To advertise in this publication please click here
August 25, 2021
Posters and Papers Showcase Diverse Interests of SLA Members SLA Stacey Wahl of Virginia Commonwealth University will receive free registration to SLA’s 2022 Annual Conference by virtue of presenting the “best” contributed paper at SLA2021, “Bringing Postdocs into the Fold: A Targeted Approach to Reaching an Underserved Health Sciences Population.” Henrik Spoon, Laura Daniels, and Adam Chandler of Cornell University presented the best poster, “E-books Need Detailed Call Numbers to be Discoverable on a Virtual Shelf.”
Facebook's Attack on Research is Everyone's Problem Electronic Frontier Foundation Facebook recently banned the accounts of several New York University researchers who run Ad Observer, an accountability project that tracks paid disinformation, from its platform. This has major implications: not just for transparency, but for user autonomy and the fight for interoperable software.
All your research, one portal SinglePoint™ is an information center manager’s dream: a single place to find all of your organization’s market research and competitive intelligence. It’s a hosted, AI-enabled enterprise portal – all employees can use it to access and automatically mine the internal and licensed external content they’re authorized to see.
Chemists React to U.K. Funding Body's Open Access Mandate Chemistry World British umbrella funding agency U.K. Research and Innovation announced its long-awaited open access policy at a virtual roundtable with science minister Amanda Solloway earlier this month. Though the chemistry community — which has been among the slowest in embracing open access — seems to be largely welcoming the shift towards openness, concerns remain with the potential financial and legal ramifications of UKRI’s new policy.
Rockefeller University Press Announces Free Read-and-Publish for Developing Countries Rockefeller University Press via Newswise To address equity in open access publishing and promote important global research, publication fees for Immediate Open Access under CC-BY license in Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine and Journal of General Physiology are automatically waived for corresponding authors based in eligible developing countries. This includes deposit in PubMed Central and archive in LOCKSS/CLOCKSS and Portico.
Digital Libraries to Ease Learning in the Philippines Open Gov As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, most governments have temporarily closed all educational institutions. These nationwide closures have impacted 90% of the world’s student population. Localized closures in other countries have affected millions of additional learners.
China Passes Data Protection Law TechCrunch China has passed a personal data protection law, state media Xinhua reports.
The law, called the Personal Information Protection Law, is set to take effect on Nov. 1.
It was proposed last year — signaling an intent by China’s communist leaders to crack down on unscrupulous data collection in the commercial sphere by putting legal restrictions on user data collection.