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NISO Releases Updated Draft of SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource

January 6, 2012 by

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From the National Information Standards Organization: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the availability of a draft update of SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding for public comment (NISO RP-7-201X) through February 19, 2012. SERU offers publishers and libraries the opportunity to save both the time and the costs associated with a negotiated and […]

Call to Action: Oppose H.R. 3699, a Bill to Block Public Access to Publicly Funded Research

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From the Alliance for Taxpayer Access: A new bill, The Research Works Act (H.R.3699), designed to roll back the NIH Public Access Policy and block the development of similar policies at other federal agencies, has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. Co-sponsored by Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), it was introduced […]

A Quick Note on the Membership of the American Association of Publishers and the Research Works Act

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Yesterday, after we posted Peter Suber’s ongoing report about about the “Research Works Act” (H.R. 3966) legislation that was filed in Congress before the holidays, we decided to take a quick look at the membership list of the American Association of Publishers. The AAP press released their support of the legislation a couple of weeks […]

Penn State University Upgrades Library’s Technological Tools, Knowledge Commons Opens Next Week

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From the Centre Daily Times: After a seven-month, almost $12 million renovation to the west wing of Pattee Library, the Knowledge Commons is scheduled to open Jan. 9 with 24-hour, five-day-a- week service. “This is the most drastic change the library has ever had,” said Joe Fennewald, head of the Knowledge Commons. [Clip] There are […]

Czech National Digital Library: Dissatisfied Experts are Deserting the Ship

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From the Czech Position: Bohdana Stoklasová, the project designer and coordinator over many years, Jiří Vrbický, head of the IT group, and Jan Hutař, head of the long-term data project group (LTP) resigned from the National Digital Library project team. However, according to Czech Position sources this is by no means the end of the […]