In February of this year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a memo directing federal science agencies “to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication … Such results include peer-reviewed publications and digital data.” Funding agency responses to this directive could dramatically change the process of scientific information exchange and fundamentally alter how scientific research is performed and archived at US universities and government laboratories.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Needham, Massachusetts & Stanford, California - The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Inc, is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Stanford University's HighWire Press, as host to the new monthly JBJS Reviews online journal, launching this autumn.
Monday, June 3, 2013
WASHINGTON DC & STANFORD, CA - GeoScienceWorld (GSW) and HighWire Press today announced a significant expansion of their journals partnership through a new integrated eBooks platform built on the HighWire Open Platform.
The GSW eBooks Collections will be the first nonprofit, multi-publisher eBooks platform devoted to the study of the earth sciences.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Chris Bourg, Stanford's Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, has recently given an important keynote address titled "Beyond Measure: Valuing Libraries" at The Acquisitions Institute 2013. (Chris will also soon be traveling to Penn State University to deliver a lecture on the same topic.)
Chris understands the term "valuing" in multiple ways, not only as the enduring value of libraries to our culture — perhaps questioned by a few short-sighted people, but generally acknowledged. More important for Chris are two other distinct meanings of "valuing": the expression of the core values of librarianship as a profession, and the important task of evaluating — that is, assessing — the impact and cultural value of particular libraries.