The Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI), co-conceived by Gale, aCengage company, and the American Library Association, advocates for federal library funding. Its founding members include many of America's leading information, software, publishing, and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations. Information Today, Inc. is a founding member. Members of CCLI believe that America's libraries are business-building, job-creating, workforce-preparing engines of the U.S. economy in every corner of the country CCLI delivered a letter, dated May 17, 2017, asking senators to sign two letters to their colleagues on the Appropriations Committee calling for $186.6 million in FY 2018 funding for programs under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $27 million for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program (IAL). Thus far, 47 senators have responded (fundlibraries.com).
ProQuest launched a new Canada Ebook Sub-scription/Collection canadienne globale, developed in collaboration with Canadian librarians. This is the first of many local-focused offerings that ProQuest aims to launch in the next year in response to increased demand from librarians in Canada More than 9,800 tides from 70 publishers were chosen, including 1,600 French-language titles and a wide variety of high-use books, in addition to unique content unavailable from other ebook subscriptions
GIVING A FIG ABOUT ORCID
Flgshare announced that ORCID is now using Figshare to showcase its resources, documentation, staff contributions, and other publicly available materials via a customized Figshare portal (orcid figshare. com).
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is moving ahead on its BIBFRAME road map. The MARC-to-BIBFRAME transformation is the first and includes MARC-to-BIBFRAME transformation, the publication of sets in BIBFRAME format, and support for BIBFRAME URIs. The culmination of the road map will be new technical services (cataloging) in native BIBFRAME (exlibris.com).
Thomson Reuters has entered into a strategic relationship with Lucidea to provide integrated access to the collection of digital titles on Pro View through Lucidea's library management solutions (IMS). Thomson Reuters Pro View is an ebook platform for legal and tax professionals The new relationship will combine Lucidea's SydneyEnterprise and Inmagic GeniePlus IMS with Pro View (thomsonreuters.com/proview, lucidea.com).
ProQuest announced that Kurt Sanford, CEO since 2011, will be succeeded by Matti ShemTov. Sanford will remain at ProQuest through the end of 2017, ensuring a smooth transition.
Paula Krebs, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, will be the new executive director for the Modern Language Association (MLA) starting in August, taking over from Rosemary Feal, MLA's longtime executive director,
The American Library Association (AED) appointed Kathi Kromer associate executive director, Washington, D.C., office, following Emily Sheketoffs retirement As AED, Kromer will direct and manage the Washington office, represent libraries and librarians in the Washington community, and raise the visibility in the national debate and the public's consciousness.
The board of directors of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) hired Lydia Middleton as its new executive director.
Elsevier appointed Jean P. Shipman, cunently executive director of knowledge management at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah, to fill a newly created role of VP, global library relations.
Alison Mudditt, former director of University of California Press, joined PLOS as its CEO.
Clarivate Analytics named Steve Pogorzelski as president of its Compu-Mark business. He was previously the CEO at Avention.
Eileen Hershenov is now general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. announced that president and CEO Mark Allin resigned suddenly for family reasons Matthew Kissner, chairman of the board, has been named interim CEO. The board has begun a search for Allin's successor
FactSet named John W. Wiseman EVP global head of sales and client solutions. He joined FactSet in 2004.
The Internet2 board of trustees announced the appointment of Howard Pfeffer as its new president and CEO. Most recently, Pfeffer served as the SVP of the broadband technology group at Time Warner Cable.
OCLC and the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Library are working together to make it easy for editors to link citations in Wikipedia to millions of library materials represented in World-Cat. The integration of OCLC's World-Cat Search API into Wikipedia's cite tool helps editors automatically generate and add citations that link back to resources represented in WorldCat (oclc.org, blog. wikimedia. org/2017/05/11/wiki media-oclc-partnership).
SSRN launched BioRN (Biology Research Network), a collaborative online scholarly community created for life science researchers to post preprints, share ideas, and ultimately get noticed for early discoveries More than 2,000 biology-related working papers are currently available on BioRN.
UNLOCKING THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The Library of Congress is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download, which is the largest release of digital records in the Library's history. Until now, these bibliographic records have only been available individually or through a paid subscription. The service will operate in parallel with the Library's fee-based MARC Distribution Service The data covers a wide range of Library items, including books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, maps, music, and visual materials, dating from 1968 to 2014 (loc.gov/cds/products/marcDistphp data gov).
