. Many Americans say they want public libraries to:

    • support local education;
    • serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military personnel and immigrants;
    • help local businesses, job seekers and those upgrading their work skills;
    • embrace new technologies such as 3-D printers and provide services to help patrons learn about high-tech gadgetry.

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      NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition

      Posted in Emerging Technologies, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on September 2nd, 2015

      The New Media Consortium has released the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology for their impact on academic and research libraries worldwide.

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        Enquiries Into Intellectual Property’s Economic Impact

        Posted in Copyright, Open Access, Reports and White Papers on August 28th, 2015

        OECD has released Enquiries Into Intellectual Property's Economic Impact.

        Here's an excerpt from "Chapter 7: Legal Aspects of Open Access to Publicly Funded Research":

        To explain the interplay between open access and IP laws, this chapter provides an overview of the IP regimes that protect research outputs in a sample of OECD jurisdictions. It then reviews the open access policies that are in place in some of those jurisdictions and examines two contexts in which IP questions can arise when open access principles are applied: public/private partnerships and text and data mining.

        Also of interest: "Chapter 5: Copyright in the Digital Era: Country Studies."

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          Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

          Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on August 27th, 2015

          The Pew Research Center has released Americans' Views on Mobile Etiquette.

          Here's an excerpt:

          This Pew Research Center report explores newly released survey findings about Americans' views about the appropriateness of cellphone use in public places and in social gatherings and the way those views sometimes conflict with their own behaviors.

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            Copyright Reform for a Digital Economy

            Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Legislation and Government Regulation, Reports and White Papers on August 27th, 2015

            The Computer & Communications Industry Association, has released Copyright Reform for a Digital Economy.

            Here's an excerpt:

            Congress can accommodate new technology innovation by:

            (a) ensuring that fair use, which is integral to the fabric of the Copyright Act, remains a central consideration in any legislative effort;

            (b) preserving the first sale doctrine to ensure that contractual restrictions do not limit the free movement of goods in the economy as more products increasingly incorporate digital components; and

            (c) reforming the licensing landscape to ensure greater transparency as to copyright ownership and to better police against anticompetitive conduct, particularly where rights ownership is highly concentrated, and reforming Copyright Office functions to improve the quality and public availability of data about copyrighted works.

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              "NIH Approves Strategic Vision to Transform National Library of Medicine"

              Posted in Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on July 23rd, 2015

              National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., today approved a federal report (PDF – 163KB) that lays out the long-term scientific vision for the NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library. This vision, presented today at the 110th meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), calls for NIH to position the NLM as a unifying force in biomedicine that promotes and accelerates knowledge generation, dissemination and understanding in the United States and internationally. The report also cites the need to make NLM the epicenter for biomedical data science, not just at NIH, but across the biomedical research enterprise. In addition, the report recommends dramatically expanding NLM’s activities to include research conducted beyond NIH’s walls to funded institutions, enabling it to have a greater and wider impact on data science than ever before. NIH plans to work with Congress to implement the necessary infrastructure changes to move this vision forward.

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                Mapping the Digital Divide

                Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on July 20th, 2015

                The Council of Economic Advisers, an agency within the Executive Office of the President, has released Mapping the Digital Divide.

                Here's an excerpt:

                Overall, the evidence shows that we have made progress, with the largest gains occurring for those groups that started with the least. While this suggests the beginning of convergence toward uniformly high levels of access and adoption, there is still a substantial distance to go, particularly in our poorest neighborhoods and most rural communities, to ensure that all Americans can take advantage of the opportunities created by recent advances in computing and communications technology.

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                  RDM Workflows and Integrations for HEIs Using Hosted Services

                  Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers on July 14th, 2015

                  Arkivum has released RDM Workflows and Integrations for HEIs Using Hosted Services.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  This report aims to look at what workflows are typically in place, where the gaps are, and how hosted RDM services could help fill these gaps or simplify the processes. In particular, this report aims to:

                  • Describe the workflows/processes involved when researchers and institutions use or operate RDM infrastructure (tools, services, platforms).
                  • Provide practical examples of how RDM workflows are implemented and supported at a range of UK Higher Education Institutions, including integration of systems/tools.
                  • Define/compare the strengths/weaknesses when using hosted RDM infrastructure, onsite infrastructure or a combination.

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                    The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management

                    Posted in Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Metrics on July 10th, 2015

                    The Higher Education Funding Council for England has released The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management.

                    Here's an excerpt:

                    Our report starts by tracing the history of metrics in research management and assessment, in the UK and internationally. It looks at the applicability of metrics within different research cultures, compares the peer review system with metric-based alternatives, and considers what balance might be struck between the two. It charts the development of research management systems within institutions, and examines the effects of the growing use of quantitative indicators on different aspects of research culture, including performance management, equality, diversity, interdisciplinarity, and the 'gaming' of assessment systems. The review looks at how different funders are using quantitative indicators, and considers their potential role in research and innovation policy.

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                      Stewardship of the Evolving Scholarly Record: From the Invisible Hand to Conscious Coordination

                      Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Communication on July 6th, 2015

                      OCLC Research has released Stewardship of the Evolving Scholarly Record: From the Invisible Hand to Conscious Coordination.

                      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                      Key highlights include:

                      • As the scholarly record continues to evolve, conscious coordination will become an important organizing principle for stewardship models.
                      • Past stewardship models were built on an "invisible hand" approach that relied on the uncoordinated, institution-scale efforts of individual academic libraries acting autonomously to maintain local collections.
                      • Future stewardship of the evolving scholarly record requires conscious coordination of context, commitments, specialization, and reciprocity.
                      • With conscious coordination, local stewardship efforts leverage scale by collecting more of less.
                      • Keys to conscious coordination include right-scaling consolidation, cooperation, and community mix.
                      • Reducing transaction costs and building trust facilitate conscious coordination.
                      • Incentives to participate in cooperative stewardship activities should be linked to broader institutional priorities.

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                        Institutional ORCID Implementation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Report

                        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata, Reports and White Papers on May 19th, 2015

                        JISC has released the Institutional ORCID Implementation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Report .

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        In May 2014, Jisc and ARMA commissioned eight HEI ORCID Pilot projects to support the broader use of ORCID unique researcher identifiers (ORCID iDs) in UK higher education. Information Power Ltd and Research Consulting Ltd were commissioned to prepare this report on the results of the eight pilot projects in order to:

                        • Inform how ORCID is implemented in UK HEIs;
                        • Enable institutional managers to build a business case for ORCID adoption in HEIs; and
                        • Encourage wider adoption of ORCID IDs

                        The report is based on semi-structured interviews with the Jisc-ARMA ORCID pilot projects and other research community stakeholders conducted either face-to-face or through telephone/Skype interviews, attendance at the September 2014 and January 2015 pilot project workshops and desk-based review of other relevant evidence.

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