NFAIS Advances
Jan. 29, 2015

Message from the NFAIS Executive Director:

Marcie Granahan,
NFAIS Executive Director
Welcome to the inaugural issue of NFAIS Advances! This new service is one part of our ongoing effort to provide more avenues for NFAIS members to discover and share relevant, timely information about the information services industry.

NFAIS Advances, to be distributed every two weeks to your in-box, will contain fresh articles and content about news, trends and the people in information services. In addition, each newsletter issue will include the NFAIS Career Center's current set of job opportunities, giving NFAIS members a seamless way to advance their careers and take advantage of professional development opportunities.

We're also delighted to invite NFAIS members to post comments, opinions, and new information into a dedicated NFAIS member forum called NFAIS Advances Community Forum. Just click here and spur new, meaningful interactions with your peers and colleagues on the topics of the day relevant to information services.

We hope you enjoy reading this first issue of NFAIS Advances. We very much welcome your feedback on ways we can make this service most helpful to you. Please also feel free to forward this newsletter to your friends and colleagues - we hope this serves as another way to drive meaningful networking opportunities with your peers.

Marcie Granahan
Executive Director

Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and BC Partners announce agreement to merge majority of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science+Business Media
Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and BC Partners via NFAIS
Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) announced today that they have reached an agreement to merge Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.More

NISO publishes recommended practice on metadata indicators for accessibility and licensing of e-content
The National Information Standards Organization via NFAIS
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a new Recommended Practice on Access License and Indicators (NISO RP-22-2015) that defines metadata to be used to indicate free-to-read content and a link to license terms for the use/re-use of that content.More

Universities dig in for long fight over open access
Times Higher Education via University World News
Dutch universities have vowed not to soften their groundbreaking demands for publishers to permit all papers published by their academics to be made open access for no extra charge, writes Paul Jump for Times Higher Education.More

Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model
A new open-access journal called Collabra plans to pay reviewers, and that's a twist in the world of scientific publishing. The reviewers get to exercise some options. They can keep the cash (generally a modest sum) or give it back to the research world by donating the money to a waiver fund, for poor scientists who cannot pay the $875 publication fee. The third option is to contribute it to their own institution's open-access activities.More

Annual Reviews announces new journal: The Annual Review of Linguistics
Annual Reviews via NFAIS
Annual Reviews is pleased to announce the launch of the Annual Review of Linguistics. This journal will cover significant developments in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces.More

Accessible Archives retains Scholarly iQ to upgrade COUNTER usage reporting capabilities
Accessible Archives, Inc. via NFAIS
Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced that usage statistics for its collections will become available April 1, 2015 using the new COUNTER Release 4 (R4) standards.More

Thieme chooses TEMIS's Luxid Webstudio for thesaurus management
TEMIS, the leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, today announced that Thieme, the renowned German medical publisher based in Stuttgart, has chosen TEMIS's Luxid® Webstudio to help its teams manage their thesauri and terminologies.More

WVU receives $1 million grant to develop scholarly publishing platform
West Virginia University has been awarded $1 million from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications and Information Technology program to develop a new academic publishing platform for mixed-media and print-based scholarship materials.More

NFAIS launches Career Center to connect job seekers and employers in information services
NFAIS, the nation’s leading membership association for the information services industry, recently announced the launch of the NFAIS Career Center, an online portal designed to connect employers and talent in the information services industry.More

Upcoming events

Unpacking Tech Trends in Libraries and Academia
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 11 a.m.

2015 NFAIS Annual Conference
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 1 p.m. - Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 2 p.m.

Research Data Publication, Part I: Where We Are Now
Thursday, March 12, 2015 11 a.m.

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

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


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