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News | Nouvelles

Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster (A. Alter and E. Lee, The New York Times, November 25)
"ViacomCBS has agreed to sell Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House for more than $2 billion in a deal that will create the first megapublisher. Penguin Random House, the largest book publisher in the United States, is owned by the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Adding Simon & Schuster, the third largest publisher, would create a book behemoth, a combination that could trigger antitrust concerns." Read more
@nytimes

Springer Nature Adopts Plan S’s Transformative Journals Framework (cOAlition S, November 25)
"cOAlition S welcomes Springer Nature’s commitment to adhere to the Transformative Journal (TJ) framework. This route allows authors to make the Version of Record (VoR) of their article open access on publication. cOAlition S recognizes the added value of an open access VoR, and preferences this route in the Journal Checker Tool." Read more
@cOAlitionS_OA

IFLA Continues Raising Awareness Around Library Needs at WIPO (IFLA, November 23)
During the 40th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (November 16-20), IFLA "continued to advocate for copyright rules for libraries to facilitate the evolution of professional practices of these institutions towards digital environments." Read more
@IFLA

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

Observations and Responses: Plan S Update: Rights Retention Strategy (C. Winter, Open Scholarship Policy Observatory, November 20)
Observations and Responses: Mise à jour du Plan S: La Stratégie de conservation des droits (C. Winter, Open Scholarship Policy Observatory, 20 novembre)
"This Observation is part of a series focusing on developments related to cOAlition S and Plan S since they were launched in September 2018." // « Cette observation fait partie d’une série consacrée aux développements liés à la cOAlition S et au Plan S depuis leur lancement en septembre 2018. » Read more Lire la suite 
#OSPolicyObs

Décoloniser les bibliothèques (C. Lalonde, Le Devoir, 24 novembre)
« Pour décoloniser les bibliothèques, le plus urgent est de réviser le Répertoire des vedettes-matières, d’après tous les intervenants interrogés par Le Devoir. » Comprend des bibliothécaires de l’UQAM, de l’Université Laval et de l’Université du Québec en Outaouais, parmi d'autres. Lire la suite 
@LeDevoir

Content Strategy in LibGuides: An Exploratory Study (J. Logan & M. Spence, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 47, Issue 1, January 2021)
"The researchers conducted a survey of academic libraries that were using the LibGuides platform in Fall 2019 to determine how institutions are managing content challenges." Read more
@sciencedirect

Summary of Results of a Survey of Members of the Council of Australian University Librarians (R. Missingham, Council of Australian University Librarians, October 2020)
This report presents the results of a survey of Australian CAUL members "to understand the extent of use of provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 to support students and academics during the pandemic [...] Library responses highlighted the challenges both in adapting services to focus on digital collections and providing access to print through innovative means." Read more
@CAULalert

Credibility of Preprints: an Interdisciplinary Survey of Researchers (C. K. Soderberg, T. M. Errington and B. A. Nosek, Royal Society Open Science, Volume 7, Issue 10, October 2020)
The authors "conducted a survey of 3759 researchers across a wide range of disciplines to determine the importance of different cues for assessing the credibility of individual preprints and preprint services." They "found that cues related to information about open science content and independent verification of author claims were rated as highly important for judging preprint credibility, and peer views and author information were rated as less important." Read more
@RSocPublishing

Announcements | Annonces

Webinar for Repository Managers: Update on the CARL-OpenAIRE Project -- December 2, 1-2 p.m. ET (English session)
Webinaire pour les responsables de dépôt : Mise à jour sur la collaboration entre l’ABRC et OpenAIRE -- 2 décembre, 14h à 15h HE (séance en français)
CARL’S Open Repositories Working Group invites you to attend a webinar that will update you on the CARL-OpenAIRE collaborative project. Two back-to-back sessions will be offered, the first in English and the second in French. // Le groupe de travail sur les dépôts ouverts de l’ABRC vous invite à assister à un webinaire qui présentera les dernières nouvelles au sujet du projet collaboratif entre l’ABRC et OpenAIRE. Deux séances sont offertes – une première en anglais suivie d’une séance en français. More information Détails
@carlabrc @OpenAIRE_eu

Portage Webinar: Building RDM Across an Institution -- December 1, 1-2 p.m. ET
Webinaire Portage : Building RDM Across an Institution -- 1 décembre, 13 h - 14 h HE
In this webinar we will discuss the history of the Library / Advanced Research Computing collaboration, sub-teams within these departments, collaborative initiatives, challenges, and future aspirations and goals for RDM at UBC. // Durant ce webinaire, nous discuterons de l’histoire de la collaboration entre la bibliothèque et l’équipe d’informatique de recherche avancée, des équipes des départements, des initiatives de collaboration, des défis, des aspirations et des objectifs de GDR à l’UBC. More information Détails
@portageCARLABRC @ubclibrary @UBC_ARC

Registration Now Open for 2020 Library Assessment Conference December 16 Virtual Session on Critical/Theoretical Assessment and Space
"The 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference is being offered as free monthly webinars from October through March. Each attendee must register separately for each monthly session." More information
@LA_Conference #LAC20

CFP: CJAL Special Issue: Refusing Crisis Narratives
The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship is seeking "articles that explore the tensions within librarianship between crisis and opportunity, refusal and a service ethic, resistance and collaboration. As the interlocking crises of 21st century racial and patriarchal capitalism deepen and become more acute, we seek articles looking to move academic librarianship’s self-understanding beyond the usual narratives." Deadline: December 20. More information
@CjalRcbu

APLA 2021 - Call for Proposals (online)
"The APLA 2020 Programming Committee invites proposals to be considered for presentation at the 2021 online annual conference in Wolfville, Nova Scotia (June 8-11): Cross-pollinate. Cultivate. Change. / Brasser des idées. S’épanouir. Changer." Deadline: December 31.  More information
@APLAcontact

Consultation du milieu archivistique québécois sur la révision de la Loi sur les archives (BAnQ, 6 novembre)
« Les Archives nationales du Québec invitent les personnes et les organismes qui le souhaitent à produire un mémoire présentant leur point de vue sur la pertinence de réviser le contenu de la présente Loi sur les archives et de son cadre réglementaire [...] Les mémoires reçus serviront à appuyer les démarches des Archives nationales du Québec auprès des instances gouvernementales et seront déposés sur le portail de BAnQ. » Date limite: 15 janvier. Détails
@_BAnQ

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