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Message from the NFAIS Executive Director:

Marcie Granahan,
NFAIS Executive Director
With this issue, NFAIS members can access the newly posted Enotes, NFAIS' quarterly commentary on trends and technologies affecting the information community. In this quarter's Enotes, Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director of Professional Development, spotlights the challenges of adapting to evolving trends in user interfaces and devices.

In addition to links to the must-read articles that Jill provides in her article, you may also want to read Platform for a revolution and UK researchers set to benefit from easier access to digital services inside this week's NFAIS Advances. And don't forget to check out and join the discussion in the NFAIS Advances Community Forum, where I pose this question: does your digital strategy prepare you for emerging trends in user mobility?

Lastly, as a reminder to NFAIS members and potential new members of our community, all staff within a member organization can take advantage of NFAIS benefits. Don’t let this message stop with you here – be sure to share this and other NFAIS programming with others within your organization.


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


    UC Davis project looks at real cost of open access publishing
    Campus Technology
    The concept of "open access" doesn't necessarily equate to free — at least not for the universities that are publishing the scholarship. A new project based at the University of California, Davis will research just what an article processing charge (APC) model would actually cost large North American institutions. The goal is to figure out how sustainable and desirable the APC model would be for those schools, as well as authors and publishers, compared to current subscription costs for comparable content.
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    UK researchers set to benefit from easier access to digital services
    Research Information
    A new service enabling UK researchers to access their digital resources and applications through a single, federated sign-on has been launched by Jisc, the charity that provides digital solutions for education and research. The Assent service enables simplified, seamless and secure access to the broad range of web and non-web services that researchers commonly need – from cloud, email and file storage services, through to desktop login, high performance computing (HPC) facilities and secure data communications.
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    Platform for a revolution
    Research Information
    Publishing platforms are constantly evolving in an effort to deliver scholarly content to its many users. There is also a continued effort in the industry, from both publishers and publishing platform providers, to improve the platform user experience by responding to user demands and needs, the development of new technologies, and the improved integration of content. There have also been a number of interesting developments upstream from the final delivery of content. As a result, publishing platforms and the publishing platform vendor market have become increasingly sophisticated while facing a number of challenges.
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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.


    Betsy L. Humphreys named Acting Director of the National Library of Medicine
    NFAIS
    Betsy L. Humphreys was appointed the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Acting Director effective April 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg. NLM is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. Humphreys has served as NLM’s deputy director since 2005, sharing responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all Library activities.
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    Elsevier invites submission for its new open-access journal, Heliyon
    News-medical.net
    Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced the call for submissions for its new open access journal Heliyon. The journal will publish research covering all disciplines.
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    Springer and Jisc reach agreement on a model to reduce the total cost of ownership of open access and journal subscriptions
    Springer
    Springer Science+Business Media and Jisc have agreed on a new arrangement which takes into account UK scientists' need to comply with multiple funders’ open access policies and to have access to the vast library of scientific articles published by Springer, while containing the combined costs of article processing charges and subscriptions.
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    Robert C. Lowe, M.D. receives Top Honor from Massachusetts Medical Society
    NFAIS
    Robert C. Lowe, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2015 recipient of the Grant V. Rodkey Award, an honor recognizing a Massachusetts physician for outstanding contributions to medical education and medical students.
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    CrossRef extends management team, appoints Ginny Hendricks to focus on member and community outreach
    NFAIS
    CrossRef, the global not-for profit digital hub for scholarly communications, is pleased to announce the addition of Ginny Hendricks to its management team in the newly-created role of Director of Member and Community Outreach, where she will be responsible for marketing, business development, member services, and product support.
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    INSIDE NFAIS


    NFAIS Enotes: Form Ever Follows Function
    NFAIS
    Form ever follows function. This may or may not be as true now as it was when architect Louis Sullivan coined the phrase in 1896. At the time, Sullivan was urging his colleagues to reconsider their predictable approaches to the design of skyscrapers.
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    Hybrid One-Day Workshop: Mastering the Curation, Integrity and Citation of Quality Research Data: Research Data Publication, Part II
    NFAIS
    Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
    Time: 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EDT)
    Location: The Hub, Philadelphia (and virtual)

    In this in-person and virtual One-Day Workshop (Early Bird registration ends tomorrow, April 10), a select group of information experts share trends, emerging practices and policies, plus discuss issues around curation, preservation, integrity and citation of quality research data
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    NFAIS EVENTS


    Upcoming events
    Mastering the Curation, Integrity and Citation of Quality Research Data: Research Data Publication, Part II
    Monday, April 20, 2015 9:15 a.m. EDT

    NFAIS 2016 Annual Conference
    Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 1 p.m. - Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 2 p.m.

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    NFAIS CAREER CENTER

    Executive Director, Product Management OCLC Dublin, Ohio Dublin, Ohio
    Account Manager - Nursing Unbound Medicine Inc. Media, Pennsylvania
    Digital Production Coordinator Northeastern University Libraries Boston, Massachusetts
    Sales Associate/Brillonline Adminstrator Brill Boston, Massachusetts
    Editorial Assistant American Geophysical Union Washington, Dist. Columbia

    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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