ACQUISITIONS AND DEALS
Lexis Nexis acquired Ravel Law, a legal research, analytics, and visualization platform that empowers users to contextualize and interpret vast amounts of information to uncover valuable insights The acquisition will expand the Lexis-Nexis Legal Analytics suite of products through full integration of Ravel Law's judicial analytics, data visualization technology, and unique case law content from the Harvard Law Library into Lexis Litigation Profile Suite and Lexis Advance. Ravel Law's analytics offerings will continue to expand following the acquisition. Its data visualization tool will be integrated into Lexis Advance, and its access to the Harvard case law content and PDF images of original case opinions will remain open access.
Credit ratings agency Moody's said it would buy Dutch financial information provider Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion to extend its risk data and analytical businesses
Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons, a global platform for researchers to share, discuss, and receive recognition for peer review and editing of academic research.
Taylor & Francis Group has acquired colwiz, an innovative, early stage digital research services firm that launched in 2013 at the University of Oxford.
ProQuest will integrate the functionality of its Pivot solution into InfoReady Corp.'s InfoReady Review platform to create a seamless workflow from funding opportunity discovery to candidate selection, thus improving the accuracy of grant application management.
Alphabet Inc. has agreed to sell robotics firm Boston Dynamics to SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications and technology company.
IET announced that articles from 154 Wiley journals will be indexed by INSPEC, bringing the total number of Wiley titles included to 338.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, have announced a partnership that will accelerate the evolution of predictive synthesis by enriching Wiley's award-winning ChemPlanner technology with the most accurate and complete chemical information from CAS. Rapid advances in the fields of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning offer a tremendous opportunity to enhance the way scientific information is queried and analyzed (wiley. com, cas.org).
The IFLA Committee on Standards has announced the publication of the Definition of [PRESS.sub.oo]: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information Pertaining to Serials and Other Continuing Resources. [PRESS.sub.oo] is a formal ontology designed to represent the bibliographic information about continuing resources and, more specifically, about serials (www.ifla.org/publications/node/11408).
SCRIBD ADDS NEWSPAPERS
Scribd announced that it is teaming up with its first newspaper partners and a few popular news brands, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Financial Times, NPR, and ProPublica, to make selected articles available. Subscribers will continue to pay the $8.99 per month currently in place (scribd.com).
MORE CLARIVATE INNOVATIONS
Clarivate Analytics chose Derwent Innovation as the new name for Thomson Innovation. The new name for the search and analytics platform supports the company's broader patent and TP commitment and its expertise, while paying homage to Derwent's 50-plus-year heritage of analyzing quality patent information (clarivate com).
The Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) enhanced RightFind XML for Mining with a powerful new semantic search workflow through a "one-click" integration with Sci-Bite's DOCstore product, a faceted search repository for semantically enriched text The integration enables researchers to work efficiently and at scale within a fully hosted, end-to-end solution for scientific literature licensing, access and normalization, semantic enrichment, and semantic search (copyright.com).
CLINICALKEY JOINS RESEARCH4LIFE
Elsevier will add Clinical Key to its global research and health resources available through Research4Life, which will benefit healthcare professionals in under-resourced, low- and middle-income communities around the globe. It will also help Research4Life meet the 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) declaration that health policies and practices globally should be informed by the best research evidence (research41ife.org, elsevier.com).
In support of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), citation data from AIP Publishing journals is now freely available for access and reuse. Motivated by 140C, publishers have been opening their reference data, and today, more than 40% of papers in Crossref have open citations. AIP Publishing's participation will add metadata from more than a half-million articles to this growing dataset (aip.org, I40C.org).
TAKE A CHAIR
Duke University Press is moving to Silverchair Information Systems from HighWire Press for its humanities and social sciences titles. It is partnering with MSP (Mathematical Sciences Publishers) and Project Euclid to launch the MSP on Euclid collection, dedicated to providing alternatives for math publishing (dukeupress.edu, msp.org, projecteuclid.org).
OPEN PEER REVIEW
The chemistry journal Synlett, published by Thieme, has successfully trialed a new system of peer review that allows a crowd of 100 approved researchers to comment on manuscripts online (thieme.com).
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