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Message from the NFAIS Executive Director:

Marcie Granahan,
NFAIS Executive Director
We're very excited to have recently launched the NFAIS Career Center (jobs.nfais.org), an online portal designed to connect employers and talent in the information services industry.

As a free service for NFAIS members and the public, the Career Center helps professionals in information services – including librarians, publishers, database creators, content management providers and more – to network, promote their professional development and accelerate their career progression.

Providing NFAIS members with pathways for professional development and career growth is central to our mission at NFAIS in serving the information services industry. The breadth of our member base makes the NFAIS Career Center the premier channel for employers to post their open positions to job seekers in our industry. At the same time, we’re able to provide high-quality, relevant jobs for the benefit of our members and professionals eager to work in the fast growing field of information services.

Visit the NFAIS Career Center today to post a job if you're an employer or to look for one if you're in a search for positions in information services - and know that every issue of NFAIS Advances includes a set of recently posted jobs. You can also track NFAIS Career Center job postings via the NFAIS Twitter feed: @NFAISForum.

Thank you for reading this week’s issue of NFAIS Advances! As always, we welcome your feedback on ways we can make this service most helpful to you. In our next issue, look for coverage of our just-completed NFAIS 2015 Annual Conference!


Marcie Granahan
Executive Director
NFAIS

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In this issue...
  • Industry News
  • Inside NFAIS
  • NFAIS Events
  • NFAIS Career Center
  • Members on the Move


  • INDUSTRY NEWS


    NFAIS selects Robert J. Massie as Honorary Fellow at 2015 Annual Conference
    NFAIS
    The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), the nation’s leading membership association for the information services industry, announced Robert J. Massie, former president of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), was designated an NFAIS Honorary Fellow at the NFAIS 2015 Annual Conference, Feb. 22-24.
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    Nature journals offer double-blind review
    Nature
    Starting in March, Nature and the monthly Nature research journals will offer an alternative to conventional peer review. Authors will be able to request that their names and affiliations are withheld from reviewers of their papers — a form of peer review known as double blind. At present, the process is single blind: reviewers are anonymous, but they know the authors’ identities.
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    Is there a library-sized hole in the Internet?
    Research Information
    David Weinberger is senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and has been instrumental in the development of ideas about the impact of the Web. Shortly before his recent keynote presentation at OCLC's EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Florence, he spoke with Sarah Bartlett about the library-sized hole in the Internet and how a 'library graph' might help librarians to fill it.
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    New models are needed for translating open science to innovation
    Science Business
    Open science - the idea that wider, faster, and cheaper access to new data will promote more rapid understanding and application of science, is of the moment. The proliferation of public scientific databases, open access online journals and articles, combined with low cost internet access, gives people access to a wealth of knowledge that was once far more expensive and time-consuming to reach.
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    Rally conversation and interaction with your fellow NFAIS members - post your comments about key topics in the NFAIS Advances Community Forum.


    Elsevier selected to publish American College of Chest Physicians' flagship journal CHEST
    Elsevier via NFAIS
    Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), a world-renowned publisher of evidence-based practice guidelines in chest medicine, have announced that Elsevier will publish CHEST's flagship journal CHEST as of Jan. 1, 2016.
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    'A Focus on Crystallography' – a new publication by FIZ Karlsruhe
    FIZ Karlsruhe via NFAIS
    FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure has published a new brochure within its “Focus” series. “A Focus on Crystallography“ is dedicated to the content and development of ICSD - the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database. The database’s fields of application are illustrated by examples. The brochure also shows the close relationship between crystallography and mathematics.
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    Springer partners with Copyright Clearance Center
    Springer via NFAIS
    Springer has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) on a new solution enabling corporate life sciences researchers to perform text and data mining (TDM) quickly and easily across publishers. As one of the first publishers to sign onto the service, Springer will offer a significant portion of its full-text article content through the CCC service when launched later this year.
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    Springer signs three-year Turkey deal
    Research Information
    Springer and the Turkish consortium Tubitak Ulakbim Ekual have signed a license agreement for access to Springer’s complete journal collection plus the Adis collections. The agreement enables scientists, researchers and students from 193 academic and research institutions in Turkey to use and archive articles from 1,991 Springer journals going back to 1997. The license will cover a period of three years.
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    NIH sets March 13 RFI for public input to chart course for the NLM
    The National Library of Medicine via NFAIS
    As Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg retires after 30 years as director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has convened a “Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine.”
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    Research claims are skirting the peer review process
    Medscape
    Major claims have been reported in the media about Theranos, a privately held biotechnology company that has developed novel approaches for conducting diagnostic tests from a single drop of blood. These claims have been reported in The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Forbes, Fortune, Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times, and Medscape Medical News. However, they do not appear in peer-reviewed journals and have not been subjected to the rigor of traditional scientific screening, John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, from the Stanford Prevention Research Center in California, writes in a viewpoint article published in the Feb. 17 issue of JAMA.
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    INSIDE NFAIS


    Research Data Publication, Part I: Where We Are Now
    NFAIS
    Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (EST)

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    When it comes to big data, open data and research data, these are all terms of significant relevance to information services as it's delivered in government and the commercial sectors. While these terms tend to be overused and in the realm of buzzwords in other contexts, this isn't the case at all in information services.
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    NFAIS EVENTS


    Upcoming events
    Research Data Publication, Part I: Where We Are Now
    Thursday, March 12, 2015 10 a.m. EST

    Making Content Portable, Making It Usable
    Friday, March 27, 2015 11 a.m. EST

    Research Data Publication, Part II: The Complexities of Implementation
    Monday, April 20, 2015 9:15 a.m. EST

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    NFAIS CAREER CENTER

    Engineering & Creative Technologies Librarian Assistant or Associate University Librarian University of Florida/George A. Smathers Libraries Gainesville, Florida
    Software Developer RILM New York, New York
    Production Editor American Society for Microbiology Washington, Dist. Columbia
    Production Editor Annual Reviews Palo Alto, California
    Metadata Manager Elsevier Waltham, Massachusetts

    The NFAIS Career Center is the premier one-stop place for employers and job-seekers in the information services field to make the right connections. Click here to view all job opportunities or to post an open position.


    MEMBERS ON THE MOVE

    Recently change positions? We want to hear from you! Send your press release or information to Ken Berlack at kberlack@nfais.org.
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